Spring Congregational Meeting, April 28

On Sunday, April 28, after our 10am worship service, we will gather in fellowship hall for our Spring Congregational Meeting. You will find the meeting packet with the complete agenda and the annual team reports on our secure members page located on our website (StJohnsUCCgr.org), as well as on our new church phone app for iOS and Android devices. The link to the app is located at the top of our website. Printed copies of the annual meeting packet are also available upon request by emailing or calling the church office at office@StJohnsUCCgr.org or (616) 453-2497.

We’ll see you at the Spring Congregational Meeting on Sunday, April 28 at 11am!

Holy Week Gatherings

Reminder: We have four more opportunities this week. Maundy Thursday Living Last Supper Service is Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm. Community Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch is Saturday, April 20 at 11:00am. Easter Vigil Service is Holy Saturday, April 20 at 7:00pm. Easter Morning Service is Sunday, April 21 at 10:00am. Nursery is provided. ALL are welcome!

You are invited and welcomed to participate in the full life and ministry of St. John’s UCC whatever your race, age, sex, marital status, financial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, or ability.

Experience Easter at St. John's April 21, 10am

Gather with us for a beautiful Worship Service on Sunday, April 21 at 10am. Stay after service for our weekly 11am Fellowship Hour where you'll find a family of friends and a variety of treats, coffee, tea, and juice. Nursery for little ones is provided. You are invited and welcomed to participate in the full life and ministry of St. John's UCC, whatever your race, age, sex, marital status, financial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, or ability. Come celebrate Easter with your family of friends St. John’s UCC! He Is Risen! 

Maundy Thursday Service April 18, 7:30pm

Gather with us on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm for Maundy Thursday Service at St. John's UCC. Our youth and adults will be reenacting The Living Last Supper as part of the service. All are welcome! 1934 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. StJohnsUCCgr.org.

Note that the final rehearsal for Living Last Supper participants is after service on Sunday, 4/14 at 11am. Please see Sue Bradford.

Kids Give Back Palm Sunday Lunch 4/14

On Sunday, April 14 at 11am, you are invited to a Spaghetti Lunch at St. John's UCC! This meal will be prepared and presented by our Worship Center youth as a thank you to church family for supporting them throughout the nine month class season. Students will be given an apron and a task. High school teens are encouraged to come help younger students prepare the feast and set the tables as well.

Please plan on staying for a delicious lunch at St. John's UCC this Palm Sunday, April 20 after our 10am worship service. Special thanks to our wonderful teachers for encouraging young leaders! StJohnsUCCgr.org.

Community Easter Egg Hunt & Lunch, Saturday, April 20

Gather with us on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11am for the annual St. John’s UCC Community Easter Egg Hunt & Lunch! Invite your kid’s friends, your grandkids, neighbors, ALL are welcome! The Easter Egg Hunt will be done in two age groups (5 and under, and ages 6+) so little ones have a chance to find a bunch. Weather permitting, we’ll be outside on the lawn, or inside if it’s a rainy day. Please sign up your family for our egg hunt on the Fellowship bulletin board, or call our office at (616) 453-2497.

VOLUNTEER Opportunities include donating individually wrapped candy, as well as stickers, rings, and other novelty items that fit inside plastic eggs. We’re accepting donations of new small stuffed animal bunnies that will be part of the fun that day. We would also love for you to volunteer to help fill plastic eggs, help hide eggs on the lawn, help prepare or serve lunch on April 20, and assist with clean-up. Please see project leaders Diana DeKorte and Dan Busman to see where they can best use your time and talent.

Breakfast Burritio Sunday, April 7

On Sunday, April 7, after our 10am service, you are invited to stay for our delicious make your own Breakfast Burrito Buffet! Special thanks in advance to our cooks, Tony Garza and Dave Bradford. Gather with us for 10am worship and 11am brunch on April 7, and visit our website StJohnsUCCgr.org to learn more about upcoming opportunities. Food, fun, and time with our family of friends at St. John’s is always a great experience. ALL are welcome!

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

Reminder: This Wednesday, March 27 at 1:30pm, we are providing a birthday style party for residents at the Grand Rapids Home for veterans. If you are interested in attending or serving at this event, you are welcome to gather with our members at 3000 Monroe Ave, NE Grand Rapids. If you are interested in volunteering or collecting donation items to be used at future veteran party event dates this year, please see the project leader, Diana DeKorte.

St. John's Food Pantry, Wednesday, April 3, 5-7pm!

The first Wednesday of every month, from 5pm-7pm, is our mobile food pantry. We need your help to unload the truck, bag produce into family-sized portions, and set up all of the free groceries on tables from 5pm-6pm. If you are able to stay and serve guests from 6pm-7pm, you are welcome. Weather permitting, we’re hoping this is our first mobile pantry of Spring held outside on our beautiful lawn. We serve year-round, rain, snow, or shine, so we move inside on wet/cold months.

Bring your friends at 5pm. We have tasks for every ability. All are welcome, you do not have to be a member of the church to serve with St. John's. Please see Theresa Bileth or email Mission@StJohnsUCCgr.org if you have questions.