225-766-4594     9375 Highland Road

Youth Ministries

St. John's Youth Ministry is committed to providing a strong Christian environment for learning, growth and fellowship. We have numerous ways for youth to get connected at St John's.

St. John’s United Methodist Youth (UMY) is an active youth group for sixth through twelfth graders with many activities throughout the year. Youth are able to dive deeper into our faith through mission trips and weekly activities in which we learn more about God and are in fellowship with each other.

UMY meets Sunday evenings from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Meetings vary from week to week but include dinner, fellowship, games and a lesson. Our lessons might include hands-on activities, a movie clip, media or diving into Scripture. Our goal is to strengthen friendships and our relationship with Christ and HAVE FUN!

We have an annual Youth Sunday where youth lead worship, and there is a Confirmation Class each year. Youth are also involved in missions. Youth meet for Sunday school every week. The classes provide a time for students to meet with their own age group to share in a short lesson followed by discussion. The classes are designed to help youth learn about Christ and grow in faith.

  • Middle School (grades 6-8) meet in room 201 in the Administration building
  • High School Students (grades 9-12) meet in room 207 of the Administration building

Summer 2017 Interns!

Morgan Dynes, Youth Intern
Morgan Dynes is one of our new youth interns as she transitions to her second year of college. She is very excited to be a part of the St. John’s community. She plans to work with the kids and youth to engage them and include fun things to do for the summer. She feels a calling to being a pastor, and she is starting her candidacy process. Ministry is a joy for her which shows through her work here at St. John’s. In college, her major is Communications Studies with a minor in Spanish. She takes part in her sorority, Delta Gamma, as well as the Powerlifting Club. She also attends LSU’s The Wesley to forward her calling as well as engage in a strong community of students. Outside of the university, she loves travelling anywhere around the world and attending a spectrum of concerts. However, she also likes relaxing and watching some of her favorite movies.

Nelson Williams, Youth Intern
Nelson Williams was a youth intern at St. John’s UMC for summer 2016 and has returned to the position for summer 2017. Nelson was born and raised in Baton Rouge and studies at Louisiana State University. He is pursuing a dual-degree in Music and Classical Civilization. Nelson has been immensely involved in the communities he partakes. He was the vice-president for the LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts Student Council, the Ballroom Dance Club at LSU and Eta Sigma Phi, a Classics Honors fraternity. Nelson cites the Wesley Foundation at LSU as his most meaningful and rewarding community. Having attended the Wesley since his freshman year, Nelson has held various leadership roles including leader of the Wesley Worship Band. It was through the Wesley and St. John’s that Nelson found his calling for ministry. He hopes to complete the UMC Candidacy process, attend seminary and become ordained within the church. Outside of academia and church, Nelson’s passions include playing various styles of music (classical, jazz and bluegrass), performing with his band: Brother’s Bear, reading profusely, ballroom dancing and interacting with every dog in sight. 

Manna Bags

St. John's Youth have begun this new project. Manna Bags are gallon-size zipper bags filled with things useful to a homeless person on the street. You keep them in your car or truck and give them to a person in need. You can pick them up from the blue buckets in the hallway of the Admin Building.

The Youth are making Manna Bags monthly and are asking for donations of items to make the bags:

  • Gallon freezer zipper bags
  • Toothbrushes
  • Small tubes of toothpaste
  • Small bottles of water
  • Socks
  • Trail mix/nuts
  • Raisins
  • Band-Aids
  • Face cloths
  • Napkins/plastic silverware
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit cups
  • Small, individual boxes of cereal
  • Individually wrapped hand wipes
  • Small hand sanitizers

Holbrook Scholarship Award

A college scholarship will be awarded annually to one college student from the St. John's UMC congregation in memory of Sarah Elizabeth Holbrook. The scholarship is for $500 and once awarded, a recipient is not eligible to receive the scholarship again. St. John's UMC membership is not required, but active participation in St. John's UMC church and youth activities for at least one year is required. Applicant must use the forms provided by St. John's UMC to submit their scholarship request. Check back in the spring for an application.

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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.

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St. John's United Methodist Church

9375 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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