10:50 am Sunday Worship Service
Continuing St. John’s commitment to worship at the heart of all ministry, we gather at 10:50 every Sunday in our glorious 1907 sanctuary at the corner of Peabody and Bellevue, where generations have and will continue to be the church. For us, tradition is “alive.” This service, "a come as you are" event, includes the leadership of ministers, elders, ushers, and musicians—both instrumentalists and choirs. Surrounded by the richness and beauty of sight, sound and symbol, this service continues the Methodist tradition’s central focus on Word and Sacrament in worship. Worship includes the celebration of Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of each month. No matter where you are, we are here.
A New Season of Sunday School
It is an exciting time at St. John's with brand new curriculum at all levels! All classes begin at 9:30am.
Children's Sunday School - Come join the fun of the Deep Blue Kids Adventure as young people ages birth to 5th grade travel through a new Bible study from Cokesbury, led by a host of awesome St. John's teachers. Programming will include music time with Matthew Bogart and three age-level groups in newly-remodeled classrooms.
St. John's Youth - Young people in grades 6-12 will connect on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am and again on Sunday evenings to build strong connections and explore their faith in practice. Curriculum from Spark House will guide the journey through the Old Testament in Fall 2017 and New Testament in Spring 2018. The Levys and the Barkers will help lead the way for the youth.
Covenant Class - Led by thoughtful teaching from Memphis Theological Seminary student Steve Garcia, this long-standing class meets in Room 205 and uses the Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies as its cornerstone curriculum. Covenant kicks off the fall season with the appropriately named "Signs of God's Covenants," highlighting stories from the books of Genesis and Ezekiel.
**NEW** Pastor's Bible Study - To kick off the fall semester, Johnny Jeffords, John Kilzer, and Mimi White will be leading a 12-week study of Sister Joan Chittister's work on the Ten Commandments (video trailer). This church-wide class will provide challenging content (e.g., what is the relevance of the Ten Commandments today?) as well as an opportunity to invite people to come see what St. John's is all about. This study meets in the fellowship hall.
Please note that the Sojourners and Advent classes will not meet during the first several weeks of the fall semester to give church members and visitors an opportunity to participate in one of the opportunities listed above.