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About Renew Ministries

The people of St. John United Church of Christ, Reverend Larry Hoxey’s latest ministry, are on the move. Deciding not to be stuck in the mud, St. John’s faith family are reinventing what it means to be a 21st century mainline congregation. Rather than become a statistic, St. John is reinventing itself to become more relevant in an increasingly disinterested culture.

Not be be dismissed as “oldline” or “deadline,” St. John is more “streamline,” an agile congregation that is adapting to twenty-first century ministry realities. St. John is demonstrating stewardship of God’s church by adapting to remain effective amid social challenges. St. John is becoming less of an inward-looking fraternal organization and more of an outreach-focused church.

The people of St. John United Church of Christ “DO” it, where the “D” is discipleship (partnering with God to make stronger Christians) and the “O” is outreach (partnering with God to make new Christians). Hence, the “We DO it!” slogan represents more than just a cute play on words because it inspires our church revitalization program.

The St. John Renew Ministry helps people connect with God and with one another. Renew is a revitalizing Christian ministry for life-fulfillment. Renew will assist you at home, at work, and in all your relationships. Renew helps overcome whatever stands between you and a life of holistic wellbeing (which is health in body, mind & spirit).

The times are a changin’, and so also are the people desiring to thrive amid contemporary challenges. Renew overcomes barriers while sharing God’s love and truth from many sources. Come and share with people who care. God’s marvelous Holy Spirit keeps the church alive as our faith family responds to community needs.

Renew Celebration (Sundays 9-10 am) is an informal, contemporary worship experience. Reverend Larry Hoxey and his wife Cynthia lead participants in stimulating discussion, accompanied by music, coffee & tea, and fantastic fellowship.

Renew Seminar (Thursdays 6-7 pm) is a time for instruction and reflection where relish all the delights of a small group fellowship. Our human existence is much deeper and richer than what we have been led to believe. Renew Seminar helps fill-in the gaps, examining what it means to engage God’s Spirit in your daily life, and to embrace an authentic, meaningful spirituality.

Renew Review (Tuesdays 11-noon) continues discussion about issues & topics from that past week’s Renew Celebration and Renew Seminar.

All Renew sessions operate through sharing and caring, by people like you. Come grow with us at St. John United Church of Christ and help us to help you.

–Reverend Hoxey