St. John's Missions


“Open arms and serving hands transforming lives through Christ.”

St. John’s Mission Mandate

All are invited to join us as we work to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.
Questions?  Contact Pastor Ruth @ 215-357-6998, ext. 306


St. John’s Missions owns and maintains several 53-foot over-the-road trailers. They are located at the rear of the church parking lot. Donations of clothing, furnishings, working appliances and other reusable goods are accepted Saturday and Sunday – 9 AM through 5 PM from April through December.  These goods are regularly transported to the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky, one of the most impoverished counties in our nation.  Monetary donations that will help offset the cost of transporting these goods would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped at the church office (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Monday – Friday, or on Sunday mornings) or mailed to: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA  18974.

Please consider making a financial donation to offset the costs of transporting these items to Red Bird Mission.
Checks can be made out to St. John’s United Methodist Church. Place the words “Red Bird Trailers” in the memo area.

Thank you for your support of the Red Bird Trailers.


Food and Clothing Collections

The need for food and clothing by our disadvantaged neighbors in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia and Northeast Philadelphia goes on throughout the year. Your donations of canned goods and non-perishable dry foods are greatly needed and much appreciated. In addition, there is a great need for clothing that is appropriate for persons seeking employment  Please place your food donations in the shopping carts located in the hallway and clothing may be hung on the coat rack across from the church office. St. John’s frequently partners with the food and clothing banks at Eastwick United Methodist Church in the city of Philadelphia.


Other Mission Opportunities

There are a variety of other opportunities for persons to serve in missions at St. John’s. There are opportunities to provide meals for those in need through Caring forFriends as well as to participate in special collections of food, clothing and gift items during the Christmas and Easter seasons. As local, national, and international need arise, St. John’s responds to requests for assistance through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Please check out the United Methodist Men, United Methodist Women, Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry web pages for additional mission opportunities.

For More Information contact: Pastor Ruth Portzline, 215-357-6998 X 306