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St. John’s Thoughts

2019 General Conference Statement

We are deeply saddened by the results of the Special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. We firmly believe in and affirm the sacred worth of all of God’s children of all gender identities and sexual-orientations. St. John's United Methodist Church affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network in 1998, pledging to “advocate for changes in our denominational policy that lead to a fully just and fully inclusive global connection” and to a fully just and inclusive world. We will continue to be guided by that vision and work for its fulfillment. To all LGBTQIA+ persons we say, “no matter what the Church has ever said to you, you are loved by God. You are loved by St. John's United Methodist Church, its clergy, staff, and membership. We will continue to stand with you and for you until all discrimination, injustice, and harm against you is ended.” May

February 27th, 2019|

2019 General Conference

Dear St. John's family,   During our service of worship on Sunday, January 27, we blessed and commissioned our 2019 officers and leaders. While these church leaders stood before the congregation, I expressed gratitude for the stability and strength they would provide to St. John's as we navigate the changes and uncertainties that may follow from the decisions made at the special called 2019 General Conference, which will convene in St. Louis in February. My reference to the upcoming called General Conference prompted subsequent conversations that have helped me realize that our members are not equally aware of the purpose or ramifications of this very important global gathering of the United Methodist Church.   I want to offer a starting point for anyone who wants to better understand this historic moment and the 2019 General Conference. The link below will take you to an article about the special session of

January 31st, 2019|

Christmas at St. John’s!

  Advent is almost here, and we'd love for you to celebrate it with us. We offer the following opportunities during Advent:     December 1-21 Each year, St. John's has a Tree of Warmth set up in the Garden Room. We invite you to help decorate it with socks, gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, or coats, which will be given out to those in the community who are in need of some warmth this season. Donations are welcome until December 21 can can be dropped off during business hours or Sunday mornings.   December 2 Join St. John’s for caroling on Sunday, December 2! We'll meet at the church at 5:00 p.m., divide into teams, and then go caroling around the neighborhood. Around 6:30 p.m. carolers (and those who aren’t up for braving the cold) are invited back to the church to enjoy cookies, cocoa, and camaraderie!  This event is

November 20th, 2018|

Children’s Sunday

This Sunday,  St. John’s children will lead the 10:30 a.m. service. All are invited to join them that evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Garden Room to watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” while enjoying a Thanksgiving-themed potluck!

November 7th, 2018|

Trunk-or-Treat

Trunk-or-Treat is this Sunday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.! Join us in the front parking lot for fall games, candy, and fun. Candy can still be donated at the church by Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Those willing to provide a decorated trunk are asked to be at the church by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. This is a free event and all are welcome!

October 26th, 2018|

Wonderful Wednesday

Join us for Wonderful Wednesdays beginning today, September 19! Based on the Greatest Commandments: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. Evening Schedule: 5:30-6:00  – Brown bag supper and fellowship 6:00-6:30  – Love God Prayer and Meditation Experience 6:30-7:30  – Love Neighbor and Love Self Classes Classes will last six weeks and are described below. Children, youth, and university ministries have activities as well! Childcare will be provided. LOVE GOD Led by Tom Simmons, this will be a time of learning and experiencing different forms of prayer and meditation from various spiritual traditions. LOVE NEIGHBOR Led by Emilee Bounds, this class will be engaging in intentional conversations around what it means to be a St. Johner, explore tools on how to build a relational culture in our congregation, discuss qualities of a leader, and begin to understand the pressures

September 19th, 2018|
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