Grow Together in Your Faith Through Discipleship



[Worship+] provides opportunities for you to experience discipleship with others and grow together in faith outside of worship. Groups meet on Sunday mornings at 10:30 and Wednesday nights at 6:30 during the school year, and there is always childcare provided. Opportunities are organized around a wide variety of topics and interests - to help you find the right way to continue your discipleship journey. This is also a great way to experience community - meet new people, have new experiences, expand your horizons... we welcome you! Click HERE for more details!


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Ongoing Opportunities…

Monday Morning Women
All women are welcome on Mondays from 9:30-11:15 a.m. Various studies & discussion. Childcare provided. Schedule follows ASD calendar. Contact Erynne DeVore for more details.

*Resumes September 9th

Parents & Kids Play Group
Meets in the Life Center (during school year) from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and retaliating outdoor venues during summer (click here for schedule and location details). For kids of all ages! Many bring toy or game to share and a lunch eat together. Moms, dads, neighbors, caretakers are all welcome! Contact Erynne DeVore.

St. John Book Club
Join St. John Book Club. The club meets every 3rd Monday of the month to discuss the book that was picked to read.  Come out and see what is next on the list to read. Meets in Room 116. See Diane Miller for more details, questions, or how to get involved.

Fellowship Groups
Meet once a month for a shared meal. Sometimes called “Dinner for 9” these groups meet in people’s homes for a shared meal and meaningful conversation. If you are interested in getting involved or would like more details, please contact Pastor Emily.

Discipleship Groups 
Meet weekly in people’s homes for an intentional study of scripture and deep engagement with one another. Participants will commit to meeting for a two month period, with the possibility of continuing afterwards if the group chooses. If you are interested in getting involved or would like more details, please contact Pastor Emily.

Young at Heart Lunch Bunch
Older in years… Younger in spirit! Join other seniors (from September - May) for great conversation and food at St. John on the third Tuesday of each month at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Young At Heart Lunch Bunch is also looking for some volunteers that would like to lend a hand in the cooking and cleaning. Contact the office for more details if you’d like to join in or help out at 344-3025 or at

*will resume in the fall

Parents Night Out
This is a great opportunity for parents to enjoy a nice dinner out, quiet time with friends or simply enjoy some time for yourself. Drop your child off for activities that include games, art, snacks, movies, and stories. Typically occurs on the first Friday every other month during the school year from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $20/child; $35/family. Infants - 6th Graders. All proceeds go into the Youth mission funds.  For more information and to register your child, please contact Robbie at

*will resume in the fall

Strong Women
Meets Monday 8:30 - 9:15 am, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30 to 10:30 am Life Center. The Strong Women Program is a national evidence-based community exercise and nutrition program targeted to midlife and older women. One-time $60 fee to cover costs of weights & supplies. For more information contact Doris Von Tish @ 223-0236
*please note Strong Women only meets on Wednesday’s June - August and will return back to three days a week in September*

Days For Girls
Join us at St. John UMC for a day of sewing.  Come out no matter what your sewing skills are!  Help organize, sew, cut or energize. We can use all the hands available. Click here for more info on upcoming Days for Girls or contact Mary Werner or Vee Anderson for more details. Typically occurs on the 2nd Saturday monthly. Meets in Room 108.

Charity Quilting Group
St. John Quilts From the Heart group meets on the second Saturday of each month to make quilts for several organizations in Anchorage.  Both charities are benefiting babies and children here in Anchorage. Contact Dianne Miller for more details. Meets in Room 112.

*will resume in the fall

Geezer Basketball
Open play for guys 30 and older in the gym on Tuesdays from 7 - 9:00 p.m. Hosted by St John and open to community. 

Wednesday Night Supper
Available in the Life Center (gym) from 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. A great team of servants prepare a delicious meal. This ministry has grown from 20-30 people to about 250 people fed each week throughout the school year! Suggested donation $6/person or $24/family (or you can buy a punchcard with 10 meals for $60. Contact the office or buy one at the next dinner! Fall - Spring.

*will resume in the fall

Family Fun Nights
Open gym and toys for families with young children the 2nd Friday of every month during the school year. Pizza, fruit, & veggies served at 5:30 p.m. Come join us for food, friends and an Open Gym. Contact Erynne DeVore for details about the next Family Fun Night.

*will resume in the fall

Quilting Group
This group meets every Thursday during the school year from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Room 108 to work on personal projects, learn some new tricks, share some old tricks or just sit back and enjoy time with friends. Contact Diane Miller for more details.

*will resume in the fall

United Methodist Women Second Saturday Coffee
The United Methodist Women gather to enjoy coffee, tea, and fellowship every second Saturday of the month at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall at St. John.  All are welcome to join us as we chat about life and the world around us and seek to inspire faith, hope, and love in action!

Young Adult Group
Gather for community, fun, spiritual growth, and food! We grow together through Bible studies, dinners, volunteering, hiking and outdoor fun, game nights, Sunday brunch, and more. This group will be meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday nights for dinner, conversation, and study in people’s homes. Talk to Pastor Emily for more information.