United Church of Christ
Join us for Worship
Sundays at 9:30 am
17824 Jefferson St.
Union, IL 60180
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!
NEWS & UPDATES
September 28, 2019
Lots of dogs and many blessings!
INTENSIVE OPERA WORKSHOP
Performance Saturday, August 3, 4:00pm
The Intensive Opera Workshop is a one-week program to learn about operatic vocal technique. We will prepare solo and ensemble scenes from famous operas for a concert at the end of the week.
The workshop is led by opera singer, voice teacher, and St. John’s UCC Music Director Tetyana Torzhevska.
Performance, Saturday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m.
Free - open to the public
July 28, 2019, 3:00 PM
Celebrating the Installation of Pastor Dave Inglis
LIFE AT ST. JOHN'S
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."
A WORD ABOUT ST. JOHN'S
We welcome you to come and join us! Our worship service is fairly traditional and includes a sermon, congregational prayer, hymns, and special music. Worship lasts about an hour, with a coffee fellowship afterward.
Sunday School is offered September through May. In the summer months, children remain with the congregation for worship service.
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.
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.