Our vision

The vision statement defines the work we believe God is leading us to do.  "Love God. Love Others."

Vision Scripture: Matthew 22:36-39

"He replied, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it:  You must love your neighbor as you love yourself."

Our Mission

Mission Statement

To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Mission Scripture: Matthew 28:19

"Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

Our Core Values

These core values will guide how we seek to live out the vision and mission of St. John's United Methodist Church

  • Humility - The recognition of our relationship with God as created.  It is the acceptance that we are limited by nature.  It is the realization that we have a choice in submitting ourselves in love to divine grace.  Humility is the willingness to efface oneself to God.  Humility seeks to place God and others before ourselves.
  • Joy - Joy is God given gladness that is not at the mercy of circumstantial happiness.  It is the uplift of one's spirit, courtesy of God's love.  It is a fruit of living life led by the Holy Spirit.
  • Integrity - Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.  It is generally a personal choice to uphold oneself to consistently moral and ethical standards grounded in the love of God.
  • Learning - The activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught or experiencing something:  the activity of someone who learns.

St. John's has been a part of the Georgetown Community for over 140 years.

We started as a group of Swedish immigrants who joined together in their homes to study, worship and pray and built our first church building in 1882.  At that time, we were known as the Swedish Methodist Episcopal Brushy Church (Svenska Metodistkyrkan at Brushy).

The original church stood at the intersection of Westinghouse Road and FM 1460.  Our church cemetery is still at this location.

In 1906 we moved to town, to our present home at 311 E. University Avenue, and in 1938 we changed our name to St. John's Methodist Church.

In 1968, when the Methodist Church joined with the Evangelical United Brethren Church, St. John's became St. John's United Methodist Church.

Come join us and share in our rich history and heritage of celebrating God's love.

For a complete history of our church, please visit this link.