Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. 

Open Hearts, Open Doors, Open Minds​


What's New​ at St. John's UMC

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Church Bulletin  

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Church Calendar

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Children and Youth Newsletter

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Prayers and Squares

Thurs., Feb. 8th

Youth Spaghetti Fundraiser 

Sun., March 18th (immediately following the Worship Service)

More details to follow. 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tues., Feb. 13th at 6 p.m.  

Menu: pancakes and sausage

Please fill out the form in the church bulletin and place in the offering plate if you plan to attend. 

Imposition of the Ash

Wed., Feb. 14th (Drop-by)

7am-8:30am - 11:30am-1:00pm

“Become a Witness”

Easter Egg Hunt

Sat., March 31

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We will be giving away FREE Easter bags for collecting Easter eggs!   

• Easter story starts at 11:45 a.m. followed by the egg hunt!

• Easter egg decorating station

• Interactive games including a fun prize wheel

• Hotdogs, chips, and snacks

• Bouncy house with slide

• Easter bunny appearance

Church family: Please drop off candy donations in the church office. 

United Methodist Women

Tues., Feb. 20th at 9:00 a.m.: UMW Legislative Advocacy Day 

Epworth – Columbia

UMW Save-the-date:

April 27-28 Spiritual Growth Retreat 4:00 p.m. at Lake Junaluska

Bible Study

Join us for a church-wide Bible Study on Mondays at 7 p.m.               

The book is Half Truths by Adam Hamilton 

Children's Ministry 

Sunday School - Join us as we learn about God and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today! Each week we’ll hear an exciting Bible story, build scripture memorization, watch an animated Bible story, and complete an engaging activity that ties into the Scripture-filled lesson. 

Children's Time  (during the Worship Service, immediately following the Children's Message).  Children's Time follows a format similar to Sunday School.  

Upcoming sessions: 

Feb. 11, Feb. 18, and Feb. 25

March 4, March 11, March 18

Caring Cards and Caring Food Boxes (during Sunday School and Children's Time) - Join us as we create beautiful birthday cards and thinking of you cards as well as pack food boxes for the food pantry.

Mark your calendar: 

Sun., Feb. 18th - During Children's Time, we'll hand out pop-up window calendars for Lent and Holy Week. Follow Jesus on his journey to the cross with this unique pop-up window calendar. 

Sat., March 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  - Easter egg hunt. 

April: Operation Christmas Child kick off. Click here for more details. 

United Methodist Youth Fellowship 

Middle School Bible Breakfast takes place every Thursday and High School Bible Breakfast takes place every Friday. If school is out there will be NO Bible Breakfast. 

MYF every Sunday. 

Special events

Feb. 4: Waffle night at MYF. Please bring a topping to share. 

March 4: Movie night at MYF. Bring a snack to share. 

April: Operation Christmas Child kick off. Click here for more details. 

April 29: Youth Sunday

July 25 - 28: SCMYP Immerse/Ashbury Hills. Click here for more details. 

Summer: Salkehatchie Camp. Registration is not open but the 2018 Salkehatchie camps schedule is out. Click here for more details. 

Golden Hearts

Tues., Feb. 6th: BIBLE STUDY with Rev. Barbee Parsons. Please bring a covered dish to share at the luncheon following Bible Study.

Tues., Feb. 13th: Wear your best Valentines outfit! Use your imagination and wear something beautiful or funny or outrageous as there will be a prize for MOST UNIQUE OUTFIT! There will be a sign up sheet at the Feb. 6th Bible Study. We need a few people to bring soup, chili, and everyone else to bring crackers, cornbread, dessert, etc.

Tues, Feb. 20th: In-house movie and out to lunch afterwards.

Tues, Feb. 27th: Lunch and a movie.

Christian Community Ministries

Christian Community Ministries' pantry is in dire need of the following items: 


Canned pasta (like ravioli)

Canned or instant potatoes

Green vegetables (not green beans)