We all were visitors at church at one time, and we remember what it was like. At St. John, you will see people of all ages and stages of life. You will see a variety of attire from blue jeans to coat and ties. Our doors are always open to everyone! When you arrive, look for a greeter or usher in any of our services; they will certainly be looking for you.
What are our services like?
Each of our services lasts approximately one hour and we have worked hard to provide you with an experience where you can connect with God. Both of our identical Sunday services lend themselves to the more traditional style of worship, incorporating choirs (children’s and adult), organ, piano, instrumentalists and handbell ensembles. Additionally, we sometimes utilize congregation members (youth and adult) in brief dramas, reader’s theater and liturgical dance. Our Pastors utilize different styles of preaching- from in-pulpit, traditional sermons to experiential stories told by Biblical characters. We follow the traditional liturgical calendar (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, etc.).
What is there for my kids?
We offer Sunday school experiences for children age nursery through twelfth grades. Our children’s registration center is located on the main floor in the Sunday school hallway.
9:00 and 10:30 a.m. (classes for children and youth are available)
Listen to the radio broadcast
10:30 a.m. Sunday service on AM Radio KWRE-730AM
Directions from I-70 East:
Take Hwy 70 West across the Blanchette Bridge. Exit on North 5th Street, which is the first exit after the bridge. Go approximately 1/4 mile. The church is on the left, at the corner of 5th and Jackson.
Directions from I-70 West:
Take Hwy 70 East to the 5th Street Exit and turn left going north. Go approximately 1/4 mile. The church is on the left, at the corner of 5th and Jackson.
We are a church committed to providing a Christian community with worship, fellowship, and education for people of all ages. Offering a wide array of programs, organizations, and worship experiences, the St. John congregation has been “serving the heart of St. Charles since 1868.” Our services, ministries, and activities are touching lives with God’s amazing love, but they could be so much more if you were involved. So, take a few minutes and browse our website that will hopefully help you understand a little more about our church.
Identity and Theology of the United Church of Christ
The United Church of Christ (UCC), with about 1.5 million members nationally, formed from the 1957 merger of the Evangelical and Reformed Church with the Congregational Christian Church. The UCC is diverse and inclusive, dedicated to helping its members live faithfully in a creative and compassionate manner. Members worship a Triune God and celebrate two sacraments, baptism and communion. (click here to learn more about the UCC)