Wings of the Church
Romans 12:5 — … so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
1 Corinthians 12:12 — Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
At St. John’s Church, you have many opportunities to make a difference wherever you are. Join one or more Wings of the Church and use the gifts and talents that God has given you for His glory. .
The Men’s Fellowship was started in 1989 to promote fellowship among men, help in the understanding of the Bible and to serve the Church and the community through evangelism and social concern. Members meet on the first and third Thursday evenings and for Bible Studies on the second and fourth Sunday mornings. Eminent scholars and experts are invited to discuss current issues and present a Christian perspective on national and ethical issues, ranging from ecology and politics to finance and gender.
The Men’s Fellowship have several social concern projects like the tutoring of the children from St. John’s Hostel, helping the Friend-in-need Home and feeding the poor. Regular retreats, workshops and special worship services are held.
The Women’s Fellowship is the earliest Wing of the Church, and was known as the Mother’s Union. This band of 40 cheerful ladies, bound by a sense of unity, and concern for each other, meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. The varied and interesting programmes include devotions, Bible study, debates, group discussions and cooking demonstrations. The Women’s Fellowship has an active outreach programme –supporting the projects of the church, visiting the home-bound, aged, disabled and mentally challenged and organizing neighbourhood Bible studies. The Annual Sale is held every year to collect money to support various projects and ministries.
The Teens Fellowship is a forum for teenagers (15 – 19 years) to learn, growand be mentored. It was a response to the growing needs for an interdisciplinary approach that combined church history, study of the Word, discussion of pertinent topics such as relationships, decision making, leadership and current affairs; and a space where teenagers could develop and showcase their skills and talents in theatre, music and art.
The Fellowship meets on the first three Sundays of the month from 8.30 – 10.30 a.m. It generally begins with singing, followed by a Bible study or a topical discussion and /or an activity. Events that are eagerly awaited are the Collage Competition, the Special services during the year and the Fair in the Square. The Fellowship is an inclusive space where teenagers are encouraged to be tolerant, encouraging and supportive of one another.
Come, with your friends, get rooted, grow and bear fruit that you may be a light of the world.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye.” Psalms 32:8. This is the aim of the Sunday School of St. John’s Church.
Sunday School was initiated by Rev. Joe and the late Edith Mullins in the early 60s.
Over the years, this ministry, held every Sunday (except fourth Sunday) at 8.30 a.m. has spiritually nurtured the young minds of our children below 13 years. The Sunday School reaches out not only to the children of our congregation, but also children in the hostel and neighbouring churches. Activities include the Annual Day in March, Thanksgiving Service, the Christmas musicaland Christmas Tree.
Do join us as teachers and volunteers. Please continue to pray for our committed teachers and volunteers who work tirelessly despite challenges. We request you to join us for prayer at 9 pm every day, for our children at Sunday school that God will continue to lead and guide them, in ways that are pleasing Him.
With the motto ‘Christ above All’, the Youth Fellowship focuses on young adults between the ages of 18 to 35 to help them become spiritually integrated adults.
The Youth Fellowship was started in 1962 by Rev. Joe Mullins to train the future members of the Church. Its first constitution is dated 1964 and was updated by the Pastorate Committee in 1995.
Our young adults, between the ages 18 and 35, meet every Sunday after the 8.30 a.m. service at the parish hall for a lively time of singing, games and introspection. They have programmes, which include Bible studies, games for physical fitness, sessions on personality development, communication skills and outreach programmesat the old age homes and orphanages.
The Fellowship has won several prizes each year in different inter-church commotions, especially in singing. The Fellowship organizes every year on January 26, Fireball 2016, held in memory of the late Dr. Chitra Solomon on January 26. The event draws close to 26 churches from Bangalore.
Angels of Change
The Angels of Change is a Christ-centric fellowship for women
of all ages. The motto is to spur one another toward love and good deeds. Come join us and experience a journey towards a closer fellowship with God and discipleship, encouraging one another in prayer and Christianwitness, activities and outings to build a community of women with God ordained purposes, a platform to showcase your unique God given talents and gifts, explore various dimensions of being women as God’s creation and reaching out to the lost and powerless through good works…and thus touching lives.
The Choir has been singing at the Sunday 830 a.m. service since the early seventies. It also assists in congregational singing during Sunday morning services and at weddings, funerals and also at special services of Good Friday, Easter and Christmas. Their annual concert ‘Carols by Candlelight’ and the carol rounds are the high points of the calendar. It keeps in tune with the modern changes, without losing sight of traditional Church music even though modern music is preferred. The Pipe Organ, a privilege that many churches don’t have, continues to be a great help in leading the group. An electronic organ and a Yamaha piano have been added to the sounds of music. New members are always welcome to the rehearsals held every Sunday at 1030 a.m.