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“Everything we do here at St. John UCC is for one purpose: to let people know that they are loved by God and they make a difference in this world. Every message crafted. Every song sung. Every prayer prayed. Every step we’ve taken as a congregation.”

“Lives have been changed because we shared that message-- sometimes over and over again. And our accomplishments have not shown us that we are wise, wonderful, and talented (although we believe that to be true), but that God is wise, wonderful, and talented beyond our wildest dreams.”

“We invite everyone to be a part of this ongoing ministry, where ‘my story. my choices, my part’ can make differences in ‘her story, her choices, her choices, her part.’ Imagine what God can do with our time. our talent, our energy, our resources!”

“No matter who you are or where you are on life‘s journey, you are wecome here! And we really mean it!”


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  • Adult Study
    • Sundays - 9:15am
    • church parlor
  • J.A.M. (Jesus And Me)
    • Sundays - 9:15am
  • April Blessing Bucket
    • Child Sponsorship/li>
  • Imagine More Capital Campaign
    • Two years of contributions completed
      • Some donors have finished their donations successfully
      • Other members of the congregation will extend their contributions
      • Completion of the campaign is set for the end of 2019
  • Fill the Barrel
    • Sunday. 4/8
    • donation for Kankakee's Asbury
      Community Outreach Ministries Food Pantry
    • non-perishable food items
    • personal care items
      • shampoo, soap, laundry soap
      • toilet paper
    • . . . . . . . .
    • Church Replenishment Items
      • toilet paper
      • tall kitchen garbage bags
  • “Spare a Square”
    • Mission effort to gather non-food stamp eligible personal items
      • toliet paper
      • femine care products
  • Fellowship Group
    • Tuesday April 10 & April 24
    • 12 noon
    • Peace Hall
    • fellowship fun
      • bring your own lunch
      • maybe cards, dominoes
      • maybe guest speakers, or movies
      • maybe group trips to attractions
    • Friends are always welcome!
  • Ministir Receives Honor
    • Chicago's Theological 2018 Distinguised Alumni Award
    • Awarded at April 15
    • regular Sunday service and a reception afterwards
    • with Rev. Dr. Stephan G. Ray Jr.,the seminary President
  • Book Club
    • Tues. April 17- 5:30pm
    • Charlene Dybedock's home
      • 1711 Oak Treen Lane
      • Kankakee
  • Birthday Lunch Bunch
    • Wed. 4/18 at 11:30am
    • Beef O' Brady's
    • celebrate this month's birthdays
    • everyone is welcome
    • R.S.V.P. to Sheryl Bacon by 4/18
  • Summer Camp 2017
    • sign up for camp
      • Worship &Wonder (grades 3-10)
        • July 9-14
      • W &W Tenderfoot (grades K-2)
        • July 12-14
    • see Pastor Barbara for scholarship information
  • Quarterly Congregational Meeting
    • Sun., May 6 /li>
    • immediately following worship
    • annual reports & regular business
  • Deadline dates:
    • Scrip card orders - Sun. - 3/11
      • shop with these cards and support the church
      • forms in the narthex
      • pick-up beginning Tues or Wed
        of the same week
    • Newsletter submissions - Sun - 3/25
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