|St. John's United Methodist Church – Our Purpose: Love, Grow, Serve, Share||
We would like to welcome you to St. John’s United Methodist Church located on Proctor Road in Sarasota, Florida. Currently have three worship services on Sunday mornings – two Traditional and one Contemporary. Our congregation is welcoming and focuses on loving others, growing in Christ, serving Jesus and sharing our faith. You will be able to connect with one of our small groups, whether it is our energetic children, amazing youth, patient adults or caring seniors.
We invite you to join us for one of our worship services or a special event. Hope to see you soon!
Serving All. Following One.
It all comes to an end so quickly. We seem to spend months in preparation for the Advent Season. The rehearsals, the celebrations, the endless planning sessions…all geared toward a great Christmas Eve. And then, just like that…it’s over. Decorations are put away in countless boxes, and make their reluctant annual trek to the attic to wait patiently for another 12 months. Thankfully, our relationship with God, and our work of co-laboring with Him to transform the world, continues in 2019!
At the beginning of his earthly ministry, Jesus called a group of men to follow him with the promise of radically shifting their vocational calling from catching fish, to fishing for the souls of men and women. It reads, Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” And they left their nets at once and followed him. (Mark 1:17-18) In essence, the invitation was to follow the One, in serving all; in reaching out to all. And just like that, we have St. John’s motto, if you will, for 2019: Serving All. Following One. It all begins with discipleship, with a clear understanding of who we are and whose we are. The goal is to get every person on the same page as far as a clear vision of who God is, and what precisely it is He expects from us as His followers. The work will be tireless, and intense, but also, incredibly rewarding. The unequivocal desired outcome: personal and community transformation. Join us for Discipleship for Dummies on Wednesday evenings at 6:00, beginning January 9. If you sing in the choir, and can only stay until 7:00, that’s perfectly fine. We would love to see you.
Our January sermon series is titled “In the Beginning”, and we will travel together through Genesis to look at some of the main stories in this amazing book. The series begins on January 13. That same day we will hold our first Admin Council meeting of 2019 following the 11:00 a.m. service. As you are able to, plan on attending. Looking down a bit down the road, on March 3 we will have a combined worship service followed by a catered lunch as we celebrate St. John’s 60th birthday. It has been without a doubt a tremendous ride, and I personally look forward to 2019 with great expectation. I pray you do too!
Thank you for being a part of this great community of faith, and for embracing the vital role you play in seeing God glorified here. Let’s join to serve all, following the One who called us to this work. Happy New Year!
Trusting the One,
Pastoral Care Team
We have launched a team here at St. John's to help with all of our congregational needs.
For emergency and pastoral care needs, please call 941-210-9229.
This is a confidential contact.
6611 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
St. John's is now equipped with a Hearing Loop Assistive Listening System
A loop system is a special type of sound system for people who use hearing aids. The loop system provides a magnetic wireless signal that is picked up by a hearing aid when it is set to the T-setting (telecoil).
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” – John Wesley
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