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                                          Sunday School – 9:45 am
                                  Worship – 8:30 am & 11:00 am

St. John United  Methodist Church

                                                                                                                                                                   Office Hours
4536 Teays Valley Road         Scott Depot, WV  25560        304-757-6343

Hello and welcome to St. John!

I am so glad you are exploring our church’s website!  It is our mission as a church to introduce people to the love of God through the person of Jesus and to grow as disciples together!  The pages you find below and the links that are provided will give you a bigger picture of the ministries and programs that help us reach people for Christ and grow our spiritual lives.  It is my hope that through these pages you might discover a place where you can connect with God and others as you journey through life.  So check us out!  Discover who we are!  And, most definitely, join us for worship on Sunday morning!


God’s Blessings,


Pastor Mike

Church Leaders

Our mission is to introduce people to Jesus while we grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us in this journey.  Click on the Church Leaders tab for more information and contact information for the St. John’s staff.
May you experience the grace and peace of God in Jesus Christ our Savior.

Our Pastor and Staff

Michael Q. Atkinson,
Senior Pastor
Joe McCullough,
Rev. Robert ‘Bob’ Hill,
Kyle Smith, Director of 
Jamie Miller
Worship Leader
Counseling & Visitation Pastor
Youth Ministries
Music Minister
Joy Spratt, 
Christi Miller,
Julie Henry,
Kaye Morton, 
Director of Preschool
Choral Accompanist
 Director of Sunday School
 Office Manager 
We know there is a place for you at St. John United Methodist Church. Please let us know if there is any way we can assist you in finding that spot. Explore the additional links on the top of the page to see which ministries might fit your needs.
    Sunday School for adults offers wide, rich opportunities for life-long learning. All classes begin at 9:45 a.m.
  The Book Club meets for fellowship and to     discuss a commonly read book, on the               second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.     in 210. 
  Disciple Bible Study groups are formed             yearly for a comprehensive, in-depth study     of the Scriptures. 
  The Quilting Group (Sew Love) meets to           learn new quilting techniques, prayer,  and     fellowship. Please see Cindy Wandling for       more details.
In addition to Sunday School, St. John offers several opportunities for ministry, fun, and fellowship for our children. 
  • Jesus And Me (J.A.M.) is a Christian education opportunity for children age 4 through 3rd grade during the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service following the “Children’s Message”.
  •     A Nursery for children from birth through age 3 is offered for the 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. worship service.
  • Acolytes (K through 5th grade) assist  in worship each Sunday, as well as for additional services throughout the year. Acolyte training is provided on a yearly basis.
  • Additional opportunities for children are offered throughout the year:  Vacation Bible School, Hanging of the Greens, Christmas Musical, Easter Party, and Children’s Sabbath.
        Music Ministry of St. John offers a rich variety of musical experiences, from traditional hymns, to contemporary choruses, to praise and worship, to anticipated seasonal presentations. Your      musical preferences can be utilized at St. John! 
The Chancel Choir (6th grade through adults) rehearses each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The Choir sings for Sunday worship services and for additional worship services       throughout the year. 
The Band (bass guitar, guitar, drums, and keyboard) accompanies the congregation and often the choir for most worship services. The band meets at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. 
The Children’s Choir (Kindergarten through 5th grade) sings during various times of the year and presents a musical during the Advent season. Call the office for more information.
St. John Preschool,
 directed by Joy Spratt, is celebrating its 24th Anniversary this year beginning September 2017.  The preschool operates from September through May and follows the Putnam County        School Calendar. 
The school offers a rich variety of experiences for 3 year olds on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 until Noon, and for 4 year olds on Mondays – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. 
For more information, please
                  contact the church office at                    304-757-6343.
  Cub/Boy Scouts meet each Monday       evening at 6:30 p.m.

St. John United Methodist Church proudly sponsors Cub Pack     #17 and Boy’s Troop #17.

 Click Here for the Cub Scout Pack #17 website.
Please contact Joel Fisher for more information.
Girl Scouts meet each Wednesday evening     at 6:00 pm.  Contact Ashley Fizer at for more information.
          At St. John we believe that Sunday    School is an essential part of Christian  growth.  We offer classes for children  (birth-5th grade), youth (6th-12th grade)  and adults of all ages.
     Come join us Sundays 9:45-10:45am.
  Contact Julie Henry for more                              information at 304-757-6343.
As members of the United Methodist Men, we commit ourselves daily to seek Christ through prayer and Bible study.  We bear witness in our daily lives, work and personal contacts.  We engage ourselves in Christian service, recognizing we work in partnership with our Lord and all glory and honor goes to our God.
        We have created and contributed to many ministries and reach out to you to participate in any of our stewardship events. 
St. John United Methodist Men meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.
Contact Kirk Boyce for more information at 304-767-8685 or
    Your wedding will be one of the most sacred occasions in your life. You are coming together to establish a new home where the Lord will continue to show His love, grace, and purposes. In Christian marriage, you enter  into a covenant which goes beyond the                    contractual arrangement that the state of West Virginia recognizes.
Our Hebrew-Christian tradition of
  covenant contains all the elements of a           contract; drawing together, making an          agreement, striking a bargain, etc.                     But a covenant  contains more. 
There is not only the legal, but also the sacred. Covenant marriage has an underlying belief that there is a God who is personal and who is involved in the affairs of humankind. Covenant marriage is more than an idea about God, but an act of God whereby God commits God’s self to the marriage. We appeal to God  for help, knowing that the commitment of marriage is incredibly difficult, as well as joy unspeakable. We recognize that it is God who first thought of marriage and established it for our welfare and happiness. 
For more information, open the         attachment below.

