Our Community Connection
St John's believes in working with its community to better the lives of all, and strives to treat every person with dignity, kindness and acceptance.
We connect with our community every week through our employment introduction service, soup kitchen and jumble shop.
Every winter, funds are collected to purchase blankets and jerseys. Beanies and scarves are knitted to distribute to those most in need.
We regularly support The House of Mercy, Ithlokomeleng Old Age Home, Phutaditjaba Old Age Home, Tumelo Children's Home, Aids Haven and Mohaladitwe Old Age Day Care in any way we can.
Every year the children from the COACH (Coalition of Anglican Children's Homes) Orphanages are invited to a Christmas Party with games, entertainment, lunch and individual gifts for each child and teacher.
The JOB Connection
For over 40 years we have tried to respond to the needs of those in our community. Employment is one of the greastest needs and therefore we run a service to introduce prospective employers to employees. Each Wednesday, employees are registered and interviewed by our volunteers. A digital database is then used to provide a unique list of employees for each employer according to their specific needs.
If you are looking for someone to help in your home or office, please complete our Employment Form
or call us on 011 783 1033 and we will send you a personalised list for your consideration.
If you are looking to register for work, please be at the Church by 9.00am every Wednesday with your South African ID document or foreign passport with valid work permit and contactable references.
THE JUMBLE CONNECTION
During COVID-19 our shop is closed however
we continue to accept items which are then
donated to those most in need
The Jumble Connection provides an outlet for people to pass on their previously loved items, knowing that they will be loved again. We accept donations of clothing and shoes, kitchen items, homewares, linens, jewellery, tools, furniture, electrical goods... in fact we will take anything knowing that we will find someone who needs it!
The Jumble Shop is open to anyone looking for an opportunity to find a great deal!
All monies raised are used to fund our outreach programmes.
The FOOD Connection
Every Wednesday a mug of steaming soup and a sandwich are served to those who are out of work or who find themselves living on the street, cold and hungry. Additional servings are packaged up for those who have families waiting at home.
Food packs are provided to anyone the destitute, containing a selection of food items and a collection of toiletries.
We are able to offer these services thanks to donations received specifically for this outreach. Should you wish to reach out to those in need, donations of money, food or your time would be most welcomed!
The Work Together Connection
The Work Together Programme was started in 2015 with the aim to empower people to use their creative skills to earn a living wage.
The Programme is a free skills teaching programme to improve on already existing creative skills in sewing and other crafts, and to expose the participants to basic finance, marketing and organisational skills.
The products produced by the group are made to the to the highest quality, and sold to provide income for new supplies and to provide wages. Alterations are also done at reasonable prices. Although many of the resources are donated by St John's Church and the public, this is a self-funding skills programme and not a business.
It is our hope that participants take what they have learned and start their own businesses.
MMULTITASK TRAINING COLLEGE
For high quality, SITA accredited Home Based Care and First Aid training, contact the Mmultitask Training College located on the St John's premises. For more information call 010 226 9044 or visit them on Facebook