Glad and Generous Hearts

St_Johns-print-BMcroppedDear Friends,

Many of you were a part of our 175th Anniversary Gala celebration in April. It was an extraordinary evening of celebrating our past and welcoming folks from throughout the community of Charlestown to be with us. Funds were raised for the ongoing ministries of our church. But we also committed to ensuring that our celebration would benefit the larger community. As we did with our first Silent Auction in 2014, we chose four community organizations to each receive 10% of the evening’s proceeds.

I am glad to report that four organizations, The Kennedy Center, The Harvest On Vine Food Pantry, The Harvard-Kent Leadership Scholarship Partnership, and the Lacrosse Living and Learning Center, each received a donation in the amount of $960 from St. John’s, for a total outreach donation of $3,840.

Many of you gave so generously of your time, your talent, and your treasure to make the Gala a success. And your generosity has resulted in helping these organizations build up the common good of Charlestown.

Thank you to Charlotte Maynard, who organized the first auction with the idea of extending our outreach, to Mary Kay Donovanm, who so ably chaired the Gala Committee for this year’s auction, to all the committee members, and to each of you who contributed to its success.

With glad and generous hearts, may we continue to offer ourselves to the communities and to the world in which we dwell.