Welcome to St. John’s United Methodist Church located on Proctor Road in Sarasota, Florida. We currently have two worship services, Contemporary at 9:00 a.m. and Traditional at 11:00 a.m. Both services are also live-streamed for those who choose to worship with us online.
A Word From Pastor Jaime
Greetings, beloved! For a couple of months now, you have heard me mention one of our newest ministries in the community. We have called this new opportunity “Jerusalem.” The name comes from an understanding that our outreach begins with those nearest to us and expands to the end of the earth in accordance with Acts 1:8. We have prayer-walked this new territory (just a mile west of the church, between Honore and McIntosh) for some time now, asking God to help us connect with the neighbors there. Recently we went out and were blessed with the opportunity of providing meals to 49 families. We even prayed with a handful of these new friends. The larger vision is to continue prayer-walking weekly and providing a targeted outreach initiative every other month. The next one of these is scheduled for May 1st. Mark your calendar!
From washing feet, to feeding thousands, to intentionally spending time with the wealthy and the poor alike, Jesus’ ministry sought to impact people with the transforming love of Christ in practical ways. Beloved, we are called to a lifestyle of faith that is practical in nature. Yes, this lifestyle will take us places that are beyond our comfort zones and that is part of the process for growth and maturity in Christ. The alternative to this lifestyle is not appealing in the least. James stated it this way:
14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? 17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. ( 2:14-17)
Should you ever wonder if there is something more for you to do for God in our community, I assure the answer is YES! John Wesley preached about a brand of holiness that was social in nature; a practice of ministry that though personal, brings about transformation to those around us. This is in our DNA as Christians and as Methodists!
Join us for the new Pray It Forward campaign. This is not busy work, dear friends. This is Kingdom work! May the resurrected Christ reveal Himself to you and yours in powerful ways! We go on,
Serving All. Following One,
Pastor Jaime Faberllé
6611 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
For emergency and pastoral care needs, please call 941-210-9229.
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.