Past Events
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Past Events

Past Events

2016 Pictorial Directory

Starts:    Apr 07, 2016   Ends:     Apr 16, 2016 @ 4 p.m.  

Make plans to be a part of St. John's 2016 Pictorial Directory. There are still a few openings for Saturday, April 16.  Go online now to make your appointment or you can call the office, 766-4594. Don’t forget, in addition to a copy of the Pictorial Directory, you will receive one...


38th Annual Golf Classic Benefiting Methodist Children's Home of Greater New Orleans

Starts:    Oct 01, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The 38th Annual Golf Classic, benefiting the Methodist Children's Home of Greater New Orleans, will be held on Monday, October 1, at the Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville. The Golf Classic is a scramble event with each four-member team competing for the lowest score.  You can download...


90 Day Bible Reading Challenge

Starts:    Sep 01, 2018   Ends:     Nov 29, 2018 @  

Have you ever wanted to read through the entire Bible but didn't know where to begin? We invite you to join us for a challenge with the 90 Day Bible Reading Plan beginning September 1.  Join our Facebook group to gain support and share what you're learning and hearing God say as you re...


A Ceremony of Candles (Lessons and Carols)

Starts:    Dec 18, 2016 @ 10:30   Ends:     @  

Join us for the sounds of the season! From acclaimed composer Joseph Martin comes this cantata that is filled with the wonder and light of Christmas. The beautiful work uses carols and candlelight to embody the hope of Christ. Featuring a full orchestra, Chancel Choir, and scriptural readings. Yo...


A Day Apart

Starts:    Oct 27, 2018 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Have you felt God might be calling you to ordained ministry? Pathways is an opportunity for adults of all ages to be in fellowship as they learn more about God's call.  If you would like more information, you are encouraged to read this article in "Louisiana Now."


A Service of Consecration for the Sanctuary

Starts:    May 20, 2017 @ 6 - 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us as we celebrate the completion of The Burch Bell Tower, the Narthex and the renovation of the sanctuary. On Saturday, May 20 join us for a Service of Consecration. Worship will begin in the Family Life Center, then move to the Burch Bell Tower, and finally our new sanctuary! This will b...


A Service of Light (Amid a Time of Shadows)

Starts:    Dec 01, 2016 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     Dec 01, 2016 @ 8 p.m.  

On Thursday, December 1, St. John's will be holding a Service of Light in the Family Life Center at 7 p.m.  Many of us recognize that Christmas can be a bittersweet time of the year.  The constant sentiments we hear about getting together with family reminds many of us of loss - loved o...


A Taste of St. John's 2015

Starts:    May 31, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

A Taste of St. John’s is an annual food competition to raise funds for Church Starts Ministry. The first contest took place May 31, 2015. Category Place Name ...


A Taste of St. John's 2016

Starts:    Jul 31, 2016 @ 5 - 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Your 2016 Taste of St. John's winners are: Main Dishes  3rd Place: Jill Slicker, Cannelloni  2nd Place: Rhonda Tucker, Company Chicken   1st Place: Beth Forester, Shrimp Casserole  Side Dishes  3rd Place: Jane Crowl, Mushroom Bake  2nd Place: Betty Sandifer,...


Adult Literacy Give Back Night

Starts:    Aug 21, 2018 @ 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Adult Literacy Advocates provides classes for adults in reading, GED preparation, financial literacy, obtaining U.S. citizenship, and also English as a Second Language classes. It is a non-profit that is a United Way member. Tuesday, August 21, 5 - 10 p.m. will be a Sammy's Give-Back Night for ...


Advent 2016

Starts:    Nov 27, 2016   Ends:     Dec 25, 2016 @  

Join us for Advent and Christmas worship this year. November 27: First Sunday in Advent ... What is the Good News? Promise. 8:30 & 11 a.m. December 1: A Service of Light (Amid a Time of Shadows), 7 p.m. December 4: Second Sunday of Advent ... What is the Good News? Peace. 8:30 & 11 ...


Advent Festival 2015

Starts:    Dec 13, 2015 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for a time of music, drama, and fellowship as we celebrate the season with our church family. We will enjoy a program of music including our children as well as a short play written by Guy Johnson. We will then enjoy a time of fellowship on the grounds. Dress is casual. Come and bring you...


Advent Festival 2016

Starts:    Dec 11, 2016 @ 3:00pm   Ends:     @  

It's once again time for our annual Advent Festival. Come and enjoy the season with an afternoon of music, drama, merriment and fellowship. A special visitor will come for children of all ages.    After the program everyone is invited to a cookie reception where there will be lots of ho...


Advent Festival 2017

Starts:    Dec 03, 2017 @ 4 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for our Advent Fest on Sunday, December 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center.  This is a beloved all-ages event that we hope you will join us for and invite your friends and family. We will sing Christmas carols, including some shared by our handbells. There will be a Christ...


Advent Open House at the Parsonage

Starts:    Dec 10, 2017 @ 2 - 4 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Pastor Lane, Ben and Julian invite you to celebrate the Advent season with a time of festive fellowship at the church parsonage (11924 N. Oak Hills Parkway).  All are welcome to this come-and-go reception.


Angel Tree 2017

Starts:    Nov 19, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     Nov 26, 2017 @  

The Christmas Angels have arrived and will be available for your selection on Sunday, November 19 and 26. We will have 40 children's names on our Angel Tree so come to coffee time to choose an Angel or two. You will bring joy to children of incarcerated parents/step-parents by purchasing gifts in...


Ash Wednesday at St. John's

Starts:    Feb 14, 2018 @ 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Ash Wednesday Rhythm Wednesday February 14 7 a.m. Brief Morning Worship 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Drive-Thru Ashes 6 p.m. Evening Worship This Lenten Season we will begin with a brief Ash Wednesday service at 7 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by "Drive Thru Ashes" on Renee Drive from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m...


Ash Wednesday Service 2016

Starts:    Feb 10, 2016 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  


Ash Wednesday Services 2017

Starts:    Mar 01, 2017 @ 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  


Assemble Flood Buckets

Starts:    Aug 30, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

We need help collecting flood bucket supplies. We will begin assembling these relief buckets this Wednesday, August 30, following Heavenly Hash Dinner at 6 p.m. We will continue assembling buckets the following Wednesday, September 6, as additional donations are received. They will be taken to Br...


Assemble Flood Buckets

Starts:    Sep 06, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

We need help collecting flood bucket supplies. We will begin assembling these relief buckets this Wednesday, August 30, following Heavenly Hash Dinner at 6 p.m. We will continue assembling buckets the following Wednesday, September 6, as additional donations are received. They will be taken to Br...


Bake Sale for the Wesley Foundation at LSU

Starts:    Apr 21, 2018   Ends:     @  

Kathy King is coordinating a bake sale to be held during the Wesley Foundation's annual Alumni and Friends Crawfish Boil on Saturday, April 21. If you would like to support the Wesley Foundation at LSU by donating a home baked cake, pie, brownies or cookies, please contact Kathy at 281-0314 or br...


Baton Rouge District Charge Conference 2018

Starts:    Sep 30, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Baton Rouge District Charge Conference September 30th - 2:30 p.m. Broadmoor UMC 10230 Mollylea Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70815 We have a special afternoon of "worshipful work" planned on Sunday, September 30, as we gather for the District-wide Charge Conference, 2:30 p.m. SHARP in the sanctuary at Bro...


bigstuf Youth Trip

Starts:    Jul 17, 2017   Ends:     Jul 21, 2017 @  

This year St. John's Youth will attend a five-day summer retreat called BigStuf. BigStuf is a ministry full of gifted people who love to share their skills, talents, and faith to make a difference in the lives of middle and high school students. It is our hope that this retreat will create envir...


Blessing of the Backpacks 2017

Starts:    Aug 06, 2017 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

We invite all students, teachers and school personnel to join us for the Blessing of the Backpacks during worship at both services on Sunday August 6.


Blessing of the Backpacks 2018

Starts:    Aug 05, 2018 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Promotion Sunday and Blessing of Backpacks at both worship services. All students are invited to bring their backpacks to be blessed before starting school - this includes undergrad and graduate students. This is also Promotion Sunday for our children and youth who might be going into a new Sunda...


BSA Troop 505 Chicken Dinner

Starts:    Nov 11, 2018   Ends:     @  

On Sunday October 21 and 28, and Sunday November 4, Boy Scout Troop 505 will begin selling tickets for their (take-out only) chicken dinner. Be on the lookout for the upcoming menu. They will also begin taking pre-orders for Christmas greenery. Look for the Boy Scouts after both worship services.


Building Information Session - Bingo Style

Starts:    Aug 09, 2015 @ 9:45 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Want to have some fun while learning more about our upcoming building project? Impress your friends and St. John’s family with all the facts you know about renovations to our gym (aka Family Life Center) and a whole new narthex! Join in the fun on Sunday, August 9 Coffee Time &...


Building Project Information Session

Starts:    Jun 28, 2015 @ 9:45 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Coffee Time, Sunday, June 28th 9:45-10:15 am in the Gym Ready to grow? If so, join us as we share drawings of our 2-phase building project. Plus, we will lay out our plans for our upcoming capital campaign. It is an exciting time to be a part of the St. John’s family of faith. ...


Cancer Survivor Support Group

Starts:    Sep 05, 2017 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

A support group for cancer survivors and their care givers is in the process of being formed. An organizational meeting is being held on Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. in the library. Please join us as we determine if there is need for this group at St. John's where we would have an opportunity t...


Caroling in the Community

Starts:    Dec 17, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

All are invited to join the Youth Group as they go Christmas caroling to those in assisted living and a few of our senior members. They will depart from St. John's at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 17. Contact Deirdre' for further information. All are welcome.


Centenary College Choir Concert

Starts:    Nov 02, 2017 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Centenary College Choir, known as "America's Singing Ambassadors," will be at St. John's in concert on Thursday, November 2 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Did you know that Catherine LeBlanc, who has grown up at St. John's, is a member of the choir? A Love Offering will be taken to support the ...


Charge Conference

Starts:    Oct 29, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

At Broadmoor UMC


Children's Choir

Starts:    Nov 13, 2016 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     Dec 11, 2016 @  

Join us on November 13 at 5 p.m. in the Family Life Center for our first Children's Choir rehearsal led by Ms. Carrie and Ms. Heather! We will learn several Christmas songs that we will sing at the Advent Festival on December 11 at 3 p.m. Rehearsals will be every Sunday evening from 5 - 5:45 p.m....


Children's Choir, Spring 2017

Starts:    Mar 05, 2017 @ 5 - 6 p.m.   Ends:     Apr 09, 2017 @  

Choir will meet every Sunday in Lent from 5 - 6 p.m. Heather Durham and Carrie Stephens will teach songs of the Easter season in addition to some Children's Choir classics! We will meet in the choir room, and after rehearsal some of our middle school youth, along with Ms. Heather and Ms. Carrie, ...


Christmas Day Service

Starts:    Dec 25, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for our one service on Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ and the Good News that is POWER! 


Christmas Eve Services 2016

Starts:    Dec 24, 2016 @ 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.   Ends:     Dec 24, 2016 @ 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.  

Join us on Christmas Eve at at 4 p.m. (Family Service) or 7 p.m. (Candlelight Service) to celebrate the coming birth of Jesus Christ. 


Christmas Eve Services 2017

Starts:    Dec 24, 2017 @ 10 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

In celebration of Christmas Eve we will have one combined worship service at 10 a.m., with no Sunday school that morning. That afternoon and evening we will have two candle light services at 4 and 7 p.m. We hope you will join us for both morning and evening worship that day. 10 a.m. - A festive w...


Christmas Super Store

Starts:    Nov 21, 2016 @ 8 a.m.   Ends:     Nov 21, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.  

The shopping for the Christmas Superstore will be on Monday, November 21 (the Monday before Thanksgiving) at the Target on Siegen at 8 a.m. For those who have not been involved before, the Christmas Superstore is an Opening Doors program that targets the children of the Charlie Thomas Head Star...


Church Conference

Starts:    Nov 18, 2018 @ 12 p.m.   Ends:     @  

We will hold a Church Conference on Sunday, November 18, immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary to vote on the Trustees' resolution to sell the church's two rental properties. You can read the Trustees' proposal here. Our District Superintendent, Rev. Ken Irby, will c...


Church Council February 2018

Starts:    Feb 15, 2018 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Church Council will be meeting this Thursday, February 15th at 6:00 P.M. in the Family Life Center. St. John's is off to a great start in 2018, and we will be sharing this good news with you. Church Council meetings are always open to the entire congregation and we welcome you...


Church Council September 2018

Starts:    Sep 20, 2018 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

On Thursday, September 20 at 6 p.m. in the library, the Church Council will meet with items of importance to all of St. John's: discussion and approval of paperwork for the Charge Conference and discussion of the future of our rental properties. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend the ...


Church Leadership Workshop

Starts:    Jan 20, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Ends:     @  

All of St. John's members, especially those new and returning members of committees, boards, and ministry teams, are invited to our Church Leadership Workshop on Saturday January 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the FLC.  Al Franks, a Certified Lay Minister. who has dedicated his ministry to ...


Church Work Day Spring 2017

Starts:    Apr 01, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Ends:     @  

RAIN DELAY - Join us April 1! It's time to spruce up St. John's - it's time for spring cleaning!! The Trustees have designated Saturday, March 25 as our church-wide work day from 8 a.m. to noon.  The following is a list of some of the things that need to be taken care of: painting, pressur...


College Care Packages Deadline

Starts:    Apr 27, 2017   Ends:     @  

St. John's UMW will once again provide "care packages" of snack items for college students as they prepare for exams. Individual packets of snacks (crackers and peanut butter, cookies, etc.), chips, candy, Ramen noodles, etc., are good examples of snack items. Please place your contributions in...


Commitment Sunday

Starts:    Oct 30, 2016 @ 8:30   Ends:     Oct 30, 2016 @ 12:00  

Join us on Sunday, October 30 for Commitment Sunday to complete our stewardship journey, a Season of Plenty.  "Each must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7 Please bring your completed commitment fo...


