Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

Everyone is welcome to worship at St. John’s United Church of Christ.
Communion is observed the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome to partake.


Sunday School: 9:30 AM

Sunday School Fall 2019 Calendar

Sunday school is open for children age 4 through 8th grade. All children are welcome! Contact Carrie Hess at littlehesshouse@gmail.com if you have questions or to enroll. You may also contact the church at 507-789-5766.

Carrie Hess, Sunday School Superintendent


St. John’s UCC Mixed Choir

St. John’s UCC Choir will have rehearsals each Sunday in November at 9:45 am.


Confirmation

We will continue to meet monthly after worship at St. John’s UCC from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. As always, anyone is welcome to join us.  Typically, 7th & 8th graders participate, but we accommodate in grace. We grow by continuing discussion of our faith journey and what is essential as we attempt to understand God’s great love for all and how we struggle to live in the way Jesus models. Confirmation Sunday will be in May 2020.

2019 -2020 Schedule (subject to change):
October 27
November 10
December 8
January 19
February 9
March 22
April 19


Upcoming Events:
Bible Study

The minor prophets, Jonah, Amos and Joel, will be studied using the Lifeguide Bible Study series. Studies will be held Tuesdays at 7 pm at St. John’s and repeated Thursdays at 9:30 am at Cardinal Pointe in Faribault. The first sessions are November 5th and 7th. There will be no Bible studies during Thanksgiving week. Lifeguide Bible studies have been used in some of out previous studies. We have found them to be thought provoking, yet easy to understand. All are invited. Please contact Doug Spike if interested or have any questions.


Women’s Guild 2019

November 6, 2019: Operation Christmas Child at 1:30 pm
December 2019: No meeting
January, February, & March 2020: No Meeting
April 2020: Quilting
May 6, 2020: Meeting at 1:30 pm Berdell Berquam and Shirley Little co-hosting
June, July, August 2020: No meeting
September 2, 2020: Meeting at 1:30 pm Lois Bauer and Norma Monroe co-hosting
October 2020: No meeting
November 4, 2020: Meeting at 1:30 pm Judy Meese hosting (program to be determined)
December 2020: No meeting

Operation Christmas Child:

The St. John’s UCC Women’s Guild will again be gathering items to fill Operation Christmas Child show boxes at our November 6th meeting. There will be a tote in the Narthex for loose items or filled boxes, whichever you prefer. Donations of cash for postage are also welcome. Postage is $9.00 per box. We are discussing doing something locally next year, so if you have a suggestion, please speak with Carol Hafemeyer, Judy Meese, Berdell Berquam or Shirley Little. Remember: NO CANDY, TOOTHPASTE, GUM, SEEDS, FOOD, LIQUIDS OR LOTIONS, BREAKABLE CONTAINERS OR USED OR DAMAGED ITEMS. Hand towels, washcloths, small bars of soap, combs, socks, school supplies, t-shirts, small books, toys, etc. pack well. Thank you for your donations!


Second Saturday Quilters

Second Saturday of the month, 9 am to noon
Next meeting: November 9, 2019

Second Saturday Quilters is open to people from all churches and their friends. This fun bunch of quilters meets the second Saturday of each month except during the summer. Please bring your own sewing machine and general sewing supplies. Contact Deb Wille at 507-323-4813 or nccabdeb@gmail.com for more information or if you have questions.


People-Pray-Praise (P-P-P)

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 19 @ 2 pm @ Faribault Hy-Vee Caribou Coffee (Please note this is the 3rd Tuesday of the month!)

Please offer suggestions of locations that are easily accessible, easy to find and open to the community. It is great to connect with one another. Plan at least a half hour, no longer than an hour. If you’re not able to come, please spend that dedicated time in prayer. It is making a difference. Also, remember P-P-P, People Pray and Praise. Let us continue praying for this season of new starts, and the communities and people we serve. Pray for God to bring people to engage with and invite to various activities that you enjoy. We are witnessing in our local communities to God’s extravagant love by our prayers and our presence. Thank you for your generosity!


Food Shelf

Non-perishable food items are always welcome and may be brought to the church at any time. Your help delivering those items to our local food shelves is greatly appreciated. This is one of the many ways we share in mission!