We are #FOR you.
St. Joe UMC is a place to belong before you believe.
You can belong here. We believe we're on this journey together, no matter where you are in life. You'll find people who care about you, want the best for you, and want to see you fulfilled. We want to come alongside you as you journey through this life.
Why do you have 2 campuses?
We are one church present in two locations because of our vision of being "For the Fort" and because of our deeply held values.
We are present in two locations to be most faithful to the spiritual needs of all persons in our community of Fort Wayne.
We are present in two locations in an effort to be fearless in real relationships even beyond the walls of the church, especially through St Joe @ the Y.
What do you believe?
We are part of the United Methodist Church. The mission of the UMC is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. You can read more about the beliefs of the UMC here.
What is there for kids?
We offer kids programming during all service times. This is an engaging and fun time for your kids to connect with God and make new friends. There is also nursery available for all services.
What are your safety guidelines?
We believe in transparency and accountability. This is especially true for those who care for and do ministry with Children and Youth. As a result, we adhere closely to a "Safe Sanctuary" policy that guides our staff and volunteers and is designed to protect children.
We also have practices of accountability for our Pastors, staff, and lay leadership that ensure that leadership is healthy, accountable, and fully supported through a detailed structure of governance that includes many lay persons, both male and female.
What door do I come in?
At St. Joe UMC the main entrance is Door "B". If you need handicapped accessibility, please use Door "E".
You can enter at the main entrance of the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA for St. Joe at the Y.
What do I wear?
We care more about you than what you're wearing. We want you to wear what makes you feel comfortable. Most people wear jeans and a casual shirt.