Committee Members & Laity Training

Starts:    Nov 04, 2018 @ 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

You've been elected to serve on the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), Trustees, Finance Committee, Church Council... NOW WHAT? "My Job" Training, hosted by the Baton Rouge District, will offer help for new and experienced church leaders on a variety of topics: SPRC, Trustees, Calendaring...


Communion for the Homebound Training Session

Starts:    Nov 19, 2017 @ 4 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Have you ever served communion with the pastors during Sunday service and wanted to do it again? Would you like to visit with someone at their home or facility? Or would you just like to participate in this much appreciated mission of our church? If you are interested, then come join us Sunday...


Community Conversations: A Safe Place for Dialogue Broadmoor United Methodist Church

Starts:    Sep 03, 2017 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Broadmoor UMC will hold its second Community Conversations in their Casual Worship Center. This event, titled "Conversation on Suicide Prevention," will tackle the taboo subject of suicide with the hope of equipping attendees with effective tools to love and support people who may be contemplati...


Confirmation Class

Starts:    Feb 18, 2018 @ 3:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

We will be offering both a Youth (6th grade and up) and an Adult Confirmation Class starting on Sunday, February, 18, which will be under the shared leadership and teaching by Pastor Lane, Pastor Julia, and Deirdré Halliburton. Their first session will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the 18th and me...


Confronting Racism Like Christians

Starts:    Jan 21, 2018 @ 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

A community conversation, "Confronting Racism Like Christians" will be held at Broadmoor UMC, 10230 Mollylea Dr., Sunday, January 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is free; registration is available online.  Childcare will be available. This conversation will be led by Rev. Dr....


Congregational Care Team Meeting

Starts:    Jan 21, 2018 @ 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The congregational care team will be meeting on Sunday January 21st from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This meeting will encompass the end of the year 2017 and moving in to 2018 with new goals and visions to bring to fruition. Lunch will be provided, you do not have to be a current member of the team...


Congregational Care Team Meeting

Starts:    May 27, 2018 @ 12:15 p.m.   Ends:     @  

There will be a Congregational Care Team meeting on Sunday, May 27 after the 11 a.m. worship service in the Parlor. We invite everyone who is part of our caring ministries to come to this meeting, which will be Pastor Julia's final meeting with us. Those who are interested in finding out more abo...


Cookies for Kairos

Starts:    Apr 15, 2018   Ends:     @  

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE Shay Chauvin will be participating in the next Kairos for women the weekend of April 27-29. Get your baking sheets out; as with all Kairos weekends, she will need many dozens of cookies!   Cookies will be due back at church on Sunday, April 15. Please store/...


Cookies for Kairos

Starts:    Nov 05, 2017 @ 8:30 & 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

It's that time of year again - time to bake cookies for Kairos. Larry Norman will be participating in Angola Kairos scheduled for November 9-12. Cookies will need to be brought to church on Sunday, November 5. (Please do not bring cookies to church before November 5 as we do not have freezer spa...


Crawfish Boil 2016 - Tickets on Sale

Starts:    May 22, 2016 @ 12 p.m.   Ends:     May 22, 2016 @  

TICKETS FOR THE CRAWFISH BOIL GO ON SALE SUNDAY, MAY 15.  Cost is $15 for adults, $7.50 for children or you can buy a hot dog for $3. After Sunday, tickets may be purchased in the church office during regular office hours. The Family Life Center will be dedicated and the Silent Auction will ...


Crawfish Boil 2018

Starts:    Apr 22, 2018 @ 4 p.m.   Ends:     @  

There will be a crawfish boil held on Sunday, April 22 at 4 p.m. during the Silent Auction. Tickets are for sale in the church office, during Heavenly Hash on Wednesday, and on Sundays. The cost is $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. A hot dog plate (tickets $4)will be available for those w...


Date Night for Parents

Starts:    Dec 04, 2015 @ 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

St. John's United Methodist Church Date Night  for Parents/Caregivers  Children, Infant thru 5th grade   Friday,December 4, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Dinner, games, crafts and activities for all ages  Please RVSP lorrimcguire@stjohnsbr.org with name and ages of c...


Days for Girls - Summer 2017

Starts:    Aug 12, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - noon   Ends:     @  

The UMW is sponsoring 3 more work days to make 50 additional kits for the Days for Girls project. These kits will contain reusable feminine hygiene products for girls in developing countries who are missing school because of a lack of available products.  We will meet in the Family Life Ce...


Days for Girls - Summer 2017

Starts:    Aug 19, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - noon   Ends:     @  

The UMW is sponsoring 3 more work days to make 50 additional kits for the Days for Girls project. These kits will contain reusable feminine hygiene products for girls in developing countries who are missing school because of a lack of available products.  We will meet in the Family Life Ce...


Days for Girls - Summer 2017

Starts:    Aug 26, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - noon   Ends:     @  

The UMW is sponsoring 3 more work days to make 50 additional kits for the Days for Girls project. These kits will contain reusable feminine hygiene products for girls in developing countries who are missing school because of a lack of available products.  We will meet in the Family Life Ce...


Days for Girls 2017

Starts:    Jan 14, 2017 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Feb 11, 2017 @ noon  

The UMW is sponsoring three more work days to make 50 additional kits for the Days for Girls project. These kits will contain reusable feminine hygiene products for girls in developing countries who are missing school because of a lack of available products. We will meet in the Family Life Cente...


Days for Girls 2018

Starts:    Feb 10, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - noon   Ends:     @  

Days for Girls will be starting up Saturday, February 10 and continuing the following Saturdays, February 24 and March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Family Life Center. Sewers and non-sewers - we hope you can come help us! Days for Girls Ministry is in need of the following donations: (1) cash...


Days for Girls 2018

Starts:    Feb 24, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - noon   Ends:     @  

Days for Girls will be starting up Saturday, February 10 and continuing the following Saturdays, February 24 and March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Family Life Center. Sewers and non-sewers - we hope you can come help us! Days for Girls Ministry is in need of the following donations: (1) cash...


Days for Girls 2018

Starts:    Mar 10, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - noon   Ends:     @  

Days for Girls will be starting up Saturday, February 10 and continuing the following Saturdays, February 24 and March 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Family Life Center. Sewers and non-sewers - we hope you can come help us! Days for Girls Ministry is in need of the following donations: (1) cash...


Days for Girls Again!!

Starts:    Oct 22, 2016 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Oct 29, 2016 @ 12 p.m.  

The UMW has announced the continuation of the  Days for Girls project that was postponed in August.  Join us on Saturday, October 22 and Saturday, October 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.in the Family Life Center. Sewers and non-sewers are needed to cut fabric, iron, sew, serge, apply snaps, ...


Days for Girls Fall 2018

Starts:    Sep 08, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - noon   Ends:     Sep 22, 2018 @  

The UMW is sponsoring 3 more work days to make 75 additional kits for the Days for Girls project. We will meet in the FLC on Saturday, September 8, 15, and 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Days for Girls kits contain reusable feminine hygiene projects for girls in developing countries who are ...


Days for Girls Lenten Project

Starts:    Feb 13, 2016 @ Saturdays Feb. 13 and 27, and March 12, 9 a.m. - noon   Ends:     Mar 12, 2016 @  

The UMW is sponsoring three work days during Lent to make kits for the Days for Girls project. These kits will contain reusable feminine hygiene products for girls in Third World countries who are missing school because of a lack of available products. We need your help to cut fabric, iron, sew,...


Decorate Sanctuary for Advent and Christmas 2015

Starts:    Nov 28, 2015 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     @  


Dedication of Family Life Center

Starts:    May 22, 2016 @ 12:15 p.m.   Ends:     May 22, 2016 @  

Immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service, we will gather in the newly renovated gym to dedicate it as the Family Life Center.  Everyone is invited so please plan to stay for the dedication and to see this wonderfully renovated space.


Deepening Faith/Igniting Ministry Laity Retreat

Starts:    Oct 20, 2017 @ 4 p.m.   Ends:     Oct 21, 2017 @ 3 p.m.  

Friday Night, October 20 (Registration 4:00-6:00 PM; Dinner at 6:00) Saturday, October 21 (Welcome 8:00-9:00 AM; Session I, 9:00 AM. Sending Forth 3:00 PM) This special event at the Wesley Center focuses on Deepening Faith/Igniting Ministry (Living the Great Commandment) and is sponsored by the...


Dinner and Dialogue on a Way Forward

Starts:    Aug 12, 2018 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

On Sunday, August 12 we will host a potluck dinner and dialogue about the Commission on A Way Forward, from 5 to 7 p.m. Our facilitators will be Revs. Jo Ann Cooper (former St. John’s Associate Pastor) and Ed Cooper, co-pastors of First UMC, Pineville. We invite you to bring a dish to ...


Disciple "Fast Track" Bible Study

Starts:    Sep 12, 2017 @ 6 - 8 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Are you interested in learning more about the Old Testament of our Bible? We are offering a 12-week survey study of the Old Testament. We will begin Tuesday, September 12 in the library; the class will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Our targeted end date is December 5.  Fast Track is an adaptation of t...


Disciple Fast Track Bible Study

Starts:    Jan 23, 2018 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

On Tuesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. we will begin the 12-week New Testament Fast Track Bible Study. If you are interested in participating in this new version of the Disciple Bible Study series, please fill out a registration form and return it with your payment to the church office. Registrati...


District Wide Charge Conference

Starts:    Oct 16, 2016 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     Oct 16, 2016 @ 5 p.m.  

The annual District Wide Charge Conference will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 930 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge on Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m.  Worship will be led by the Centenary College Choir with greetings from Centenary's new president, Dr. Christopher Holoman.  Ev...


District-Wide Charge Conference 2017

Starts:    Oct 29, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Bold Imagination is the theme of the special day of "worshipful work" planned for United Methodist Churches in the Baton Rouge District on Sunday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m. at Broadmoor UMC. Bishop Harvey will be preacher for the day. Prior to the Charge Conference, our Church Council will vote o...


Easter Eggstravaganza 2015

Starts:    Mar 28, 2015 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Mar 29, 2015 @ 11 a.m.  

Easter Eggstravaganza! Saturday, March 28 at 9 a.m. Please join us for pancakes, crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt! Invite your neighbors and friends! St. John’s United Methodist Church hosted a community event, “Eggstravaganza,” on Saturday, March 28, 2015. More...


Easter Eggstravaganza 2016

Starts:    Mar 20, 2016 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

It's time for St. John's annual community-wide Easter Eggstravaganza! Bring your children, grandchildren and neighbor's children to this fun-filled afternoon. There will be games, crafts, a puppet show and the grand event -- the Easter Egg Hunt! As in past years, we are asking for help with donat...


Easter Eggstravaganza 2018

Starts:    Mar 31, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Bring your family, tell your neighbors! It's time for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza! There will be fun for all ages - not only an Easter egg hunt, but games, a puppet show, crafts AND a pancake breakfast! We are now collecting plastic eggs and individually wrapped candy that will help us...


Easter Lilies Order Deadline

Starts:    Mar 19, 2018   Ends:     @  

Once again, we are planning to beautify our sanctuary with Easter Lilies. If you would like to honor or remember someone with a lily, please fill out an order form; they can be found in the narthex and the Admin Building.  Make checks out to St. John's UMC and put Lilies in the memo line. Th...


Easter Services

Starts:    Apr 05, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  


Easter Sunday 2017

Starts:    Apr 16, 2017 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

We will celebrate the risen Christ at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services. Children will process with flowers at both services. Sunday school will be at 9:45.


Easter Sunday 2018

Starts:    Apr 01, 2018 @ 8:30 & 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for this special day of worship and celebration. Our children will process with flowers at both services.


Easter Sunday Worship Service

Starts:    Mar 27, 2016 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for this beautiful worship service on Easter morning.  Our children will process with flowers at both services.


Eastertide Wednesday Morning Services

Starts:    Apr 08, 2015 @ 7 a.m.   Ends:     May 20, 2015 @ 8 a.m.  

Wednesday morning services will continue through May 20 in celebration of Eastertide, leading up to the Day of Pentecost, Sunday, May 24. Join us, at 7 a.m. in the sanctuary, in this quiet time for reflection, prayer, worship and sharing in the Eucharist. The sanctuary will remain open until...


Eggstravaganza 2017

Starts:    Apr 09, 2017 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Our annual Easter Eggstravaganza will be Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. on the church grounds. We are going to have face painting, bouncy things, a puppet show, and an Easter egg hunt! Bring your kids, grandkids, and their friends; invite your neighbors and their families and friends! And, if you wo...


Eucharistic Ministry Training

Starts:    Jun 04, 2017 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Eucharistic Ministers extend the Lord's Table to those who cannot come to worship with the community because of physical limitations. If you believe that God might be calling you to be part of this ministry at St. John's, please come to training on Sunday, June 4 at 5 p.m. in the library. I...


Faith Formation after Heavenly Hash

Starts:    Sep 05, 2018 @ 6:30 - 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

On the first Wednesday of each month this fall, after enjoying a meal at Heavenly Hash, you are invited to join Pastor Lane and Pastor Deirdre' from 6:30 - 7 p.m. for 30 minutes of faith formation that will include prayer and a devotional. You don't have to sign up just show up!


Faith in Art, Faith in Sports

Starts:    Jun 06, 2016 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @ 7:30 p.m.  

Every other Monday at 6 p.m. in room 203 of the Admin Building, our intern for children and youth, Alex Martin, will be leading Faith in Art which is open to all youth girls, both middle and high school! Come enjoy snacks, fellowship, crafts, and Bible readings! Contact Alex if you have any quest...


Fall 2016 Blood Drive

Starts:    Oct 02, 2016 @ 8 a.m.   Ends:     @ 12:30 p.m.  

Did you know by donating blood during the St. John's blood drive you are not only helping fill a very important need, but you are also helping your St. John's family? That's right - donating blood to the St. John's account means that if any member of St. John's UMC needs blood, they can receive i...


Fall Blood Drive 2018

Starts:    Oct 21, 2018 @ 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

St. John's is holding a blood drive on Sunday October 21, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The OLOL Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot on the side of the Family Life Center. Please consider participating if you're able to donate.


