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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!
Greetings in the Name above all names!
Well, the moving truck is gone and most boxes are unpacked. As we continue to settle into our new community, I want to take a moment to express my sincerest gratitude for the hospitality extended us by our new brothers and sisters of St. John’s United Methodist Church. The expressions of love have come in a variety of ways. Some have offered their welcome greetings by writing notes and cards. Others have come by the parsonage to bring food and delicious treats for our family. Still, others have emailed their well wishes. In short, we have been made feel most welcomed. THANK YOU!
Over 2000 years ago Jesus made the following statement: “I give you a new commandment; that you love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35) The premier sign of God’s on-going work in the lives of His children is love; this is the fruit of the Spirit in its purest form. We have felt the love. I am thankful to have been appointed to lead another congregation that lives this commandment out clearly.
As we move forward, the road ahead of us is full opportunities; opportunities to continue doing great things for God through our children, youth and adult ministries. These opportunities will require that we labor together, and furthermore, that we trust the Lord completely and pray together. For sure, challenges will arise as well. Yet, I am very encouraged. One of my favorite praise songs is titled Oceans. I’m sure some, if not all of you, have heard it. A portion of the lyrics invites the Spirit of God to “take me deeper than our feet could ever wander.” That is my prayer as I begin my new ministry assignment. Simply put, I AM ALL IN. I know you are too!
In a few weeks you will have the opportunity to attend one of a series of meet and greet events. These gatherings will take place in various homes and my desire is to use these times to hear from you about your dreams, hopes and concerns for our church. Remain tuned in for more information about these.
As John Wesley said one day toward the end of his life, “the good news is that God is still with us.” Yes, He is. I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve as your new pastor. May God lead and direct our steps as we endeavor to do His will!
In God’s love,
6611 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday
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