Dear Friends of Messiah and St. John’s,
Thank you for following the link to our giving page. Would you take a moment to consider a tax-deductible gift to our building fund? The improvements we hope to make will make nights like this safer and accessible to guests with different needs. Please click the give button and join us in making this possible.
This year marks the fortieth time the Northampton community has united for
song, support, and celebration here at St. John’s with the Messiah Sing-Along.
Did you know:
- Forty years ago the Commonwealth Opera founded the Messiah Sing-Along for the Northampton community. When they were no longer able to shoulder the full responsibility, St. John’s took over as sponsor of this wonderful local community event.
- The Manna Soup kitchen has been serving hungry guests for 33 years.
- Both of these organizations got their start right here at St. John’s.
- 2017 was our 125th anniversary of the St. John’s building.
Over the last several years, all of the financial proceeds from Messiah Sing-Along are given directly to the Manna Soup Kitchen. Last year’s event raised $2000 to help Manna
feed hungry guests in 2019.
Here is our dream. We believe that Manna guests deserve a better place to meet. A space that provides dignity, natural light, and accessibility. A place where meals are cooked in an efficient and up-to-date kitchen. The last time St. John’s renovated was 60 years ago.
We have begun our exciting renovation at St John’s that will include the addition of an elevator, a new kitchen and improved public spaces for community events.
St. John’s is dedicated to being a safe, affordable space for the needs of the community. Please help us make this happen by donating any amount.
Have a Merry Christmas,
From St. John’s and Manna