Our Vision

Mission Statement...
   Saint John's-Newberry United Methodist is embracing the community with God's love.
Our Vision...
...It is our dream to be a haven of love, comfort and acceptance for the entire diverse community by sharing our prayers, by giving encouragement and guidance, and by living the Good News of Jesus Christ to all and especially to those who have lost hope, and depressed, or are discouraged.
... It is our dream to equip every believer for their ministry using the spiritual gifts God has given them by being involved in biblical studies, retreats,  small groups and bible school to foster passionate spirituality which changes lives.
... It is our dream to share the good News of Jesus Christ with the youth of our church/community through the skilled guidance of a staffed Youth Specialist.
... It is our dream to have leadership with a full commitment to Jesus Christ and thereafter equip them with the tools, training and support necessary for becoming committed to their church office, passionate for their ministry area, and becoming mission workers in the community whether home or abroad.
...It is our dream to offer worship services that will appeal to our established members, newer families and the un-churched.
...It is our dream to build God's church in the Williamsport Area to 1,000+ members by 2016 that becomes a loving fellowship that can pray, laugh, cry, learn and liven in harmony together.
We believe these dreams will become reality because God has inspired them and will provide for them, because they are built on the foundation of The Great Commandment and The Great Commission (TGC2)
Our Purpose...
To change people's lives by offering Jesus Christ to the un-churched, the un-committed and the committed, bringing them into His family, moving them to a Christlike maturity for a life ministry and mission, to "God Be The Glory."
Our Core Values...
...God is bigger, better, and closer than we can dream possible.
...The Bible is God's perfect guidebook for our eternal journey.
... Jesus is God in the flesh.
...Prayer is the way we fellowship with God by expressing our love and praise for Him, asking for forgiveness by Him, giving thanks to Him, and by seeking His will in our lives and the lives of others for furthering His Kingdom.
...Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and works through us.
...Nothing in creation "just happened." God made it all. We are to use everything in a way that honors God and seeks to meet the needs of others.
...Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God.
...Faith in God is the only way to grow in our relationship with the Creator.
...God has given us the freedom to choose between good and evil. God can bring good even out of evil events and He promises victory over evil for those who choose Jesus Christ as both Lord and Savior.
...Heaven and hell are real places. Death is a beginning, not the end.
...The church, which is the community of believers, is to love and serve all people like Jesus loved and served all people.
...We will work in cooperation with other Christian fellowships and ministries.
...Jesus is coming again.
The Great Commandment...
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind... Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments."  Matthew 22.37-40
The Great Commission...
"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28.19-20