Nominations for St. John’s Leadership Positions

Our fifth UU principle states in part that we covenant to affirm and promote “the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.” St. John’s is an independent congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. With that freedom comes the responsibility … read more.

An Open Letter on Gun Control

On July 27, 2008 a gunman walked into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee and opened fire.  In a matter of minutes 2 people were killed and many others wounded.  On that day, the youth were performing a musical which included children … read more.

Reflection on Parkland, Florida

When I was a child in Oklahoma, we had tornado drills in case disaster struck. We would line up in the hall facing the wall, crouch on our knees, tuck our heads and lace our fingers over the back of our necks for protection from … read more.

Welcome Adam Hall

Please say welcome to our new Lifespan Religious Education Director, Adam Hall.  Adam will be providing his own thoughts and notes in this space in the near future.

Letter from the Board President

January 28, 2018

Dear St. John’s Congregants,

Hello! My name is Matthew Peterson. You may know that last year I was the Vice President of the Board of Trustees at St. John’s, and that I am now the President. In the short time I’ve been serving on … read more.

UUA retitles campaign: “Side with Love”

The Unitarian Universalist Association announced Jan. 10 that its “Standing on the Side of Love” campaign is now “Side with Love.”

The name of the UUA’s high-visibility public witness campaign is shorter—and less controversial for accessibility rights activists.

More information is on the UUA’s site.


So many hats and mittens!

108 hats, 56 pairs of mittens/gloves, 36 scarves, 113 socks, and new this year, 47 pairs of underwear!
Thank you, everyone, for your generosity this year—our tree was definitely overflowing.

And once again, thank you to our Discoverers (2nd-4th grades) class … read more.

Green Sanctuary

St. John’s opens it doors to the public every 4th Sunday for community discussions. The series focuses on environmental justice issues — the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, while living … read more.

Worship Until 12:15

Just a reminder that worship lasts from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. every Sunday.  Congregants and guests are invited to stay for coffee and conversation after every worship.  Parents are welcome to wait in the same area for adult interaction as children will be brought … read more.