What we believe...

St. John's United Methodist Church of Spencer is a part of the Church of Jesus Christ.

We are a member of the Little Kanawha District which is one of nine districts located in the West Virginia Conference within the United Methodist Church.

We are a group of ordinary people joined together seeking to learn and apply the teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe that being a follower of Jesus gives us the meaning and purpose our spirit yearns for in order to find true happiness in our daily lives.

Our standard for faith and life in the Holy Bible.

The belief we share with all followers of Jesus is that He is our Lord and Savior and that all people everywhere are freely invited to join in fellowship with Him.

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and who suffered, died and was buried for our sins. He descended to the dead and rose alive again and ascended into heaven where He now sits at the right hand of the Father God. We believe He will return again to judge the living and the dead, We believe in the Holy Spirit, His holy universal church, spiritual unity of His followers, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and a life eternal with Him.

St. John's United Methodist Church Vision Statement: The mission of our congregation is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by proclaiming the good news of God’s grace. Our doors at St. John’s United Methodist Church are always open for those who need a safe haven from the storms of life; you will find hope, peace, love, and an understanding of God grace in your life today and hereafter.

We hope that you will join us in worship and experience the love of God. Only through His love are we able to love Him with all our heart, all our mind, all our soul and all our strength, and to love and serve those in our community as we love ourselves.



Standing Committee Meetings for St. John’s United Methodist Church:

Church Council Purpose: To provide general oversight of St. John’s’ administration, planning, and implement programming; to establish goals, Vision, Mission, objectives, policies, and procedures based on recommendations of the various administrative and worship committees. Chairperson: Sandy Garrett.

Board of Trustees Purpose: The Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of all church properties, ensuring they are kept in an appropriate manner so the church can be effective in its ministry. If anyone has questions or concerns about the church properties, please feel free to mention it to a Committee member so he or she can bring it up for discussion at a committee meeting. Chairperson: Jerri Greathouse.

Finance Committee Purpose: To develop a balanced budget for the church and ensure that its management supports and strengthens the mission and ministry of St. John’s; to develop and implement plans that will raise sufficient income to meet the adopted budget. Chairperson: Carol Williams.

Staff Parish Relations Committee Purpose: To support and enable pastors and staff to work effectively in leading and equipping the congregation for witness and service; to consult with pastors and the bishop regarding pastoral leadership of the congregation; to guide members of the congregation who feel called to ordained ministry in the UMC. Chairperson:

Nurture Committee Our nurturing ministries shall give attention to, but not be limited to, education, worship, Christian formation, membership care, and group activities. Attention will be given to the needs of individuals and families of all ages. Chairperson: Dotty Hersman



United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF):



Boy Scouts of America:

St. John’s United Methodist Church charters Cub Scout Pack 437, member of the, West Virginia, Allohak Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Pack 437 has den meetings at various evenings at St.John's United Methodist Church.

For more information about our Cub Scout Pack, please contact, Joe Woolweaver (Cubmaster) at 304-577-6303.


St. John’s United Methodist Church charters Boy Scout Troop 437, member of the, West Virginia, Allohak Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Troop 437 meets at 6:30 each Thursday evening in the St.John's United Methodist Church Youth Center.

For more information about our Scout Troop, please contact Philip Smith (Scoutmaster) at 304-610-0992.



United Methodist Women (UMW) Groups:


United Methodist Men (UMM):


Outreach - Mission and Service Volunteer Opportunities:

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