Purpose of the Outreach Committee:

St. John’s Church has an extensive outreach program that supports the needy within Southampton Village, throughout the country and around the world. Funded by donations from parishioners and other friends of the church, the program is guided by the church’s Outreach Committee and based on recommendations from the congregation and vestry. Our gifts are ecumenical, unrestricted and non-governmental — and recipients are other not-for-profit organizations with a personal connection to someone within our church. These relationships, whether close or distant, whether temporary or sustained, enhance the viability of the program and ensure its continued success. The program has no other guidelines than these — and the careful consideration by the Outreach Committee and measured approval by the Vestry…Adopted March 12, 2014. Amended February 7, 2015.

The Committee

Parishioner at work in Africa.
Parishioner at work in Africa.
Mission to Africa supported by St. John's.
Mission to Africa supported by St. John’s.

Pat Griffith, Chair
Peg King
Florence Rolston
Judy Johnson
Helen Diakun
Lisa Gillespie
Marge Sullivan



Outreach projects that St. John’s supports include:

  • Cat MacRae Fund (foundation for a young parishioner who lost her life in the WTC on 9-11 that invests in children in the community who otherwise would not be given the opportunity to succeed)
  • Camp DeWolfe (residential Christian summer camp & year-round retreat in Wading River, Long Island)
  • Honor Flight Long Island (escorts veterans to visit war memorials in Washington, DC)
  • Human Resources of the Hamptons (local food pantry)
  • Scholarships for students in our parish for either college or graduate school
  • Dominican Sisters (local hospice organization)
  • Response of Suffolk (suicide prevention program & hotline)
  • Southampton Day Care Center (non-profit pre-school for children of working families)
  • Lunch Box Kids (provides lunch during summer months to in-need school children)
  • Southampton Youth Services (local, non-profit rec center with year-round programs for children & adults)

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