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!
- Worship January 24, 2021Sun, Jan 24St. John's United Church of Christ
- Annual Meeting of the CongregationSun, Jan 24St. John's United Church of Christ
- Worship January 31, 2021Sun, Jan 31St. John's United Church of Christ
- Worship February 7, 2021Sun, Feb 07St John's United Church of Christ
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
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.
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
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."
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:
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.