The Mission of St. John’s Episcopal Church is to glorify God by growing in Christ’s love and sharing that love with others through worship, fellowship, and service.
We are meeting via Zoom for the time being. We will resume our 9:30 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist Sunday service when it is safe to do so.
Our parish is led by our ministry team, consisting of our Priest-in-Charge, The Rev. Canon Barbara Price, and our lay leaders Mary Ellen Aureli and Michael Banks. These leaders, and others, comprise our vestry, who serve St. John's by keeping St. John's ministry vibrant, alive and centered around our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Our young people are offered opportunities for spiritual growth through parish and diocesan activities such as youth group meetings, camps, conferences, retreats and other programming. We also have adult bible studies and classes for those preparing for the sacraments of baptism and marriage.
Our members are involved in local, national and international outreach ministries, including
- Care-N-Share Food Pantry, Ransomville - weekly food collections and financial support
- Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. - personal care kits and financial support
- Baskets of Caring, Village of Youngstown Christmas outreach
- Lewiston-Porter Counseling Services - emergency funds for discretionary use by the counseling staff. We also support our Lew-Port families in need by providing school supplies in September and gift cards at Christmas
- Partnership For Mission and Outreach, the official outreach arm of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York
- United Thank Offering
- Episcopal Relief and Development
We use a variety of methods to stay in touch with parishioners, friends and the wider community. We publish a monthly newsletter, "The Saint" which sent out to the parish via email or snail mail. Our digital presence includes our Facebook page and our website. Our telephone number, 716-745-3369, is checked regularly for messages, and the recorded message includes telephone numbers for our priest and our parish leaders if there is an urgent need to contact the the church.
We are part of the Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwest Pennsylvania led by The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe., Bishop Provisional of Western New York. We are also members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.
We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.