Fall Fest 2017

Starts:    Oct 28, 2017 @ 3 - 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

  Please join us on Saturday, October 28 from 3p-6p on the church grounds. Come and enjoy a gathering of family, friends and fun as we celebrate St. John’s 2017 Fall Fest.  Admission, ga...


Fall Fest 2018

Starts:    Oct 27, 2018 @ 4 - 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for our second annual Fall Fest. We'll have games, music, Bingo, a cake walk, a puppet show, face painting, photo booth, free hamburger meals and more! Come in costume, and bring a friend! Share the event on Facebook, and mark yourself as "going" to help spread the word! Volunteers are ...


Fall Work Day

Starts:    Oct 21, 2017 @ 8 a.m. - noon   Ends:     @  

The Trustees have designated Saturday, October 21 as our church-wide work day from 8 a.m. to noon.


Fall Work Day 2016 - CANCELED

Starts:    Oct 29, 2016 @ 8 A.M.   Ends:     Oct 29, 2016 @ 12 P.M.  

The Trustees have canceled the Fall work day scheduled for October 29. However, a list of projects will be coming soon and volunteers will be needed.  Look for more information in church communications. As always you can email trustees if you see something on campus that needs attention.


FASTING: Does God really want me to do that?

Starts:    Feb 14, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.   Ends:     Mar 13, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.  

FASTING: Does God really want me to do that? Sundays from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Church Parlor Beginning February 14 and ending March 13 Are you interested in the idea of fasting but aren't sure how to go about it? If you practice the discipline of fasting regularly or have never fasted befo...


Financial Learning Small Group

Starts:    Feb 22, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. Session 1 begins Monday, February 22 Session 2 begins Wednesday, February 24 St. John’s is offering the 6-session personal financial study, I Was Broke. Now I’m Not, founded by Joseph Sangl, to all interested parties. This is an extremely practical, a...


Foot Washing Service and Holy Communion

Starts:    Mar 24, 2016 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Everyone is invited to participate in our annual foot washing ceremony in the gym.  Communion will also be served.


Free Fresh Produce

Starts:    Aug 31, 2016 @ 2 p.m.   Ends:     @  

UPDATE: We are delayed until 2 p.m. Join us then for fresh produce! FREE! We are receiving a delivery of fresh produce (vegetables and fruits) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31. If you are in need of fresh produce, you are welcome to come get fresh veggies and fruits at 2 p.m. at The Shepherd'...


Gardere Back to School Extravaganza

Starts:    Aug 04, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - noon   Ends:     @  

The 11th annual Gardere Extravaganza will be held Saturday, August 4 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the BREC Hartley-Vey Park, 1702 Gardere Lane. There will be free school supplies (all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to receive supplies), food, games, & gospel singing...


Gardere Community Christian School Annual Fund Kickoff

Starts:    Oct 23, 2018 @ 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Every summer Opening Doors sponsors an Art Camp for children in the Gardere Area. Every summer The Gardere Community Christian School lets us use the space at no charge meaning more funds can be spent on the art supplies and the children. The school is holding their annual fund kickoff on Tuesday...


God & Gaming: Summer Youth Small Group

Starts:    May 30, 2017 @ 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Greetings adventurers and comrades! This summer we will be exploring our faith through the fellowship and interactive experience of the role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons. Dungeons and Dragons centers around the choices, decisions and reactions of the players within an immerse world which ...


Good Friday Service 2017

Starts:    Apr 14, 2017 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Choir performs "The Final Hours"


Good Friday Tenebrae 2018

Starts:    Mar 30, 2018 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Our “Service of Shadows” will feature dramatic readings from the life of Jesus, leading to the darkest day in the history of the Christian church. There will be special music featuring harp.


Good Friday Tenebrae Service

Starts:    Apr 03, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  


Good Friday Worship Service

Starts:    Mar 25, 2016 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for our Good Friday Stations of the Cross Service.


Good Grief, St. John's!

Starts:    Feb 13, 2017 @ 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Ends:     @  

How do we deal with the loss of a loved one? If you are someone struggling to find direction and hope in loss, you are invited to join us as we seek healing in community. Mondays, beginning February 13 from 11 to 12 in the Library of the Education building. For more information contact the churc...


Great & Addiction: Break Every Chain

Starts:    Feb 18, 2018 @ 5 - 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The First United Methodist Church, in cooperation with Dr. Terry Ellis and Chrysalis Interventions, is hosting "Grace & Addiction: Break Every Chain" on Sunday, February 18 with the goal of connecting people with information and resources to help addicts and their families recover from addict...


Great Turkey Giveaway - 2016

Starts:    Dec 17, 2016 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Dec 17, 2016 @ 11 a.m.  

It’s time for our sixth annual Great Turkey Giveaway Saturday, December 17 from 9 - 11 a.m. in the big parking lot on the side of the Family Life Center.  Folks coming for turkeys are being asked to NOT enter from Highland Road but to go to Staring Lane, turn onto Kingcrest Parkway, &n...


Great Turkey Giveaway 2015

Starts:    Dec 19, 2015 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Dec 19, 2015 @ 11 a.m.  

Mark your calendars and plan to join The Shepherd's Market Saturday, December 19, 2015 for the 5th Annual Great Turkey Giveaway! Volunteers should arrive by 7:30 a.m. to have everything prepared for the clients’ arrival at 9 a.m.  We are currently accepting donations for the cost of t...


Great Turkey Giveaway 2017

Starts:    Dec 16, 2017 @ 7 a.m. for volunteers   Ends:     @  

Sponsored by The Shepherd's Market (an Opening Doors Ministry) and hosted by St. John's United Methodist Church The Setup Friday, December 15, 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help set up the stations for the canned food, boxed food, and vegetables that each family will get in their Christmas di...


Groundbreaking Ceremony! One Worship Service!

Starts:    Sep 18, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for The Walk Phase II groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday September 18.  Phase II encompasses adding the narthex and bell tower, renovations to the sanctuary, and extending the walkway. We will have ONE WORSHIP SERVICE at 10:30 a.m. followed by the groundbreaking ceremony.&nb...


Gumbo To Geaux!

Starts:    Feb 18, 2018 @ After the 8:30 & 11 a.m. Services   Ends:     @  

Get your Chicken and Andouille Gumbo (prepared by Phil LeBlanc!) to help support our senior high youth's summer mission trip to A.S.P. (Appalachian Service Project). The gumbo will be sold for $15 a quart and is "to-go" only. This delicious gumbo can be picked up after either service on Sunday, F...


Habitat for Humanity

Starts:    Jan 07, 2017 @ 8 a.m.   Ends:     Jan 07, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m.  

St. John’s is being asked to put togegther a painting crew on Saturday, January 7 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. to complete the painting on the house being built with the help of United Methodist Churches. For more information, or if you can help, contact Kathy King by email or phone (281-0314).


Habitat for Humanity Methodist Build

Starts:    Nov 18, 2017 @ 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Ends:     @  

A team from St. John's is going to be volunteering at the 2017 Habitat for Humanity Methodist Build on Saturday, November 18. The work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch provided. You are welcome to participate even if you can't stay the whole time. The house under construction is acro...


Hanging of the Greens 2015

Starts:    Nov 29, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  


Happening #50

Starts:    Jul 14, 2017   Ends:     Jul 16, 2017 @  

July 14th thru 16th at Wesley Center! Youth 10th grade thru 12th grade are invited to participate in the awesome spiritual retreat. If you have gone to a Jr High retreat or Sr high retreat at Wesley and loved it, you will be blown away by this weekend retreat. Please see Nelson Williams or pi...


Health Fair With Ochsner Health System

Starts:    Oct 08, 2016 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Oct 08, 2016 @ 12 p.m.  

Health Fair with OCHSNER HEALTH SYSTEM Free Blood Pressure Checks &  Smoking Cessation Information Free samples from Smoothie King Victoria Pittman, M.S. CCC-SLP, will discuss brain development across the lifespan  from early development to keeping your memory sharp into olde...


Heavenly Hash

Starts:    Aug 09, 2017 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Heavenly Hash proved to be so popular it will resume on Wednesdays in August. If you think you or a group would like to fix a meal for 50 - 65 people, please contact Deirdre to let her know of your interest. A love offering is taken up at each meal to help defray the costs.


Heavenly Hash

Starts:    Apr 26, 2017 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     May 24, 2017 @  

May 24 was the final Heavenly Hash for this season! See you in the fall. Your kind consideration about a renewed venture, Heavenly Hash, is requested. Beginning April 26 through May 31, at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center we will be holding Wednesday night dinners. All are welcome. This Heavenly...


Heavenly Hash - November 2018

Starts:    Nov 07, 2018 @ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Heavenly Hash is Wednesday, November 7 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. A barbecue chicken dinner prepared by some of our members will be served. A love offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the meal. At 6:30 join us for a Faith Formation devotion.


Heavenly Hash October 2018

Starts:    Oct 03, 2018 @ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

On the first Wednesday of each month this fall, after enjoying a meal at Heavenly Hash, you are invited to join Pastor Lane and Pastor Deirdre' from 6:30 - 7 p.m. for 30 minutes of faith formation that will include prayer and a devotional. You don't have to sign up just show up! Join us on Wednes...


Heavenly Hash Resumes

Starts:    Jan 24, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

HEAVENLY HASH IS BACK.  We begin again with great food and fellowship on Wednesday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. Hope to see you then! (Please note the change in time.)


Heavenly Hash Resumes!

Starts:    Sep 05, 2018 @ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

We're revamping Heavenly Hash for the fall, and will be offering a Wednesday night supper ONCE A MONTH on the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 5. We'll be serving supper from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can arrive as your schedule permits.


Holiday Super Store 2015

Starts:    Nov 23, 2015 @ 8 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Time to start Christmas shopping for the children of Charlie Thomas Head Start Center. This event is a favorite for many of you who know the joy it brings to buy toys and clothes for children at Christmas time. Holiday Superstore is one of the favorite outreach programs sponsored by Opening Doors...


Holiday Super Store 2017

Starts:    Nov 20, 2017 @ 8 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Our shopping this year will take place on Monday, November 20 at the Target store on Siegen, beginning at 8 a.m.; usually everyone has finished by 10:30 a.m. After the shopping is done, the toys are then brought to the church to be organized and bagged. If you can't help with shopping, we wil...


Holiday Super Store 2018

Starts:    Nov 19, 2018 @ 8 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Are you ready to shop for Christmas gifts and not spend a cent of your money? It's time for Opening Doors' Holiday Super Store. The doors will open at the Target on Siegen at 8 a.m., Monday, November 19. We will enter on the far right of the store. You and a partner will be given a wish list f...


Holy Communion and Foot Washing at The Shepherd's Market

Starts:    Apr 02, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  


Holy Thursday 2017

Starts:    Apr 13, 2017 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  


Holy Thursday Service

Starts:    Mar 24, 2016 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for this traditional Holy Thursday worship service.


Holy Thursday Service 2015

Starts:    Apr 02, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  


Holy Week 2018

Starts:    Mar 25, 2018   Ends:     Apr 01, 2018 @  

We invite you to join us as we journey through Holy Week in preparation and anticipation of Easter morning, when we will celebrate the risen Lord together!  Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, March 25. The children will process in with palm branches at both services. Mid...


Holy Week at St. John's

Starts:    Apr 09, 2017   Ends:     Apr 16, 2017 @  

Join us during Holy Week: Palm Sunday, April 9: We will have our regular worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:45.  April 9: Easter Eggstravaganza, children's community event, at 3 p.m. Holy Wednesday, April 12: We will conclude our Lenten Wednesday morning worsh...


Hymn Festival

Starts:    Oct 08, 2017 @ 4 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us on Sunday, October 8 at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary for our Hymn Festival! The Chancel Choir, Alleluia Ringers, and Praise Team will provide special music, as well as accompany the congregation in singing some of their favorite hymns. There will also be some stories of how these hymns came to...


Hymn Sing

Starts:    Jul 29, 2018 @ 8:30 & 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Out Summer Playlist worship series will conclude on July 29 with an old-fashioned Hymn Sing during worship.


I Was Broke, Now I'm Not

Starts:    Jan 17, 2016 @ 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Join Us for a Financial Learning Experience On Sunday January 17, immediately following 11 a.m. worship, join us for "I Was Broke But Now I'm Not."  Joseph Sangl of INJOY will lead us through budgeting, debt elimination and the power of compound interest. Participants will receive practica...


Invitation to Genesis

Starts:    Sep 24, 2015 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

A weekday Bible study, “Invitation to Genesis,” will begin in September on Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the Parlor. This 10-week study of the book of Genesis will be led by Guy Johnson. The cost of the book is $15. Contact the church office to sign up.


Jacob's Folly

Starts:    Mar 16, 2018   Ends:     Mar 18, 2018 @  

St. John's and friends. You are cordially invited to attend "Jacob's Folly" written and directed by our own TERRY BYARS! This two-act musical, appropriate for all ages, will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Boulevard, on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. and Sun...


Joining Day

Starts:    Sep 30, 2018 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

If you've been thinking about joining the church, we'd love to welcome you officially to St. John's on Joining Day - September 30! The invitation to join will be given before the final hymn at both worship services and we invite everyone forward to join together. We also will host a "Sharing St. ...


Kairos #62

Starts:    Mar 09, 2017   Ends:     Mar 12, 2017 @  

Larry Norman will be participating in Kairos #62 - Angola March 9 - 12. Kairos #62 will need team members, prayer warriors, cookie bakers and monetary donations. If any men are interested in participating in this mission to share the Gospel and transform lives inside Angola, please contact Mike...


Keep Our Vision Growing Lunch

Starts:    Oct 28, 2018 @ 12:15 p.m.   Ends:     @  

On Sunday, October 28, we will mark the culmination of our 2019 Stewardship Campaign with Commitment Sunday at which time we will bring our pledge cards to the 8:30 or the 11:00 worship service. After 11:00 worship, everyone is invited to a celebration luncheon in the Family Life Center. We hope...


