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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Exciting News At St. John…
AN EXCITING VISIT FROM ROSE MCLEAN!
Congratulations to Rose McLean who received the United Methodist Men’s SUSANNAH WESLEY AWARD at the 9:15am worship service on Sunday, August 4th. Also, the ALASKAN HARVEST stained glass created by Mindy Meyn and Kate Bartel was dedicated in her honor. We love you Rose!
THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN PURCHASED!
On Sunday August 4th we celebrated the announcement that Kenny & Leslie Gerondale, in honor of Linda & Orlo Heim and their many years of dedicated service to St John, has purchased the two acres to our east for future ministry at St John. Please be sure to express your gratitude to Linda and Orlo as well as Leslie and Kenny for this incredible gift. May God bless the future use of this property!
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: email@example.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.
Did You Miss Worship on Sunday?
Summer time and Alaskan sunshine doesn’t mean you can’t catch up on Sunday’s sermons during the week… Join us for Wednesday Rewind at 5:55pm every week!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-575-1711
St. John Youth group will resume on Wed. Sept 11th from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Thank you for the wonderful time we had this summer. We look forward to seeing you all in the fall! WE STILL ARE LOOKING FOR MALE CHAPERONES!
*Don’t forget to sign up for the Fall Retreat! For more info contact Robbie at email@example.com.
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!
Biblemania is hosting monthly service projects! In September we will be building birthday bags for families at New Hope Food Pantry. We are looking for donations of: boxed vanilla and chocolate cake, boxed icing, sprinkles, 24oz or less bottles of vegetable oil, candle packs, 3.9oz applesauce CUPS, and white 8"x4.75"x10" paper bags with handles. See our amazon wish list! Questions? Email Jessica Short at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's choir begins on Wed. Sept 11th 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 email@example.com or contact Janet Stiles to let her know!
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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