* We are a progressive, forward thinking, congregation,
who believe God is still speaking today and in each generation. and we witness:

* We live…believing God carries us and provides for our needs. 
* We believe God is always present, even in the unexpected and sacred moments of the day… 

* We receive strength, blessings, and hope through God’s teachings and prayer. 

* We experience God’s grace, through the love of others. 

* We are Christ’s disciples: accepted, forgiven, serving, learning,  resisting evil, and seeking justice. 

* We believe God, in Christ, promises we will all be reunited in the resurrection and eternal life.

Our History

We at St. John UCC are part of the United Church of Christ, a Protestant denomination historically rooted in the Evangelical and Reformed Church, and the Congregational Christian churches. 

We believe that God is Still Speaking, and that the Church in each generation makes the Christian faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God. We are followers of Jesus Christ , believing in Christ as Lord and Savior, and we also are a safe space for those who are searching, exploring, and forming a faith of their own, knowing that in community together, we reflect the image of God.  Truly, no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

​​​​Best Practices for Coronavirus

Covid-19 is designated by the federal government as a public health emergency. Viruses in general have a consistent track record of increasing during fall and winter months so the current public health guidance includes this advice:  Stay up-to-date with vaccinations and boosters. If you test positive for COVID-19 positive please isolate, staying home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. Physical distance and masking are still important components to protect yourself and others if you are not vaccinated or if you are at risk. Extra masks are available in the foyer if you need one, and hand sanitizers are at the top of the stairs. We know our members and guests will be respectful of one another as we work to keep everyone safe. Please stay home if you are in a high risk group or you are showing symptoms of the Coronavirus, flu, or other infectious disease.   

Communion at St. John UCC

St. John UCC practices open communion. All are welcome to receive communion, including children (at the discretion of their parents.)

Communion is usually served the first Sunday of every month, and on the "festival" Sundays of Easter and Pentecost.

Who is welcome here?

If you are White, Black, Asian, Native American, or Hispanic; if you are three days old, 30 years old, or 103 years old; if you’ve never stepped foot in a church;  or if you are Roman Catholic, Protestant, Agnostic, Buddhist, or are a life-long member of the UCC; If you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered; if you are male or female, straight or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender; if you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, or not registered to vote; if you have, or had, addictions, phobias, abortions, or a criminal record; if you own your home, rent, live with your parents, or are homeless; if you are fully-abled, disabled, have PTSD, or are a person of differing abilities… you are welcome here!

Join us for worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at 651 Easton Road, Riegelsville PA

or on our YouTube channel:    TinyUrl.com/StJohnWorshipService​

"Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!"