There are many opportunities in which members and friends of all ages may participate at St. John's UMC. 


We have a variety of informal classes and small groups to meet the needs of individuals of all ages and stages of life. Everyone is welcome in our adult classes and groups. Please contact the church office for more information. 

Adult Choir

Be a part of the music ministry at St. John's by serving the Lord as you lead in worship and praise. If you love Jesus and love to sing about Him there is a place for you in the choir. 

Angels at the Alter

During the month of December, St. John's volunteers purchase, wrap, and deliver Christmas gifts to families in our community. 

Children's Ministry 

From birth to fifth grade, we provide a ministry designed to help foster a strong foundation of faith. We help encourage a faith-filled childhood through education and creativity. We use a curriculum specific to their age and development for our Sunday School and Children's Church. 

Vacation Bible School is our largest outreach event and occurs each summer. We also host an annual Easter egg hunt and fall festival. 


Griefshare is a lay-driven ministry to grieving people. This 13-week program includes Christ-centered video instruction, group discussion, and workbook studies. Each session is structured to stand-alone, so you are welcome to start at any time. 


The United Methodist Men is comprised of every adult male of St. John's UMC. The purpose of the United Methodist Men is to enjoy good fellowship, deepen our spiritual lives, strengthen the role of men in the church, and motivate service in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Prayers and Squares

Prayers and Squares is an interfaith outreach organization that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of a hand-tied quilt. The purpose of Prayers and Squares is to promote prayer through the use of quilts. Our motto is: "It's not about the quilt; it's all about the prayers." 

Sacks of Love

The Sacks of Love program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children in Kershaw County at times when other resources are not available. We provide easy to prepare foods to take home during the weekends and holiday vacations. 


Anyone that is 50 and older (or if you are younger and just want to join us!) is welcome to join the Golden Hearts. We enjoy activities, trips, and fellowship with one another. God has blessed us to be a happy, healthy, active, and vibrant group that enjoys life. Please do not miss out on all the fun and fellowship. 

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.

United Methodist Women 

United Methodist Women is a supportive, inclusive Christian group where women like you grow spiritually, develop as leaders, and serve and work to create a world where all women, children, and youth thrive. United Methodist Women is celebrated as the women's ministry of the United Methodist Church. 

Youth Ministry  

From sixth to twelfth grade, we provide opportunities for youth to be encouraged, empowered, and grow in their faith. 

Please see below for a general listing of our yearly activities. 

Weekly United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) gatherings

Offer Youth Sunday school classes

Host Bible breakfast (during the school year) 

Offer community service opportunities

Participate in Youth Sunday services

Host monthly outings and field trips

Pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

Pack Easter bags for Epworth Children's Home

Attend Winter Jam concert

Attend Revolution 

Attend Immerse and Salkehatchie Summer Service

And much more...