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, Winter Vacation Bible School, Churches Assisting Neighbors (CAN), Habitat for Humanity, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Meals on Wheels, and Community Hospice.
In July St John’s hosts a Summer Gala and Fundraiser. This event is popular, fun and successful!