Serving Children and Families
We’re nurturing children and families in our community. We’re striving to show them God’s love. As givers and guardians, as teachers and friends, we seek to let others see the face of God in us. We are committed to strengthening the bonds of family. We seek to be a servant church. Would you serve, too?
The St. John’s family is involved in a variety of avenues for nurturing Charlotte’s children through their families. Through advocating for children and financial support of organizations committed to assisting families, we strive to make a difference.
Opportunities to Serve
Crisis Assistance Ministry
This agency empowers those experiencing financial difficulty in moving toward self-sufficiency. Crisis Assistance provides emergency financial assistance to help prevent evictions, utility disconnections, and hunger. In addition, Crisis Assistance provides clothing, household, and furniture assistance to low-income families.
A Child’s Place
This agency supports children, families, our schools, and the community by intervening at the point of crisis when a family loses their home. St. John’s members collect Easter outfits for the children.
Highland Rennaissance Academy
We work with Highland Renaissance Academy in Charlotte to provide school uniforms as well as backpacks of nutritional foods and snacks for students.
The Relatives & Safe Place
The Relatives keeps kids safe, families together, and prepares youth and young adults to be healthy, productive, engaged members of the community. Safe Place is a program of The Relatives. Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for youth in need. As a community initiative, the program designates schools, fire stations, libraries, and other youth-friendly organizations as Safe Place locations, which display the yellow and black sign. St. John’s Baptist Church is one of this Safe Places. Safe Place locations extend the doors of the local youth service agency or shelter to support teens in crisis situations, creating a safety net for youth.
QC Family Tree
QC Family Tree is an intentional Christian community in the Enderly Park neighborhood of Charlotte founded by Greg and Helms Jarrell. They seek to resist Imperial Death Culture by practicing anti-racism, decentralized wealth, mutual aid, and sharing of resources. They practice accountability by working for right, equitable relationships. They practice anti-colonialism by learning about and respecting the history, traditions, elders, and stories of the land, place, and people. They commit to practices that keep us well and able to continue the long distance journey for justice. They commit ourselves to intervene and interrupt individual and collective generational trauma by sustaining practices for our collective physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental wellbeing, knowing that this healing and resilience is already and always accessible and available.