A Jesus Centered, Theologically Diverse & Spiritually Vital Christian Community

St. John United Methodist Church’s mission is to grow disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world and to be a welcoming family, joyfully sharing God’s light.

We believe that you belong to God. We strive to be a welcoming family, and celebrate the diversity each person brings. No matter your doubts and questions, your race or ethnicity, your age, economic status, physical or mental abilities, your sexual orientation, your gender identity, no matter whom you call family, we hope to welcome you into the St. John family. We invite you to come as you are, for you are loved by God.

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What do we believe? And how does it guide our actions?
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Friends of St. John,
It is that time of again as Alaskans we celebrate one of the many gifts of living in this great state. For the past several years we have encouraged our congregation members to contribute 10% of their PFD to St. John towards the #PFDTitheChallenge. This year, our Mission & Outreach team designated the recipient of these funds to be the United Methodist Church of Chugiak to finish up the repairs from last year's earthquake. St. John's goal is to raise $20k of the $35k needed to complete the damage done to the front entry... a perfect representation of opening doors as United Methodists. Take a moment to watch this video where Pastor Andy shares about how your contribution will make a huge impact and a personal message of how UMCC played a role in his journey to St. John. Thank you!



For those 7th Grade and higher who would like to be confirmed CLICK HERE for more details on dates!


St. John will be partnering with the Food Bank of Alaska in a Thanksgiving Blessing.  We will be collecting canned green beans to feed 1,000 families in need. Would you like to volunteer to help with set up, registration, client assistance, movers or haulers?   Sign up online below to volunteer on Nov. 25th. Spots available from 8am - 8pm.



St John is developing a directory that will assist members of the Church in recognizing each other. Please send a current family portrait (jpg) and/or updated info to Patti Butcher for inclusion in the directory at: members.sjumc@gmail.com. If you don't have a favorite family portrait or don't have the ability to send a JPEG photo there will be opportunities during church activities in September to have a snapshot taken. We look forward to this project and the ability to put names to faces as we continue our efforts to be a friendly and welcoming church.

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Everyone is welcome to sing, no audition needed! Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00p.m. in the sanctuary. On Sunday mornings choir warms up at 8:45 a.m. and sings at the 9:15 a.m. service.
Those interested can contact James for more info, jwardlawbailey@gmail.com or 907-575-1711

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We’ve made good progress in cleaning up the new property to our east. We still need to take down some of the old sheds that are falling in on themselves. If you are interested in being part of a workgroup to help demolish the old structures, talk to John Meyn or Pastor Andy!

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Media Techs needed! Would you like to work the sound board and the service slide show? Hours requested are Sun. 7:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Wed. 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. We need a few more people to help worship run smoothly! Contact Patrick Regan at sjumctech@gmail.com.

Children's choir meets on Wed’s from 6 - 6:30 p.m. for 3rd-6th graders. The choir will sing in one of the Sunday services once a month. If your child would like to join in on the musical fun, email Erynne DeVore at children.sjumc@gmail.com or contact Janet Stiles to let her know! 

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The Summer Pray-Ground was such a successful trial, we'd like to extend it into the fall at the 11:30 service! Please continue to encourage your young children (PreK-early elementary) to enjoy our pray-ground throughout worship. (Know at EVERY service, children of ALL ages are welcome to sit with their families throughout!) *** Please note a few changes to our 11:30 service pray-ground for fall: Children are invited to sit with their parents until children's time. If children would like to return to their seats with their parents following children's time, WOW boxes are available for use. If they'd like to sit in the pray-ground, it has moved to the north-ex. We will be decorating an altar table banner for use in the service during prayer time.

Looking for something to do after the 11:30 a.m. service?  Come to lunch with ‘The Lunch Bunch.’  Some of the St. John folk gather after church to go out to lunch. Where do we eat? Don’t worry, the spot to eat is chosen by mutual consent. ALL ARE WELCOME! Contact Lyn Barela for more info.

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St. John now has a YouTube channel. To get to our main page click on the picture above. Check it out and watch services live here.

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Click here to submit an online work order!