There are many opportunities to connect with people and groups at St. John's!

United Methodist Women

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United Methodist Women is open to women of all faiths – you don't have to be a member of St. John's United Methodist Church – or a United Methodist – or pay a fee – to belong. Joining the UMW is a wonderful way to make new friends, to have fellowship time, to grow spiritually and to serve others.

St John's UMW unit is an active group of over 100 members. It is comprised of six circles (small groups): three that meet on a regular basis; the Friends (UMW members at large) and Kaleidoscope (girls in high school through college) circles, which do not meet, but support the UMW's programs; and the Sunshine Circle, which does not meet, but keeps in touch with and gives support to shut-ins, caregivers, the sick, the bereaved, and those in crisis.

Friends Circle
Communicates by e-mail
Jackson Circle
Meets the 1st Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
Joy Circle
Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Kaleidoscope Circle
Communicates by e-mail
Sunshine Circle
Communicates by e-mail
Women in Action Circle
Meets at various times and places, depending on the activity

We also hold several general meetings during the year and provide community outreach through various local mission activities, locally, nationally and globally. Click here for information on upcoming events.

For information concerning St John’s UMW, its membership and mission support, contact the church office.


United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

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United Methodist Men

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The United Methodist Men (UMM) at St. John’s are a dedicated group who provide opportunities for growth for all men of the church, spiritually, physically and mentally, while strengthening their Christian faith.

UMM activities emphasize fellowship and opportunities to examine issues through programs of interest to men. They organize and conduct special events including cookouts, trips to sporting events and biblically-based studies. The funds they raise support mission projects both in the community and those designated by the United Methodist Church. One community outreach is the popular outdoor Family Movie Nights held during the summer. UMM leadership and service are also an important part of all the other ministries of the church. St. John’s UMM are the sponsors for a Cub Scout pack, a Boy Scout troop and a Venturing crew.

UMM group at Nationals game UMM shows movies in Donaldson Hall UMM cook pancakes

Youth Fellowship

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The United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) at St. John’s is a vital ministry for youth ages 6th grade to 12th grade. We are all about:

  • Having fun — Bowling, swimming, movies, lasertag, snow tubing, go-carts, corn maze, retreats
  • Learning — Bible studies, book studies, group discussions on relevant issues
  • Serving — Gleaning for food, Appalachia Service Project (ASP), 30-Hour Famine, family shelters, food banks
  • Loving — Loving God, loving Christ and loving each other in an accepting, respectful way

Youth teens have a Bible Study and lunch on the first Sunday of each month, 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM in Donaldson Hall. Bring a friend!

Please complete the Youth Participation Form

For more info, contact

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Prayer Ministry

"Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8

Prayer is the most powerful tool the Lord has given us and it is available to us at all times. The St. John’s Prayer Ministry Team makes good use of this important resource by providing strength, guidance and blessings for all who need it. Our Team is a group of individuals whose mission is to emphasize the importance of prayer in our church and to lift up prayers for all who ask.

Prayer Chain

The St. John's prayer chain is a network of individuals who will receive prayer requests and thanksgivings, forward them to the next available person in the network, and will pray immediately for each request. It is a wonderful way for many people to pray for a specific need.

To place a prayer request on the prayer chain, you may call 703-222-2081.

  1. If the prayer request is for person other than yourself, please get consent before placing on prayer chain.
  2. Only the information provided will be used. Information will be used exactly as it is given to coordinator of prayer chain.
  3. None of the information provided will be made public in any way.

Prayer Room

If you would like to have a space for private prayer and meditation, we have a small prayer room available. It is located on the lower level of the Donaldson Hall building next to the Preschool office.

What's the Good of Prayer?

We look upon prayer as a means of getting things for ourselves;
the Bible's idea of prayer is that we may get to know God.
It is not so true that "prayer changes things" as
that prayer changes me and I change things.

Oswald Chambers
My Utmost for His Highest


St. John's sponsors three age-related groups of programs for young people chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. Pick a group that is appropriate for you and come join in the fun.

Cub Scout Pack 678 (Doug McKenna, Cubmaster) offers family-centered programs for boys in grades one through five, roughly 6-10 years of age.

Boy Scout Troop 980 (Joseph Grant, Scoutmaster) offers outdoor programs for boys 11-18 years of age.

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