Welcome to John Street!
John Street United Methodist Church, located in downtown New York's historic Financial District, is the oldest Methodist congregation in the US. We've been a friend to John Wesley, Fanny Crosby, and Sojourner Truth...and we want to be a friend to you!
Want to contribute?
If you'd like to help our ministry, you can contribute with a bank or credit card using our Vanco giving site.
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Researching family history?
You can view digital versions of our 1775-1949 membership records online at Ancestry.com or contact the New York Public Library's Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History and Genealogy, which preserves the original records. If you have research questions about the records, the Milstein Division is a good place to start!
Learning from 250 years of ministry, and following Jesus Christ today, John Street United Methodist Church invites into its fellowship all persons seeking to live in the Christian environment of the Church, and to receive its nurture and assistance throughout the course of their lives. This invitation is extended without regard to one's economic status, education, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political beliefs, ethnic origin, or the present state of their spiritual journey.
We publicly affirm that we welcome all persons to participate fully in the worship, fellowship, educational, and service life of our church.
— Unanimously approved by the John Street Church Conference
October 28, 2013