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St. John’s Closing to in-house Worship through December 2020

Due to the increase in COVID-19, St. John’s UCC will be closed to in-house worship beginning Sunday, November 29, 2020, and continuing through the end of December. The church office will be open through the week from 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Where Are You, God? Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

In the book, The Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle, published at the beginning of this year by The Pilgrim Press, ten women writers responded to the 150 Biblical psalms with words of their own. Not a retelling … Continue reading

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Reigning Compassion Matthew 25:31-46 (I was hungry and you fed me)

Thanksgiving Sunday and United Black Christians Anniversary We gather together to ask for God’s blessing, to live in community, seeking God’s will…* So begins a hymn that many of us will sing during the Thanksgiving season, whether we worship on … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Gratitude

November brings with it thoughts of gratitude.  After all, Thanksgiving is later in this month.  Social media outlets have gratitude challenges where participants post something every day for which they are thankful. In her book,  Grateful: The Transformative Power of … 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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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

St.John’s UCC will be closed to in-house worship from Sunday, November 29 through the end of December 2020. We hope everyone has a safe holiday season.

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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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