|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!
Thankful for the Past. Excited About the Future.
Greetings St. John’s Family and Friends! My sincere prayer is that you are well today and enjoying fellowship with the Lord. In a few days we will celebrate 60 years of thriving ministry, and what an honor it is to be a part of the celebration. I hope you can join us on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
I have spent significant time the last couple of days looking at photos and conversing with folks—clergy and laity—that have been a part of St. John’s for a long time. The stories and testimonies have truly enriched my life. I have heard from Paul Shetler about the church’s bell. I have seen photos of the procession of folks coming from the old location to this current one, witnessing to the community along the way about their faith in Christ. I am humbled by the commitment and hard work of many over the years to ensure St. John’s remains a vital part of the fabric of Sarasota.
I am in awe of God for the vision given to the Rev. Claude Tucker in 1958 about what would become this great community of faith. I am thankful for the leadership of previous pastors and leaders. I am grateful for the hundreds of people that have come to know Jesus over the course of that time. I am amazed by the thousands of folks that have come through these doors for worship services, Vacation Bible Schools, and other ministry offerings during that span of time. I am renewed and refreshed by the new faces that have been showing up lately to give St. John’s a try as their home church. I am excited about the future!
In one of Jesus’ profound declarations to his disciples he stated, “Now, I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it” (Matthew 16:18, NLT). Jesus’ promise remains true today. The call to serve as the body of Christ in the midst of a society that is hostile toward all things related to God requires the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit. For over 60 years, God has proven more than faithful and so we march on, standing of the promises of God for a bright future!
I am thankful for the opportunity to join you and others, in writing the next chapter in the history of this great church. To God be the glory for the things He has done!
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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