Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion to embrace all living beings and all of nature.
Scholastic Books Program at Ocean Crest
St. John’s is partnering with local service organizations and businesses to fund a Scholastic Books program at Ocean Crest Elementary School.
This program makes it possible for each student to order one free book per month, per school year. Additional dollars are given to each classroom teacher for their own discretionary spending. We are excited to be part of this new program and proud to support Ocean Crest kids and literacy.
Trick or Treating at St. John’s
Each Halloween we open our doors and welcome the kids of Bandon.
We hand out candy, apples, cider and coffee for their parents. This year, we also gave out socks, gloves and knit hats.
Episcopal Church Women
St. John’s has long had a dedicated group of women (and men) who combine their talents to do outreach in the community of Bandon. Our ECW supports schools, families, and local groups in ways that have moved them forward. The ECW is a nationwide organization that has served women and girls since 1871. https://ecw-diooregon.org https://www.ecwnational.org
Pet Blessing – St. Francis’ Feast Day
Pets and pet owners joyfully gather at St. John’s for the annual pet blessing event that takes place each October.
We offer meeting space to 12 Step communities recognizing that time spent in conversation and support promotes recovery and health.
We promote this vital community food bank and each month deliver a trunk load of non-perishable food to help our neighbors in need. https://feedingbandon.org/goodneighbors/
Silver Chair Yoga
St. John’s hosts a weekly chair yoga class that enhances mobility in young and old. Instructor Debra Pierson graciously donates her time.
Our Members Volunteer Beyond our Doors
I realized great humility at being allowed to work with my students. They have generous, loving hearts. Their gift of accepting me and what I offered is so much greater than anything I felt I was doing for them. They show innocence and purity in their responses to English lessons.
Ginger MacCallum, ESL tutor
Spending every week with bright, shiny faces has always been the best part of helping at our local schools – one on one quality time. Laurea Arnoldt, Kiwanis Club
I enjoy helping young children have a better chance at succeeding at math – and at life. Tom Glunt, tutor, Ocean Crest Elementary School
I’m honored to be a part of an organization that provides high-quality health care to all. No one is turned away from receiving care with dignity and respect. Being on the Board allows me to impact peoples’ well-being by ensuring that needed services are available. This is what being a member of this community is all about! Sally Glunt, Coast Community Health Center
In summer the Garden is alive with buzzing bees and brimming with vegetables & flowers. It’s an Eden right here in Bandon. Judy Jackson,
Good Earth Community Garden
Bandon’s Crab Derby is great and it’s a really good thing for our community. There’s joy and excitement and it draws people together. Juanita Limon, Crab Derby Coordinator