The Wesley Fellowship Group meets every Thursday (with the exception of July and August) at 1:00 p.m. in Room 100.

The Women’s Sharing Group meets for study, prayer, and fellowship on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Room 110.
Active for Life Exercise Class is a low-impact exercise class that meets in 110 on Monday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and on Wednesday at 9:30 am in     Room 110.
     As our children grow and develop into     those “tween” and older teen years, St. John offers continued opportunities for them to grow in their relationship with God and with one another.
  • The Middle School Youth meet at 5:30 pm each Sunday evening in room 160.
  • The High School Youth meet at 7:00 pm each Sunday evening in room 160.
  • Confirmation Classes (6th grade and up) are offered each year, usually between the months of February through May.
     In addition, the youth have an                      opportunity to participate in mission and   service projects, trips, parties, lock-ins, and District/Annual Conference Camps and Retreats throughout the year. 
     If you have questions please contact          Kyle Smith (Youth Minister) at                 or                                             304-266-5720.

Opportunities to Serve

Sunday Worship & Teaching

 We love building faith.

May 14, 2017
The Risky Business of Faith
Series: Easter
Acts 7:51-60
21st Century "Stephens" demonstrate a willingness to serve wherever and however God asks, without a desire  to be noticed by others or the "influentials".
  • May 14, 2017The Risky Business of Faith
    May 14, 2017
    The Risky Business of Faith
    Series: Easter
    Acts 7:51-60
    21st Century "Stephens" demonstrate a willingness to serve wherever and however God asks, without a desire  to be noticed by others or the "influentials".
  • May 7, 2017The Abundant Life
    May 7, 2017
    The Abundant Life
    Series: Easter
    John 10:1-11
    The abundant life Jesus offers is far greater than a simple existence.  It is a life that flourishes and thrives, provides a sense of meaning, purpose and fulfillment and is best expressed in being loved and loving others freely.
  • Apr 30, 2017Let’s Go for a Walk
    Apr 30, 2017
    Let’s Go for a Walk
    Series: Easter
    Luke 24:13-35
    Road to Emmaus: When we walk with Jesus our eyes are opened to the possibilities of a new life filled with peace and the joy of the resurrection in us.
  • Apr 23, 2017The Seasons of Our Faith
    Apr 23, 2017
    The Seasons of Our Faith
    Series: Easter
    John 20:19-31
    When life happens, our faith is either strengthened, challenged, or forgotten.
  • Apr 16, 2017Easter Like You Mean It!
    Apr 16, 2017
    Easter Like You Mean It!
    Series: Easter
    John 20:1-18
    Christ is risen! He is risen INDEED! So what are you waiting for? Let the celebration begin!!!
  • Apr 14, 2017Though He Crush Me
    Apr 14, 2017
    Though He Crush Me
    Series: Holy Week
    Psalm 22:1-10
    Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12
    What is the "good" in Good Friday?
  • Apr 13, 2017Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Apr 13, 2017
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Series: Holy Week
    John 13:1-17;31-35
    It's hard to believe how much love Christ has for us! That He would lay down His life...for us!
  • Apr 9, 2017After the Parade
    Apr 9, 2017
    After the Parade
    Series: Palm Sunday
    Matthew 21:1-11
    As disciples, we are called to hold the festivities surrounding Christ's triumphant entry in delicate balance with the passion of Christ.
  • Apr 2, 2017Is God Still Good?
    Apr 2, 2017
    Is God Still Good?
    Series: Lent
    John 9: 1-7
    Congratulations! You've received God's favor! Now what?
  • Mar 26, 2017Footloose and Fancy Free
    Mar 26, 2017
    Footloose and Fancy Free
    Series: Lent
    John 11 (selected verses)
    We are bound by "grave clothes" that inhibit our freedom to live fully in Christ. The Good News is that Christ can and WILL remove our grave clothes and set us free to live life to the fullest.

The Risky Business of Faith

The Abundant Life


Let’s Go for a Walk

The Seasons of Our Faith


Easter Like You Mean It!!!

After the Parade


Is God Still Good?

Footloose and Fancy Free


Quenching Our Thirst


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