Kitchen Clean Up Days

Starts:    Aug 18, 2017 @ 2 - 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Trustees are asking for your prayerful consideration in helping with a deep cleaning of the church kitchen in the Family Life Center. Join us anytime between 10 am - 2 pm on Thursday, August 17; 2 pm-6 pm on Friday, August 18; or 8 am-12 pm on Saturday August 19. Please bring your old rags, c...


Kitchen Clean Up Days

Starts:    Aug 19, 2017 @ 8 am - noon   Ends:     @  

The Trustees are asking for your prayerful consideration in helping with a deep cleaning of the church kitchen in the Family Life Center. Join us anytime between 10 am - 2 pm on Thursday, August 17; 2 pm-6 pm on Friday, August 18; or 8 am-12 pm on Saturday August 19. Please bring your old rags, c...


Kitchen Clean Up Days

Starts:    Aug 17, 2017 @ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Trustees are asking for your prayerful consideration in helping with a deep cleaning of the church kitchen in the Family Life Center. Join us anytime between 10 am - 2 pm on Thursday, August 17; 2 pm-6 pm on Friday, August 18; or 8 am-12 pm on Saturday August 19. Please bring your old rags, c...


Landscaping of Grounds Continues

Starts:    May 11, 2017   Ends:     May 13, 2017 @  

If at all possible, for as much time as you can spare, please come help get the grounds around the narthex planted and sodded prior to the Consecration Ceremony. THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2 - 6 P.M.: Prep work and clean-up. Sod will be delivered Friday morning, so a small garden tiller would be a big h...


Landscaping Planned

Starts:    May 05, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Ends:     May 06, 2017 @  

Volunteers are needed to help with the landscaping work around the Narthex on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Rain dates May 12 and 13.) Any length of time you are able to help during those two days will be much appreciated. There will be a landscape professional there to...


Last Heavenly Hash Before Hiatus

Starts:    Nov 15, 2017 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Be sure to come to Heavenly Hash on Wednesday, November 15 as this will be when we pause to take a break for the remainder of 2017. Come and have supper with us so we can all wish each other Happy Thanksgiving! Heavenly Hash will resume Wednesday, January 10 at 6 p.m. Hope to see you then!


Lectionary Ladies

Starts:    Sep 11, 2017 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

All women are invited to join a new group being formed to read and discuss the weekly scriptures from The Revised Common Lectionary for 2017. This new group being formed will meet on Mondays beginning September 11 from 3-4 p.m. in the parlor. The main focus of the group is to read and discuss th...


Lenten Bible Study

Starts:    Mar 05, 2017 @ 5 - 6 p.m.   Ends:     Mar 26, 2017 @  

Join us for a Lenten Bible study Sundays during lent. We will study "Fearless: The Courage to Question." Activities for children and youth will also be provided.


Lenten Study 2015

Starts:    Feb 22, 2015 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     Mar 15, 2015 @ 6 p.m.  

Pastor Jay and Deacon Sarah will lead a 4-week study during Lent titled “How Is It With Your Soul?” on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. in the Library beginning February 22.


Lessons & Carols 2015

Starts:    Dec 06, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  


Lessons & Carols 2017

Starts:    Dec 10, 2017 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for the sounds of the seasons at both worship services on Sunday, December 10! You will not want to miss this beautiful performance and worship experience featuring a full orchestra, our Chancel Choir and scriptural readings. Invite your family and friends!


Let's Geaux Play

Starts:    Apr 03, 2017 @ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Calling all preschoolers and their adult playmate to gather at church in the nursery to play. Parents, grandparents or caregivers are welcome to come and stay from 10 to 12 each Monday with their preschooler or infant . The last Monday of each month we will head out to a destination play event su...


Life Line Screening

Starts:    Jan 11, 2016   Ends:     @  

Life Line screening will be held at St. John's on Monday, January 11 in the Administration Building. Ultrasounds for stroke, peripheral arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and osteoporosis as well as an EKG for atrial fibrillation are offered for only $149 ($139 withou...


Louisiana Laity Day Retreat

Starts:    Feb 24, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

"Therefore GO! with Hope - Through Hospitality" SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018   9:00 am - 3:30 pm  The Wesley Center, Woodworth, LA Radical Sending is about turning congregations from "Come" congregations to "Go" congregations. The emphasis on "Come" is important - but the emphasi...


Mary Martha UMW Circle

Starts:    Sep 13, 2016 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     Sep 13, 2016 @ 8:30 p.m.  

The Mary Martha  Circle will meet Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. in the church parlor.  Janet Hogstrom will present the program, "The Boy Who Offered What He Had."  All women of the church are invited to attend.


Mary Martha UMW Meeting

Starts:    Feb 16, 2016 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha UMW Circle will meet in the parlor to hear Dawn Staves' presentation on young Joseph, the first in this year's study of "Children of the Bible." All women are invited to attend.


Mary Martha UMW Meeting

Starts:    Mar 08, 2016 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha UMW Circle will meet Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the church parlor.  Continuing our series "Children of the Bible," Pat Cobb will speak on Isaac and Ishmael.  All women of the church are invited.


Maundy Thursday 2018

Starts:    Mar 29, 2018 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Our service remembering the Last Supper will include traditional scripture readings, footwashing, Holy Communion and music featuring the Chancel Choir.


Men's Group

Starts:    Jan 29, 2015 @ 6:15 a.m.   Ends:     @  


Men's Unity Breakfast

Starts:    Mar 24, 2018 @ 7:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

ALL MEN ARE INVITED TO ATTEND the Men's Unity Breakfast that will be held here at St. John's in the FLC on Saturday, March 24 from 7:30 - 9 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Sandifer by email or phone, 938-0866.


Mental Health First Aid

Starts:    Mar 31, 2017 @ 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.   Ends:     Apr 01, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Daphne Grady will be leading an eight-hour training class on Friday, March 31 (5:30 - 9:30 p.m.) and Saturday, April 1 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Class is limited to 15. The registra...


Mental Health First Aid

Starts:    Jan 13, 2017 @ 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.   Ends:     Jan 14, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Daphne Grady will be leading an 8-hour training class on Friday, January 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis  Class is limited to 15. The reg...


Mental Health First Aid

Starts:    Feb 09, 2018   Ends:     Feb 10, 2018 @  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Friday, February 9, and Saturday, February 10. Daphne Grady will lead this 8 hour training session (over the 2 days) to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Cost of the class is $30.  ...


Mental Health First Aid - Summer 2017

Starts:    Jul 28, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.   Ends:     Jul 29, 2017 @ 2 p.m.  

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental ill...


Mental Health First Aid Class

Starts:    Jan 22, 2016   Ends:     Jan 23, 2016 @  

Daphne Grady will lead a mental health first aid class Friday, January 22 (5 - 9 p.m.) and Saturday, January 23 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) in the library. Contact Daphne (769-0361) if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions. Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hou...


Mid-Week Lenten Worship

Starts:    Feb 14, 2018   Ends:     Mar 28, 2018 @  

MORNING: Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14, and continuing every Wednesday through March 28, we will offer a 30 minute Morning Communion service at 7 a.m. in the sanctuary, led by Pastor Julia. EVENING: On Wednesday evenings we will have Heavenly Hash Dinner from 5:30 to 6:30. Around ou...


Mission Fair

Starts:    Oct 01, 2017 @ 9:45 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Our annual Missions Fair is Sunday, October 1. This is an opportunity to learn about the many ways St John's is feeding and disciplining this congregation and beyond. The Missions Fair will take place in the FLC during coffee time and continue until 10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered t...


Mission Fair 2018

Starts:    Oct 07, 2018   Ends:     @  

Our annual Missions Fair will be Sunday, October 7. If you or a group have a mission or outreach that you would like to highlight, please call Susan Johnston at 773-9563.


Mission Team to St. Mark's UMC

Starts:    Mar 04, 2016   Ends:     Mar 06, 2016 @  

The weekend of Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6, 2016, members of St. John’s UMC will travel to the New Orleans French Quarter to participate with St. Mark’s UMC in its mission to the homeless and hungry. Come join us as we make a Christian difference with those in need. Downlo...


Mission to St. Mark's 2018

Starts:    Apr 06, 2018   Ends:     Apr 08, 2018 @  

St John’s UMC will travel to the New Orleans French Quarter to carry out its mission of “feeding people” and to participate with Saint Mark’s UMC in its ministry to the homeless and hungry in this third annual mission. Volunteers are urged to register before March 1, 2018...


Mission to St. Mark's UMC

Starts:    Apr 21, 2017   Ends:     Apr 23, 2017 @  

Last year, members of St. John's traveled to New Orleans to serve on the mission team to St. Mark's UMC. Everyone who participated had only praises for the experience. Now, you have an opportunity to be on the mission team to St. Mark's to help in its mission to the homeless and hungry! A missio...


Mission Trip: St. Mark's in New Orleans

Starts:    Aug 05, 2018   Ends:     @  

A one-day mission to St. Mark's in New Orleans is planned for Sunday, August 5 to feed the homeless after worship. Most of the meal will be prepared prior to leaving for New Orleans. In order to arrive at St. Mark's at 7 a.m. to finish with the preparations in time to attend 10 a.m. wo...


Missional Wisdom: A Four Week Study for Seekers, Servants and Other Students of The Way

Starts:    Sep 20, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     Oct 11, 2015 @ 7 p.m.  

Sundays at 6 p.m. in the Parlor Beginning September 20 Cost: $15 Have you ever wondered what it really means to live in Christian Community? Do you ponder how to live your Christian discipleship outside the walls of the church in your everyday life? Do you think about how ...


Neighborhood Fiesta for Gardere Area Children

Starts:    Jul 22, 2017 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

¡Vengan Todos! ¡Necesitamos a Ustedes! Come all! We need you!    Our district seminary intern Efrain Belamontes has been working hard and on Saturday, July 22 at 6 p.m., St. John's will host a fiesta for the children in the Gardere neighborhood.  For the fiesta w...


New Year's Service

Starts:    Jan 01, 2017 @ 10:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for our one service on New Year's Day at 10:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center.


Newcomer Coffee

Starts:    Sep 10, 2017 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

New to St. John's? Or have you been attending for awhile and simply want to know more about our church family? We invite you to join us for an informal gathering between services on September 10th in Pastor Lane's office in the Admin Building. You'll get better acquainted with the missions and mi...


Newcomer Gathering

Starts:    Jun 03, 2018 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Have you recently come to our church family? Have you been visiting for awhile? Is this your first visit? If so, you are invited to have coffee with Pastor Lane on Sunday, June 3 at 10 a.m. in her office on the first floor of the Admin. Building to "Explore St. John's." You will get to meet our...


Now What?

Starts:    Jul 24, 2016 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     Jul 24, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.  

Want a safe space to share our hopes and hurts about the last 3 weeks in our hometown? Need some time for conversation, confession, renewal, and reconciliation? Join us this Sunday, July 24 at 5 p.m. in the parlor.


One Service - Commitment Sunday

Starts:    Oct 25, 2015 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for one worship service on Commitment Sunday. We’ll meet in the Gym for breakfast around 9 a.m. and walk as a church family to the sanctuary at about 10 a.m. for one big worship service. Dress casually. Wear your St. John’s UMC T-shirts and walking shoes!


One Worship Service

Starts:    Dec 27, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

No Sunday school.


Palm Sunday Services

Starts:    Mar 29, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  


Palm Sunday Services 2016

Starts:    Mar 20, 2016 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Children will process with palms at both services.


Planning Meeting for Hoge Roast

Starts:    May 10, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

A planning meeting for the Hoge Roast will be held immediately after Heavenly Hash on Wednesday, May 10. We will need folks to help with the food, the music, the set up/take down, the roast - in other words, volunteers!! We will meet in Room A on the classroom side of the Family Life Center at a...


Potluck Lunch

Starts:    Jan 31, 2016 @ 12 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Potluck Dinner  Sunday, January 31 at Noon in the Gym Join us for a potluck dinner for a time of fellowship and celebration as we close our Stewardship Campaign, celebrate the ministries of 2015, and look forward to 2016.  St. John's will provide the meat, and everyone is invited to br...


Prayer Walk

Starts:    Mar 04, 2017 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

We will hold our first Wildwood Neighborhood Prayer Walk Saturday March 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact Pastor Jay to join in.


Presentation About Mission Trip to Holy Land

Starts:    Jun 14, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

On Sunday, June 14, Larry Norman will host an informational presentation about his upcoming mission trip to the Holy Land which will take place in October. The presentation will be in the parlor at 6 p.m.immediately following the Charge Conference. Everyone is invited to attend.


Prime Timers and Daytimers Final Road Trip

Starts:    Sep 24, 2015   Ends:     @  

FINAL ROAD TRIP FOR DAYTIMERS AND PRIME TIMERS Thursday, September 24, 2015 Canton, Mississippi – Tour of Nissan Plant Since starting 12 ½ years ago, the Daytimers and Prime Timers have made 78 trips all over Louisiana and to surrounding states. This has been an outstanding ...


Prime Timers Breakfast

Starts:    Mar 12, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us at the Piccadilly on Essen Lane for a Dutch-treat breakfast buffet.  All ages are invited!


Prime Timers Breakfast

Starts:    May 13, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

We'd love to see you on Saturday, May 13 around 8:30 a.m. at the Piccadilly on Essen Lane. Join us for a Dutch treat buffet breakfast.


Prime Timers Breakfast

Starts:    Jul 08, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Prime Timers are meeting for their monthly second-Saturday buffet breakfast at the Essen Lane Piccadilly on Saturday, July 8. Join us for this Dutch-treat breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The food is good, the conversation is fun and the company is top notch!


Prime Timers Breakfast

Starts:    Jun 10, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Don't forget folks! Prime Timers Dutch treat buffet breakfast will be on Saturday, June 10, around 8:30 a.m. at Piccadilly on Essen. Mark your calendars and join us!!


Prime Timers Breakfast

Starts:    Dec 10, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     Dec 10, 2016 @ 10 a.m.  

Join us on Saturday, December 10 at 8:30 a.m. for a Dutch-treat breakfast at the Piccadilly on Essen. Planning on Christmas shopping that day? Eat a power breakfast before you start - you'll last longer.


