Music Camp Registration

Registration for the 2019 Music Camp is now open! Dates are June 25th through June 30th from 9:30am to 12:30pm daily including Saturday the 29th. Accepted ages are 3½ through 10 years old. Camp students will present a musical program on Sunday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the St. John's worship service. All families of campers are welcome at the service/performance.

Please send your registration form to St. John’s UMC, 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151 (Attention: Dr. Kitty Yang 703-256-6655 ext. 105 or

Registration Deadline: 6/23/19

All camp students are asked to bring their own snacks and water (water only) to camp each day.

Preschool Graduation

Family and friends are invited to St. John's CECE Preschool's Spring Concert and Pre-K Graduation on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11am in the Sanctuary.

Hymn Sing

All senior congregation members are invited to a Hymn Sing hosted by St. John's Singing Saints on Thursday, May 23rd at 10am.

Graduates and Parents

Please help us prepare for Graduation Sunday by telling the name of our graduates! For high school graduates we need the name of the student, the high school and the school they plan to attend in the fall. For college graduates, we need the student's name and the degree earned. Graduates will be recognized on June 9th during worship services.

Kits for Conference

Currently, UMCOR needs only three types of relief kits, cleaning kits (a.k.a. flood buckets), hygiene kits and school kits. For a complete list of items each kit contains and special instructions for packing, please go to Information is also posted on the UMW bulletin board in Donaldson Hall.

Rather than assemble your kit of choice, consider making a financial contribution to enable UMCOR to purchase the kit. Cost for each kit is:

  • Cleaning kit: $76.50
  • Hygiene kit: $14 (includes $1 for tooth paste)
  • School kit: $12

The cost of each kit includes shipping.

If you would like to donate a kit or make a monetary contribution to UMCOR, please drop off your kit in the Christian Education Room or write out a check payable to St John's United Methodist Women (write "kits" on the memo line), and place it in the UMW mailbox outside the church office no later than Sunday, June 9th. The UMW will arrange to deliver the kits and/or contributions to the appropriate person/place. Questions should be directed to Vicki H or Marty B.

Thank you for your continued support of this great organization which is frequently the first "boots on the ground" after a disaster strikes.

CECE Anniversary

The 60th anniversary of the the Center for Early Childhood Education, the St. John's preschool is fast approaching. Save time on your calendars to participate. September 6th there will be a Friday Night Lights (Outdoor Funfair Anniversary Kick-off) event and September 8th there will be a Rededication, Luncheon and Open House.

Pass the dates to any former preschool friends, parents or staff you may know. More details will follow!