St. John MB Church is a Christian Church located 427 Market Street in Alton, Illinois. Our Pastor is the Reverend Velda C. Peals.
Christian Worship Service is the collection of believers with the desire to please the heart of God through expressions of praise, prayers, scriptures, songs and sermons.
Commonly Asked Questions About SJMBC
What is the dress code?
There are no restrictions for the way you dress. How you’re dressed is not important when it comes to worship, so come as you are and be ready for a blessing!
Will someone show me where to sit?
Yes, our ushers will greet you at the door of the sanctuary. They will also assist you with finding a seat.
Am I required to give an offering?
No, it is not a requirement for you to give an offering, however, if you desire to do so please give whatever your heart desires.
Should I put my offering in the provided envelope?
Yes, please put your offering in the envelope located on the backside of every pew. If an offering envelop is not available please alert a usher and an offering envelop will be provided.
Do you have Sunday School?
Yes, Sunday School takes place every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. A member will direct you to the appropriate Sunday School class.
Am I required to attend Sunday School?
No, Sunday School is not a requirement. But we believe that studying God’s Word is the only way we grow and become good disciples for Christ. Therefore, we encourage visitors and our members to attend Sunday School.
Do I have to be a member to attend classes?
No, We encourage anyone who wants to study the Word of God to come and participate in our studies.
Should I bring my child(ren) with me to church?
Yes, We have a youth ministry. On the 2nd and 4th Sunday, Children Church is held in the lower level of the church. On 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday, Your child(ren) will join you in the regular church service.
How are visitors acknowledged during the service?
During service, the church clerk will ask all visitors to meet the Pastor at the end of service.
How long are the services?
Our services usually last about 90 minutes.
How do I join St. John Missionary Baptist Church?
At the close of the Pastor’s sermon, the pastor will open the doors of the church and we sing a hymn of Invitation. During the singing of this hymn, should you feel led by the Spirit of God to unite with St. John Missionary Baptist Church, you are invited to make your way to the front where the Pastor is waiting to receive you.
Can I come to other services at St. John, or should I wait until the upcoming Sunday?
We welcome you to come to any service that we have! We would love to see you again!