Our Congregation


About Our ChurchSt. John Front Entrance

Since our church was founded in 1870, we have been encouraged and led by the greatest story ever told. The people of the United Church of Christ are a people united and always uniting. We place great value in serving others.

The United Church of Christ recognizes two sacraments – Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.  Our worship services contain a wide variety of musical traditions, as well as expressions and values that have integrity and purpose. From conservative to liberal, we’re not short on variety.

Our congregation is open and friendly. We serve as liturgists, musicians, ushers, and participants in a variety of capacities. We believe strongly in being active in both the religious and wider communities.  Mission projects are important to St. John.

We are all God’s children, and all are welcome here.  If you don’t have a church home, we invite you to spend some time with us.

About Our Pastor

Rev. Jean Carmean, who started March 1, 2017, is our interim pastor as we search for a settled pastor. She will be in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 9AM to 1PM. She may be reached directly by calling 1-815-323-3693. Her email address is jean86c@hotmail.com. 



Why come to St. John?

Ministries to be a part of:

  • Worship
  • Mission
  • Finance
  • Memorial
  • Youth Group
  • Membership
  • Chancel Choir
  • Christian Education
  • Ecumenical Quilters
  • Building and Grounds
  • Women’s J.O.Y. Fellowship


Special Events and Services

  • Communion served on the first Sunday of each month
  • Lenten Services held every Wednesday during Lent in addition to services on:
    • Ash Wednesday
    • Maundy Thursday
    • Annual WurstMarkt held on the first Sunday of October (previously held on the first Saturday of October)
    • Ecumenical Christmas concert featuring choirs from other churches throughout the community, as well as our own, in addition to special music from other groups
    • Multiple services held on Christmas Eve to accommodate as many as possible