St. John’s Reformed Church

About Us


We heartily welcome everyone into our fellowship as we worship the Lord. May the love of God fill our minds and hearts so that we may show it to one another with eagerness and sincerity.

Our Purpose
Pastor
SundaySchool
Youth Group
Bible Club
Bible Study
Vacation Bible School
Women of Faith
Churchmen's Fellowship
Choir
Children’s Choir “The Sonshine Kids”
Senior Bell Choir
Junior Bell Choir
Worship Committee
Congregational Life
Missions
Building Fund Raising Committee
Consistory

Our Purpose:
We at St. John’s strive to be a friendly congregation that reaches out with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. We are an independent congregation in the Reformed Tradition with no denominational affiliation. Our heritage is that of Protestant theology including the regular celebration of the Lord’s Supper and the practice of infant Baptism. Our worship style incorporates the preaching of the Word and traditional music. The goal of our congregation is to praise the Lord our God through our worship, fellowship and daily lives.

Pastor:
Rev. Walt Coppersmith as Interim Pastor.

Sunday School
The Sunday school is the educational backbone of the congregation. Classes for all ages are held each Sunday morning. In addition to biblical education special events are held and special speakers are scheduled. A Cradle roll of each baptized child is maintained and at the age of 3 they are invited to begin Sunday school and continue their Christian education throughout the rest of their life. The Home Department delivers devotional books to our shut-ins and fruit baskets, balloons, poinsettias and lilies at various times throughout the year. We maintain a library and a Jr. library to enhance the reading enjoyment of the congregation.

Youth Group
The Youth Group is open to youth in grade 7 through 12. They meet twice a month. In addition to their regular meetings the youth get together for birthday parties, sleep-overs and other fun events. At each of their regular meetings they have a dynamic Bible lesson. Our youth fellowship is a time of friendship and spiritual growth for the teens.

Bible Clubs
Bible Club is for children in First though 6th grade. They meet twice a month as an after school experience. Each days events include, a Bible lesson, game time and supper. Jr. Bible Club is for children ages 3yrs. through Kindergarten. They meet at the same time as the older ‘club’ group. They also have a meal, a time of fun and a Bible story.

Bible Study
We believe that a good way to learn about God’s Word is through small group Bible Studies. So at various times of the year and for varying lengths of time we explore the Scriptures to discover the Lord’s leading in our lives.

Vacation Bible School
VBS is where St. John’s goes all out to share the Gospel. Our Bible School is a week of sharing, singing and learning. Each evening there is an opening attention getter followed by an interactive Bible lesson and a lot of real fun. Our VBS is full of life; spiritual life that is, come and join us.

Women of Faith
The Women of Faith Circle meets monthly, with members taking turns as hostesses and Bible lesson leaders. The work of the circle includes raising money for needy groups, providing funeral dinners, Women and Girls Dinner, Men and Boys Dinner and decorating the church at Christmas.

Churchmen's Fellowship
The Churchmen's Fellowship includes all of the men of the church and meets for special events throughout the year and breakfast Bible studies on Saturdays in the fall and spring. The men cook the meal for the Women and Girls Dinner and escort patients at the Deshon V.A. Medical Center to Sunday services during the month of October. They also have an annual Men and Boys Dinner, lead the worship service on Laymen's Sunday and participate in various other events throughout the year.

Choir
The Chancel Choir meets weekly fall through spring for a time of singing and fun. The choir provides special music for Sunday worship and twice a year at the Deshon V. A. Medical Center. They also present two cantatas a year, one on Christmas Eve and one on Palm Sunday. And of course we can't forget the fun music they prepare for the Family Night celebration. This is a volunteer choir and all are welcome to join the choir at any time.

Children’s Choir “The Sonshine Kids”
The children’s choir is open to all children of the Primary Department and meets following Bible Clubs twice a month. They sing during the worship service once a month and at special events throughout the year as they learn to share their talents and praise the Lord.

Senior Bell Choir
The Senior Bell Choir practices weekly using two octaves of bells played by 8 ringers. The bell choir practices weekly fall through spring and their special music is a part of the worship service once a month. They prepare special selections for other events too and are an important part of the Christmas Eve service when they provide a fifteen minute bell prelude prior to the service.

Junior Bell Choir
Our Junior Bell Choir includes children and youth playing two octaves of bells as well. They practice twice a month fall through spring and their special music is part of the worship service several times a year.

Worship Committee
The Worship Committee was established to assist the pastor in areas relating to worship such as announcements, greeters, hymns, nursery care etc.. The committee also coordinates special services such as evening worship, prayer services and our summer outdoor concert series. This committee is open to all members and meets monthly.

Congregational Life
One of our commitments is to be a friendly church, we believe that to do that the members need to know each other. This task is the job of the Congregational Life Committee. Their goal is to plan fellowships for the purpose of getting to know one another through fun social activities, group events and the “SWING” News our church newsletter.

Missions
The Missions Committee keeps us informed about the needs of the Global missionaries we support as a congregation. They also help us to reach out to our area organizations that promote the Gospel and aid those in need; such as food cupboards, Meals on Wheels and many others. The committee can use anyone interested in missions. They meet monthly.

Building Fund Raising Committee
The fund raising committee meets as needed to plan for special fund raising activities through out the year.

Consistory
The Consistory is the board of deacons and elders of our congregation. The Consistory meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Included in their responsibilities are sound fiscal management, cemetery management, record keeping, buildings and grounds maintenance and improvements, personnel, and overseeing the member, groups and organizations of the congregation.