St. John’s has a very active Anglican Church Women group, commonly known as the ACW. The ACW endeavors to reach an awareness of members’ part in Christ’s mission through fellowship based on worship, learning and sharing.
Membership in the ACW is open to all women. If you are an Anglican church woman, you automatically belong to the ACW in your parish. But there is no obligation. You may participate as much or as little as you like.
You can learn about what the ACW does by attending an ACW meeting. St. John’s ACW meets from September to June on the third Monday of the month at 7 pm.
ACW activities help members to live their faith through service, stewardship and outreach:
Bales – Once a year St. John’s ACW packs boxes of new and gently used clothing and other needed items to be shipped to Kenora in the Diocese of Keewatin. The goods are sold to people in the community at very modest prices, with the funds generated used for outreach projects.
From the Pantry- The From the Pantry Team work together to prepare a variety of food items for parishioners to purchase. New members are always welcome.
Coffee hour – Volunteers provide coffee, tea and juice after the 10 am Sunday service.
Funeral Receptions – When a funeral service is held at St. John’s church, the Funeral reception team provides a presence to support the family and caterers. The bereaved family is supplied with a list of reputable caterers and the family can plan the menu with the caterer.
Gift Case – The Gift Case sells hand-knit articles such as baby outfits, sweaters, scarves and mitts and many other handcrafted items, supporting ACW outreach.
Puddings – Every November since 1949, the St. John’s community has held a Pudding Factory fundraiser. Staggering amounts of Christmas pudding are made and sold – as much as 2700 pounds. The revenue is used for outreach as well as the church operating budget. Puddings may be ordered by emailing ACW@stjohn316.com.
Stocking Project – A fundraising effort where all are invited to save multiples of 25 cents each month in an ACW “stocking” towards a goal of $20 towards a worthy cause at Christmas time.
- More about St John’s Anglican Church Women
- About the Bales
- Stocking Project
- Pudding factory history (pdf)