|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!
Greetings, all! I pray this article finds you well. A very recent conversation with a colleague affirmed something I have been pondering for while in my heart. It is truly amazing when God shows us that others parts of His body are longing for similar things we desire ourselves. See, for the last few weeks, I have been studying and praying about revival. How is it that God has moved at times in our past in mighty ways? Why is it that we do not see a similar move of the Spirit in our midst? What has changed? These are some of the questions I have been grappling with. Furthermore, in September and October I attended regional prayer gatherings with dozens of brothers and sisters form nearby churches crying out to the Most High for revival. I firmly believe that this is our hope: revival in our land, our churches and ultimately, every home. We will continue to labor diligently in our ministry, but if there isn’t a mighty move of the Spirit of God, our efforts will fall short. Interestingly, this isn’t a new phenomenon.
Many years ago the psalmist wrote, “Won’t you revive us again, so your people can rejoice in you? (Psalms 85:6, NLT). Since then, revival has broken out in many places, at many times. What I have learned, is that, every wave of revival has been preceded by groups of brothers and sisters praying together, and expressing to God their collective desire for more of God’s presence. Beloved, Jesus died for more than we are experiencing. He has lots more in store for us, and the move will be given birth in persistent prayer. There is simply no other way.
As Methodists, we are people of revival. John Wesley, the father of Methodism experienced personal revival that in turn led him to lead national revivals in England and abroad. After having his heart strangely warmed at Aldersgate in May of 1738, Wesley’s life and ministry were never the same. He was overcome by an assurance of God’s presence in his life not experienced previously! We can experience the same if we so desire. Will you join me in praying for God to revive us…again?
We will host a regional prayer gathering at St. John’s on Sunday November 3rd at 630 p.m. Join us as well on Sunday mornings as we hear stories about the great things God is doing in our lives. Come to our Thanksgiving Feast and Variety Show on Sunday November 17 at 5:00 p.m. Let us express our gratitude to God as a community of faith in preparation for Advent. Never hesitate to call with your prayer concerns.
May God continue to bless you and yours beyond measure! I am thankful for the opportunity to serve among you.
Serving All. Following One,
A Great Way to Invest in the Future of St. John's
A Qualified Charitable Distribution (“QCD”) is a tax efficient way to make charitable contributions. A QCD is a direct transfer from your IRA to a charity (e.g., St. John’s UMC). It is only available to IRA owners and IRA beneficiaries who are age 70 ½ or older. The amount contributed counts toward any Required Minimum Distribution (“RMD”) and will be excluded from your income, creating an “effective” tax deduction that is in addition to your standard deduction. Your IRA custodian is an excellent resource to explain and create a QCD.
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).
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