We offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving as a community of faith who work together. From readers, chalice bearers, altar guild members, bulletin folders, greeters, volunteer choir members, counters and intercessors, it is a team effort.
There are also opportunities to serve in outreach, education, pastoral, reception events, and serving the wider church.
If you are interested in participating in any of these liturgical, pastoral or administrative roles, please contact one of the Clergy.
In 2021 St John's marked the centennial of the poppy as a symbol of peace and remembrance with an outdoor art installation of over 7,000 knitted and crocheted poppies at the church. You are invited to contribute to expand this project in 2022 by knitting or crocheting more poppies. Our hope is to expand this project through Elora and Fergus. You can find the pattern by clicking HERE.
On the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, a community group uses the kitchen at St. John's to prepare a hot meal for anyone in Elora is is food insecure. Under diocesan and public health guidelines this meal is served outside at the Elora Centre for the Arts.
Portage is a residential rehabilitation centre for young people struggling with addiction. It is based in Elora, but youth come from all over Ontario. St. John's is connected to Portage in providing spiritual and pastoral care for the residents through Bible Studies and through opportunities to be involved in the Sunday liturgies. It is a transformative outreach opportunity that changes lives, both ourselves and the young people we serve.
The Centre Wellington Food Bank, based in Fergus, serves over 90,000 meals a year to people who would otherwise go hungry. St. John's partners with the Food Bank to address the challenge of food security in our community. For more information, please contact the Food Bank or the Parish Office.