|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!
A Practical Habit
Hello and Happy New Year! It has been an extremely busy couple of weeks, and I hope you have had some time to remember of God’s love for you and your family. This morning Julie and the kids went back to school, and so, back to the routine, back to the habit. Speaking of habits, I hope you will come and be a part of the new series titled Refreshing Habits. For the next 9 weeks we will be teaching and learning about habits and disciplines that are life-giving and life-sustaining. We will talk about practices of those that have come before us, and that enjoyed fruitful lives.
You might have heard me say on Sunday that we ALL HAVE HABITS. Some of these are great and we benefit incredibly from practicing them. Other habits are without great consequences. Look, in the grand scheme of things, we all do things that are inconsequential. Yet, there are some other habits that are downright harmful and that prevent us from enjoying all of what God desires in our relationship with Him and with those around us. Did I mention we all have habits?
I want us to think about the practical habit of attending church regularly. A recently published study revealed that nowadays folks in North America that consider themselves fully committed Christians attend church an average of 2.2 times a month. I believe this figure is astounding…and not in a flattering way. When we miss church, we are missed and we miss out on great things God does when we gather together. As we begin a new year, let us commit to attending church as regularly as possible. This is a practical habit that is life-giving and life sustaining. Other great realities will emerge as we take this habit seriously.
In the next few weeks we will talk and hear about prayer, submission, physical health, sacrifice, celebration, confession, fasting and simplicity. In addition, you will be able to attend a Sunday school class and put into practice what we are learning. Will you join us?
May God surprise you with great things in 2017. Let us grow, serve and rejoice together!
In God’s love,
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.
Closed Friday, Saturday
Emergency & Pastoral Care:
941-210-9229 (confidential contact)
“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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