John Street UMC 250th Celebration

Save the Dates!

In September and October 2016, John Street UMC will hold several events to celebrate the 250 years since Philip Embury began preaching to the small group that eventually grew into John Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Please join in their celebrations! For additional information or tickets to the events below, contact the church at

To learn more about John Street's history, view their anniversary video. To learn more about John Street's ministry today, visit

September 24, 2016: Anniversary Brunch Cruise - Make Your Reservation Today

Join your friends from John Street Church for brunch and a harbor cruise on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Departing from Chelsea Piers at 12:00pm, our group will enjoy a buffet, music, and the beautiful sights before returning at 2:00pm. Cost: $62.50 adult, $42.50 child (3-12 years), children under 3 do not need a ticket. Contact John Street UMC to reserve your tickets. 

October 12, 2016: John Street Church's 250th Anniversary Service

You're invited to join the people of John Street Church, the nation's oldest Methodist congregation, in worship at 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 as we celebrate our 250th anniversary. Bishop Thomas Bickerton of the New York Annual Conference will preach.

October 20, 2016: Museum Gala & Silent Auction 

Join us on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6 pm to 9 pm for an evening of bluegrass music and delicious food as we celebrate our church's history and raise money for our Capital Restoration Fund. You'll also have the opportunity to bid on several fantastic items including a South African Safari, a Hudson Valley Golf Outing, and Broadway Tickets. Suggested Donation: $50