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Come join us outside of Sunday

While going to church on Sunday is great, we also host a lot of activities out of our 9:45 service. From Wednesday word to Sunday school to activities for the kids. Filling your spirit and connecting with God is the perfect way to nurture your faith and we got that in strides. 

On Wednesdays at 6:00 pm come join us at the coffee bar right outside the Sanctuary for a small group bible study. This bible study happens weekly, and is always willing to accept new members, even infrequent ones. So don't worry if you have a turbulent schedule. 



This class of "Young adult plus some years" meet in person in Room 105 in the CLC Building from 11:00 – 11:45 am – after church. Several of our members are unable to come to church but are able to participate in the Sunday School Class through the BYKOTA Church Conference Number.  We tell people to call in 5 minutes before 11:00 am to connect with the class by using the following numbers:

            First dial – 1-267-930-4000

            Second dial – 457-973-303# Be sure to put the pound sign (#) after 2nd   Number.  The voice you hear is a recording, so dial in any time. 

BYKOTA Sunday School Class was organized soon after St. John’s became a part of the Florida Conference of the Methodist Church back in the 1960’s. At that time, it was the Young Adult Sunday School Class. We still say we are the Young Adult Class – plus a few years! Many of our class members have belonged to the church and the class for 40 to 50 years. Our class members Jane Wagner and Pat Shell are Charters Members of the Church. It was Jane’s parents who opened their home for the organizational meetings held to help the church get started. Members of the class have always been involved in the leadership of the church and in its mission work both locally and internationally. Several class members have been on mission trips to Haiti, Costa Rica, and other places locally in the United States through the NOMADS Project. At present the class supports a young girl in India through the mission efforts of World’s Children. In addition, we locally support Angel’s Care, Project Love, and Casa Vida – a UM Mission Church in the Wahneta area of Winter Haven, FL. Through the years the class has had many wonderful teachers, such as Tom Wells, Jim Travis, Dick Sargent, Vernon Shell, and others. At present, Eve Ridgeway and Kitty Walker are co-teachers for the class. The curriculum used for the class is the Adult Bible Studies Series from Cokesbury – the United Methodist Publishing House. At present, we are studying a Unit entitled “Inspired by God” which includes lessons from both the Old and New Testament.

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