Sunday School: Sundays at 9:15am
Sunday Worship: Sundays at 10:30am
Kaffee Klatsche Meeting: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 1:30pm.
Growth Groups for Adults
Sunday Morning Bible and Spiritual Studies
Reading Romans with Luther
Author RJ Grunewald describes his book this way:
“It’s Luther, but for everyday life. It takes a work that was written hundreds of years ago and puts it in a package that is accessible for the average person, showing that it remains relevant in our day.”
The book contains passages from Luther and Saint Paul,with helpful commentary from Grunewald for bettercomprehension and personal application of Romans.
View the book trailer here: https://vimeo.com/188881804
The cost of the books is $15 each payable to SJH.
Nancy Kaul is the study facilitator of the group that
meets in the Fellowship Hall at 9:15am.
Weekday Bible and Spiritual Study Groups
West Hattiesburg Study Group meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am at the home of Shirley Thone, 2 Bluebeard Point. (Phone: 228.324.6697) Bring your Bible as we work our way through the book of 1 Timothy as facilitated by Debbie Frederick. Friends—men and women—are very welcome here!
The Avenues Study Group meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Our Advent-Christmas season study starting in November is "The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Explores the Identity of the Child in the Manger" by Lee Strobel.
For more information please contact the study facilitator, Pat Davenport at
Saint John started hosting Oktoberfest as a small church potluck. After over 40 years, it has expanded to feed and entertain thousands every year. For more information please visit OKTOBERFEST
AA (Rule 62)
Rule 62 meets in the community room at Saint John Hattiesburg. They meet Monday-Friday, 12noon-1pm and newcomers meet Saturday mornings, 10-11am.
The group is full of warm and inviting people who would love for you to join their meeting whether you are looking for support, advice, or are simply curious as to what happens during meetings. Everyone is welcome! To attend a meeting, make sure you park in the back of the church, walk towards the large "Welcome" sign, and enter through the double glass doors on your right.
Faith and Finances
Student Resources - To Be Announced
At Thrivent Student Resources we believe students deserve to go to college without spending the rest of their lives paying for it. That’s why we offer: 1) an advanced suite of tools and resources to help students and the families prepare, plan, and pray for college; 2) educational webinars to help learn how to manage student debt and explore repayment options; 3) a network of financial guides who coach families to match their college dreams with financial means; and 4) access to student loan information and education. We want to help you have a healthier relationship with money, especially at the beginning of college. When you’re more financially secure, you’re free to live a more content, confident, and generous life. RSVP deadline TBA.
Office Hours — The church office hours are 10am – 1pm Wednesday and Thursday.
Men’s Breakfast is at 8:07am the first Saturday of every month at Chesterfields (4646 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg 39402).
LWML Mites will be collected February 2nd. Thank you for your continued support for the Gulf States and National LMWL.
Breadbasket Ingathering -- February 2nd we will be collecting items to help stock the Breadbasket Pantry. Items needed include Jiffy Mix, Peanut Butter, Canned Goods, Mac and Cheese Dinners, and Cereal. Thank you for helping others and Loving Like Jesus.
Boy Scouts Chili Fundraiser -- Sunday, February 2nd at Parkway Heights UMC. $10 (1 quart) carryout tickets can be purchased in advance from Bob Cubley (601.596.3153).
Great Super Bowl Soup Ingathering for Breadbasket Sunday, February 2nd — Whether it's a can or a case, everyone can bring some soup to help feed the hungry in our community
Couples Devotional Book -- We're encouraging all those who are married (or engaged) to purchase the year of daily devotions by Timothy and Kathy Keller. The devotional is titled The Meaning of Marriage: A Couple's Devotional and is based on their earlier book with a similar title. These make great gifts. We received a quantity discount and the church has picked up shipping costs. Available today for $15 payable with cash or check to the church.
Young Couples Bible Study -- We are studying Broken: 7 "Christian" Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible by Jonathan Fisk. You can check it out at https://tinyurl.com/yea5r56a. The church has a limited number of copies to get us started that you can purchase for $20. If you are interested please contact Christopher Longman at 601.466.0103 or Dewey Case at 601.297.7953.
Prayer Meeting -- Would a dedicated time of prayer with other Christians benefit you? We're looking to re-establish a group that would meet somewhat regularly for prayer. We could meet at the church campus or in a home. We'd keep the gathering to an hour or less, and we can talk about the frequency of meeting. If you're interested, please speak with Gil Emmons and we'll go from there (text: 601. 818.7583 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Small Brown Envelopes for both Immediate and Pledged Gifts for the ‘Accelerated Funding Plan’ are available on the Red Table. They go in the offering plate during worship, and help the counters and financial secretary with accurate record keeping. Please complete the card inside the envelope to help us know whom to thank and how to track your donation. Thank you very much!
Lutheran Study Bibles -- We have five regular size print Lutheran Study Bibles available for purchase for $50 each. These resourceful ESV translations with extensive study notes may be viewed in the church office. Larger print versions of the Lutheran Study Bible are $59.