Christian Education

World Religions

Pastor Jen is leading a five-session Adult Education Bible Study entitled World Religions. Sessions are held on Wednesdays at 9 am and repeated on Thursdays at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Following is the class schedule:

  • Week 1; Oct 3, 4 – Christianity and Overview
  • Week 2; Oct 10, 11 – Judaism and Indigenous Religions
  • Week 3; Oct 17, 18 – Islam and Non Religious
  • Oct 24, 25 – No meeting
  • Week 4; Oct 31, Nov 1 – Buddhism and Taoism, Confucianism, Han
  • Week 5; Nov 7, 8 – Hinduism and Sikhism

All are welcome!






Confirmation and Youth Bible Study

Our Confirmation and Youth Bible study classes take place from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm (after the 11 am Worship Service). Join us as we explore the faith together, share times of fellowship, and grow in God’s grace. Contact Molly Farrin though the Church Office (760-345-2122) for more information.

Kid’s Church

St. John’s offers Children’s Church every Sunday during our 11:00 am Worship Service. We gather together in Worship, and then have a break-out session in our Ministry Center that includes Bible study, various crafts, and educational activities. We then rejoin the Worship Service for Communion.



Women’s Bible Study – Two Opportunities to Gather

The Ruth Circle of the Women’s Group meets the first Saturday of every month in the Ministry Center at 8 am. Pastor Jen is currently leading the group in a study on the Book of Acts.

The Martha Circle of the Women’s Group meets the first Wednesday of every month in the Fellowship Hall, beginning with Bible Study at 9 am, and continuing at 10:15 am with a business meeting, fellowship, and prayer.

All women we welcome at both Circles!

Men’s Bible Study

The Men’s Club meets the third Saturday of every month at 8 am in the Fellowship Hall, beginning with fellowship and a business meeting. They continue with a Bible study together.





Adult Education Archive

“Women and Justice”: ELCA Draft Social Statement for Study and Response

The St. John’s study of the ELCA Social Statement “Women and Justice,” is completed, but it’s not too late to join the discussion. The draft is available as a free download at You can still provide feedback through September 30.

Please let Pastor Jen know if you have any questions. She can be reached through the church office.

“Holy Conversations”: Sharing Jesus Christ with the People in our Lives (Spring 2018)

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to share his good news in our words and actions, in our community, in how we live our lives; in other words, we are called to have ‘holy conversations’ with others. This study was based on the book “Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday Life” by Richard Peace. Class outline is available here.

Class on “The Bible and Homosexuality”

In winter 2017, Pastor Jen led a six-session Bible study on “The Bible and Homosexuality,” as we continue to have an open, gracious, respectful, Biblically-based, Christ-centered conversation on this subject. Please let Pastor Jen know if you have questions or would like additional information. She can be reached through the church office.

Notes are available here.

Reformation Study – Luther’s “The Freedom of a Christian”

Class outline available here Freedom Of A Christian Class 2017.


Worship Times & Location


42-575 Washington Street,
Palm Desert, CA 92211

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Saturday, 4 PM
Sunday, 9 AM and 11 AM

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