Adult Ministries

St. John’s offers a large number of opportunities for Adults to get involved with the church. To find something that’s right for you, either scroll down to browse our offerings or click one of the links below to jump to the areas that interest you the most. You can also contact our Executive Pastor, Rev. John Schwarting, for more information on any of our Adult Ministries.

ASundaySchoolLong and short term study classes (more information about current classes at the Hospitality Center). Several ongoing Sunday School classes as well. New members and visitors are always welcome.

8:15 a.m. Class:

Christian Classics – Room 245. Reading Christian writings from older works to contemporary. A basic knowledge of the Bible is helpful. Contact: Jack Nuzum (265-5241).

9:30 a.m. Classes:

New Spirit – Room 151. The Bible and contemporary topics, plus selected service projects. Contact: Sara Perovich (345-5444).

Family Spirit – Room 257. Videos with themes. Contact: Anita Hallstrom (400-1777).

Friendship Class – Room 243. Bible studies based on the international lesson series. Contacts: Doris Bowen (299-6570) and Norma Argo

Revelation of God – Room 231. In-depth study of the Old and New Testaments. Contact: Barbara Spates (345-7611).

The Bereans – Room 241. A wide range of adults who study the Bible and other books that help dig deeper into the question of what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Contact: Daryl Lee (897-7387).

Orient/Reorient Class – For those new attendees or others who want to learn about what we believe as Methodists plus the organization and programs of St. John’s. This four-session class is offered twice a year, usually January and September. Contact: Jack Nuzum (265-5241).

11:00 a.m. Class:

CouSins Bible Study – Room 149. Couples and single adults are encouraged to join us as we take a contemporary journey through the Bible. Contact: John Tucker (610-6202).

UMWThe mission of the Women’s Ministry of St. John’s UMC is to provide women the tools for a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ through study, prayer, fellowship, and service. Click here to visit the St. John’s Women’s Ministry website.

Visit the archive of study tips from the St. John’s e-mail Bible Study at Daily Bible Study Tips. This study began at St. John’s in 2007, and now has more than 140 daily readers from our congregation, other local churches, other states and countries, and at least two faiths.

AClassSt. John’s offers additional fellowship opportunities for you to connect with God, self, and others. United Methodist Women (UMW), Quilting, Ladies’ Book Club, Men’s Devotional Group, Prime Time Singles, Not Ready for Prime Time, The Heavens Are Telling, Jolly Elders Adult Ministries Luncheon, Needle Arts Group, and People of Leisure and Others (POLO) are some of the other active groups at our church.

Throughout the year, St. John’s offers several seasonal and short-term classes. These classes include a variety of special Bible studies, parent confirmation classes, person growth classes, as well as Lenten and Advent classes. Please contact Rev. John Schwarting for information on upcoming classes.

MensPrayerGroupMen’s Prayer Group: Meets every other Tuesday in Room 241 at 7:00 AM.

Prayer Chain & Prayer Board: The Prayer Chain embodies five groups that pray for those who request prayers for themselves or others. The Prayer Board is displayed in the church office and serves as a way of informing the congregation of those in need of special prayers. If you need prayer for yourself or someone you know, please contact one of our staff or our office at (505)883-9717 or at

Upper Room Devotionals: Upper Room Devotionals are available for purchase in the SonShine Cafe for a nominal fee.

Walk to Emmaus: The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity. During and after the three days, participants are encouraged to meet regularly in small groups to challenge and support one another in faithful living. For more information, Click Here.