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The Compassionate Life Matthew 22:34-46

UCC Higher Education Sunday Dear Christ, our Teacher, Instruct us, we pray. The world teaches us to compete for the right answer. The world teaches us to be better, faster, stronger. The world teaches us that bigger is better. The … Continue reading

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The Definitions of Interim Pastors Within the UCC

A Look at The Interim Pastorate As St. John’s begins a new chapter with Reverend Katherine Beckett as our interim pastor, curiosity piqued about interim pastorates and the roles interim pastors play within the life of UCC congregations. The following … Continue reading

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Neighbors in Need Offering Sunday, October 4, 2020

St. John’s UCC will collect the special offering for Neighbors in Need (NIN) on Sunday, October 4, which is also World Communion Sunday.  This year, special consideration will be given to projects focusing on serving our immigrant neighbors and communities. … Continue reading

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Protocol for Re-Opening at St. John’s UCC

For the safety of us all, please note the following items when attending worship at St. John’s UCC: –Masks will be required. –The deacons will assist in seating everyone and release those in attendance at the conclusion of the worship … Continue reading

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Interim Pastor Named

The Reverend Katherine Beckett has been hired as full-time interim minister to serve St. John’s UCC for one year.  Reverend Beckett comes to us from Rockford, Ohio, and will be moving to the Bluffton community within a week or two. … Continue reading

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This Week at St. John’s UCC

Sunday, October 25:  In-house worship at 10:30 a.m.  Reverend Beckett’s sermon title is Too Few Laborers.  Scriptures are Romans 5:1-11 and Matthew 9:35-38.  We will celebrate Harvest Home during the worship service. Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle will serve as song … Continue reading

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Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

If you would like to volunteer for helping serve at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen in Lima on Tuesday,  September 22, 2020,  please sign up on the bulletin board in the sanctuary.  Helpers are always welcome.

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Facebook Page

You are missing out on a super way to advertise our church if you are not sharing with many of your other Facebook friends St. John’s Facebook page.  There are many interesting articles posted every day.  “Friend” all of your … Continue reading

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