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

25-Jun Summer Worship 9 & 10:30 Fellowship 10
26-Jun Council Team Meeting 6:30pm – 7:45pm
28-Jun AA 7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
29-Jun Ronald McDonald House (youth & adults) 4-8 pm
30-Jun AA 7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
2-Jul Summer Worship 9 & 10:30 Fellowship 10
2-Jul Communion Sunday
4-Jul Fourth of July
5-Jul AA 7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
7-Jul AA 7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
8-Jul Decorate Church for VBS
9-Jul Summer Worship 9 & 10:30 Fellowship 10
10-Jul VBS 9am - 12pm
10-Jul Council Meeting 7:00pm – 9:30pm
11-Jul VBS 9am - 12pm
12-Jul VBS 9am - 12pm
12-Jul AA 7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
13-Jul VBS 9am - 12pm
13-Jul Bunco
14-Jul VBS 9am - 12pm
14-Jul AA 7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
16-Jul VBS (superhero) Sunday
16-Jul Summer Worship 9 & 10:30 Fellowship 10
17-Jul Churches on the Streets (youth & adults) 5:00 pm
19-Jul AA7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
21-Jul AA7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
22-Jul Shari Maddox Wedding
22-Jul Restore Décor (youth & adults) 5:30–10 pm
23-Jul Summer Worship 9 & 10:30 Fellowship 10
24-Jul Council Team Meeting 6:30pm – 7:45pm
26-Jul AA7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
28-Jul AA7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
30-Jul Summer Worship 9 & 10:30 Fellowship 10
2-Aug AA7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
2-Aug Council Team Meeting 6:30pm – 7:45pm
3-Aug ECC Summer Camp Ends
4-Aug AA7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
6-Aug Communion Sunday
6-Aug Summer Worship 9 & 10:30 Fellowship 10
9-Aug AA7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
10-Aug Bunco
10-Aug St. Louis Area Food Bank (all ages) 12 – 5 pm
11-Aug AA7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
13-Aug Summer Worship 9 & 10:30 Fellowship 10
14-Aug Council Meeting 7:00pm – 9:30pm
16-Aug AA7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
16-Aug Pkwy & Rockwood Start School
18-Aug AA7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
20-Aug Intergenerational Event: TBD
20-Aug Summer Worship 9 & 10:30 Fellowship 10
23-Aug AA7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
25-Aug AA7 pm Men's Discussion Mtg
27-Aug Intergenerational Event: TBD
27-Aug Summer Worship 9 & 10:30 Fellowship 10
30-Aug AA7:30 pm Coed Step Mtg
31-Aug ECC Visit Days