While the people of St. John’s are the church, we are fortunate to have venues and grounds which allow us to share in ministry and community, linking our lives with others in Christ’s love. We strive for our spaces to be welcoming and inviting, so that all may grow closer to God and closer to neighbors old and new.
Where We Gather to Worship
features a 400-seat nave with glass walls on three sides – allowing views of our tranquil courtyard to the east, sloping lawn to the west and Barstow Woods park beyond the triangle modernist, stained glass design on the south end.
The vaulted ceiling, light wood in the sanctuary and abundant glass make for a bright, vibrant worship space. Pews at the front of the church allow for wheelchair accessible seating. Renovations completed in 2001 also resulted in a more flexible chancel, opening up the area for more versatility with our choirs and more intimate worship experiences on Sundays and our Wednesday noon services.
Our beautiful cloister garden...
complete with fountain and fish hosts occasional outdoor worship services in warmer months. Throughout the year, the garden is a peaceful, contemplative and inspirational space to any who spend time walking through or looking upon it. It’s a wonderful background for photo occasions and is known as a place of exploration and enjoyment for St. John’s youngest. Click here for pictures from our 2014 Garden Redesign Project.
is located in the lower level of our church. It provides an intimate experience for smaller wedding and funeral services. Over the years, children's Christian education and worship experiences have taken place in our chapel, including some portions of our summer VBS. Adult spritual formation opportunities such as Centering Prayer sessions are another use. Through the week, this intimate, quite space is open for prayer and meditation. The chapel also links St. John’s present with St. John’s past as its pews once occupied the original church home at Larkin and Cronkright streets.
Where We Grow in Fellowship and Formation
Williams Hall, Youth & Activity Rooms
While our fellowship happens in a myriad of ways and spaces in and out of St. John’s, Williams Hall hosts our fellowship time following Sunday’s 10:00am service. A large brick fireplace in the east end warms the space for all occasions and a quality audio system ensures presentations and music alike may be enjoyed by all. This spacious, bright parish hall, with its large, full-functioning kitchen, allows St. John’s to celebrate our members’ lives and milestones in community and offer hospitality to all. St. John’s also uses Williams Hall for outreach ministry like Love Knots, hosting this group and their quilting supplies.
St. John’s takes advantage of ample space and resources in the church’s lower level, accessible by elevator or stairs. Color, fun and energy abound in our sapces for children. Educational and creative books, figures and illustrations fill our Sunday children’s classrooms. Our Activity Room is a fantastic multi-purpose venue suitable for everything from prayer groups to video screenings to parties to meetings.