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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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   Latest News

  • J.A.M. (Jesus And Me)
    • Sundays - 9:15am
    • Sessions begin - Sept. 17
  • August Blessing Bucket
      Dedication Dinner
  • Fill the Barrel
    • Sunday. 8/6
    • donation for Center of Hope food pantry
    • no expired or glass items
    • also accepts personal care items/li>
    • also need for clean paper/plastic bags
  • Fellowship Group
    • Tuesday - 8/28
    • 12 noon to 2pm
    • church parlor
    • fellowship
      • bring your own lunch
      • maybe cards, dominoes
      • maybe guest speakers, or movies
      • maybe group trips to attractions
  • Cruise Night
    • fundraiser for Blessing in a Backpack
    • Wed. 8/9 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm
    • Cetral Christian Church
    • 50/50 drawing, entertainment, concessions
    • $10 minimum donation to enter a vehicle
  • Quarterly Congregational Meeting
    • Sun. August 13
    • immediately following worship
  • Volunter for new building chores
    • beginning Sun. August 13
    • lay and water sod
    • grading and landscaping the courtyard
    • sign sheets in the narthex
  • Brthday Lunch Bunch
    • Wed 8/16 at 11:30am
    • Tucci's in Bradley
    • celebrate this month's birthdays
    • everyone is welcome
    • R.S.V.P. to Sheryl Bacon by 8/13
  • Back to School Blessing
    • Sun. August 20
    • children, teachers, and staff
  • Book Club
    • Mon. 8/22 - 5:30pm
    • August book - The Undergroud Railroad
         by Colson Whitehead
    • Charlene Dybedock's home
      • 1711 Oak Treen Lane
      • Kankakee
  • Visit with Mendes Sambalundo from Angola
    • Sun. August 27
    • during worship
  • Legacies, Wills & Trusts - Oh My!!
    • Pave your yellow brick road
    • Sat. Sept. 23 9:00am-noon
  • Deadline dates:
      Scrip orders - Sun. - 8/13
      • forms in the narthex
      • pick-up beginning Tues or Wed
        of the same week
      • now by Great Lakes Scrip Center
    • Newsletter submissons - Sun - 7/23
    • Name the Building Addition Contest
      • submit your suggestion
      • by the end of August
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Peace I leave with you;
My peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives
do I give to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled,
and do not be afraid.
John 14:27






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