St John’s actively supports local needs in our St Louis community, outreach across the United States (e.g. Hurricane Katrina support, annual youth mission trips), and global support through the UCC’s global outreach known as “Our Church’s Wider Mission”. While we work to give back to our communities, we receive much more through these efforts. It is often in our mission work that we form the tightest bonds of friendship among our church friends. Here’s another way for you to experience St John’s – volunteer in one of our missions.

 

Earth Day, Every Day — You Can Make a Difference!   From Church to Home to Community!

St. John's United Church of Christ practices sustained stewardship through our philosophy of "Earth Day, Every Day — from church to home to community." It is our goal to promote environmental awareness for our members and our community neighbors through our ongoing practices of sustainable living, caring for the earth, and environmental stewardship throughout the year.

 

2012-05-27 10.31.13Heartfelt thanks to our St John’s gardeners who tend to our church yard gardens with such loyalty and care. And a special recognition to Jeanne and her team who years ago envisioned and then built our official “National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildflower Garden – the first church in our region to reach such a distinction!

 

 

 

RECYCLING AT ST. JOHN’S

We have two recycle bins in the back of the church parking lot. The blue one is for aluminum cans. Drop off your rinsed aluminum cans only in this bin, no plastic and no tin foil please. The yellow and green Abitibi Bin is our paper bin for newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail and other recyclable paper. This bin is not for phone books, or plastic bags except those that contain shredded paper. Shredded paper should be in a plastic or paper bag. We have a single stream ECO BIN behind the church next to the trash bin. This bin, which is for church use, is for all other recyclables that would be accepted curbside, including phone books, plastic bottles (all except #6), tin cans and foil, glass jars, and BROKEN DOWN cardboard. There is a bin to recycle printer cartridges in the hallway by the church office. Money that is raised from recycling at St. John’s goes towards various environmental stewardship projects throughout the year.

ADOPT -A-HIGHWAY

St. John’s has adopted and maintains the section of Olive Boulevard that runs in front of the church from White Plains to Shenandoah. 

 

There are a number of local organizations that St John's supports throughout the year.  At Emmaus Homes adults with developmental disabilities find the services, support and care they need to reach their highest potential. Through a variety of residential and recreational programs, Emmaus Homes is able to individualize care based on each clients’ needs, interests and goals.

 

Providing residential care for troubled boys and girls ages 6 to 18, Every Child’s Hope is dedicated to providing children with solid and substantial growth experiences which will prepare them for effective personal, family, community and career interactions. ECH provides caring, professional services that empower, educate and nurture children, youth and families to become productive, healthy members of the community.

 

St. John's actively participates in Habitat for Humanity This organization, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, works together with families in need to build affordable housing. CLICK HERE for more information on our next project or contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

At Lydia’s House abused women and children find sanctuary via transitional housing, comprehensive, goal-oriented support services, and access to community resources.

 

Neighborhood Houses is a ministry of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church/Disciples of Christ, is a not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to strengthen children, families, and communities through neighborhood centered, character building, life-changing programs that help create hope, health, and independence. Through the facilities at St. James Place, Dignity House, and Caroline Mission, Neighborhood Houses is able to offer day school and after school programs, adult education programs and food pantries, among many others.

 

Circle of Concern is an area food bank that St John’s has supported with food donations, and for many years we have been the distribution center for Thanksgiving baskets provided to hundreds of St Louis county residents..

 

Camp Mo-Val is an UCC-sponsored camp for children, youth and adults. Situated on nearly 300 wooded acres near Union, Missouri, Mo-Val has three separate lodges and three 4-room cabins, providing up to 140 beds. The main lodge includes a dining hall that can accommodate 120, with a separate meeting area that can seat 140. Outdoor facilities include a 7-acre lake with canoes, hiking trails, game fields, group challenge and high ropes courses, picnic pavilions, swimming pool (summer use only), chapels and campfire circles. Canoeing, fishing and just relaxing by the lake are favorite activities for many guests.

 

St. John's has participated in Operation Clean Stream, which is held the 4th Saturday of August each year, for many years.  Volunteers all over St. Louis clean up our streams, rivers and river banks on this day.

 


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Worship & Fellowship Events

9-Dec Cookies & Cocoa with Santa  9:00-11:00 am
10-Dec Christmas Rehearsal 5:30pm – 6:30pm
10-Dec G.I.F.T.of Thankfulness; (Community Room)
10-Dec Prep for Christmas Offering
10-Dec Youth Group 6:30-8:00
11-Dec Council Meeting 7:00pm – 9:30pm
11-Dec Get Envelopes ready for Sanctuary
11-Dec The Christmas Fund Prepare
13-Dec AA 7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
13-Dec Chancel Choir 7:20 pm choir Room
13-Dec LOGOS Holiday World Santa Claus, IN
14-Dec Bunco
15-Dec Quilters Meet 9-12 Com. Room
15-Dec AA 7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
15-Dec Annual Report information due in
16-Dec Dress Rehearsal and Pizza Party 10 am - 1 pm
17-Dec Christmas Offering
17-Dec Christmas Pagent
17-Dec Envelopes ready for pickup
17-Dec G.I.F.T.of Fellowship; (Fellowship Hall)
17-Dec Youth Christmas Party 6:30-8:00 pm
20-Dec AA 7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
20-Dec Chancel Choir 7:20 pm choir Room
20-Dec NO LOGOS
22-Dec Quilters Meet 9-12 Com. Room
22-Dec AA 7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
24-Dec Fellowship before service 9:30 am
24-Dec One Morning Service 10 am
24-Dec 4 pm Service
24-Dec 5:30 pm Service
24-Dec 11 pm Service
24-Dec Christmas Offering
25-Dec Christmas Day Office Closed
27-Dec AA 7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
27-Dec NO LOGOS
29-Dec Quilters Meet 9-12 Com. Room
29-Dec AA 7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
31-Dec G.I.F.T. Sandwich Sunday 5th of the month