|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!
I Love my Church
Greetings, all! I am glad for the opportunity to finally write this piece after a few hectic days. I am thankful for the fact that we were not impacted by Dorian. At the same time, my heart is heavy in thought about our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas. In a news clip I watched this morning, the voice of a woman could be heard repeatedly saying, “Please pray for us. Please pray for us.” The plea is agonizing. May God embrace and comfort all in distress!
On Sunday, I began preaching a series titled I Love my Church. This love is genuine for the Church Universal, scattered throughout the world in countless expressions, and for St. John’s UMC, our local church. I love the Church because it is God’s body serving and witnessing in most places, to all people. I am unapologetic in my belief that at our best, there’s no organization in the world that can rival what God does through the church. The reason is simple. Jesus promised, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18, NRSV). In spite of our challenges—and there are many—Jesus’ promise is still relevant today. God has sustained His Church through every adversity in history and will continue to do so. Be of good cheer!
Now more than ever I believe that in Christ, the local church is the hope of the world. To be fair, have we made mistakes? Certainly! Do we have a lot that requires figuring out? No doubt about it! Is there a latent need to continue striving toward growth? Goes without saying! Yet, the challenges and missed opportunities cannot negate the fact that God has been at work in and through the church. The lives transformed, the baptisms, the new members and the outreach programs in the community are but a few signs of fruitfulness in the life of the church. We are not satisfied. We are encouraged!
Join us on Sunday morning to hear about the church’s mission/vision statement. Come and learn about our 4 core values; the non-negotiables that serve as the framework to everything we do. Come, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Let us remain intentional in our efforts of intercession on behalf of our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas as they begin the process of putting their lives together.
Thanks for being here. Thanks for your commitment to God and His Kingdom. Peace.
Serving All. Following 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.
“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
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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