Youth

St. John's Foundation Youth Ministries is led by youth director, Jimi Whitesell and assistant youth director, Amy Jernigan. Jimi and Amy make a great team focused on fun ways to connect the St. John's youth to the church and grow their faith in God. St. John's is a Safe Sanctuary Church and all volunteers are subject to background checks and must abide by all safe sanctuary policies. The Student Ministries program meets on Sunday Nights from 6:00-7:30pm. Dinner is served each Sunday night, with a $2 collection accepted per student. High School and Middle School students disperse to separate areas for Bible Study, with the exception of one Sunday a month in which we all worship together in the chapel. Activities vary on Sunday nights in addition to Bible Study. Some activities include game nights, movie nights, and messy night!

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Events

Oct 18 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm
A small group for guys.  There is a lesson followed by games.
Oct 24 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Oct 25 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Oct 31 @ 8:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Nov 1 @ 8:30 pm
A small group for guys.  There is a lesson followed by games.
Nov 7 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Nov 8 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Nov 14 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Nov 15 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm
A small group for guys.  There is a lesson followed by games.
Nov 17 – Nov 19 all-day
Early bird:  September 24th; Deadline:  November 5th.
Nov 21 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Nov 22 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Nov 28 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Nov 29 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Dec 5 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Dec 6 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm
A small group for guys.  There is a lesson followed by games.
Dec 12 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Dec 13 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Dec 19 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Dec 20 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Dec 26 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Dec 27 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Jan 2 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.
Jan 3 @ 7:00 am Bojangles
A group of high school boys meet before classes begin each Wednesday morning at 7:00 am.  They meet at Bojangles for some Bible fellowship with their buddies and their breakfasts.
Jan 9 @ 7:15 am Atlanta Bread Company
Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” (John 21:12a) These high school girls do just that as they meet each Tuesday morning before school to talk and share.  They meet at Atlantic Bread Company at 7:15 am.

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Annual Events

Confirmation

Each year St. John's offers an extensive class to help sixth graders prepare to become full members of St. John's United Methodist Church. Direction and guidance includes weekly instruction and time with adult teachers.

Youth 101

This program is offered on Sunday nights from 6:00-7:30 for all sixth grade students. Youth 101 was designed to encourage sixth graders to get accustomed to coming to church on Sunday nights and getting involved with other students the same age before fully participating in Student Ministry programs as a seventh grader. A collection of $2 is accepted for dinner and games and Bible study are part of the agenda.

Asbury Hills

Our largest spiritual retreat of the year is held at Asbury Hills Camp and Retreat Center which is a ministry of the South Carolina United Methodist Conference. As you approach the camp, you will find a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You will retreat to a natural setting, with views of Caesar's Head and Table Rock as well as the clear waters of Matthews Creek that flows through the property. You will have the opportunity through worship, small groups and nature, renew your relationship with God.

Salkehatchie

Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community efforts by helping persons to help themselves, and providing all participants with opportunities for spiritual growth through service. www.salkehatchie.org

Revolution

Revolution 2017 will see over 2000 youth come together at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC in late January for worship, committing their life to Christ, and answering a call to Ministry. www.scmyp.org/revolution

Music and Worship Arts Week

Music & Worship Arts Week is an event highlighting the arts, worship, education, and renewal in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska. It is designed for all worship leaders of all ages: musicians, artists, dancers, actors and pastors.