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Who We Are

“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
  • December Blessing Bucket
    • Back Bay Mission
  • Fill the Barrel
    • Sunday. 12/3
    • 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
      • 13 gal. garbage bags
      • toilet paper
      • small paper plates
  • Courtyard Paver Orders
    • in memory or honor of someone
    • order forms in the narthex
    • 15 orders needed
  • 2017 Christmas Giving Tree
    • choose a tag from the tree
      • a $25 gift or clothing item by 12/10
      • or food item by 12/17
      • volunteer to sort packages and food items
    • Secret Santa
      • seniors receive a small gift from a JAM child on 12/3 & 12/10
      • 12/17 senior and children meet at 9:30am
        • share refreshments and fellowship
        • sit together at church service
    • Cookie Bake & Open House
      • Sat, Dec. 2 bake the cookies
        • bring favorite recipes, ingredients, tools to bake in the new kitchen
      • Sun. Dec. 3 open house after worship
        • featuring a bake sale of the cookies
    • Coffee and Conversation with the Pastor
      • Tuesdays 12/5 & 12/12 at 6:30pm
        • remain as long as you wish
        • topics not limited
    • Fellowship Group
      • Tuesday - 12/5
      • 12 noon
      • Peace Hall
      • RSVP church office by 12/1
      • fellowship
        • bring your own lunch
        • maybe cards, dominoes
        • maybe guest speakers, or movies
        • maybe group trips to attractions
      • Friends are always welcome!
    • Blessings in a Backpack
      • Pack the backpacks
      • 10 packers needed
      • Wed. 12/06 at 6:30pm
        • at Central Christian
        • Bourbonnais
    • Brthday Lunch Bunch
      • Wed. 12/20 at 11:30am
      • Papi's Pizza
        • 150 E. Station Street
        • Kankakee
      • celebrate this month's birthdays
      • everyone is welcome
      • R.S.V.P. to Sheryl Bacon by 12/17
    • Book Club
      • Tues. 12/12 - 5:30pm
      • December book - Mindfulness
           by Ellen J. Langer
      • Charlene Dybedock's home
        • 1711 Oak Treen Lane
        • Kankakee
    • Blue Christmas - Gathering to Remember
      • Tues. Dec. 21 7:00 pm
      • remember the sadness and concerns of our lives
        • candle light &: quiet
        • 30 minute service
        • hear scriptures of comfort
        • sing carols which remind us of Jesus's birth
    • Deadline dates:
      • Scrip card orders - Sun. - 12/10
        • shop with these cards and support the church
        • forms in the narthex
        • pick-up beginning Tues or Wed
          of the same week
    • Committee Annual Reports - Sun -12/15
    • Newsletter submissions - Sun - 12/17
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