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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
  • October Blessing Bucket
    • College Care Packages
  • Fill the Barrel
    • Sunday. 10/1
    • donation for Kankakee's Asbury
      Community Outreach Ministries Food Pantry
    • non-perishable food items
    • personal care items
      • shampoo, soap, laundry soap
      • toilet paper
  • Family Support Group
    • For families with a mentally ill family member
    • facilitated by a professioal
    • Monday evenings beginning Oct. 2
    • no pre-registration needed
    • suggesting a donation of $5 per week per family to cover anticipated expenses
    • Asbury United Methodist Church
      • 196 S. Harrrison Ave.
      • Kankakee
    • more info - call 815-933-4408
  • Fellowship Group
    • Tuesday - 10/10 & 10/24
    • 12 noon to 2pm
    • church parlor
    • fellowship
      • bring your own lunch
      • maybe cards, dominoes
      • maybe guest speakers, or movies
      • maybe group trips to attractions
    • Friends are always welcome!
    • on the 24th meeting
      • Pastor Barbara leads
        a lively discussion.
        Could it be hell?
  • Brthday Lunch Bunch
    • Wed. 10/18 at 11:30am
    • El Mexicano Restaurant
    • celebrate this month's birthdays
    • everyone is welcome
    • R.S.V.P. to Sheryl Bacon by 10/15
  • Book Club
    • Tues. 10/10- 5:30pm
    • October book - The Left Hand of Darkness
         byUrsula K. Le Guin
    • Charlene Dybedock's home
      • 1711 Oak Treen Lane
      • Kankakee
    • November book - The Shoemaker's Wife
         by Adriana Triigiana
  • Try using your singing and/or musical talents
    • join the choir members in the sanctuary
      for a special 30-minute rehearsal
    • Sun. 10/15 at 9:30am
  • Work Day at St. John
    • Saturday 10/14
    • scheduled from 8;39-3:30
    • painting several areas in chrurch
    • Have Questions? contact Gary Dahn
  • Blessings in a Backpack
    • Mon. 10/18 at 6:30pm
      • help pack the bags
      • at Central Christian
      • Bourbonnais
  • ‘The Great Shake Out’ earthquake drill
    • Thursday - 10/19 10:19am
    • Cover, Drop, and Hold On
    • register your participation at website
      www..shakeout.org/centralus
  • Dedication Luncheon
    • Sat. 10/29
      • doors open at noon
      • lunch served at 12:30pm
    • catered meal by LaVilleta
      • tickets available at church office starting 10/8
      • $10 - adults ----- $5 - children 12 and under
    • church service follows the luncheon
  • a great Turkey Supper
    • Sat. 11/4 4:00-8:00pm
    • St. Peter's UCC
      • 310 N Meadow
      • Grant Park
    • tickets:
      • $10 - adults
      •   $6 - children 6-12
      • free - children 5 and under
  • Quarterly Congregational Meeting
    • Sun. November 5
    • immediately following worship
  • Deadline dates:
    • Scrip card orders - Sun. - 10/8
      • shop with these cards and support the church
      • forms in the narthex
      • pick-up beginning Tues or Wed
        of the same week
    • Newsletter submissons - Sun - 10/22
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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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