There are many educational and fellowship activities for adults in the congregation. The hope is to engage people in relationships that will encourage them along life’s journey. These spiritual interactions help to form a stronger body of Christ.
Here are some of the adult ministries at St. John:
A class is offered on Sunday mornings (September thru May) at 10:00 a.m. for those who would like to read and understand the Bible in greater depth. The group follows a curriculum by Abingdon Press and is primarily facilitated by lay leaders – Ken Boucher, Kathleen Mealman, Maureen Richter, Alan Stephenson and Mike Waller. This class is open to all who would like to study the Bible.
On the first and third Tuesday nights of the month (September thru April), everyone is welcomed to this group discussion. Pastor Kevin leads this evening session (7:00 to 8:00 p.m.) on how scripture applies to our daily lives. Sometimes a book study on a particular topic has the biblical text woven in for relating current events to our Christian faith.
Various lay leaders in our congregation lead an education class for adults on Monday mornings (please watch for dates and times). The group moves into a gathering focused on study and spiritual growth. This is often a series that looks at a certain book in the Bible. Immediately following the session, folks are encouraged to stay for a time of prayer. The prayer group lifts up members and friends of the community who need our thoughts and prayers.
JOY is a fellowship opportunity for mainly, but not always, seniors in the congregation. People are invited to enjoyable gatherings where bread is broken and games are played. Keep on the lookout for one of their events.
This group has social events for men in the church. They also put on the Annual Sausage & Turkey Supper the second Saturday in November to raise funds for the ministries of St. John. The combination of service and fellowship makes this group a vital part of the work and function of our congregation.
The women of the church meet for fun and fellowship, as well. Meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month. The women go places for a meal and a program or sometimes they join at church to socialize. This group carries out the Silent Auction and Bake Sale as part of the Annual Sausage and Turkey Supper on behalf of the congregation. It’s a dedicated bunch of women to the mission of St. John who are always open to having more ladies attend.