We have several regular Bible studies at St. John, please see our bible study page for a detailed list.
Home Baked Outreach
For our new visitors who would like to know more about St. John, we have a ministry that caters to them… literally. Some of our members like to bake goodies and call on visitors who live in the area and answer any questions they might have about St. John.
The women’s ministry is a group of ladies who get things done for the church, from fellowship events like Cookies with Christ and Praise and Pie to donations to church ministry events. These ladies sell Kawas clothes year round as a way to raise funds for church projects.
Angel Tree Ministry
At Christmas congregation members adopt a child whose parent is serving time in prison by providing a Christmas present to those who otherwise wouldn’t receive any Christmas gifts. Congregation members choose a child from a Christmas tree and then purchase a gift. This gift is then given to the child in the name of the imprisoned parent. Christian reading material is also provided to the incarcerated parent.
Once a month our dedicated group meets to talk about the book that was selected. It is fun to compare ideas and impressions and just have some fun.
The card ministry of St. John makes sure everyone’s special events are recognized. This group sends people “recycled with love” cards wishing them well in times of celebration and in times of need.
Dartball is a mix of skill and luck. The dartball games combine baseball and darts into a competitive game. Dartball meets are friendly competitions with area churches and practices and/or competitions are held on Wednesday nights during the fall and winter.
Charles City Moms Group
If you are a mom with preschool children, you’ve got your hands full. We know how you feel and we are here to help! Mothering changes everything! Charles City Moms Group is a great place to come, just as you are, to be rejuvenated & inspired! Meetings feature speakers, devotions, discussion groups, creative activities, games and refreshments. They meet September-May: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 8:45-11:00am in the choir room here at church. Child care is provided.
Go forth and DO. Our Do-Day ladies gather twice a month for fellowship to piece and tie quilts in our church basement. The quilts these ladies assemble are sent to Lutheran World Relief and then distributed throughout the world. Donations of material can be dropped off in the church office. To help piece and sew quilts, come to St. John on the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings of the month.
When Christ calls you to serve, sometimes it’s not in your own community. St. John has taken mission trips to the southern US to work in hurricane-ravaged areas. Most recently we traveled to Haiti in 2013 to build all-weather homes.
Parent Support Group
The death of a child is a life altering experience. St. John offers a support group, for parents who have suffered the death of a child. It is here that you will find support and understanding from other families who have experienced this tragedy.