We invite all women into the membership of the Women’s Ministry of St. John’s United Methodist Church. We are an open, diverse community of Christian women at St. John’s that challenges each other toward the full and equal responsibility and participation of all women in the church’s life, ministry and are dedicated to supporting each other through the challenges of life.
Our purpose is to bring women of St. John’s together in fellowship on a quarterly basis in some special event. We strive to include all women of St. John’s from the youngest to the oldest.
We meet in board meetings quarterly and are governed by a Director, Co-Director, Secretary, Treasurer and Leaders of all the women’s small groups and teams.
The mission of the Women’s Ministry is realized through spiritually-oriented programs, retreats and activities that enrich the lives of women including:
Registration is now Open for the 2017 Women's Retreat
Retreat is March 3 thru March 5, 2017 in Leesburg, Florida (Theme for 2017 is Peace.)
Keynote Speaker: Sheryl Marks-Williams
Bible Leader: Lisa Stamp
Music Leader: Belinda Womack
The weekend is effortless with all lodging and food provided in the $180 registration fee. Scholarships are also available. Registration begins Tuesday, November 1 at 6:00 a.m. This weekend fills up very quickly so if you are interested be sure to get your tickets as soon as registration begins. Look here for further information and to register.
LEC - $180.00 (Double Occupancy)
Commuter w/meals - $135.00
Commuter w/no meals - $90.00
Campground w/meals & own RV - $155.00
Campground w/no meals & own RV - $110.00
Deposit Amount - 50% of total amount due
St. John's Kids Backpack Outreach for 2016-2017 School Year
We are so excited to kick-off a brand new school year here at St.Johns Kids Backpack Outreach for McIntosh Middle school students. The mission of the Backpack Kids (BPK) Program is to help alleviate child hunger in our community by providing nutritional support to children over the weekend and during school holidays when they may otherwise go without a meal. You may sponsor a child or help pack the backpacks. All help and financial blessings needed. Please pray about how you may be a blessing to this great outreach. For more information please contact Betty or Vince Masciovecchio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-922-7142. The cost per student, per school year is $160.00. Any amount graciously accepted.
Women's Evening Circle
The meeting is opened with prayer and an inspirational reading before we discuss which projects need addressing. Projects include: Fellowship, Service, Fund Raising, Support Ryan Troyer Scholarship Fund Founded by Nancy Lanier, attend service and mission projects as a group, enjoys concerts and retreats together, serves for special gatherings at church, helps with children’s ministry when needed.
Circle Leader: Vesta Snell / 650.8961
The Evening Circle meets the second Thursday of the month at Vesta’s house
Social Time 6:30 p.m. / Meeting Time 7:00 p.m. (Subject to Change)
Christmas Wreath Project
The Christmas Wreath Project is the largest fundraiser the women participate in. Through this event, they are able to generate funds to help support their mission projects. If you have never made the wreaths before, that is okay. There are plenty of experienced wreath makers available to teach you. Don’t miss this special time to fellowship with old and new friends.
Wendy Stearns, Co-Director
Teresa Bauer, Treasurer
Ashley Boothe, Secretary
United Methodist Women President
Ladies Book Club
of each month (Sept-April
7:00 p.m., Parlor
Teacher: Lois Wertheim. If you have any questions please contact Lois at 941-378-1519.
Local Missions Supported
SPARRC, Resurrection House, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Gifts from God, supports Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry