Community Outreach

Open arms and serving hands, transforming lives through Christ


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit  
(Matthew 28:18-19)

I love my church

There are many opportunities to serve our Lord.  We are anxious to see where God is leading our congregation. 
If you are looking for a church home, let St. John’s show you why we love our church!


If you or someone you know has experienced separation or divorce, either recently or a long time ago, we want to invite them to this support group.

Tuesdays, from 6pm to 7:30pm in the Church Library:

A complete schedule by topic, more details, and sign-ups are at:

Fall Session: Sept. 17 to Dec. 17, 2019 (no class Novmeber 5)

Spring Session: Begins Jan 14

  • Each rotation lasts 13 weeks but you can join or miss anytime and make up sessions during the next rotation if desired.
  • There is a one-time $15 registration fee but scholarships are available. Payment is done in class, please sign up online so we can communicate with you. (Checks payable to: St. John’s UMC)
  • No Childcare offered.
  • Our facilitators, Sarah Floyd and Donna Hartfeil can be contacted at: or 215-357-6998.

Located at:
St. John's United Methodist Church
820 Almshouse Road
Ivyland, PA 18974

We now meet in the church library classroom which is the first room on the left when you enter from the main parking lot which is on the left side of the church. Knock on the double doors on the side of the church. There are a few stairs up. If you cannot do stairs the leader will greet you and bring you to the handicap entrance.

Contact Information
Sarah Floyd or Donna Hartfeil
Facilitators of Divorce Care Program


GriefShare is a thirteen week, faith-based program for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one.  A combination of socialization/support, video, workbook, and discussion, each two hour session is designed to help those who are mourning to process their grief with others who share the burden of loss.  There can be companionship on the journey through the wilderness of grief; no one has to grieve alone.

Sessions will begin again on January 6, 2020
Mondays from 6:30-8:30 in Grace Café
(See schedule below) 

2020 GriefShare Schedule:
  • January 6-April 6, 2020 (no class January 27 but class WILL MEET on Presiden'ts Day): 13 Week Session
  • May 1-August 3, 2020 (no class Memorial Day): 13 Week Session

You may register online at  There is a $15 fee for the workbook payable at the first meeting of each 13 week session.  For further information, contact Pastor Janice, Ruth Portzline, or Chaplain Erin Maurer or go to

A big thank you to everyone who was involved in the Drive-Thru Living Nativity! It was an awesome night!
More than 200 cars came to experience the Christmas story - complete with live animals!

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October 13, 2019
What a wonderful day it was giving thanks for all God's creation, and celebrating His gift of creatures, great and small!


St. John's was privileged to worship with residents of Neshaminy Manor.  As part of worship, our choir sang two anthems and led in some old familiar hymns.  We were also blessed to serve Holy Communion to the residents.  What a wonderful time of praise and worship!
Worship @ Neshaminy Manor (Click for more pictures)