Women's Ministries

St. John's has a very active group of women. We invite you to join any of these groups any time!

  • Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT)

    3rd Tuesdays at 10am

    LIFT is a group of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of service in our church and community. LIFT meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except for June-August and December) at 10:00am. Each month we have fellowship, light refreshments, and a program. All ladies are welcome.

  • Women's Book Study

    2nd Saturdays at 9:30am

    Each month (usually the 2nd Saturday at 9:30am), a group of women meet and discuss a novel. The novels range in topic and include secular and non-secular books.

    This month's book is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. From Amazon: In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska - a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

    Discussion will be Saturday, September 14 at 9:30am in Room 105.

Book Club 10th Anniversary

SJUMC Women’s Book Club began reading in January 2009 when the, then, current best seller, The Shack by William Paul Young, was all the rage. A few women decided they wanted to read it and meet to discuss this fiction novel, depicting God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit as modern day characters. An announcement was put in the church newsletter that we would meet on Saturday, February 9, 2009, at the church. More than 25 women joined the discussion that day. After we had thoroughly discussed The Shack, and were about to dismiss someone asked, “Well, what are we going to read next?” The decision was to read Francine River’s Redeeming Love. Almost every month since then a group has met to discuss a book currently read, and a whole lot of life.

Saturday, July 11, 2019 the book club met to celebrate this anniversary year. We enjoyed the celebration at Lois Vogelsang’s home. The pictures above show the ladies who were in attendance and our beautiful and festive book-shaped cake.