Sandwich Ministry

On the first Tuesday of every month, we deliver sack lunches to patients waiting to see doctors at UTMB in Galveston. We do this because if patients leave to go eat, they lose their place in line. Having a sack lunch makes it easier and faster for them to see a doctor. People involved in this ministry either make the lunches or volunteer to deliver the lunches to UTMB in Galveston. Cash and/or food donations are welcome. For more information, contact: Denny Alsip at 409-948-6223/ or Dianne Ho-Gland 409-945-4039/

Tutoring in La Marque ISD

We are partnering with La Marque Elementary to provide support for students. Volunteers are needed to help tutor and mentor students. If you have a love for children and would like to help them be successful in school.

United Faith Alliance / Susan’s Market

St. John’s participates with other churches in Texas City to provide volunteers to meet the needs of our community. St. John’s collects nonpreishable food items and donates them to Susan’s Market every month. We also have volunteers who go and stock shelves and help unload food trucks. For more information, contact Andy Lailhengue at or Laura Lailhengue at

Community Garden Ministry

St. John’s hosts the Texas City Community Garden located to the west of the church building. We are in our 3rd year. The vegetables we grow are given to United Faith Alliance for distribution to the folks who come to the food pantry. We tend to the garden various times during the week, depending on the growing season. For more information, contact Cindy Riddick / 409-750-3203

GSM (Good Samaritan Ministry)

This ministry is a joint effort between St. Johns UMC and First UMC Texas City. We are partnering to form a group to go out and help church members or others in our community, who are unable to help themselves, with yard work or minor home maintenance. This ministry has assisted widows and widowers, seniors and single parents. If you would like to volunteer or if you know someone in need of help from this ministry please contact the church office.