Sunday Sneak Peek – December 5, 2021

Join us this Sunday, the Second Sunday of Advent in-person or live on Facebook at 915am with

Featured Scripture and Message chosen by Sham Moteelall

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

S4K-color-horiz400“Are You Ready for Christmas?”

Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • TODAY – Kids N Cookies in Fellowship Hall at 10am
  • Dec. 7th – Consistory Team Meeting in Fellowship Hall at 6pm
  • Dec. 12th – Traditional Worship with Communion at 915am
  • Dec. 12th – Christmas Luncheon (catered by Hillcrest Café) at 1015am
  • Dec. 12th – Blue Christmas Reflection at 4pm
  • Dec. 19th – Crazy Christmas Sweaters at 915am
  • Dec. 19th – Christmas Goodies Potluck with Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall at 1015am (Sign up in Narthex)
  • Dec. 24th – Candlelight Service at 6pm
  • Dec. 26th – Lessons and Carols at 915am (No Coffee Hour)

Announcements and Messages for the Community

Christmas Luncheon hosted by the Womens Guild. Everyone is invited. RSVP by TODAY. There will be a $10 gift exchange.  If you wish to participate, bring a gift (for a man or woman).  Also, Guild members attending are asked to bring a dessert.  Sign up is in the Narthex.

Share. Grow. Shine! Make sure you write ways you’ve shared your faith or grown your faith this week on a card and place it in the offering plate to be collected and celebrated. Fill our collective lantern and shine St. John’s light!

Kids N Cookies. Everyone is invited to our all-ages faith program.  It includes scripture readings, fun activities, and of course cookies!  We meet in Fellowship Hall. To be a scripture reader or sponsor cookies treats, contact Bill or Mary Hudson.  

Consistory Team Members.  We are in need of leaders for openings in our Consistory team to lead SJUCC to fulfill its vision and mission. Please pray-fully consider serving. Contact Michelle Bachmann at 952-361-3033.

212 Sign Coordinators Needed:  Share your inspiration and witty sayings with the rest of the world.  We have the following months open:  January, February, April, August and October.  Pick one month or several.  Contact Michelle Bachmann if you’re interested.

Facilities Caretaker Needed.  Our sanctuary and grounds are a blessing.  However, keeping up with coordinating maintenance, cleaning, and repairs is more than the Consistory Team can handle.  We are in need of a dedicated person to coordinate the efforts.  Contact a Consistory Team member if you’re interested.

The Word To Go:  Find Sunday morning worship services on our YouTube channel, St. John’s UCC-BongardsWorship will also be live-streamed on Facebook, when available.

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 a Consistory Team Member during our time of transition.


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