Community Partnerships

Hillcrest Elementary School
Fall Festival

Email Kristen Blackburn at kids@stjohnumc.org for more information.

Girl Scouts

Multi-level Girl Scout troop #41008 of the Southern Appalachians meets at St John UMC on the 4th Saturday of each month. They are active in our community and often volunteer at St John also. Most of the girls go to the magnet school, Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences, so they are from all over the city. The troop is open to all girl members, age 5 and up. For more information, go to the Girl Scout website: www.girlscoutcsa.org


Girl Scouts


Photographic Society of Chattanooga

St John is proud to partner with the Photographic Society.

Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1952, the Photographic Society of Chattanooga (PSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of photography as science and art and to educating the public and the Society’s members about photography and photographic techniques.

PSC’s membership consists of photographers of all levels of expertise – beginners, amateurs, advanced amateurs, and professionals – who associate for the learning of and the mutual enjoyment of photography. With such a diverse membership, PSC caters to a wide range of photographic interests.

The club gives its members opportunities for the enjoyment of photography as well as opportunities for learning whether it be at the monthly meetings (where professional photographers from around the Southeast and beyond are invited to present the programs) or during PSC Field Trips, Socials, Beginners’ Boot Camp, or Image Evaluations.

Visitors are always welcome and may attend two PSC meetings before deciding to join! See other areas of the PSC web site to find out more about joining PSC, meeting information, educational opportunities, PSC activities, photography contests, etc.

Find out more on their website.



Photo Society