Christian Education

Merry Christmas from our Sunday School

The excitement of the holidays has begun!  Our lessons for December will revolve around the birth of Christ and the retelling of the story in the annual Christmas Program.

The children will be preparing for the Christmas Program to be held on Dec. 10th.

Please mark your calendars for a rehearsal on Saturday, Dec. 9th at 4:00 pm.

Following the rehearsal, we will be serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and other treats to lead us into a fun-filled movie night!  

Confirmation Class

 A new group of young people are beginning their time of study in preparation for confirmation. Classes are held the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month while service projects and outside projects vary.  Please continue to pray for our young people as they take more active roles in our church family.   .


Women's Fellowship Christmas Get Together

  The Women's Fellowship Christmas get together will be on Wednesday, December 13th at Jamison's in Del Webb. We have 11:30 reservations. If you would like to join us, please sign up at the table in the back of the church before December 10th. Any  questions, call any of the Women's Fellowship members.

Feed My Starving Children

 On Saturday, October 14 we had the opportunity to go to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere and work with "Feed My Starving Children". This project was for our confirmation students as well as anyone else from the church. Immanuel Lutheran Church was also asking that each participant bring a non-perishable item for the local food bank. 

--Dorothy Gurke   

Food Pantry

M.O.R.E. expresses a heartfelt thank you to St. John’s United Church of Christ Sunday School for their generous donation of $173…it is especially special since it came from your garden that you planted and nurtured!  The congregation in whole supported us with a donation of over 80 pounds of clothes! The clients are having a good time choosing clothes for the winter. Once again, monetary gifts are always welcome as items at the Northern Illinois Food Bank are available at reduced prices. Items that are always welcomed include soap, shampoo, personal items, and meals in a can. Once again, thank you for your support. If you ever have any questions regarding M.O.R.E. please feel free to reach me at or 815-382-1815. 


Sandy Butenschoen 

Director at M.O.R.E., 829 Greenlee Street, Marengo.   

Burlington / Hampshire Food Pantry

Volunteers are needed at the Burlington / Hampshire Food Pantry.

Monday, January 15th 8:30 am-10:00 am

Saturday, January 20th 11:00 am-12:30 pm.

If you know someone in need, please share these distribution dates. All donations are welcome.

--Judy Nystrom