225-766-4594     230 Renee' Drive   Sunday Worship at 8:30 & 11 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

Faith Stories: Putting God First in Giving and Living

Stewardship: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care

St. John’s community, God has given us the responsibility of sharing our gifts through worship, witness and service so that others will know God and become disciples of Jesus Christ.

News Flash! We are doing that, through all the wonderful ministries we have here at St. John’s UMC – Opening Doors, The Shepherd’s Market, Tutoring, the United Methodist Women, the Youth Ministry, the Children’s Ministry, Sunday School, Bible Study, Worship Service…and that’s just a few. I’ve seen firsthand how important all these ministries are to St. John’s and the community.

During the first week of school, a little girl came up to me and said, “Do you remember me?” I smiled at her and said, “Of course I do!” I hoped and prayed that she wouldn’t ask me her name. I didn’t know it and still don’t. Then she hugged me and said, “Thank you for giving me food!” I thought she was talking about school breakfast. (I have cafeteria duty at Wildwood.) Of course I said, “You are so very welcome but you don’t need to thank me for that.” “Oh yes I do!” she beamed. “My family really needed that food and you helped us put food in our baskets for free!” The light bulb comes on! “Yes!” I said. “You came to the Shepherd’s Market at my church this summer!”

St. John’s, my prayer is that we continue to give financially, share our gifts, share our talents, give our time, and share God’s love with others.

How do you put God first in giving and living? By being good stewards of our finances, gifts, talents, time and hearts.

Darlene Dickson

Share Your Story of Faith!

The Witness committee is looking to record your experiences working with St. John’s ministries or other activities where you’ve experienced God’s presence. We’ll be collecting the stories and sharing them regularly via email, on our website and our newsletter as space allows. You can either send in a short story or just have a conversation with us and we’ll do the writing. Contact Kathy King ( for more information.

  Be Welcomed. Be Loved.

We are a Christian community called to share our gifts through worship, witness and service so that others will know God and become disciples of Jesus Christ.


Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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St. John's United Methodist Church

(Note New Mailing Address)
230 Renee' Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

  Phone : 225-766-4594
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  Office hours : Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Fri, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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