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

Faith Stories: Thankful

Rhonda Tucker is thankful for…

Family – Related as well as the people not blood related who are family
Challenges and learning how to be thankful for them
Baton Rouge water – remembering the awful tap water I grew up with
This moment

Marilyn Damberg is thankful for…

Standing on the shoulders of giants of faith – George and Dorothy Beavis

The fact that though her health is failing, each time my husband visits Dorothy, she has a sweet, sweet spirit

The Discipleship studies that we have participated in

The supportive care ministry – now led by Joyce Clavenna and Janet Hogstrom – to see the hours of time spent organizing visits and support

The new young women’s circle – made up of busy moms and working ladies who still want to find a way to give

My precious teaching partner, Sarah Prevot, who is organized and funny and puts up with a zillion crazy ideas

Our new Children’s Coordinator, Brooke, with her energy and enthusiasm

Sarah Shoup and her work in discipleship and for her team work with Jay as he starts his ministry

Jay and his dear family – being uprooted and coming to us in service

Carlos and Saroj – their love of Jesus, open arms and open home, gracious hospitality that has made so many of us feel welcome, warm, and loved, their continued ministry to India and also to us here at home

Sunday School teachers – new and old – those who love the children and adults

The ministry and continued witness of Jere Johnston – the mission to Cuba that I am determined to go to in his honor, and Susan’s faithfulness

The Choir and the music ministry – those who love the Lord through their musical gifts and talentsFor Betty Schroeder – another inspiration and delight as she has served, sometimes with a broken heart, but always with joy, for her music and her ministry

Crazy Troy Prevot, who loves the children of our church to bits – his fun and laughter, but also for his faithfulness to serve on committees that can be ever so tiring

Our young people – oh the joy of their fresh faces, their faithfulness, and their searches for truth and meaning

The Pantry and the Feeding ministry – how precious is it to be led into that ministry by the call of one so faithful, how precious is it to know so many who work behind the scenes to support and provide both physical food but also spiritual food

For Deirdre Halliburton – stepping out in ministry and service and gently shepherding others of us along

The Tuckers and the LeBlancs – families that bring us incredible joy and quiet service

Theresa Sandifer is thankful for…

St. Johns obediently answering God’s call to generously help those in need in our community

That every day The Shepherd’s Market is open we have faithful volunteers who show up and serve with love

Pastor Jay is thankful for…

A group of Christ followers who want to live with joyous abandon in the community around us!

The Holy Spirit of God who calls us to serve and who has opened this opportunity to serve with St. John’s Church!

Kathy King is thankful for…

Christian friends
Lively Sunday School class members and our ministry to LSU students
God’s grace that goes before us

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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