Prime Timers Breakfast

Starts:    Sep 08, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Dutch-treat Buffet Breakfast Piccadilly on Essen Saturday, September 8, 8:30 a.m. Come have breakfast then follow us to Days for Girls Workday


Prime Timers Breakfast

Starts:    Mar 10, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Come join us for a Dutch treat breakfast buffet or breakfast-made-to-order at the grill this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the Piccadilly on Essen. Don't let the road construction stop! If you do you will miss talking with some really good people and miss having a really good breakfast. Remember it's ...


Prime Timers Breakfast - January 2017

Starts:    Jan 14, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

It's time to join the Prime Timers at the Piccadilly on Essen for a Dutch-treat buffet breakfast.  You are welcome to join this lively group on Saturday, January 14 at 8:30 a.m. Here's a suggestion - come for breakfast, then go over to the Family Life Center and help out at the Days for Girl...


Prime Timers Breakfast - January 2018

Starts:    Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

This is an open invitation to all of you who are young at heart and are living in your prime time to join St. John's PRIME TIMERS for a Dutch-treat buffet breakfast at the Piccadilly Cafeteria on Essen Lane at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, January 13. We meet there every second Saturday of the month, ra...


Prime Timers October 2018

Starts:    Oct 13, 2018 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

It's almost time for the monthly breakfast at the Piccadilly. Join us on Saturday, October 13 at 8:30 a.m. at the Piccadilly on Essen. There is a buffet breakfast as well as a short-order grill AND the company is terrific.


Promotion Sunday

Starts:    Aug 14, 2016 @ 9:45 a.m.   Ends:     Aug 14, 2016 @ 10 a.m.  

Sunday, August 14, is Promotion Sunday. All children and youth will meet in the Sanctuary at 9:45 a.m. for a brief program.  After the program, group pictures will be taken of each class.


Promotion Sunday & Presentation of Bibles

Starts:    Aug 16, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  


Promotion Sunday 2017

Starts:    Aug 06, 2017 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

On promotion Sunday, August 6, we will be giving Bibles to our Pre-K, 3rd grade, 6th grade and 9th grade children.  If you have a child that will be 4 years old, going into 3rd grade, 6th grade or 9th grade, please contact the church office, Morgan Dynes or Nelson Williams with their n...


Puerto Rico Relief & Chamber Music Recital

Starts:    Jan 26, 2018 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us for a night of music benefiting Puerto Rico, as they rebuild from Hurricane Irma. The Manhattan Chamber Players, a NYC-based chamber music collective comprised of some of the most accomplished young artists on the Classical music scene today, will be presenting a concert of works for pia...


Read for America Day

Starts:    Mar 02, 2016 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Mar 02, 2016 @ 3 p.m.  

Members of St. John's have been invited to read to classes anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Read for America Day in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday!  If you are interested in participating, contact Buffie Grayson at francesgrayson@cox.net.


Reception for Pastor Jay

Starts:    Jun 25, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

There will be a reception for Pastor Jay during coffee time on Sunday, June 25. A number of people have expressed an interest in bringing farewell gifts or cards for Pastor Jay. There will be baskets in the Family Life Center, if you wish to bring a gift or card.


Re-Hash at Heavenly Hash

Starts:    Feb 21, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

REHASH begins February 21st Wednesdays during Lent, we will "Rehab" our weekly worship theme during "Heavenly Hash and Rehash" on Wednesday evenings. Dinner will be served anytime from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. As we eat around our tables, we will spend a few minutes in worship and devotion, st...


Report on ASP Mission Trip

Starts:    Jul 08, 2018 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 8 from 6-7 p.m. for a dessert social in the FLC to celebrate the work that was done on the ASP trip and to thank those who supported the St. John's Youth every step of the way. We especially want our sponsors to come so we can thank you personally.


Ruth Circle UMW

Starts:    Jan 03, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     Jan 03, 2017 @ 11 a.m.  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, January 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Judy Koonce will present a program about the twelve disciples. At this meeting the 2017 pledge cards will be distributed. All women are invited to attend.


Ruth Circle UMW

Starts:    Jun 07, 2016 @ 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor.  All women are invited to attend.


Ruth UMW Circle

Starts:    Sep 06, 2016 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     Sep 06, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Pat Lively will present the program on hymns performed by popular musicians. All women are invited to attend.


Safe Sanctuary Training

Starts:    Jun 03, 2018 @ 4 p.m.   Ends:     @  

St. John's has a Safe Sanctuary policy to ensure the protection of all children, youth, and vulnerable adults who are participating in our activities or who have been placed in our care. We require our volunteer and staff personnel to participate in a Safe Sanctuary training. With so many wond...


School Supply Drive

Starts:    Jul 31, 2016   Ends:     Aug 10, 2016 @  

Can you hear those school bells ringing?  Soon we will and it is that time again that Opening Doors collects school supplies for students from the Gardere area.  Your donations will be much appreciated. There will be a blue tub in the Admin Building to put the supplies during regular of...


School Supply Drive 2018

Starts:    Aug 12, 2018   Ends:     @  

Deadline extended for the school supply drive! The annual school supply drive sponsored by Opening Doors and St. John's has collected a great deal of school supplies - thank you St John's for your generosity. Shown at right is a picture of the supplies we have received so far. However, in order...


Scout Sunday 2015

Starts:    Feb 08, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  


Second Sunday Outing

Starts:    Mar 11, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Our next Second Sunday outing will be March 11 at Zoës Kitchen in Perkins Rowe (on the corner down from Barnes & Noble). If you are a young adult we would love for you to join us for this Dutch treat lunch following the 11 a.m. service at 12:30 p.m.  Pastor Julia would love to kno...


Senior High Retreat, Wesley Center

Starts:    Mar 04, 2016 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     Mar 06, 2016 @ 3 p.m.  

For all youth in grades 9-12. Cost - $30 (must be received by February 22); this fee includes lodging, all Saturday meals, and breakfast on Sunday; everyone will need money for Friday supper and Sunday lunch. Please note:  we will be leaving St. John's promptly at 5 p.m. in order to ass...


Sewing Seeds of Love, Again

Starts:    Apr 29, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.   Ends:     @  

St. John's will host The Giving Quilt, a group of quilters, who make quilts for children with Down syndrome. This project supports a group called Upside Downs who deliver baskets of love and information to parents of newborn children with Down syndrome. For more information on Upside Downs go to ...


Sharing St. John's Listening Tour Finale

Starts:    Oct 01, 2017   Ends:     @  

Our "Sharing St. John's" Listening Tours are winding down. Next week will be our final two neighborhood sessions; however, we will be holding a gathering here at St. John's on Sunday, October 1. Come be with Pastor Lane and Pastor Julia as we share with them our hopes, dreams and concerns of St. ...


Silent Auction 2015

Starts:    Apr 12, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     Apr 12, 2015 @ 6 p.m.  

For almost 25 years, St. John’s has held a Silent Auction to raise money for some of the major mission projects of the church. The Sojourners’ Sunday School class will once again facilitate the Auction in 2015. In an effort to support Opening Doors, The Shepherd’s Market, our Youth Miss...


Silent Auction 2016

Starts:    May 22, 2016   Ends:     May 22, 2016 @  

The 2016 Silent Auction will be held on Sunday, May 22.  THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET YOUR ITEMS IN FOR THE SILENT AUCTION. Some suggestions are  DONATE A SERVICE: Sunday school lessons, a specialty dinner for 6 or 8, a tea for 6, restaurant coupon/gift card, window washing, lessons on h...


Silent Auction 2018

Starts:    Apr 22, 2018 @ 8 a.m.   Ends:     Apr 22, 2018 @ 6 p.m.  

The Silent Auction will be on Sunday, April 22 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Bidding will end at 6 p.m. SHARP.) All money collected will help support mission projects of the church. The Sojourner Sunday School class is organizing the auction, however...


Small Group Study: Parents with Young Children & Expectant Parents

Starts:    Aug 05, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

A new small group for parents with young children and expectant parents is forming right now! This group will meet on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. Small Group Study Begins: Wednesday, August 5 at 6 p.m. in the Church Parlor. We will begin with a study of the book of Philippians. Childcare is...


Social Media Training

Starts:    Sep 13, 2015 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Wonder what it means to “tweet”? Ever heard of Instagram? Want to share St. John’s events with friends and family on Facebook? If you are just a bit curious, or would like to dive in and learn how to use social media, come to a Social Media Training event Sunday, September 13 at 3...


Sound of Summer Sunday School

Starts:    Jun 03, 2018 @ 9:45 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Our summer session of Sunday School begins Sunday, June 3. We will be doing something different this summer by having one class for all (children in 1st grade through high school) called "Sounds of Summer Sunday School." We will meet in the Family Life Center during the regular Sunday school ho...


Sounds of Summer Sunday School Finale

Starts:    Jul 29, 2018 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Our very last Sounds of Summer Sunday School is Sunday, July 29. A huge thanks to teachers and students who came and made this Summer a fun time of learning and fellowship. This Sunday we celebrate all of you, our wonderful volunteers, in "Sounds of Community." We hope and pray that you will exte...


Spanish Lessons

Starts:    Aug 30, 2017 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

A small group of people who want to learn Spanish will meet weekly for one hour on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the library beginning August 30. The text that will be used is Spanish Now! Level 1, eighth ed.; available from Barnes & Noble or Amazon. The class will be self-taught so those wh...


Spanish Refresher

Starts:    Aug 22, 2018 @ 10 - 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The survivors of the self-taught Spanish class that started last fall are still meeting to learn and practice. If you have some basic knowledge of Spanish and would like to refresh it or learn more, you are welcome to come to any session and join in on the fun we have trying to understand each ot...


Spring Blood Drive 2016

Starts:    Mar 20, 2016 @ 8 a.m.   Ends:     Mar 20, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.  

The OLOL Bloodmobile will be in St. John's parking lot on Sunday from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. This is a simple way to benefit St. John's and the wider community, so please consider making a blood donation!  Because of the generosity of donors, all members of St. John's are eligible to receive bl...


Spring Daytimers/Prime Timers Trip

Starts:    Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:15 a.m.   Ends:     Apr 23, 2015 @ 6 p.m.  

The Spring Daytimers/Prime Timers trip will feature one of the group’s most popular destinations – New Orleans. The first stop will be The Cabildo State Museum to view the new exhibit of the Battle of New Orleans. This battle and its results have recently been widely publicized in the news m...


Spring Work Day 2018

Starts:    Mar 17, 2018 @ 8 a.m. - noon   Ends:     @  

The Trustees have set, Saturday, March 17 as our pre-Easter work day.  We hope you will be able to come help; we appreciate any length of time you can be here. Do you like to work outside?  We will be spreading mulch, picking up limbs, pulling weeds, planting ... . More of an indoors p...


St. John's 101

Starts:    May 10, 2015 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     May 31, 2015 @ 4:30 p.m.  

May 10, 17 and 31, 2015, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Library This three-week course is designed for those are considering making St. John’s their church home or have recently become members of our congregation. During the class, participants will learn more about The United Methodist ...


St. John's Newcomer Gathering

Starts:    May 03, 2015 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Members: Any member who wants to represent their small group is invited to attend. Recent guests and new members: You are invited to join church staff and other St. John’s members for an informal Newcomer Gathering. The purpose is to get to know each other better and share informati...


St. John's Newcomer Gathering

Starts:    Jan 11, 2015 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     Jan 11, 2015 @ 4:30 p.m.  

Members: Any member who wants to represent their small group is invited to attend. Recent guests and new members: You are invited to join church staff and other St. John’s members for an informal Newcomer Gathering. The purpose is to get to know each other better and share informati...


St. John's 101

Starts:    Jan 18, 2015 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     Feb 08, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.  

January 18 and 25, and February 8 from 5-6:30 p.m. This three-week course is designed for those are considering making St. John’s their church home or have recently become members of our congregation. During the class, participants will learn more about The United Methodist Church and this...


St. John's 101

Starts:    Feb 28, 2016 @ 9:45 a.m.   Ends:     Mar 13, 2016 @  

February 28, March 6 and March 13, 9:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary This three-week course is designed for those are considering making St. John’s their church home or have recently become members of our congregation. During the class, participants will learn more about The United Methodist Churc...


St. John's 101 - Fall 2016

Starts:    Oct 02, 2016 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     Oct 16, 2016 @ 10:45 A.M.  

October 2, 9, and 16, 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary This three-week course is designed for those are considering making St. John’s their church home or have recently become members of our congregation. During the class, participants will learn more about The United Methodist Church and this cong...


St. Jude Catholic Daughters Gift and Bake Sale

Starts:    Oct 06, 2018   Ends:     Oct 07, 2018 @  

The Catholic Daughters of St. Jude Parish are having their annual Gift and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Sunday October 7 beginning at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 9150 Highland Rd. The hand made gifts and home made desserts make great gifts. The proceeds go towards t...


St. Mark's UMW Women's Day

Starts:    Sep 17, 2017 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

St. Mark United Methodist Church extends an invitation to all area churches to celebrate Women’s Day with us on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church. St. Mark United Methodist Church is located at 6217 Glen Oaks Drive in Baton Rouge. The theme for ...


State of the Church Address and Potluck

Starts:    Jan 28, 2018 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

On Sunday, January 28 at 5 p.m., we will gather for a "State of the Church" Gathering & Potluck Dinner. We will celebrate all the ways God has been at work through our church and look to the future to discern where God is leading us together. Everyone is invited to be part of this event....


State of the Church Potluck Lunch

Starts:    Feb 01, 2015 @ 12 p.m.   Ends:     @  

We are having a church wide potluck in the gym immediately following the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is invited — members, guests and visitors. St. John’s is furnishing sandwiches and drinks; we are asking you to bring your favorite side, salad or dessert.


Stations of the Cross 2015

Starts:    Mar 29, 2015 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Continue your Holy Week experience, Sunday, March 29, at 5 p.m. with a potluck dinner in the gym and remembering the Passion of Christ by walking the Stations of the Cross. A perfect event for all ages!


