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!
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NEWS & UPDATES
You are welcome to attend in-person worship, or view our services online.
Online worship will continue on:
Facebook.com/stjunion. If you do not feel well or safe to return, please stay home.
In-Person Worship Guidelines
Masks are recommended. We have masks available for your use.
Please use hand sanitizer when you enter
Maintain physical distance of 6 feet between family units
One family unit per pew, please
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.
The Church Council and Rev. Dave will continue to monitor the recommendations from the health departments and the denomination. We will keep you informed of any changes.
SENIOR CARE RESOURCES
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To learn more, or to find resources for senior care in our area, please visit:
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES
Due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus, we encourage everyone to wear a mask while inside for the safety of our more vulnerable members. If this change makes you uncomfortable attending worship, please contact Rev. Dave privately.
Adults and children 12 years and older are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. There is vaccine information available on the Illinois Department of Public Health website, as well as the McHenry County Health Department website (see below).
Anyone without internet service or needs assistance completing registration forms at retail pharmacies can call the Illinois COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 833-621-1284, daily from 6 a.m. to midnight.
Please visit the Illinois Coronavirus Response Vaccination Locations page for more information and links to sites where you can get a vaccine.
Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine is available from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The McHenry County health department COVID-19 vaccine locator: bit.ly/MCDHFind-Vaccine.
The McHenry County Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 call center to connect McHenry County residents to vaccine resources and assist in completing the online enrollment process. Residents can call the center: (815) 334-4045 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ILLINOIS CONFERENCE UCC UPDATES
Learn about what's happening in the Illinois Conference:
LIFE AT ST. JOHN'S
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."
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:
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.