Ministries

In addition to our regular weekly worship service, Sabbath Schools, and prayer meeting, you can learn more about the ministries our church offers to the community here.

Adventurers and Pathfinders

In addition to our weekly Sabbath Schools, our church’s main outreach to children and youth, both in the congregation and in the wider community, is through our Adventurer and Pathfinder programs. The St. John’s Seventh-day Adventist Church operates an Adventurer Club for ages 4-9 and a Pathfinder Club for ages 10-16. Pathfinders and Adventurers currently meet at the church on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

For information about our local church’s Pathfinder Club, contact the church at stjohnssda@gmail.com. For information about the worldwide ministry of Pathfinders, Adventurers, and other youth programs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, visit the Youth Ministries site.

Community ServicesĀ and Soup Kitchen

In His earthly ministry Christ worked out a pattern for His followers to copy. He “went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed” (Acts 10:38). In following His example, we have equipped our church to help families and people in difficult circumstances with basic needs.

Our Community Services department helps people with short-term needs for food and other items on an as-needed basis. We gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food items and personal care items.

If you are in need, contact the church at (709) 579-2530, or emailĀ stjohnssda@gmail.com. If you have an ongoing need for regular help with groceries, we recommend you seek help at one of the established food banks run by other groups in St. John’s, such as Bridges to Hope.

We also operate a hot meal program, Sunday Soup Supper, on the first and third Sundays of each month, out of our church auditorium on 30 Aldershot Street. You can find our schedule and information on the Sunday Soup Supper Facebook page.

To learn more about the work of Seventh-day Adventists helping people across Canada and around the world, please visit Adventist Community Services and ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency).

Health

“Our Lord Jesus Christ came to this world as the unwearied servant of man’s necessity. He “took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses,” that He might minister to every need of humanity. Matthew 8:17. The burden of disease and wretchedness and sin He came to remove. It was His mission to bring to men complete restoration; He came to give them health and peace and perfection of character.” – Excerpt from “Ministry of Healing” Pg 17 E.G.White.

Health ministry is an important outreach of the Seventh-day Adventist Church worldwide. Use the “Health” link above to find information about healthy vegetarian lifestyles, and watch our main page to find out when we offer programs such as vegetarian cooking schools, depression recovery programs, etc.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is one of the greatest opportunities we have to reach all people, especially children and preschoolers, during the summer months. Our church normally conducts a Vacation Bible School program in the month of August. Our 2017 program was a great success — watch for updates on our main page about Vacation Bible School in Summer 2018.