HELLO TO OUR NEW PASTOR! We warmly welcome our new pastor of the St. John’s-Idlewylde Cooperative Parish, Reverend Dr. Nick Bufano. Before his appointment with us, he served as the pastor of the Jarrettsville-Ayres Chapel Cooperative Parish since 2009.

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HELLO TO OUR NEW PASTOR!

We warmly welcome our new pastor of the St. John’s-Idlewylde Cooperative Parish, Reverend Dr. Nick Bufano. Before his appointment with us, he served as the pastor of the Jarrettsville-Ayres Chapel Cooperative Parish since 2009. We also welcome his wife Joy, daughters Alison and Gabriela, and son Joshua.  Pastor Nick graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree and completed his Masters of Divinity at Lancaster, with a concentration in Spiritual Direction. He was ordained a Full Elder in the Baltimore Washington Conference in May of 2018.  He’s a really a down-to-earth kind of person who loves to meet and work with new people. His passion is empowering people to take chances with new ministries, as we work together to meet the needs of our local communities. He is also passionate about creating engaging, Christ centered, and exciting worship opportunities each and every Sunday. We are very excited about our new beginning and hope you’ll join us soon!

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  1. Dear Pastor Nick,

    I am hoping that you might be able to help me. I am new to the Baltimore area. I was confirmed long ago in the United Methodist Church and have been a member of the United Methodist Church for 44 years. I even attended college at a university historically affiliated with the UMC.

    I am extremely well familiar with the decisions made at the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis and with all of the doctrinal inconsistencies which many of our Church have unfortunately used as a wedge to likely cause a schism among us. I am heartbroken by this.

    Pastor, I need a new church home. I am trying to determine if St. John’s might be that home. Can you please tell me if St. John’s is a UMC church following the so-called “Traditional Plan” or the so-called “One Church Plan?” In other words, is St. John’s a conservative congregation or a “reconciling” one?

    Thank you so much for your any help and input you can give me. I appreciate you taking the time to read this message and for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Blessings,

    Michael

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