Adults

We believe in providing opportunity to learn and grow together, which is why we provide a number of opportunities to deepen our faith and foster authentic relationships with one another. We encourage you to plugged in to lifegroups, bible studies, educational classes, discussion groups, and more!

ADULTS

Small Group Bible Studies

These 3-4 week studies provide you with the opportunity to engage in Bible study that is practical, thought provoking and applies to your everyday life. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with people interested in the same topics, see some familiar faces, and, hopefully, build new connections with folks from St. John's.

Once this series of classes is complete, we will provide another series starting sometime in October. You will have the opportunity to stay with your group or you can pick another topic and join another group. We will begin this in a Zoom format but can easily transition to meeting in person when we are able to do so.

LifeGroups

We believe in providing opportunity to learn and grow together, which is why we provide a number of opportunities to deepen our faith and foster authentic relationships with one another. We encourage you to plugged in to lifegroups, bible studies, educational classes, discussion groups, and more!

ADULTS

GIFT Women's Ministry

Our women's ministry, known as GIFT -- Girls in Faith Together -- shapes women marked by Welcome, Community, and Leadership.

Community, and Leadership. GIFT hosts special events and retreats, Wild Women fellowship gatherings, semi-annual book circles,  and Food for Thought Packing Parties.

Join us for our Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study at 8 am via zoom for  with Pastor Laura. Contact deborah@stjohns-salisbury.org for the gospel reading and zoom link!

For more information, email GIFT@stjohns-salisbury.org.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

ADULTS

Men's Ministry

Men’s Ministry at St. John’s provides time for men to fellowship and grow together, through our annual Pancake Breakfast, Beach Retreat, and Thursday morning Men’s Bible Study.

Men's Bible Study Breakfast

Every Thursday

A group of faithful men gather at via zoom, 8-9 am. The Bible study is led by Pastor Rhodes on the upcoming Sunday gospel.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

ADULTS

Open On-going Groups

Men's Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study gathers via zoom, 8-9 am on Thursday Mornings. The Bible study is led by Pastor Rhodes on the upcoming Sunday gospel.

Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World is a class taught by Roger and Linda Hull, in their home, twice a month at 7 pm on Sunday evenings. Watch for the schedule in the weekly insert and Faith+Life Email.

This group is currently not meeting.

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study gathers via zoom, 8-9 am on Tuesday Mornings to discuss the upcoming gospel. The Bible study is led by Pastor Laura.

Chrismon Team

Chrismon Team is responsible for the beautiful Chrismons that fill our trees at Christmas, as well as the unique Chrismon gifted to each child at Christmas and Baptism. Our Chrismon team can also be found making centerpieces for congregational gathering or gifts for homebound members and Meals on Wheels recipients. This group meets on Wednesdays at 10 am.

This group is temporarily not meeting.

Monday Rembrandts

Monday Rembrandts is a group that meets for art on Mondays at 1 pm in room 215.

This group is temporarily not meeting.

Miller Sunday School Class

Miller Sunday School Class: Dr. Gary Freeze leads the Miller Sunday school class on Sunday mornings.

Martin Luther Sunday School Class

Martin Luther Sunday School Class: Gary Rhodes and Krista Woolly teach the Martin Luther Sunday School class on Sunday mornings.

Sunday School classes are currently not meeting.

Sunday Circle

Sunday Circle: We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday following the 927 worship to discuss the sermon and scriptures. All 927 worshippers are invited to attend.

Sunday Circle is currently not meeting- check out our Reflections zoom meeting instead!

ADULTS

Classes & Short Term Groups

Throughout the year, St. John’s offers a variety of opportunities to learn and grow through classes and discussion groups. Some past opportunities include Israel and Palestine Conflict: Christian Response Class, Financial Peace University, Women Behind the Wall Podcast Discussion Group, and Think Lutheran.

Reflections

Each Sunday night at 7:30 pm on zoom, spend time unpacking the week's sermon. For the zoom link contact Danny Hines, danny@stjohns-salisbury.org.

Racial Justice Book Study - Caste

Danny Hines, Minister for Adult Discipleship, walks through Isabel Wilkerson’s book, Caste – The Origin of our Discontents, available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or check your favorite book retailer. The book study will begin Thursday, October 1 at 7 pm – 8:15pm via Zoom.  Please send Danny an email at danny@stjohns-salisbury.org if you are interested in joining this book study.

From the publisher:
In this book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate.  Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day.  She discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; and she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in relation to depression and life expectancy.

Mom's Group/ "Control Girl" Book Study
Calling All Moms! Need some encouragement, support, or just social face time? Join Stacey Shafer, Children's Minister, on Wednesday's at 8 pm on zoom.
 
On Sept. 16, we will begin a book study called Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering You Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible.
 
All moms are welcome, so invite your friends. For login info, email stacey@stjohns-salisbury.org.