SJU: So Join Us




Every Sunday at 10:30 am

(instructions on how to join in are to the right!)



November 25, 2020

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, 

for his steadfast love endures forever.

O give thanks to the God of gods, 
for his steadfast love endures forever.

-- Psalm 136:1-2



Grace and peace to you. Today marks our final day of praying and fasting during this 40-day period. It has been a joy to know that we have corporately covered our conference and our nation in prayer. 

Thank you for your faithfulness and spirituality. I am grateful for such a committed community of skilled servant workers. I know that prayer makes a difference. Therefore, you made a difference. 

May God bless your Thanksgiving, however different it may be this year. We are demonstrating our love through restraint. We'll never know how many lives are being saved through our discretion, but God knows and God is glorified!

Blessings and peace,
Bishop Easterling 


WORSHIP WITH US FROM HOME EACH SUNDAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Please plan to join SJU’s Pastor Mary Ka Kanahan at 10:30 am every Sunday, for a service of prayer, scripture and messages.

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Link to YouTube live stream, December 6

Second Sunday of Advent:

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to the December 6 service.


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In our current world of virtual worship, you can join in the virtual candle lighting at the beginning of each Advent service by setting up your Advent wreath with candles and lighting a candle with us each week. Don’t have an Advent wreath at home? Create one! Click below for info and ideas:

This year, your Advent devotional is available ONLINE! The link is below:

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We are glad you are interested in learning about St. John United Church. If you are seeking a church home, we hope you will consider connecting with the life of our community.


SJU extends full participation in the life of our congregation to everyone, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, economic status and different theological positions consistent with the traditions of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Methodist Church.


All members are invited to take on leadership roles in the congregation.



Who We Are:
Vision Statement


We are a progressive, inclusive Christian community, strengthened by the diversity of our members and our faith traditions, that comes together to worship God, to further spiritual growth, and to minister to each other, the community, and the world through active Christian involvement.

Our Mission Is ...


  • To worship God;

  • To support and nurture each other;

  • To provide a foundation for our spiritual life;

  • To empower our members in ministry;

  • To celebrate our diversity and promote inclusiveness for all;

  • To partner with and advocate for victims of social injustice;

  • And to share the good news of Jesus Christ and invite others to do the same.

Worship With Us


We celebrate creative Christian worship in a simple setting. We encourage members to take an active part in the worship experience as we draw from Protestant traditions and the multicultural backgrounds of our members. We choose to worship in a building shared with other congregations, enriching our spiritual experience!


Sunday Mornings:


Spiritual Development &

Christian Education



Worship Service


Join us for refreshments and social time after the service.

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St. John United Church

Wilde Lake Interfaith Center

10431 Twin Rivers Road

Columbia MD 21044


410-730-9253 (fax)


       handicapped accessible




Pastor Mary Ka Kanahan

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