|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!
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Advent greetings, friends! The temperature has finally changed. The pleasant aroma of the Christmas trees greets me every time I arrive in the morning and throughout the day as I come and go. In essence, the Advent Season is here!
One of my favorite things about Advent is the music. I could listen to Christmas music all year long, really. What makes it special, in my estimation, is not the melody—although melody is important. What makes it resound is the message behind most songs. Just about every song contains a line or two that reminds us of the foundation of it all. Just about every hymn invites us to ponder anew the birth of Christ. Just about every song urges us to step back from the routine of everyday life, and from the trivialities and rampant commercialization of the season, to truly grasp the miracle that changed the course of our lives. Just about every song screams, Joy to the World, The Lord is Come! Do you hear what I hear?
The apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians, “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth” (Colossians 1:15-16). In Christ we experience the personality of God; the personhood of God, in personal ways. In Him we find hope, peace, love…the Word made flesh!
Our Advent sermon series is titled “The Sounds of Christmas.” We will be looking at the meaning behind some of our favorites Christmas hymns and songs, and I am certain you won’t want to miss it. Leading to Christmas Eve, we will also have a Blue Christmas service on December 20th at 7:00 p.m. Come and invite those in need of encouragement this season. As you can see, Advent at St. John’s will be filled with music to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Thank you for being a part of this great community of faith, and for your on-going support. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! May God bless you and yours, and grant every desire of the heart according to His purposes for your life!
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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