Going to church for the first time, or attending a new church can be a daunting experience. All who call St. John home were new at some point, and we want to reassure you that you are welcome here. We are a family and we come in all shapes and sizes. We welcome you whoever you are, and wherever you are from.
Our identity is not in the building on our campus, or the decor in our sanctuary, but in our covenant identity as Children of our heavenly Father. This is the message that we carry, and as followers of Jesus we want to reflect his love and open arms to all we meet.
There is a place here for you. Whether you’re seeking what faith might look like, doubting that faith is an option, struggling to see how Jesus can help, or already in a relationship with Christ, you are welcome just as you are.
If you're ready to connect, please let us know a bit about yourself by completing a welcome card.
When we gather together we do so to worship God, build up one another in faith and encourage each other to share God's love with the world. How do we do this? There are a number of things that you will see and hear - singing, praying, reflecting, and listening. Everyone who comes connects with God in different ways, so we allow space for individual as well as corporate response, always asking the questions - What is God saying? How am I going to respond?
For those who are committed to Christ, there is always the opportunity to receive communion, remembering all that Jesus has done for us through taking bread and cup. During this time, for all who would like to receive prayer there are dedicated prayer stations with people ready to pray with you.
Children are always welcome. During The Gathering, at 10:30am, children (aged 5-12) are invited to join with the Children and Families Discipleship Director for Children’s Church during the message.
To find out more about discipleship for children and families visit the Children and Families Ministry page.
Please don't feel like you have to dress in a certain way to join us for worship.
God welcomes you as you are, and so do we - there is no dress code!