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Welcome! Thank you for visiting our church website. St. John United Methodist Church is a spiritually growing community of faith, believing and practicing Christ’s words, “Love One Another” in order to bring glory to God.

Looking for information about our church?  We have provided lots of helpful information on this page.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our church office using the contact information found on the home page of our website.

We would also like to invite you to join us for worship! For details about our worship services, please see the section titled “When We Meet & What To Expect” below.

Again, thank you for visiting our church website.  Have a blessed day!

Meet Our Pastor:

I am proud to say that I am the pastor of St. John United Methodist Church in Florence, Alabama.  My wife Cindy and I have lived in Alabama for nearly 20 years.  We are excited to be servant leaders among the people of our church.  I come to you with experience in ministry with different age groups and strong faith in Christ as my Savior.  I believe scriptures are my guide to living my faith out above anything else.  The world is our parish and where the Holy Spirit leads us and the ability to love the Lord with our hearts, souls, and minds and our neighbor as ourselves is where my vision and ministry is lived out.

Have a nice day,
Bro. Mike Samuels

When We Meet & What To Expect:

We invite you to worship with us!  Here’s some information about what to expect when visiting our church.

Please Note: Our normal schedule for worship services and other in-person activities has been impacted by precautions surrounding COVID-19. Please click “COVID-19” in the top menu for the most up-to-date information about the impacts of COVID-19 on our congregation’s worship services and activities. Thank you!

Sunday Mornings:


    Coffee Fellowship – 8:45 A.M.

    At 8:45 A.M., some of our church members gather for Coffee Fellowship. Join us for coffee and have a few minutes of fellowship with us before Sunday School.


    Sunday School – 9:00 A.M.

    We have Sunday School classes at 9:00 A.M. for all ages.

  • Morning Worship – 10:00 A.M.

    Join us as we worship God through hymns, liturgy, and teachings. Hymns are led by our Chancel Choir. Come dressed as comfortably as you are. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Children of all ages are welcome. A nursery is available.

Where do I go when I arrive?
If you are arriving for Coffee Fellowship (8:45am) / Sunday School (9:00am), please enter our Christian Life Center building. If you are arriving for Morning Worship, which begins at 10:00am, please enter at the front of the Sanctuary.

Where do I park?
Please park in the parking area in front of the Christian Life Center.  There are “Visitor Parking” spaces available for visitors.

What do you do for children?
We have Sunday School classes for all ages.  During Morning Worship, children may join the worship service.  We also have a nursery available for Morning Worship.

How long is Morning Worship?
Morning Worship lasts approximately one hour.

What should I wear?
We’re not fancy here at St. John.  Come dressed as comfortably as you are.

Wednesday Nights:


    Bible Study – 6:00 P.M.

Where do I go when I arrive?
Please enter our Christian Life Center building.

Where do I park?
Please park in the parking area in front of the Christian Life Center.  There are “Visitor Parking” spaces available for visitors.

What do you do for children?
The children receive a meal before going to age-level Bible Study groups.

How long does Wednesday Night Bible Study last?
Wednesday Night Bible Study lasts approximately one hour.

Why St. John?

  At St. John United Methodist Church, we are committed to ministering to individuals and families in the best way possible.  Listed below are just a few of the ways that make our church family a special place to be.

  • Caring:  God’s love fills our hearts and we strive to demonstrate His love in our lives.  From the youngest child to the oldest adult, everybody is somebody at St. John.
  • Sharing:  Our family is committed to sharing the message of salvation through Jesus Christ with everyone because everyone is someone for whom Christ died.
  • Fellowship:  We are a place where people can come and built lasting friendships with other believers.  Our family provides a place of encouragement, support, and fellowship that is so vital to the Christian life.
  • Growing:  Our goal is to help every believer grow in their understanding of God’s Word so that each one can experience the victory and joy of life in Jesus Christ.


It is important for you to understand that church membership will not give you eternal life. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. You can receive this free gift at anytime you wish to accept it. If you would like more information on how to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, or if you wish to join the St. John family through one of the ways described above, please contact the pastor of our church. He will assist you with any questions you may have.

We would consider it an honor for you to join our Church Family if the Holy Spirit is leading you to do so. You may attain membership through one of the following:

Transfer from another United Methodist Church:  If you are a member of another United Methodist Church and wish to join St. John, you may do so by simply making your intent to transfer your membership.

Transfer from another denomination:  If you come from another Protestant congregation, you will be asked one question:  As a member of Christ’s church, will you be loyal to the United Methodist Church and do all in your power to strengthen its ministries, and will you then also be loyal to St. John United Methodist Church and uphold the ministry and outreach of this congregation with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness?

Your baptism is accepted – If you have been a member of another church and have been baptized using one of the traditional modes of baptism – sprinkling, pouring, or immersing – you do not have to be re-baptized.  If you have not been baptized then you may do so when you join.

Profession of Faith and Baptism:  A person who begins the Christian life does so through baptism, which is a symbol of God’s grace through Jesus Christ.  if you have never joined any church, you profess your faith for the first time by proclaiming Christ as your personal savior and choosing to join the family of God at St. John.  A common profession of belief is “I believe God loves me”.