Ministries

As Orthodox Christians, we take seriously Christ’s commandment to love our neighbor. At our humble parish, we currently run two programs to help the working poor in our local community. Hover over the boxes below to learn more about what we do. If you are interested in volunteering with either of these ministries, please contact Father Chris. Alternatively, if you prefer to make a tangible or monetary donation, please see our donation wish list and donation instructions below.

Monthly Community Breakfasts

On the third Saturday of each month, we host a free community breakfast from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in our social hall. This meal helps our friends and neighbors in need. Even more than that, it provides community and fellowship for those often living on the fringes of society. A hot meal, a friendly face, and a secure, safe environment can go a long way. All are welcome!

Emergency Pantry

Our emergency pantry collects non-perishable food, hygiene items, clothing, and household items (sheets, pillow cases, pots, etc.) for individuals and families who need them. Any who are in need of emergency food, clothing, or supplies can stop by our office at the rear of the church (off 15th Street) during office hours on Thursdays.

Donation Wish List

Want to make a contribution, but not sure what to donate? Explore the tabs below for items we hope to receive.

In behalf of the hungry and working poor in Beaver and Lawrence counties, we thank you for considering a donation. Your kindness is very much appreciated. A gift of food, clothing, or everyday hygiene items truly makes an amazing difference in the lives of those in need in our local communities.

  • Canned meats (i.e. tuna, chicken, spam, sardines, canned ham)
  • Spaghetti sauce (alfredo, marinara, meat, etc.)
  • Powdered milk
  • Ravioli
  • Ramen noodles
  • Canned fruits
  • Pasta and rice mixes (for example: Pasta Sides, Rice-a-Roni)
  • Peanut butter and jelly/jam
  • Coffee and tea
  • Cold cereals
  • Canned vegetables (all types)
  • Soups (chicken noodle, tomato, chili, etc.)

Generally, we will accept any clothing that is either new or slightly used. All sizes of clothing are accepted, as long as they are in good condition! With spring and summer upon us, we hope to receive the following items:

  • Shorts
  • T-shirts and summer tops
  • Bathing suits
  • Sandals and tennis shoes

We ask that the following hygiene items be brand new when donated:

  • Feminine products
  • Shampoo and conditioner (men’s and women’s)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Mouthwash
  • Body wash/bar soap
  • Deodorant (men’s and women’s)
  • Loofahs
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins and Kleenex/tissues
  • Bed sheets (any size, new or slightly used)
  • Blankets
  • Pillow cases
  • Pots and pans
  • Silverware
  • Cooking utensils
  • Plates, bowls, and cups

Donation Instructions

Please bring donations to the rear of the church. You can bring your physical donations during these hours:

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm Thursdays
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm Sundays

Additionally, you can drop them off after any service held at the church (please see our service schedule for available times). Please contact us if you have any questions about items on the Donation Wish List or about delivering your donation.

 

Monetary Donations

By making a monetary donation, you help us provide reliable, consistent aid to our brothers and sisters in Christ. Any amount is meaningful and makes a difference.

Donations by check can be mailed to:

Saint John the Evangelist Orthodox Church
1501 Eighth Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Prayer And Candle Requests

***If you would like to offer prayers for living and departed, please submit two separate requests: one for the living and one for the departed.