St. John/St. Paul Endowment Fund  2019 Funding Cycle
St. John/St. Paul Endowment Fund 2019 Funding Cycle


The St. John/St. Paul (SJSP) Evangelical Lutheran Church Endowment Fund will be accepting applications for its 2019 funding cycle on May 1, 2019.   Grant requests are accepted May 1st - July 1st   of each calendar year. 

SJ/SP Endowment Fund grants may be applied towards projects of any faith-based organization affiliated with the ELCA Northeastern Ohio Synod that introduce people to God's grace and to God's healing and helping presence.

In order to be eligible for SJ/SP Endowment Fund money, grant requests should fulfill one or more of the following uses:

  • Provide seed money for new outreach activities, programs, and/or ministries.
  • Support existing outreach programs, which have not yet become self-supporting.
  • Support programs specifically designed to reach people who are not currently being served by the grant applicant.
  • Provide education and/or training for congregation members or staff consistent with the Endowment Fund's outreach mission.  

The SJ/SP Endowment Fund was established in 1992 in order to preserve and widen the ministry and outreach efforts of the former congregation of St. John/St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The Fund is a separate IRS recognized, charitable organization, and its legacy continues at Faith Lutheran Church in Fairlawn, Ohio.  Increased by proceeds from the sale of the St. John/St. Paul Church property, assets in the SJ/SP Endowment Fund now exceed a million dollars, with permitted distributions in the range of $40,000 annually. 


The SJ/SP Endowment Fund may be just the catalyst necessary to convert your idea into action.  Past recipients include: Lutheran Campus Ministries of Kent, Oasis’s Healing House projects, Faith Lutheran Church’s Outreach Initiative, Peace (Canton) Lutheran Church’s laundry ministry, and Divinity (Parma) Lutheran Church’s various Christmas ministries.  Current members of the SJ/SP Endowment Fund (available for your questions) are:  Linda Reyes, Martha Keeler, Linda Lewis, Terry Vernon, David Six, Mark Watkins and Pastor Jean Hansen.


To apply or for more information, please contact any Committee member, the Faith Lutheran Church office, or email Mark Watkins at  Don’t delay—July 1st will be here before you know it. 


Click here for the application

Welcome to Faith Lutheran Church
Welcome to Faith Lutheran Church

Mission of the Body of Christ: To go to all people and make them disciples of Jesus Christ.

Vision: To share the good news of Jesus with everyone; to transform followers into disciples with a faith that works in real life; to joyfully go and share his love in the world.

Our Values for Ministry:

  1. To lift high in prayer the name of Jesus Christ in all we say and do;
  2. To enable all persons to experience a worshipful relationship with Jesus Christ;
  3. To nurture and empower all persons to be disciples through a small group centered ministry that includes learning, service, fellowship and spiritual growth;
  4. To help every Christian discover his/her spiritual gifts for ministry;
  5. To assist in the care of a hurting word.
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