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Outreach & Missions

St. John's United Methodist Church has a long and rich history of mission work and outreach to the community.  We live what we believe, to go out and make disciples for Christ by showing our love for others.

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of missions through participation in the global ministries of the church.  Click to learn more about the United Methodist Women organization.  Click here for the Central Texas Conference UMW Newsletter.  Click here for the South District UMW Newsletter.

UMW meets on:

3rd Tuesday of January, March, April, September, and October at 2:00 PM -Fellowship Hall

4 Saturday luncheons happen in February, May, August, and November

Our mission at St. John's UMW is to help and support women and children on the local, state, and global levels.

For more information contact UMW President, Shirley Channell.  Click here for their most recent newsletter.

St. John's United Methodist Men

The mission of the United Methodist Men is to help men grown in Christ, so others may know Christ.

St. John's UMM will meet on the second Tuesday of each month. 

Local Outreach

  • Church Under the Bridge, Austin, TX

    Church Under the Bridge is a division of Mission Possible, which is an organization that provides the homeless in Austin an opportunity to come to one location on Sunday mornings to worship.  There is a band and worship service, and various churches bring food for the homeless on that day.  It is located under the overpass of I35 between 7th and 8th Street.  Our church goes once a quarter to provide food, toiletries, and clothing to the homeless.  For more information, contact Linda Gusnowski.

    Next Church Under the Bridge is TBD

  • St. John's Food Pantry

    St. John's provides a food pantry for those in need in our community.  This is funded through donations.  Due to Covid-19, our food pantry is currently closed.  Please call if you need assistance with food and we can help you get taken care of.

    For more information, contact Carolyn Henry.

  • Helping Hands of Georgetown


    To provide basic services, including food, clothing, an introduction to avenues of employment, and connections to available social services, to the underserved, working poor, and homeless of our community


    Helping Hands of Georgetown strives to work with those we serve to determine additional needs and seeks out local partners to aid in fulfillment of those needs.  With the   support of our community, we hope to reduce hunger to our friends, point them toward services that can reduce their plight, and raise awareness in the Georgetown community to their needs.

    For more information visit the website

  • Kairos Ministry

    Kairos Prison Ministry is a Christian faith based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families.  By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world.

    St. John's is an active support congregation for the Kairos Ministry at The Huges Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections in Gatesville, TX.  For more information on the ministry work at St. John's, contact Stu Leonhart.

  • Other Local Ministries supported by St. John's UMC

National Outreach

  • Sager Brown

    Sager Brown Depot is located in Baldwin, LA, one of the poorest parishes in the state of Louisiana.  This ministry provides opportunities for both short and long-term volunteers to engage in hand-on mission work that not only meets their personal need to serve God, but it also helps those who are less fortunate and are in their greatest hours of need.

    St. John's next trip to Sager Brown will be February 10-15, 2019.  Click here for the latest Sager Brown Newsletter

    If you would like more information on Sager Brown or would like to join a mission group heading there, contact Carolyn Henry.

International Outreach

  • Wings of the Morning, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

    This mission is supported by St. John's UMC monetarily through donations and offerings to the Central Texas Conference. 

    The mission project serves those in need of medical transportation or medicine delivery in the rural areas of the Congo.  This project started back in 1960 when there were no new roads to facilitate transportation.  It is still the 911 emergency contact for the rural areas.  The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) often calls and asks us to distribute medicine and transport medical workers along the river to help victims.  If you are interested in this mission work, contact the church office at 512-863-5886.