Newcomers, join our services

For the first 6 months of coronavirus quarantine, St. John’s UU Church provided services via a playlist of weekly recorded videos on a new YouTube channel:

But we’ve switched to livestreaming for most Sundays and realize virtual visitors may want to join us for those … read more.

Because we care about your health…

On Wednesday night the St John’s board voted to suspend all church
activities and all uses of the church building at least until April 2nd.
This decision was made after lengthy deliberations focused on the heath
and well-being of St John’s members, friends and guests … read more.

Online Easter Egg Hunt!

Are you ready for the 2021 UU Online Easter Egg hunt?

St. John’s is one of 77 UU churches with a decorated egg hidden on one of their church web pages. Kids and grownups are invited to click from one site to the next in search … read more.

Property Team Report, March 2021

The last few months have been interesting. Many projects have been started, but few completed. See the following:

The roof over Krolfifer and Wells-still accepting bids. Initial estimate around $60,000Working on another way to access Krolfifer roof and the Wells roofAsbestos study-accepting bids. Initial estimate around … read more.

Policy revision regarding gifts

The Board is updating the St. John’s Policy Manual.  Many changes are simple tweaks to match policy with current practice or to revise language. We recently revisited the Policy on Gifts and want to review longstanding policies and also to explain a change. 

“Either Donations or … read more.

2021-2022 Pledge drive underway

St. John’s launched its 2021 pledge campaign March 21. A first-ever professional video is a key element to the campaign message: With the challenge of a pandemic and quarantine keeping us apart, we were still able to show the events (outdoor and virtual) that kept … read more.

Rev. W. H. G. Carter and religion and race

Dear Church,

I would like to invite you into a new experience with me.  The next three sermons will be on a related theme. Sometimes we need to be very intentional in telling stories about racism here.

Let’s begin with song.

You may have noticed the song “Lift … read more.

Seeking to understand

A community learning to become conscious of its implicit biases is a community striving for understanding, equity and love of others.

But some implicit biases, those societally normative, may be harder to identify. Yet a person on the receiving end of that bias knows it hurts, … read more.

Fun with “The 12 Days of Christmas”

If you’ve been at church on the right Sunday in Decembers past, you know that we numbered the printed orders of service 1-12. Then, we sang “The 12 Days of Christmas,” with everyone who was assigned the same number singing and acting out their corresponding … read more.