Chapel Offerings and Student Service
Students participating in service opportunities is important. As a result, students at St. John have routine opportunities to serve at school and beyond. As part of engaging students to participate in service opportunities, our 8th grade students have been working to identify specific organizations to support through chapel offerings. Recently, students have identified Crisis Nursery of St. Louis as an organization to support.
Throughout the process, STJ students have spoken with representatives from Crisis Nursery about specific ways our school can help their organization. As part of these conversations, Crisis Nursery has indicated a need for diapers to our 8th grade students. In response, students have created and placed signs around the STJ campus communicating how chapel offerings will be used in the upcoming weeks. As part of this effort, we are challenging every student to bring in $1 per week to place in the offering basket to help support this cause. The goal they set is to collect $800 for this organization. After one week, students raised $179 through chapel offerings, which is a notable increase from the previous weeks.
We value leadership opportunities at St. John. It is encouraging to see students utilizing their unique gifts to lead and serve. It is why our students take an active role around our campus. They have already served our STJ community by setting our campus up for our eclipse day, creating and sending scripture to a support a prison ministry, organizing and cleaning office spaces, and collecting and emptying campus recycle bins every week. It is exciting to see our students take an active role in supporting others. As student leaders, they are making a difference in our community. They are setting an example by using their gifts to serve others. May God continue to bless the efforts of these students as they continue serve in our school and beyond.