Work in the Community

  St. John's reaches out to the community by opening its doors to outside groups (for example AA) and by participating in such charitable organizations  as the Roe-Jan Pantry, which distributes food to those in need.  Our clergy and laity are active in the Hudson Valley Deanery and the ecumenical Roe-Jan Clergy Association, both of which  are cooperating to better use their individual resources. Members of the parish also belong to Albany Via Media, a lay-clergy organization that seeks to promote closer ties between the Diocese of Albany and The Episcopal Church.

    St. John's participates in many ecumenical events in Columbia County, for example concerts, Thanksgiving and Christmas services, the celebration of Candlemas with the Hispanic community, Winter Vacation Bible School, Churches Assisting Neighbors (CAN), Habitat for Humanity, Women, Infants, and Children  (WIC), Meals on Wheels, and Community Hospice.

   Each July offers the famous St. John's Country Fair, Auction, and Barbeque. This event draws neighbors from all around the county, Massachusetts, and Conneticut to Copake Falls for fun, fellowship, food, and bargains!