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Pastor's Welcome

Welcome to St. John's website. We're glad you're reading this website about us and hope we get the opportunity to meet you in person.

St. John's is focused on worship of God, lifetime learning, and lifetime service.

Sunday Worship service has a traditional format with a variety of music involving pipe organ, piano, guitar, harp, and bells. Our members, particularly our youth, enjoy playing their instruments in service and our choirs add to our musical praises. Children are welcomed to bring in the food wagon, bless it then hear an age-appropriate message before enjoying their children's worship experience.

The preaching is thematic, scripture-based, and concludes with a "so what" for today's implementation.

Dress for worship encompasses the gamut of styles, so don't let that concern you.

LearningBible study is offered on Sunday mornings as well as on Monday evenings and Thursday mornings. Classes vary in curriculum and focus but everyone is welcome to come whenever they can.

ServiceMission activities are the heartbeat of St. John's, and there is some outreach either locally, state-wide, nationally or internationally for every interest.

We'd like to be a part of your faith journey. Come try us out!

You're welcome to contact Pastor Paula and chat about St. John's, Christianity, Methodism or any topic or need.

What We Believe

Certain beliefs are essential. In essential beliefs, we have unity. Other beliefs are non-essential. In these we have tolerance. In all our beliefs we are called to show charity. While it is impossible to cover all of our beliefs here in a format that most people will take time to read, the following is a brief overview of some of our “essential” beliefs.

The essentials:

We believe in the Bible. The Bible transcends time for it is ageless in revealing God’s purpose in our world. We believe it is the inspired word of God. It is the standard by which we form our doctrine and implement our mission outreach.

We believe in the Trinity. We believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – creator, Savior and the indwelling presence of God in men, women and children. This presence inspires, energizes and motivates, essentially serving as our conscience.

We believe that Jesus Christ was crucified, died, was buried and resurrected on the third day that we might have eternal life.

We believe in the sacraments. We recognize two sacraments: Holy Communion and Holy Baptism. Our communion service is “open” meaning that all persons are invited to share this sacrament. We celebrate the sacrament of baptism by immersion, sprinkling, and pouring. Each has its own symbolic worth.

We believe in people. We believe that God loved us so much that he sent his son to be born, live, die and resurrect for us. We believe that people are created in God’s spiritual image. While we believe that we are made in God’s image, we also acknowledge our disobedience to God, which we call “sin.” Because of Christ’s grace, we also believe in “salvation” or forgiveness of sin.

We also believe that we are family. St. John’s family is filled with many diverse elements as displayed in ethnicity, gender, age, and interests. We believe that we are large enough to offer what you are looking for and small enough to get to know you.

Mission

St. John’s exists to:

  • Educate people about God and Jesus and help them strengthen their relationship with God.
  • Help people make connections with others through fellowship, caring, support, and authentic relationships.
  • Make disciples for Jesus Christ.
  • Reach out and joyfully welcome people into our congregation.
  • Show God's love by serving others in mission.

Vision

St. John's United Methodist Church is a caring faith community that is called to be a vital presence in our neighborhood and beyond. We strive to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of others, both inside and outside of the church. By doing so, we seek to be an example of Christ's love, to help others experience God's love and grace and to make disciples for Jesus Christ: people who love Him, know Him and share Him.