Stewardship 2018 Potluck Lunch

Starts:    Oct 22, 2017 @ 12 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us after 11 a.m. worship on Sunday October 22 for a potluck lunch to mark our 2018 stewardship campaign, Defying Gravity. Bring a dish to share!


Stewardship Commitment Sunday 2017

Starts:    Oct 22, 2017 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Bring your completed Defying Gravity Stewardship Brochure and Commitment Card to worship on Commitment Sunday, October 22 at 8:30 or 11 a.m. service.


Study: A Prayer-Filled Life

Starts:    Sep 12, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.   Ends:     Oct 24, 2018 @ 7 p.m.  

Pastor Lane and Pastor Deirdre' are offering a six week class on living a prayer-filled life using the book, "The Cup of Our Life: A Guide for Spiritual Growth." The author, Joyce Rupp, uses a cup as a symbol of life with its emptiness and fullness, its brokenness and flaws, and its many blessing...


Summer Study for Women

Starts:    Jun 14, 2016 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     Jul 27, 2016 @ 9 p.m.  

Kathy Megison is hosting a women’s small group study in her home during June (14, 22, and 29) and July (13, 27) at 7 p.m.  The group will be reading and discussing Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners and Saints. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Kathy (405-...


Summer Study: Hollywood Jesus

Starts:    May 29, 2016 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     Jun 19, 2016 @  

Like Movies?  Love Jesus?  Then this 4-week study is for you!  Join Pastor Jay and Deacon Sarah as we explore some famous movies about Jesus, as well as movies that have nothing to do with Jesus but teach important truths about our faith. (Snacks and movie clips provided.)  Ch...


Sunday Brunch Kicks Off 2017 Stewardship Campaign

Starts:    Oct 16, 2016 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     Oct 16, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.  

A church-wide brunch on Sunday, October 16 will kick off our 2017 Stewardship Campaign.  Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center for a catered brunch!  Remember we are now holding services in the Family Life Center.


Sunday Night Live - Lent Edition!

Starts:    Mar 22, 2015 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Beginning at 5 p.m. in the gym, join us for dinner followed by a service of Holy Communion. All ages are invited to this time of fellowship and worship, featuring our children and youth. Come and bring your friends!


Support the Gardere Initiative

Starts:    Apr 08, 2018 @ 5 - 9 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Opening Doors invites everyone to EAT FOR CHANGE on Sunday, April 8 at Chipotle Restaurant, 101 W. State Street, just north of the LSU campus, between 5 and 9 p.m. to support the Gardere Initiative. Tell the cashier you are supporting the Gardere Initiative and they will get 50% of the proceeds f...


Surviving the Holidays - Grief Workshop

Starts:    Dec 06, 2016 @ 12 p.m.   Ends:     Dec 06, 2016 @  

Family Plus Counseling Services is presenting a grief workshop, Surviving the Holidays, on Tuesday, December 6 beginning at 12 p.m. in the Family Life Center. There is no charge for the workshop and it is open to all. 


Thanksgiving Dinner - You are Invited!

Starts:    Nov 24, 2016 @ 1:00   Ends:     @  

If you are not able to be with family or friends for Thanksgiving, you are hereby invited to a home-cooked Turkey dinner hosted by Ray and Deirdre Halliburton at their home on Thursday, November 24 at 1 p.m. For more information, please call Deirdre at 939-1425.


Thanksgiving Hens Giveaway 2015

Starts:    Nov 24, 2015 @ 8 a.m.   Ends:     Nov 24, 2015 @ 11 a.m.  

The Shepherd's Market has partnered with The Scott Law Firm and The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to provide 400 hens and trimmings for Thanksgiving packages to be given away from 8-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Premier Healthcare is providing 400 gravy packets to go along with the hens...


The Gratitude Tree Deadline

Starts:    Oct 21, 2018   Ends:     @  

The Gratitude Tree The Gratitude Tree celebrates our thanksgivings to God. For what are you most grateful? In honor of our "Keep Our Vision Growing Stewardship and Second-Mile Giving Campaign," we invite you to place a leaf on "The Gratitude Tree." The funds raised through this initiative will...


The Hoge Roast

Starts:    Jun 01, 2017 @ 5:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Hoge Roast is happening! Bring your favorite stories from Pastor Jay's time at St. John's - any kind of stories: funny, inspiring, Please contact Fran Anderson if you want to be one of the "roasters." If you cannot attend, you can send your anecdotes to Fran to be put on the big screen. Dea...


The Lenten Experience at St. John's

Starts:    Mar 01, 2017   Ends:     Apr 13, 2017 @  

This Lenten season please join us as we focus our attention on our faith in Christ and Christ's journey to the cross. Lenten Welcome Video from St. John's UMC Baton Rouge on Vimeo. Wednesdays, beginning March 1, on Ash Wednesday, and continuing every Wednesday through April 12, we offer two 30...


The Longest Night

Starts:    Dec 21, 2017 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Sometimes the circumstances of our lives leave us feeling down from grief, loss, disappointment, or pain. This service is a time to acknowledge our grief and also remind ourselves of the hope we have in Christ. It is a beautiful, intimate and healing service.  


The Pastor's Class

Starts:    Nov 06, 2016 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

• Want to connect with our church at a deeper level?  • Not currently participating in a Sunday school class? If you answered yes to the above questions, have we got an opportunity for you! Join Pastor Jay for a new Sunday school class November 6 at 10 a.m. in the Family Life ...


The Shepherd's Market - 5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Starts:    Jul 16, 2017   Ends:     @  

We will be celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the opening of The Shepherd's Market on Sunday July 16. Please join us at coffee time in celebrating this mission of Opening Doors and St. John's!


The Tradition Behind the Tradition

Starts:    Aug 30, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Please join us on Sunday, August 30 at 6 p.m. in the Church Parlor for a video presentation by Dr. Elaine Heath. Dr. Heath is a United Methodist Pastor, a professor of Evangelism and a missionary in her own backyard. You are invited to come watch an inspiring message from her and then join i...


The Walk Groundbreaking Celebration

Starts:    Nov 15, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Please plan to join us on Sunday November 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the gym for a groundbreaking celebration


The Walk Potluck Lunch

Starts:    May 21, 2017 @ 12 p.m.   Ends:     @  

On Sunday, May 21 we will hold our first regular 8:30 and 11:00 worship services in the sanctuary. Following worship, we will continue the celebration with a potluck lunch in the Family Life Center. The church will provide only drinks so all types of dishes are needed: entrées, veggies, br...


The Walk Small Group Meeting

Starts:    Oct 04, 2015 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Youth parents are invited to a small group meeting to learn more about St. John’s United Methodist Church’s vision and plans for our two-phased building project. Pastor Jay Hogewood will cast The Walk vision and answer any questions you bring. Join us Sunday October 4 from 5-6:3...


The Walk Small Group Meeting

Starts:    Oct 05, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

You’re invited to a small group meeting to learn more about St. John’s United Methodist Church’s vision and plans for our two-phased building project. Pastor Jay Hogewood will cast The Walk vision and answer any questions you bring. Join us Monday October 5 from 6-7:30 p.m...


The Walk Small Group Meeting

Starts:    Oct 06, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

You’re invited to a small group meeting to learn more about St. John’s United Methodist Church’s vision and plans for our two-phased building project. Pastor Jay Hogewood will cast The Walk vision and answer any questions you bring. Join us Tuesday October 6 from 6-7:30 p.m....


The Walk Small Group Meeting

Starts:    Oct 07, 2015 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

You’re invited to a small group meeting to learn more about St. John’s United Methodist Church’s vision and plans for our two-phased building project. Pastor Jay Hogewood will cast The Walk vision and answer any questions you bring. Join us Wednesday October 7 from 10-11:30 ...


The Walk Small Group Meeting

Starts:    Oct 07, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Choir members are invited to a small group meeting to learn more about St. John’s United Methodist Church’s vision and plans for our two-phased building project. Pastor Jay Hogewood will cast The Walk vision and answer any questions you bring. Join us Wednesday October 7 from 5:...


The Walk Small Group Meeting

Starts:    Oct 11, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

You’re invited to a small group meeting to learn more about St. John’s United Methodist Church’s vision and plans for our two-phased building project. Pastor Jay Hogewood will cast The Walk vision and answer any questions you bring. Join us Sunday October 11 from 12:30-2 p.m...


The Walk Small Group Meeting

Starts:    Oct 11, 2015 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

You’re invited to a small group meeting to learn more about St. John’s United Methodist Church’s vision and plans for our two-phased building project. Pastor Jay Hogewood will cast The Walk vision and answer any questions you bring. Join us Sunday October 11 from 3-4:30 p.m....


The Walk Small Group Meeting

Starts:    Oct 12, 2015 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

You’re invited to a small group meeting to learn more about St. John’s United Methodist Church’s vision and plans for our two-phased building project. Pastor Jay Hogewood will cast The Walk vision and answer any questions you bring. Join us Monday October 12 from 10-11:30 a....


The Walk Small Group Meeting

Starts:    Oct 13, 2015 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Residents of The Haven and St. James Place are invited to a small group meeting to learn more about St. John’s United Methodist Church’s vision and plans for our two-phased building project. Pastor Jay Hogewood will cast The Walk vision and answer any questions you bring. Join u...


The Walk: Celebration Breakfast

Starts:    Oct 06, 2018 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     @  

A celebratory breakfast, recognizing all of those who have supported The Walk three-year campaign, will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 9 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Invitations will be going out next week. Please RSVP by Monday, September 24 by emailing the church office or by phoning 225-...


Training for Worship Volunteers and Eucharistic Ministers

Starts:    Feb 14, 2016 @ 3 - 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Training for Worship Volunteers and Eucharistic Ministers Sunday, February 14 from 3-5 p.m. This training is for everyone who is or would like to be an usher, Scripture reader, acolyte, communion server or Eucharistic Minister (those who take communion to the homebound). Sign-up forms for these ...


Trivia Night 2015

Starts:    Jun 28, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Sunday, June 28, 2015 Third place winners were a three-way tie: Jay’zus loves his little children part 1, Jay’zus loves his little children part 2 and the Oneders Second place winners: The St. John’s Worts and Winners: The Open Minded Curmudgeon...


Trunk or Treat 2016

Starts:    Oct 30, 2016 @ 4 p.m.   Ends:     Oct 30, 2016 @ 6 p.m.  

TRUNK OR TREAT! TRUNK OR TREAT! On Sunday, October 30 from 4 - 6 p.m. our trunks will be decorated and open for treats!! Come and have a great time in our family-friendly, safe environment and to have more fun - come in costume!!


Trunk-or-Treat 2015

Starts:    Oct 25, 2015 @ 4 p.m.   Ends:     Oct 25, 2015 @ 6 p.m.  

Join us for fun, food and trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment.


Tutoring Opportunity

Starts:    Aug 14, 2018 @ 4 - 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Gardere Initiative is in need of tutors for their After-School Tutoring Program for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested, there will be a training session for volunteers on Tuesday, August 14 from 4 - 6 p.m. at 8435 Ned Ave., Apt. A (just off Gardere Lane).


UMCOR Sunday 2018

Starts:    Mar 25, 2018 @ 8:30 & 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries. For more than 50 years, United Methodist congregations have been taking part in a special UMCOR Su...


UMW - Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Jan 12, 2016 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will meet at 7 p.m. in the church parlor on Tuesday, January 12. Beth Forester will speak on “Foundation of Blessedness” and will also introduce our new study for this year: Children of the Bible. All women of the church are invited - please come.


UMW - Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    May 09, 2017 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will meet Tuesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the home of Mary May (537 Rue de LaPlace) to enjoy our annual covered dish dinner. Bring a dish to share with everyone; it will be an enjoyable evening of delicious food and fellowship. Please plan to attend.


UMW - Ruth Circle

Starts:    Aug 01, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, August 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Pat Lively will present the program on the disciples Philip and Bartholomew. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Bake Sale 2017

Starts:    Dec 10, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

St. John's UMW will be having a holiday bake sale in the Family Life Center during coffee time on Sunday, December 10. As we all know, the ladies of our UMW are a mission-oriented group AND they have a lot of wonderful bakers in their midst. So come to fill some spots on your Christmas list or c...


UMW Christmas Parties

Starts:    Dec 06, 2016 @ 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Ends:     Dec 13, 2016 @ 7 - 9 p.m.  

THE RUTH CIRCLE will meet Tuesday, December 6 at 11 a.m. for their annual Christmas party at the home of Judy Koonce. Everyone is to bring a side dish or a dessert.  THE MARY MARTHA CIRCLE will meet on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at the home of Joyce Perry for their annual Christmas party...


UMW General Meeting

Starts:    Nov 12, 2017 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Ladies, please plan to attend the UMW General Meeting on Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m. in the parlor. President Pat Cobb will preside over the election and Sandie Webb will install the new officers of the UMW Executive Board for 2018. All UMW members are encouraged to attend.


UMW General Meeting

Starts:    Aug 30, 2015 @ 12 p.m.   Ends:     @  

All members of St. John’s UMW are invited to attend a General Meeting Sunday August 30 at noon in the gym. There will be a presentation by Vallen Corbett, president of the district UMW. Election of officers will also be held. A light lunch will be served.


UMW General Meeting

Starts:    Nov 13, 2016 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     Nov 13, 2016 @ 4:30 p.m.  

St. John's UMW will hold their General Meeting in the church parlor on Sunday, November 13 at 3 p.m.  Check back in October for more detailed information.


UMW General Meeting

Starts:    Mar 06, 2016 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW General Meeting will be held in the parlor at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6.  Nancy Waller, 2015 Team Leader for the Guatemala Mission Trip, will be the guest speaker.  All women are invited to attend the meeting.


UMW General Meeting

Starts:    Mar 18, 2018 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

We hope you will join us for the UMW General Meeting on Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. in the parlor. Come for refreshments, education, and a time with other women of the church. Come for a missionary journey as Dolores Giles guides us through a fluid history of the Missionary conferences of the UM...


