St. John's UCC

Welcome to 

St. John's United Church of Christ

17824 Jefferson St, Union, Illinois

Join us for Worship

Sundays at 9:30 am 

In-person and online

LiveStream on Facebook

At St. John's United Church of Christ, we know that inspiration opens hearts. An open heart is an open mind and an open mind is one that can practice tolerance, experience gratitude and feel the glory of God.

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!

 

Upcoming Events

  • Worship December 4, 2022
    Sun, Dec 04
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    Dec 04, 9:30 AM CST
    St. John's United Church of Christ, 17824 Jefferson St, Union, IL 60180, USA
    Join us for Worship, in-person or online, Sunday, December 4, 9:30 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, Union, Illinois. Live-stream at www.facebook.com/stjunion
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  • Worship December 11, 2022
    Sun, Dec 11
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    Dec 11, 9:30 AM CST
    St. John's United Church of Christ, 17824 Jefferson St, Union, IL 60180, USA
    Join us for Worship, in-person or online, Sunday, December 11, 9:30 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, Union, Illinois. Live-stream at www.facebook.com/stjunion
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  • Worship December 18, 2022
    Sun, Dec 18
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    Dec 18, 9:30 AM CST
    St. John's United Church of Christ, 17824 Jefferson St, Union, IL 60180, USA
    Join us for Worship, in-person or online, Sunday, December 18, 9:30 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, Union, Illinois. Live-stream at www.facebook.com/stjunion
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  • A Night of Christmas Music
    Sun, Dec 18
    Evangelical Covenant Church
    Dec 18, 5:00 PM
    Evangelical Covenant Church, 1565 Larkin Ave, Elgin, IL 60123, USA
    A Night of Christmas Music, featuring our own Tetyana Torzhevska, will be performed Sunday, December 18, 5:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 1565 Larkin Ave, Elgin. Reception following. Donations accepted. 847-742-6431
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  • Christmas Eve Worship 1:00pm Dec. 24
    Sat, Dec 24
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    Dec 24, 1:00 PM CST
    St. John's United Church of Christ, 17824 Jefferson St, Union, IL 60180, USA
    Join us for Worship, in-person or online, Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 1:00 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, Union, Illinois. Live-stream at www.facebook.com/stjunion
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  • Christmas Eve Worship 10:00pm Dec. 24
    Sat, Dec 24
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    Dec 24, 10:00 PM CST
    St. John's United Church of Christ, 17824 Jefferson St, Union, IL 60180, USA
    Join us for Worship, in-person or online, Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 10:00 p.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, Union, Illinois. Live-stream at www.facebook.com/stjunion
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  • Worship Christmas Day 2022
    Sun, Dec 25
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    Dec 25, 9:30 AM CST
    St. John's United Church of Christ, 17824 Jefferson St, Union, IL 60180, USA
    Join us for Worship, in-person or online, Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 9:30 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ, Union, Illinois. Live-stream at www.facebook.com/stjunion
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ABOUT ST. JOHN'S UCC

We welcome you to join us! Our worship service is fairly traditional and includes a sermon, congregational prayer, hymns, and special music. Worship lasts about an hour. You can try us out online at:

Facebook.com/stjunion

We are an Open and Affirming congregation, and we welcome into the full life and ministry of the church persons of every race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, physical ability, and economic status. 🏳‍🌈

 

NEWS & UPDATES

You are welcome to attend in-person worship, or view our services online. 

In-Person Worship Guidelines

  • Masks are not required, but are available for your use.

  • Please use hand sanitizer when you enter.

  • If you have tested positive in the past week, or do not feel well, please stay home.

Live-Streaming

Each week we share a bulletin via email, and on our Facebook page.


You may join worship live or view a recording afterwards on the church Facebook page Facebook.com/stjunion.

You do not need to be logged into Facebook to view the video.

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MARENGO FOOD PANTRY

Holiday Meal Boxes

Marengo Food Pantry seeks donations to provide Holiday Meal Boxes to families in need.

The M.O.R.E. Center provides food to over 300 families each month. The pantry is a partner with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, which provides food to food pantries and feeding programs across 13 Illinois counties.

A suggested $20 donation will allow the Marengo Food Pantry to provide a local family with a meal box containing a turkey or ham, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, canned fruit and vegetables, beverages, and dessert.

Checks may be mailed to:

M.O.R.E. Center

829 Greenlee St

Marengo, IL 60152

815-568-7950

https://www.marengomorecenter.org/index.shtml

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UCC DISASTER RELIEF

Illinois Conference UCC

The United Church of Christ has issued an appeal to support immediate needs for families and communities affected by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.


Emergency response personnel are active. Relief agencies are meeting immediate needs where they can gain access to communities hard hit by the storm. United Church of Christ partners through National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster who focus on relief are implementing their plans. Global Ministries Area Executive for Latin America Angel Luis Rivera is in touch with bilateral partners. Conference leaders and Conference Disaster Coordinators are making contact, assessing needs, and communicating with the Global H.O.P.E. team so that help can be channeled, now and for the long term. 


Your generous financial support will be used by our partners in the areas of greatest need, for relief and long-term recovery. If you prefer, you may mail a check payable to the United Church of Christ, PO BOX 71957 Cleveland, OH 44194. Please be sure to note “Hurricanes 2022 Fund” in the memo section.


Thank you for your support.


Donate: https://support.ucc.org/donate---hurricanes-2022

Connect for news and updates:

News - United Church of Christ

Disaster Ministries - United Church of Christ

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UCC UPDATES

July 12, 2025

Learn about what's happening
in the Illinois Conference:

October 2022 Newsletter

and around our denomination:

UCC News Digest

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LIFE AT ST. JOHN'S


No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."

~Matthew 18:20

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Marengo Nov. 26

A team of us worked construction at a Habitat for Humanity Work Site in Marengo on Saturday, Nov. 26. Thank you to Denny, Danny, Destini, Lillian, Doug, T.C., and Dave for participating!

Slideshow is below!

 
 

MEET OUR PASTOR

The Rev. Dave Inglis

Dave grew up in Denver, Colorado attending a UCC church where his father was the minister. He has always been very active in his church, even if it sometimes meant being the only one to go to his youth group. While in high school, Dave went regularly to Camp La Forêt, and served on the youth leadership team. He attended the Colorado College, where he sang in an a cappella group and studied physics. When asked how he went from physics to being a minister, he explains, “Physics explains how the world works, religion explains why.”


Before becoming a minister, Dave worked at Wells Fargo Bank in Denver and was a counselor at camp where he played guitar and served for two years as director of senior high camps. He attended the UCC General Synod in 2001, where the music, preaching, worship, and fellowship helped him realize and accept his call to ministry. In 2006, he graduated from the Chicago Theological Seminary. At his orientation there, Dave met his future wife, Felicia. They have two sons: Zach and Nathan. Dave has served UCC churches in Western Springs and Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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CONTACT US

St. John's UCC
17824 Jefferson St
PO Box 401
Union, IL 60180-0401

815-923-4203

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