About Us

We’re a Celebrating Place

  • We worship Sundays at 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. (9:30 a.m. in Summer). This is the central and unique part of our life at St. John’s. Each of the worship services is different in style and content. For us, worship is a time to celebrate God’s grace, give thanks for God’s gifts, and join together as a family of faith in hearing and responding to God’s call.
  • Holy Communion is celebrated various times throughout the year on Sundays. Also, a Midweek Communion service will be held on the following days in 2019: January 2, March 6 (Ash Wednesday), June 5, and October 2 at 11:00 AM. We invite to the Lord’s table all who know Jesus Christ, regardless of religious affiliation.
  • Child care is available for pre-schoolers, infants and children through Grade 1 on Sunday mornings, September through May (beginning at 10:45). Our child care is staffed by paid child care workers. For older children in the Sanctuary, parents and children will find children’s activity bulletins, worship activity bags, books, and crayons.
  • We baptize adults and children during worship when the community is present because Baptism includes the community's promise of 'love, support and care' for the baptized.

We’re a Learning Place

  • Our Church School program offers Christian education for children of all ages at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays, September through May.
  • Three Youth Ministry programs are available for different ages participating in service and mission projects, learning events, and fellowship activities.  Sparks: Grades 4 - 5; Xplosion: Grades 6 - 8; Seekers: Grades 9 - 12
  • Our Nursery School offers high quality, weekday kindergarten preparation for preschoolers, September through May.
  • Adult Small Groups study a wide variety of topics. Study topics usually rotate about every six to eight weeks.

We’re a Caring Place

  • Our Social Concerns efforts reach out to many with food and other assistance to serve our world.  In addition, we have long supported local caring efforts such as Habitat for Humanity, Safe Harbor homeless shelter, the Loaves and Fishes Free Meal Program, the Summer Lunch Program of the Nazareth Ministerium and the Nazareth Area Food Bank.
  • Our Parish Nurse promotes healthy Christians and provides advice, advocacy and education to those who are part of St. John’s and to our wider community as time permits.
  • Our building is wheelchair accessible with both ramps and an elevator. Large print bulletins are available for worshipers. Audio recordings of our worship time are distributed to the homebound.
  • Convenient off-street parking is available. Most areas of the building, including the sanctuary, are air-conditioned.

We’re a Melodious Place

  • We praise God with voices and instruments. St. John’s has five singing choirs and a bell choir.
  • Our annual Concert Series features nationally known artists and ensembles performing for the public.

The United Church of Christ

With roots deep in the Reformation teachings of John Calvin and Martin Luther, the United Church of Christ advocates church unity and cooperation among denominations. The UCC originated in 1957 with the union of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches. It seeks to be faithful to Biblical tradition but is also aware of the issues of our times. Its symbols of faith are the ancient creeds of the Church which it seeks to make effective in love.

We are an open and inclusive church family, welcoming individuals seeking to live the meaning of faith in Christ. Our members come from a broad range of Christian experiences including the German Reformed Church out of which we grew. Membership is not dependent on holding a particular set of beliefs, but to loyalty to a way of life. Many who have grown up in other traditions have found a home with us.