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A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Come and experience the Christmas Story through song and Scripture, with anthems and congregation carols accompanied by orchestra and featuring the world premiere of Taylor Scott Davis’ “Magnificat,” on Sunday, December 18th, at 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM.

Please bring canned goods to be donated to “The Storehouse.” A free-will offering will be taken to benefit Albuquerque HealthCare for the Homeless. Complimentary Child Care will be available.

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Christmas Eve Worship Services

4:00 PM - Family Christmas Eve Service in which the children’s choirs will sing and guide us through the story, with the Praise Band from the Abide Contemporary Service leading the music.

7:30 PM - Traditional Christmas Eve Service—a candlelight service filled with scripture and prayer, with the Chancel Choir presenting beautiful musical selections that will inspire.

11:00 PM - Midnight Christmas Eve Service, which will take us through to midnight. The Sonrise Youth Choir will sing, and the meditation and scripture will usher in Christmas morning.

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New MexiChords Christmas Concerts

The New MexiChords will present their 2016 Christmas Concert, Go Tell It on the Mountain, on Saturday, December 10th, and Sunday, December 11th, in the St. John’s sanctuary. Enjoy songs of the season sung by the New MexiChords chorus, quartets, and special guests, “The Moriarity Messenger Choir.”

Concert times are: Saturday, December 10th, 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM; Sunday, December 11th, 2:00 PM. General admission tickets, priced at $10, can be obtained in the Narthex, from members of the chorus (Doug Arrington and Larry Butler), by contacting 323-6435, or at the door prior to each concert. Children 6 and under are free and senior group discounts are available. Credit cards are accepted.

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Second Sunday Lunch

December is bringing changes in our regular Food Ministry meals because of the holidays. Regular First Sunday Lunch will be on the SECOND SUNDAY, December 11th. But it will be worth the wait: Slow Roasted Prime Rib Carved-To-Order.

As always, there is no reservation and the cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12-17, and $2 for 6-11. Lunch will be served from 11:00 AM—1:00 PM in the Family Life Center.

(Note: January’s First Sunday Lunch will also be on the Second Sunday because the first Sunday is New Year’s Day.)

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Memory Cafe

The Memory Cafe celebrates the sounds and tastes of the season on Saturday, December 10th, at 3:30 PM in the SonShine Cafe.

Persons living with Alzheimer's and their care partners are invited to the festivities. For more info, please call 271-0746.

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Jolly Elders

On Wednesday, December 14th, at 12:30 PM, Doug Arrington will direct “The Joy Singers” in a Christmas concert for the Jolly Elders. The Jolly Elders meets each month to share a "covered dish" lunch at noon.

Anyone is invited to attend. Prepare a food dish to share and bring your own table service. Jolly Elders meet in Room 245, with lunch at noon and the concert starting at 12:30 PM.

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Gingerbread House Building

Take a break from wrapping gifts and come decorate a gingerbread house!

Bring your favorite topping to share and join us from 10:00 AM - noon on Saturday, December 17th, in the SonShine Cafe. We'll have the houses and frosting ready. All ages are welcomed to decorate together . . . and, no, you don't need to bring a child to attend!

Contact Brandie at for more information.

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Are you grieving the loss of a family member or friend? Do you need a Christian community in which to share your loss and find ways of coping and healing? St. John’s UMC will begin to offer GriefShare early in 2017.

GriefShare is a 13-week program which offers support and resources, including DVD’s, conversation, and workbooks for journaling. Starting on January 12th, Grief Share will meet in Room 257 from 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM most Thursday mornings, ending on April 27.

You do not need to attend every meeting; other cycles will be offered. Please watch for more detailed information and plan to join us.

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Learning About St. John's

To orient means to get direction and that’s the purpose of this class: What direction should I be going in my faith journey? Visitors and new members are the primary focus for the class, but those who have been around awhile may want to REORIENT and re-energize themselves by entering the discussion.

The first class will start January 15th and end on February 5th. We will meet in Rooms 149/151 from 12:15-1:30 PM, eat and fellowship, then discuss the topics (our faith, Methodism, St. John’s, my place). To register for the class, contact the church office (883-9717 ext. 138) or Jack Nuzum (265-5241 or Talk to Jack if you have questions, too.

Typical Sunday Worship Services:

*Please check the Events Page, the above slide show, and/or the calendar for special services/schedules

Communion Worship – 8:15 AM
Contemporary Worship – 9:30 AM
Traditional Worship – 11:00 AM

Welcome To St John’s United Methodist Church

SantWorship1St. John’s United Methodist Church is dedicated to helping you take the next step in growing your relationship with God. Living life as a Christian is an ongoing journey, not a destination.

If you are exploring a relationship with God for the first time, or have already made the commitment, St. John’s invites you to be a part of this journey with us. We offer a variety of opportunities for you to connect with God, self, and others.

Wherever you are in life, you are welcome at any of our three weekend experiences. At 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM on Sundays, we hold our organ and choir traditional services in the Sanctuary. Also on Sunday, at 9:30 AM in the Family Life Center, we have our Contemporary Abide Worship Service, which also steams live each week

You can also listen to a number our sermons online. If you are interested in hearing them, just Click Here.

St. John’s also offers an e-mail Bible study. Visit the archive of study tips at Daily Bible Study Tips, or sign-up for the e-mail Bible Study tips here.

Our Ministries

Adult Ministries
St. John's offers a large number of opportunities for Adults to get involved with the church.
Youth Ministries
The youth ministry programs at St. John's are tailored specifically for both Senior High and Mid-High School students. Our goal for all of these programs is to encourage and guide our youth to become faithful diciples of Jesus.
Child & Family Ministries
St. John's United Methodist Church has an oustanding and full children's program. In addition to Sunday School, St. John's offers a variety of music, sports, scouting, and other group activities for children in a nurturing, encouraging, and caring Christian envirionment.

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