UMW General Meeting Spring 2015

Starts:    Feb 08, 2015 @ 12 p.m.   Ends:     @  

All three UMW Circles will meet for our UMW General Meeting at noon in the St. John’s Gym. Our program, Praying with Beads, will be led by Lisa Frost. Lisa is a member of University United Methodist Church, a Spiritual Director and active on the board of the LSU Wesley Foundation. Many peopl...


UMW Mary Martha

Starts:    Nov 13, 2018 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13 in the church parlor. Kristine Isenhower will present our program. All ladies of the church are welcome.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Mar 13, 2018 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Mary Martha Circle will meet on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the parlor. The program will be a "Call to Prayer and Self Denial." All are welcome.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Feb 13, 2018 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will meet on Tuesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. in the parlor. The program will be presented by Pat Cobb. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Apr 10, 2018 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday April 10 in the church parlor. Joyce Perry will present our lesson. All ladies of the church are welcome.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Sep 11, 2018 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Mary Martha Circle will meet Tuesday, September 11, at 7 p.m. in the parlor. Beth Forester will present the program. All women are invited to attend


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Aug 14, 2018 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Mary Martha Circle will meet on Tuesday, August 14 at 7 p.m. in the parlor. Kathleen Adams will present a program on the history and legacy of the UMW. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Sep 11, 2015 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle UMW will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11 in the Parlor. Deacon Sarah will present a program on Sarah, A Woman of the Bible. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Jun 09, 2015 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha UMW Circle will meet Tuesday, June 9 at 7 p.m. in the Parlor. Joyce Perry will present the New Testament story of Elizabeth in our continuing study of women in the Bible. All women of the church are welcome to join us.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    May 12, 2015 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will meet Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. for our annual covered dish supper at the home of Mary May, 537 Rue de la Place (766-4781). All women of the church are welcome to join us!


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Apr 14, 2015 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will meet on Tuesday, April 14 in the parlor at 7 p.m. Pat Cobb will present the program on Priscilla in the continuing series of Women in the Bible. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Mar 10, 2015 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Mary Martha UMW Circle will meet Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the parlor. Deacon Janet Hogstrom will present the program on “Obscure women of the Bible.” All women are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Feb 10, 2015 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle of St. John’s UMW will meet on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the parlor. Judy Barbay will present the program on Rahab, who, in the Bible, hid the Israelite spies. All women of the church are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Jan 13, 2015 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha UMW Circle will meet Tuesday, January 13 at 7 p.m. in the parlor. Beth Forester will present an introduction to “The Most Inspiring Women of the Bible.” All women of the church are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Oct 13, 2015 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will meet Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. in the Parlor. Betty Schroeder will present a program on the Woman of Samaria, continuing the study of Women in the Bible. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Dec 08, 2015 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle UMW will hold their annual Christmas party Tuesday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at the home of Bobbi Marino, 3025 Rue d’Orleans (205-5530). Please bring a snack to share. All ladies of church are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Nov 14, 2017 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will meet Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. in the parlor. Joyce Perry will present our program. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Dec 12, 2017 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha UMW Circle will hold their annual Christmas gathering on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at the home of Pat Cobb (1910 Camellia Trace). Please remember to bring a snack to share. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Aug 08, 2017 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will meet Tuesday, August 8 at 7 p.m. in the church parlor. Kathleen Adams will present our program on the “Feed the Homeless Mission” in New Orleans.


UMW Mary Martha Circle

Starts:    Sep 12, 2017 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The Mary Martha Circle will gather on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. for refreshments, fellowship and a pledge service program. All women are invited to attend for the first time or if you have missed circle, to come back and rejoin the community.


UMW Mary Martha Potluck

Starts:    May 08, 2018 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Mary Martha Circle will enjoy their annual potluck supper on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. at the home of Mary May, 537 Rue de la Place. All women of the church are welcome. Bring your favorite dish, enjoy delicious food, and wonderful fellowship. Please plan to attend!


UMW Mini School of Missions

Starts:    Aug 01, 2015   Ends:     @  


UMW Mission Fair

Starts:    Oct 04, 2015 @ 9:45 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Come join us during coffee time for A TASTE OF MISSIONS and see the array of initiatives that your church is participating in this year. Gift cards will be available for purchase. Sunday School to Follow.


UMW Mission Fair

Starts:    Oct 02, 2016 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Oct 02, 2016 @ 12:30 p.m.  

Do you want to know more about St. John’s beautiful array of ministries? Want to find out how you might fit perfectly in our church’s mission? Find out how St. John’s serves Christ from Gardere to Cuba, from Wildwood Elementary School to India! Come and see Sunday, October 2, 9 ...


UMW Non-garage Garage Sale 2017

Starts:    Sep 14, 2017   Ends:     Sep 17, 2017 @  

The UMW is once again helping us de-clutter our homes. The Fall Non-Garage Sale will be Thursday, September 14 - Sunday, September 17. There will be a designated area in the Family Life Center for drop off. PLEASE don't bring items to the FLC before Thursday September 14.


UMW Non-Garage Sale

Starts:    Apr 10, 2016   Ends:     @  

St. John’s!  It is time to clean out your closets and storage spaces.  The United Methodist Women are having their annual garage sale, only it is a Non-Garage Sale.  We ask that you bring those items you would normally donate to the garage sale to Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (1...


UMW Non-Garage Sale

Starts:    Sep 24, 2015   Ends:     Sep 27, 2015 @  

September is upon us! It’s time to clean out our closets, garages and other spaces that we overload with things we don’t use. Organizing clears our minds as well as our homes AND better still, it helps the missions of our church. The United Methodist Women are sponsoring another Non-Garage...


UMW Non-Garage Sale Spring 2015

Starts:    Mar 19, 2015   Ends:     Mar 22, 2015 @  

St. John’s UMW is changing their traditional Garage Sale into a “Non-Garage” Sale. This new concept will allow people to bring their “treasures” to the back of the gym beginning March 19 through March 22. On March 23, Here Today Gone Tomorrow will pick up all donations and sell them at their...


UMW Non-Garage Sale Spring 2016

Starts:    Apr 10, 2016   Ends:     May 08, 2016 @  

St. John’s!  It is time to clean out your closets and storage spaces.  The United Methodist Women are having their annual garage sale, only it is a Non-Garage Sale.  We ask that you bring those items you would normally donate to the garage sale to Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (1...


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    May 03, 2016 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     May 03, 2016 @ 10:30 a.m.  

The Ruth Circle will meet in the church parlor for a song fest on Tuesday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m.  Rebecca Bellelo will provide the music.  All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Feb 02, 2016   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, February 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor.  A program about your favorite hymns will be presented.  All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Aug 02, 2016 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @ 12:30 p.m.  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, August 2 in the parlor. The prayer and self-denial program will be presented. A donation collection will be taken. Members are invited to an indoor picnic which will be held at the conclusion of the meeting. Each member should bring their own brown bag lunch...


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Sep 01, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, September 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Aileen Pine will present a program about Jacob’s wives. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Aug 04, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4 in the Parlor. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Jul 07, 2015 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. in the church parlor. Deacon Sarah Shoup will present a program about a woman from the Bible. Everyone is asked to bring a brown-bag lunch; drinks and desserts will be provided. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Jun 02, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The next meeting of the Ruth Circle will be Tuesday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Mary Jones will present a program about Hagar, in our continuing series of Women in the Bible. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    May 05, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Betty Sandifer will present a program about Mary Martha in our continuing series of Women in the Bible. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Apr 07, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, April 7, at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Mar 03, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet on Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Judy Barbay will present a program on Rahab, who, in the Bible, saved the Israelite spies in Jericho. All women of the church are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Feb 03, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth circle will meet Tuesday, February 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Wanda Nelson will present a program about Mary Magdalene. An offering for the prayer and self-denial program will be collected. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Jan 06, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle of St. John’s UMW will hold its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 6 at 9:30 in the parlor. Betty Sandifer will present the 2015 pledge program. Also the group will be introduced to a new program about women in the Bible. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Oct 06, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, October 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Fay Melancon will present a program about Mary Magdalene, continuing the study of Women in the Bible. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Oct 06, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, October 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Fay Melancon will present a program about Mary Magdalene, continuing the study of Women in the Bible. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Nov 03, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, November 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Norma Thomason will present the World Thank Offering. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Dec 01, 2015 @ 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will hold their annual Christmas party on Tuesday, December 1, 11 a.m., at the home of Pat Lively, 944 E. Lakeview. Each person is being asked to bring a salad or a dessert. A donation for missions will be collected. All women are invited to join us.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Jan 05, 2016 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, January 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. The 2016 pledge program and a program about hymns will be presented. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Jun 06, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Pat Lively will present a program about the disciples Thomas and Matthew. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Jul 11, 2017 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet on Tuesday, July 11 at 10 a.m. in the parlor. We are having an indoor picnic so be sure to bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. We will be having an old-fashioned song fest singing favorite hymns. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    May 02, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, May 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Aileen Pine will present a program about the disciples, Simon and Judas. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Apr 04, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth circle will meet Tuesday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Betty Sandifer will present a program about the disciples James and John. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Feb 07, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle UMW will meet Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. The program on the disciple Peter will be presented by Judy Koonce. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Nov 07, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, November 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Norma Thomason will present the World Thank Offering and the 2018 pledge programs. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Oct 03, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, October 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Judy Koonce will present a program of on Lazarus, Paul and Luke as well as an overview of the twelve disciples. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Sep 05, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, September 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Liz McDonald will present a program about the disciples Matthias, John Mark, and Barnabas. All women of the church are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Dec 05, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will hold a Christmas gathering on Tuesday, December 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. A devotional will be presented and a love offering for The Shepherd's Market will be collected. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Feb 06, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet on Tuesday, February 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. The program will be "An Introduction to Life in Bible Times" and will be presented by Judy Koonce and Pat Lively. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Jun 05, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet on Tuesday, June 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Joyce Perry will present a program about her religious experiences when she visited the Holy Land. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Aug 07, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet on Tuesday, August 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Judy Koonce will present a program about the temple in Jerusalem. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Jul 03, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, July 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. The annual indoor picnic will be held. Refreshments will be provided by several circle members. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Sep 04, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet Tuesday, September 4, at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Judy Koonce will present "A Day of Bread in the Time of Jesus." All women are invited to attend


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Apr 03, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle will meet on Tuesday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Pat Cobb will present a program on the history of The United Methodist Women. All are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    May 01, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle will meet on Tuesday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Judy Koonce and Pat Lively will present a program on "Sacred Spaces of Nurturing." All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Mar 06, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Ruth Circle will meet on Tuesday, March 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Deirdré Halliburton will present a program on "Sacred Spaces." All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Oct 09, 2018 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

The UMW Mary Martha Circle will meet Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. in the parlor. Pat Cobb will present the program. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Ruth Circle

Starts:    Nov 06, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

The Ruth Circle will meet on Tuesday, November 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. Norma Thomason will present the 2019 UMW Pledge Program and the World Thank Offering. All women are invited to attend.


UMW Study on Climate Change

Starts:    Mar 18, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Ends:     Mar 25, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

St. John's UMW is presenting a two-day workshop, on consecutive Saturday's, March 18 and 25, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in the Family Life Center. Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action invites you to seek climate justice, which means setting right our relationships with each other and the earth....


UMW Sunday 2015

Starts:    Jan 25, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  


UMW Sunday 2017

Starts:    Jan 22, 2017   Ends:     @  

St. John's is blessed to have three UMW Circles: the Ruth Circle, the Mary Martha Circle, and the Elizabeth Circle. See the insert in Sunday's worship bulletin or contact Pat Cobb for more information. Come celebrate St. John's United Methodist Women and learn about their mission goals and see w...


UMW Sunday 2018

Starts:    Jan 28, 2018 @ 8:30 & 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Sunday, January 28, is United Methodist Women (UMW) Sunday. Our UMW will lead worship and we will welcome Vickie Bollinger as our guest preacher. The UMW will host a special reception during coffee time that you won't want to miss.


UMW: A Night of Humor

Starts:    Sep 16, 2018 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

St. John's United Methodist Women invites everyone to join them on Sunday, September 16 at 6 p.m. in the FLC as Pastor Connie Saizon presents "A Night of Humor." Rev. Saizon is known to many in the Louisiana Conference through her ministry of "Travelin' Light." Her Christian comedy ministry spr...


Unity in the Community 2015

Starts:    Feb 28, 2015 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Come enjoy worship and fellowship with the children and families of the Charlie Thomas Head Start Center – Saturday, February 28, 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. This annual event, Unity inthe Community, is a wonderful opportunity to connect with these families whom we support so enthusiastically ...


Unity in the Community 2018

Starts:    Apr 21, 2018 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Come enjoy worship and fellowship with the children and families of the Charlie Thomas Head Start Center, Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Unity in the Community, is a wonderful opportunity to connect with these families we support so enthusiastically during the Christmas season wi...


Vacation Bible School 2016

Starts:    Jun 13, 2016 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Jun 17, 2016 @ 12 p.m.  

Cave Quest - Following Jesus, The Light of the World - see images at http://bit.ly/stjvbs2016 Online registration is now open for children 4 years old through 5th grade. This year's VBS will be an exciting week of learning, fun, fellowship, and worship. Children and volunteers will learn about fo...


Vacation Bible School 2018

Starts:    Jun 25, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Ends:     Jun 29, 2018 @  

Vacation Bible School June 25 - June 29 Dates for Vacation Bible School have been set - Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29 from 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m.  VBS is for ages 4 through those children who finished 5th grade this school year and is open to anyone in that age range so invite your fa...


VBS 2015

Starts:    Jun 15, 2015 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Jun 19, 2015 @ 11:30 a.m.  

Vacation Bible School 2015 - God With Us from St. John's UMC Baton Rouge on Vimeo.   VBS 2015 - Nothing is Impossible with God from St. John's UMC Baton Rouge on Vimeo.   VBS 2015 - Big House from St. John's UMC Baton Rouge on Vimeo. ...


