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!
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.
For more information on Sunday School classes and Bible Studies please contact Amy Jernigan at 803-648-6891 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Discovery Class (Room 224) 10:00 am
A group of young adults who are trying to discover God's will for our lives using Jeremiah 29:11-13, Proverbs 3:5-6, and Romans 12:1-2 as guiding verses. We recognize that in the busyness of life, God is called us to seek him as a group of Christians needing each other for knowledge, accountability, and community. Classes are discussion-based using RightNow Media videos or lessons developed by the lead teacher. We answer Jesus' call for service by volunteering in Grace Kitchen, The Grove Children's Ministries or Foundation Student Ministries, and in many other actives sponsored by St. John's.
Contact Doug Gregory at 803-522-6247 or email@example.com.
Fellowship (Room 116/118) 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.
Forum (Room 238) 10:00 am
The Forum class examines current issues from a Christian
perspective. They study the Bible through books and RightNow Media videos. 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.
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!
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: Deedee Vaughters, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
The Journey (Room 207) 10:00 am
The goal of this class is to grow in the life application of God's word through Bible Study. Ages range from 40 and up. All are welcome!
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)
Young Adult Class (Room 121) 10:00 am
This class is a new class for anyone ranging from their 20’s to their early 40’s. The lesson plan is a loose structure based on a study of the texts and scriptures discussed during the sermon and is lead in a duel effort by Dr. Tim McClendon and his wife, Cindy. We welcome anyone who is looking for a place for learning and fellowship within St. John’s!
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.
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.