Sunday Sneak Peek – December 19, 2021

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

Featured Scripture Luke 1:39-55 with Pastoral Message “Joy”

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

S4K-color-horiz400“The Gift of Love”

Upcoming Events – Save the Date

  • TODAY – Christmas Goodies Potluck with Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall at 10am (Sign up in Narthex)
  • Dec. 24th – Candlelight Service at 6pm
  • Dec. 26th – Lessons and Carols at 915am (No Coffee Hour)
  • Jan. 2nd – Happy 156th Birthday St. John’s at 915am
  • Jan. 8th-9th Candidating Weekend
    • 8th – Zoom Meet and Greet – TBA
    • 9th – Worship at 915am with Pastoral Candidate
    • 9th – Meet and Greet Coffee Hour following worship
    • 9th – Special Congregation Meeting at 11am

Announcements and Messages for the Community

Christmas Goodies Potluck.  Join us in Fellowship Hall next Sunday for Christmas goodies coffee hour potluck.  Bring your favorite Christmas Goodies (cookies, candies, sweets, etc.) to share.  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.  

Looking for a church family?  This is the season of the year which can be a time of reflection. If you have been led to St. John’s looking to be more than a visitor, we welcome you openly to our family and would love an opportunity to chat.  Contact Michelle Bachmann or email

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 or email

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 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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