VBS 2015 Closing Ceremony

Starts:    Jun 19, 2015 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  


VBS 2015 Setup

Starts:    Jun 13, 2015 @ 9 a.m.-2 p.m.   Ends:     @  


VBS 2015 Volunteer Training

Starts:    May 17, 2015 @ 3:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Anyone interested in helping during VBS, June 15-19, should come to the training session scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the gym. Volunteers are needed in all areas: set-up, crafts, snacks, decorating. Contact Deacon Sarah if you have any questions OR if you want to volunteer!


VBS 2016 Sing and Share and Ice Cream Social

Starts:    Jun 16, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m.   Ends:     Jun 16, 2016 @ 8:30 p.m.  

Join us Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary celebrating our children and their journey this past week in Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of the World. They will sing and share with us what they did on their quest, learning about Jesus through songs, Bible points, Bible verses, c...


VBS 2017

Starts:    Jun 12, 2017 @ 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Ends:     Jun 16, 2017 @  

Click the arrows for photos, or click to go directly to the Flickr album. Maker Fun Factory, Vacation Bible School 2017! Made by God. Built for a purpose. Maker Fun Factory was a huge success! We had more than 65 children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years in our crews from Monday through Frida...


VBS 2018 Set Up

Starts:    Jun 23, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - noon   Ends:     @  

Meet us in the Family Life Center We are setting up the Marketplace and decorating storefronts and activity rooms There will be a short meeting beginning at 9 a.m. in the FLC to touch base with all volunteers. Following the meeting we will begin setting up Babylon and The Marketplace. T...


Volleyball Returns!

Starts:    Aug 29, 2017 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Have you been anxiously waiting for Tuesday night volleyball to return to St. John's? Come to the FLC on Tuesday, August 29 at 6 p.m. when we will begin weekly coed volleyball - no age limits. Come on out!


Volunteer: Read Across America Day

Starts:    Mar 02, 2018 @ 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Once again, Read Across America Day celebrates the birthday of Dr. Suess by having folks from the community go into school classes and read to the children. And once again we have the opportunity to read to a class of Wildwood Elementary School students on Friday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.&nb...


Volunteers in Mission - Cuba 2016

Starts:    Oct 24, 2016   Ends:     Nov 04, 2016 @  

Volunteers in Mission - Cuba 2016 Registration brochure (PDF) The next Louisiana Conference VIM mission to Cuba has been set for 2016: Monday, October 24 to Friday, November 4. The team is going back to the Methodist Church at Ciego de Avila, Cuba and will be working with our friend, Pastor Andr...


Wednesday Lenten Services 2016

Starts:    Feb 10, 2016 @ 7 a.m.   Ends:     Mar 23, 2016 @ 7:30 a.m.  

Join us for this 30-minute worship service on Wednesday mornings during Lent. 


Wednesday Lenten Services 2017

Starts:    Mar 01, 2017 @ 7 - 7:30 a.m. AND 6 - 6:30 p.m.   Ends:     Mar 29, 2017 @  

Worship and communion in the Family Life Center every Wednesday during Lent.


Wednesday Morning Lenten Services

Starts:    Feb 18, 2015 @ 7 a.m.   Ends:     Apr 01, 2015 @ 8 a.m.  

During the season of Lent, St. John’s will hold worship services every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. beginning Ash Wednesday and concluding Wednesday, April 1. This half-hour service will be a time of reflection, prayer, worship, and sharing in the Eucharist. The Sanctuary will remain open unt...


Welcome Lorri, and an Old-Fashioned Pantry Pounding

Starts:    Aug 02, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

On Sunday, August 2, St. John’s will welcome our new full-time Director of Ministries with Youth and Children, Lorrie McGuire, and her husband, Gene. There will be a reception during coffee time to introduce them to everyone. As part of our welcome, we are going to have an old-fashioned...


Welcome Reception for Pastor Lane and Pastor Julia

Starts:    Jul 09, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.   Ends:     @  

On Sunday, July 9, we will be having a welcome reception during coffee time to welcome Pastor Lane and Pastor Julia "officially" to our St. John's family.


Wildwood Elementary Field Day 2016

Starts:    May 12, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     May 12, 2016 @ 3 p.m.  

Volunteers are needed to supervise a variety of student games throughout the school day.  If you’re able to donate some time, please contact Buffie Grayson at francesgrayson@cox.net or 978-2621.


Wildwood Elementary Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

Starts:    May 02, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m.   Ends:     May 06, 2016 @ 3 p.m.  

The Seekers Sunday School Class is collecting gift cards for Teachers’ Appreciation Week at Wildwood Elementary School.  If you have a gift card you haven’t used, or you would like to purchase a gift card, they will be used as prizes in drawings for teachers during the week. &nbs...


Wildwood Elementary Volunteering 2017

Starts:    Aug 08, 2017   Ends:     Aug 11, 2017 @  

On the first day of school, Wednesday, August 9 through Friday, August 11, help is needed in the mornings to show parents and students to classrooms. If you have any questions, contact the school at 766-6002 If you would like to be a Reading Friend at Wildwood go to the Everybody Reads website a...


Wildwood: Teacher Appreciation Week

Starts:    May 07, 2018   Ends:     May 11, 2018 @  

Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11 is Teacher Appreciation Week. One of the activities that is done at Wildwood Elementary School during the week is to have a drawing for gift cards. The goal for this activity is to have a gift card for each teacher. If you have a gift card that you haven't used or ...


Willie Berman Presentation

Starts:    Jul 26, 2015 @ 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Please note – the location for this presentation has changed. We’ll meet in the Parlor. An Evening with Willie Berman United Methodist Missionary in Mexico Sunday, July 26 5 p.m. in the Parlor Join us as we hear from Willie Berman missionary with the General B...


Winter Bible Study 2017

Starts:    Feb 05, 2017 @ 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.   Ends:     Feb 26, 2017 @  

The Theology of Politics / The Politics of Theology Sundays in February, 5 - 6 p.m. in the Library Join us for a four-part study focusing on a 'citizen's guide to faith and politics.' Whether you identify as liberal or conservative, progressive or libertarian...whether you identify politically as...


Winter Blood Drive 2017

Starts:    Dec 10, 2017 @ 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Our semi-annual blood drive is scheduled for Sunday, December 10. The OLOL Blood Mobile will be in the side parking lot from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Anyone, 17 years of age or older (16 years old with parents consent) and in good health is eligible to donate blood. It is recommended that you eat f...


Work Day at Wildwood Elementary

Starts:    Jul 29, 2017   Ends:     @  

Buffie Grayson has informed us that The Chapel on the Campus is organizing a work day for Wildwood Elementary School (444 Halfway Tree Road) on Saturday, July 29. She says they are super organized and thinks our experience will be a good one. Please click on this link to get more i...


World Communion Sunday

Starts:    Oct 01, 2017 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  


Worship in the Family Life Center

Starts:    Jun 12, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.   Ends:     Jun 12, 2016 @ 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.  

Mark your calendars!! On Sunday, June 12 BOTH THE 8:30 AND 11 WORSHIP SERVICES will be held in the newly dedicated Family Life Center (FLC).  We are turning the sanctuary over to the VBS Decorating Team and will be using that Sunday to make sure everything runs smoothly when we will have to ...


Young Adult Book/Bible Study

Starts:    Jan 30, 2018 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Pastor Julia will begin a Book/Bible study small group for young adult professionals every other Tuesday beginning on January 30 at 6 p.m. The group will gather at Carrie Stephen's home. For more information please email Pastor Julia.


Young Adult Second Sundays

Starts:    Feb 11, 2018 @ 12:15 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Starting on Sunday, February 11, Pastor Lane and Pastor Julia would like to invite anyone who identifies as a young adult to join them for "Second Sunday" Lunch following the 11 a.m. worship service. It will be a time to join in fellowship with other young adults for lunch at a different location...


Young Adults Sunday School

Starts:    May 06, 2018 @ 10 a.m.   Ends:     @  

A Sunday School class for young adults will be forming soon. There will be a "Meet and Greet" on Sunday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in Room 202 (Youth Office) of the Admin Building. If you would like more information on this new class, please contact Molly Means, one of our Young Adults, otherwise just m...


Youth & Children's Caroling and Christmas Parties

Starts:    Dec 20, 2015 @ 3 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Youth & Children Christmas caroling, 3 - 5 p.m. Youth Christmas party at the Shoups, 5 - 7 p.m. We'll have a "regifting" cutthroat Santa party! This means everyone is to bring a gift that was given to them that they did not want. Youth, you may not buy a gift. Regift something of yours new...


Youth "Meal Out" Fundraiser

Starts:    Nov 12, 2018 @ 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Want to have a great meal at California Pizza Kitchen (in Perkins Rowe) and help raise funds for St. John's Youth at the same time? On Monday, November 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. a portion of your meal ticket will be given back to the Youth. You may eat in, take out, or use the California Pizza K...


Youth 2016 Summer Mission Trip

Starts:    Jun 27, 2016   Ends:     Jun 30, 2016 @  

St. John's Youth will be going to the Delta Grace Mission at Sunflower United Methodist Church in Sunflower, Mississippi for their 2016 summer mission trip.  They will not only be assisting the Sunflower UMC with their summer ministry but will also be doing house repairs in the area. They ha...


Youth Band, Spring 2017

Starts:    Mar 05, 2017 @ 4 - 5 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Calling all Youth Musicians! If you are interested in being in the new Youth Band directed by Nelson Williams and Carrie Stephens, show up with your voices and instruments on Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. in the choir room! No experience necessary! Just come for an hour and make some music with us!


Youth Christmas Activity

Starts:    Dec 21, 2017 @ 5:45 p.m.   Ends:     @  

We will meet at the church shortly before 6 p.m. to go see the Holiday Lights at the Baton Rouge General on Bluebonnet. There is live music, hot chocolate, dancing trees and three tons of SNOW!!!  This is a family event, so if parents and siblings would like to come, all are welcome. We expe...


Youth Fundraiser: Yankee Candles for Sale!

Starts:    Oct 08, 2016   Ends:     Nov 12, 2016 @  

This year we are partnering with Yankee Candle fundraising to achieve our goal. Our sale dates are October 8-November 12.  The Youth will be taking pre-paid orders for Yankee Candles on Sunday, October 23, 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m..  All proceeds from the sale are to go to the Youth Mission F...


YOUTH IGNITE!

Starts:    Aug 20, 2016 @ 9 a.m.   Ends:     Aug 20, 2016 @ 4 p.m.  

Youth Ignite will be here Saturday, August 20. It is a day where the Baton Rouge and New Orleans district youth groups gather together at Camp Istrouma for games, worship, and fellowship!  Cost is $30 with a t-shirt, or $20 without a t-shirt. Bring a swimsuit & towel because there will b...


Youth Jam Sessions

Starts:    May 26, 2016 @ 6 p.m.   Ends:     @ 7:30 p.m.  

Do you like music? Do you play a musical instrument? Do you like to sing? Nelson Williams, our summer intern, is a music major at LSU and wants to share his love of music with St. John’s Youth.  He is inviting all youth to meet him in the sanctuary on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p...


Youth Journaling Small Group

Starts:    May 31, 2017 @ 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

In this small group, we are learning about HOW to read the Bible. Even if you know how to read, there are many ways to read the Bible AND understand it! So, we will look at the book of Ephesians and deep read it using a journaling guide. Each week we will grow in our journaling skills so that we ...


Youth Morality Seminar

Starts:    Jul 24, 2015   Ends:     Jul 25, 2015 @  


Youth Parents Meet-and-Greet

Starts:    Sep 23, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m.   Ends:     @  

Come and meet our new part-time youth ministries coordinator Amy Fine on Sunday September 23! She will be at both worship services, coffee time, Youth Sunday School and will lead Youth Group from 4 - 6 p.m. (Youth Parents, come back at 5:30 p.m. for a "Meet & Greet" with Amy and the Youth on ...


Youth Sunday / Graduating Senior Celebration

Starts:    Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:30 and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

St. John's Youth will be "in charge" of both services at which time we will honor our graduating seniors from both high school and college.


Youth Sunday 2017

Starts:    May 07, 2017 @ 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  

Join us at our 11 a.m. worship service that will be conducted by the youth of St. John's: from greeting you at the door to offering the sermon to serving communion - they are going to do it all! We are so proud of our young people, we hope you will come to meet them and get to know them. We will...


Youth Sunday and Graduating Senior Celebration 2015

Starts:    Apr 26, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.   Ends:     @  


Youth Trip 2015

Starts:    Jun 24, 2015   Ends:     Jun 29, 2015 @  

This summer the St, John’s youth will be traveling with other youth from the Louisiana Conference, to Orlando, FL, for the Youth 2015 conference. At the conference, the youth will attend workshops, conduct service and also be in community with youth from around the world in praise and worshi...


Youth Trivia Night

Starts:    Jul 28, 2015 @ 7 p.m.   Ends:     @  

For: Baton Rouge District Youth, grades 6-12 Advance tickets are free with head count to your youth director by July 12. Doors open: 7 p.m. Rules: 7:15 p.m. Trivia Starts 7:30 p.m. Format: 2 rounds of 10 questions Prizes for the winner Sr. High, Jr. High and ...


Youth Week 2015

Starts:    Jul 28, 2015   Ends:     Aug 02, 2015 @  

7/26—Willie Berman 5pm-7pm in the Gym 7/27—Bowling 7pm @ Circle Bowl ($10) 7/28—Trivia Night 6:30 in the Gym 7/29—Tunica Hills 9am-4pm 7/30—Picnic 6pm @ Highland Rd Park 7/31-8/1—Lock In 7pm-7am (Laser Tag 9pm $15) 8/2—Grub S...


Youth Week 2017

Starts:    Jul 30, 2017   Ends:     Aug 06, 2017 @  

Youth Week at St. John's starts Sunday, July 30! This week is the culmination of our summer events where we come together to bond and have some fun before starting back to school. Our interns have planned a fantastic week. For more information contact Morgan Dynes or Nelson Williams. Sunday...


Youth: Senior High Retreat Spring 2017

Starts:    Mar 10, 2017   Ends:     Mar 12, 2017 @  

$35 Sign up sheet on youth office door


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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.

 

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
  Email : office@stjohnsbr.org
  Office hours : Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Prayer Requests : prayers@stjohnsbr.org