St. John’s participates in a program offered by both grocery stores that have stores in North Haven: Stop & Shop, and Big Y. In both cases, the stores sell gift cards to non-profit organizations at a discount so that those organizations can raise funds by reselling the cards at their actual value.
This is a way for us to remember that all we have is a gift from God. Being reminded of our church as we go about the daily tasks of buying groceries is a simple but real way to maintain a habit of prayer throughout our days, offering all that we do in praise of the God who gives us life.
It’s also a good way for a corporate neighbor to contribute to the well-being of a community in which they do business.
Over the last 15 years and more, St. John’s has benefitted from these programs to varying degrees, depending on how many parishioners buy their groceries regularly with gift cards bought from the church. It’s easy to do, but even easier to forget to do! We always have them for sale after services and in the office during the week, but you have to bring cash or a check to church to get them.
Now you can pre-order your grocery shopping cards by mail and pick them up a week later without having to remember to bring payment to church. Click on the Order Form button below to download and print an order form.