– 1 Peter 4:10 –

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

We have all been given special gifts from God in order to serve Him and each other. At St. John’s, we have a wealth of ministries that offer the opportunity for us to share these diverse talents.

Are you a “people person”? Be a greeter on Sunday mornings or join our Visitation ministry. Are you handy around the house? Help build and repair homes of those less fortunate through Habitat for Humanity or St. John’s Work Camp. Do you enjoy singing? Help lead the worship service by joining one of our choirs. Do you want to learn more about the Bible? Join one of our Bible Study groups or ALPHA. Whatever your gift, there is a ministry that will allow you to share the talents you have been blessed with to serve God, your church and your community while sharing in fellowship with your church family.

Please look over the variety of ministries listed on this page. There is something for everyone, big or small! If you would like to join a group, volunteer for an activity, assist with a program, or have questions regarding any of our ministries, contact the church office at 732-264-1236.

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Worship  cross1

Committee Chair – Lisa Dinitto

1. Communion preparation – 1st Sunday each month
2. Altar Guild – maintains paraments, candles, etc.
3. Liturgy – read Scripture during services
4. Usher – 10:00 am service, Evening services, Holiday services
5. Greeter before services


Music  musicsm

Committee Chair – Janice Kurica

1. Voice Choirs – Adult, Youth, Children, Praise Team
2. Bell Choirs – Adult, Youth, Children


Dramatic Presentations  masks

1. Acting
2. Make-up
3. Lighting
4. Costumes
5. Staging
Christian Education  bible

Committee Chair – Ginny DeFalco

1. Disciple Bible Study – Monday 7:00 pm
2. Bible Studies
3. Sunday School – 9:00am  K-6th grades    Karrie Jayne Johnson  732-264-3933 or
4. B.L.A.S.T.  – Grades 4 – 6, Wed. 4:30 pm
5. Daily Vacation Bible School Teacher or Aide – August
6. Family Ministry


Women’s Ministry  mission_8113c

1. Women of Faith – Fridays at 7:00pm at an outside location
(Contact: Ginny DeFalco, 732.787.9308)

2. Sisters In Christ – Tues. 7:30 pm  (Contact: Karen Richard, 732.619.5055 or

3.  United Methodist Women – 4th Saturday each month  (Contact: Lisa DiNitto, 908.380.8518)


Men’s Ministry  umm

1. United Methodist Men  (Contact: Mike Doran, 732.264.2831)

2. Gathering Breakfast – 3rd Saturday each month, 7:30 am
3. Bible Study –  first Friday of each month, dinner, study and discussion. Please contact Bill Bechtoldt 908-692-2039 or e-mail


Evangelism  dove

Committee Chair – Lisa Smith

1. Hospitality – help host luncheons for funerals, church events, dinners, etc.
2. ALPHA Group – Wednesdays, 7:00 pm  (Contact: Ginny DeFalco, 732.787.9308)  Latest ALPHA Events.

3. Coffee Fellowship – Sunday mornings
4. Plant Delivery to First Time Visitors
5. Visitation to Homebound
6. Communion to Homebound
7. Telephone contacts for events
8. Gardening Ministry  (Contact: UMW)
9. Prayer Shawl Ministry – 2nd Tuesday each month, 7:00 pm
(Contact: Joni Parr, 732.872.2246)

10. Veteran’s Ministry – We support ALL Service Men & Women; Honor Veterans
(Contact: David Nordt, 732.703.0064 or duke2806@aol.comInformation and Helpful Links

11. Circle of Faith Prayer Group – Mondays, 6:00 pm
(Contact: Marcia Prusakowski, 732.264.7451)

12. Circle of Faith Prayer Group – Tuesdays, 10:00 am
(Contact: Alice Hushour, 732.264.0574)


Mission/Outreach suitcase  stew
Committee Chair – Gail Bechtoldt

1. Sandwich for BRIDGES – Thursdays, 7:00 pm
2. Community Meals – Cook for 45 people, Deliver meals at 4:00 pm, Mondays
3. Meals at Community Church in Keyport – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
4. Thanksgiving Basket Preparation – November
5. Thanksgiving Basket Delivery – November
6. Christmas Sharing Tree Sorting – December
7. Christmas Sharing Tree Delivery – December
8. Christmas Basket Preparation – December
9. Christmas Basket Delivery – December
10. Easter Basket Preparation – April 13 at 2:00 pm
11. Easter Basket Delivery – April 13 from 5:00-6:30 pm
12. Family Promise Hospitality Network – led by Jim Dericks  (Displaced families live at the Church for one week). A variety of service activities are available:

– Cook Dinner (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
– Dinner Host (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
– Evening Host (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
– Chaperone / Sleep-Over (9:00 pm – 7:00 am)
– Morning Clean-up (7:00 am)

13. Special Mission Trips
14. Habitat for Humanity
15. Jersey Shore Workcamp Home repair project.  Volunteer on Saturdays, please contact Bill Bechtoldt 908-692-2039 or e-mail
16. English as a Second Language – led by Sue Johnston



Christmas Ministry  creche

1. Church / Education Wing Set up – Friday after Thanksgiving
2. Creche Set-up
3. Animal Feeding
4. Christmas Take-down – first week of January