Can’t Get Enough of Your Love

Join us this Sunday, in-person or Facebook live at 915am.  

Our on demand library is available on our YouTube channel: St. John’s UCC-Bongards

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Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • Mar. 21 – Moving Forward “Church Fundamentals” at 915am
  • Mar. 25 – Moving Forward “Church Fundamentals” 7pm (online)
  • Mar. 28 – Celebration of Faith & Rite of Confirmation at 915am
  • Apr. 1 – Maundy Thursday Soup Supper at 530pm
  • Apr. 1 – First Communion and Maundy Thursday Service at 630pm
  • Apr. 4 – Easter Worship at 915am (no community breakfast)
  • Apr. 18 – Moving Forward “Tips for Pastoral Search” at 915am
  • Apr. 22 – Moving Forward “Tips for Pastoral Search” 7pm (online)

Announcements and Messages for the Community

Mission and Outreach during Lent.  Pick up a Blessings Lent Calendar and participate at home.  There’s still time!   

Discernment Activities Kick Off with “Moving Forward Series.”  Pastor Shuji will be leading 2 sessions, offered both in person and online, as part of our discernment activities.  Please contact Pastor Shuji with any questions.  

Pastoral Search Committee Volunteers Wanted:  Starting in April, we will form a committee to lead in SJUCC’s search for a new Pastor.  Please contact Michelle Bachmann if interested.

One Consistory Team Opening:  This is great time to get involved in our revitalization and contribute to shaping St. John’s future.  Please contact Michelle Bachmann or Pastor Shuji if interested.  

Live Streaming Technician:We want to train others on setting up the equipment and monitoring live-streaming services.  If you are familiar with Facebook and how to post content, this is all the technical skills needed.  Contact:  Michelle Bachmann if you’re interested.

Winter Weather Cancellations: The decision to cancel in-person worship or church activities will be made at 6pm the day prior to the service or event.  This includes weather forecasts for wind chills below -20 degrees, significant snow fall, or dangerous winter weather conditions.  Announcements will be made via Facebook, our website, and email.  You may also contact a Consistory member.

The Word To Go:  Find Sunday morning worship services, led by Pastor Shuji, on our YouTube channel, St. John’s UCC-Bongards.  Worship will also be live-streamed on Facebook, when available. Also, on our website, look for Sermons4kids which includes scripture lessons and fun activities.

Bongards Buzz:  Submit items for the newsletter by the 1st of each month to Michelle Bachmann at 952-361-3033 or

For Pastoral Care:  Please feel free to call, text, or email Pastor Shuji at 612-462-1726 or

COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN:  For a copy of our plan, please visit our website or contact Michelle Bachmann.

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