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 January 24, 2021
    Sun, Jan 24
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    Jan 24, 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, January 24, 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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  • Annual Meeting of the Congregation
    Sun, Jan 24
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    Jan 24, 10:30 AM
    St. John's United Church of Christ, 17824 Jefferson St, Union, IL 60180, USA
    Members of St. John's, join us in-person or on Zoom for the Annual Meeting of the Congregation, Sunday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m. Meeting documents will be sent by mail or email.
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  • Worship January 31, 2021
    Sun, Jan 31
    St. John's United Church of Christ
    Jan 31, 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, January 31, 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 February 7, 2021
    Sun, Feb 07
    St John's United Church of Christ
    Feb 07, 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, February 7, 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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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 required, and we have some 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; some pews are blocked off

  • Please don't congregate at entry/exit

  • Please no hugging or handshakes

  • No congregational singing, sorry;
    worship leaders will sing the hymns

  • There will be no fellowship/coffee hour in fellowship hall

Live-Streaming

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


Rev. Dave, Tetyana, Tracei, and T.C. lead worship via live-streaming on Facebook Live.

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.

 

ANNUAL MEETING

January 24, 10:30 a.m.

The ANNUAL MEETING of the congregation will be held on January 24, 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary and online via Zoom Meetings. These are the Instructions for using Zoom. If you would like practice or help using Zoom, Rev. Dave is hosting a practice meeting on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 11:00 a.m.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES

Vaccine Information

On January 25, 2021, Phase 1B of the Illinois COVID-19 Vaccination Plan will begin, allowing residents age 65 and over to get vaccinated. There is information available on the Illinois Department of Public Health website, as well as the McHenry County Health Department website (see below).

Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

There is an enrollment form on the McHenry County Health Department website to sign up to receive information on how to register for an appointment once clinics become available.

LIFE AT ST. JOHN'S







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

~Matthew 18:20

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


Sunday School currently suspended due to COVID restrictions.

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.

 

CONTACT US

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

815-923-4203

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