St. John's UMC has a variety of activities for all ages of adults. The church offers a number of ongoing Christian education classes as well as different bible studies throughout the year. We have family activities, multiple choirs, and LOTS of opportunities to volunteer and get involved! St. John's is a busy church, seldom slowing. If you come by the church on any given day, you are sure to see many people participating in different ways!
This warm, friendly group meets the first Monday of each month at 1 pm to make cards for the congregation. They create beautiful Thinking of You, Get Well, Sympathy, New Baby, and Senior Birthday cards to be sent to members of the congregation as appropriate. Come join us for great fellowship and creativity. You will receive great satisfaction from creating something to be enjoyed by others.
There is no prior experience or artistic talent necessary because we use rubber stamps, punches, and die cuts. Design, directions, and measurements are all done. We just work together in a kind of loose assembly line, which includes plenty of laughter.
St. John's offers adult Sunday school classes which meet on Sunday mornings between the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. service. The start times vary by class.
There are also several Bible studies for adults.
First Place 8:00 am
Mary Jo Wilson-Spencer 803-648-1644
Sisters Bible Study 9:30 am
Carol Parsons 803-648-2774
Adult Sunday School Classes
Contagious Christians (Room 206) 10:00 am
The goals of the class are to grow in faith through study, service and fellowship and spread God's love by supporting and participating in a number of local and international missions. Current members are ages 40 and up. Contact: Sharon West 803-270-1330 or Bob Fogle 803-648-5758. We always welcome new members.
Forum (Room 202) 10:00 am
The Forum class examines current issues from a Christian
perspective. Teachers are volunteers from the class
membership. They support various missions such as the
Valley Empty Stocking Fund, Salkehatchie Summer Service,
Habitat for Humanity, and Honduras Agape. They
also adopt a family in need each year for Christmas.
Contact: Sherry Williamson 803-648-4822
We always welcome new members.
Katie G. Williams (Room 121) 9:45 am
Mrs. Katie G. Williams was a faithful servant to St.
Johns for as long as she was able. She was a true
Christian lady who lived her religion. The current
“Katies” aim to uphold her reputation by their service
to others through their involvement in the church, the
local community and abroad. Ages range from 65 to
105. Some are homebound but that doesn’t keep
them from serving. They use the Cokesbury Adult Bible
Series. Despite their ages they’re considered quite a
Contact: Betty Holloway 803-644-3683
Cornerstone (Room 10) 9:30 am
Cornerstone is a small class engaged in inductive Bible
study and growing in faith. They strive for a deeper
relationship with Jesus. They are honest and open with
their questions as they seek to learn and understand
more. They care for each other and support various
ministries – reflecting the interest of the group and the
leading of the Holy Spirit.
Contact: Judy & Ron Jernigan 803-648-9859
We come together hungry for the word of God and rely
on the Holy Spirit to lead us. Come join us.
Francis Asbury (Room 240) 10:00 am
This class has approximately 60 members, ranging in age
from 40s to 70s and consisting of both couples and
singles. They use the Cokesbury Adult Series for weekly
lessons, but occasionally have special, seasonal studies
and guest speakers. Volunteer teachers from the class
rotate on a weekly basis. They assist local families in
needs as well as support several mission projects and
the annual fall Apple Fest.
Contact: Craig Musick 803-648-8511
We welcome visitors and new members. Come join us!
Discovery Class (Room 224) 10:00 am
This group is for people in their 30s to early 40s with or without children.
Various studies will be selected and led by class members.
Contact Elizabeth Barfoot at 803-522-1132 or
Friendship (Room 237) 10:00 am
This class consists mostly of parents of preschool to teenage children. Class members volunteer to facilitate the class each week. They study current events and how their faith relates to the real world and how they can maintain Christian ideals in today’s world. The average age is about 35 – 45. They support underprivileged families at Christmas as well as ACTS, Helping Hands and Children’s Place throughout the year. Contact: Katie Proctor 803-649-0441 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seekers of Good News (Room 239) 10:00 am
The goal of this class is to continue learning all they
can about God’s word so that they might come to
know Him more fully, love Him more dearly, trust Him
more completely, and follow His example more closely.
They do this in an atmosphere of Christian fellowship
where volunteers from the class facilitate discussions
on the Bible and current topics of interest to
Contact: Debi Rood 803-649-3498
We welcome people of all ages and at all stages in their walk
Fellowship (Room 200) 9:45 am
This class uses the Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies curriculum,
which is taught by excellent alternating teachers.
Before the lesson, they engage in some spirited singing
of favorite hymns accompanied by a piano. Current
ages of class members are 55 and up. They currently
give financial support to more than 25 worthwhile
Contact: Jim Carpenter 803-649-2057
We always welcome new members.
Growing Christians (Room 231) 9:50 am
The goals for this class are: to learn to apply Christian
principles to everyday life through study of the Bible; to
provide opportunities for social interaction; to support
St. John’s and the local community with prayers and
service. Ages range from 45 upward. The course curriculum
is selected by a committee. Missions are very
important to this class and they support several.
Contact: Dick Stover 803-226-0198
We love and care for each other. Come be a part.
The Journey (Room 207) 10:00 am
Class members range in ages from 40-85. Their weekly
discussion is based on the Wired Word lessons. These
topics take a Biblical look at current events. The lesson is
emailed to the class members each week .and results in
some very interesting discussions.
Contact: Lee or Rene Boylston 803-648-9242
...growing in knowledge, sharing our faith and love with
one another. (from 2 Peter 1:5-7)
United Methodist Women (UMW)
The United Methodist Women of St. John's invites you to:
Grow spiritually through worship, Bible study and prayer;
Celebrate the person you are becoming in Jesus Christ;
Develop meaningful and lasting relationships;
Share who you are and your gifts;
Take action and make a difference in your community and the world.
For more information, including a list of the individual UMW Circles, you may call the church office at 803-648-6891 with questions or click here to get additional information. The UMW is open to all United Methodist Women.
United Methodist Men
The St. John's United Methodist Men (UMM) is an organization chartered through the General Commission of United Methodist Men. UMM is a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually, and to seek daily His will.
ALL men are welcome!
Our purpose is to declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men and all of their relationships. Our major concerns are:
- To encourage knowledge of and support the total mission of the United Methodist Church
- To engage in evangelism by sharing the fullness of the gospel in personal and social dimensions
- To clarify and speak to the identity and role of the man in contemporary society
- To seek commitment to discipleship
- To study and become familiar with the United Methodist Church, its organization, doctrines, and beliefs
- To cooperate with all units of United Methodist men in obtaining these objectives through district conference jurisdiction and church-wide goals.
UMM meet on the 4th Thursday of each month, excluding November and December, with a pot-luck dinner, fellowship and a short program.
All men of St. John's age 18 and over are considered members of the United Methodist Men.