St. John’s UCC, Schuylkill Haven: December 20, 2015

St. John, Schuylkill Haven1Saint John’s Church is a friendly congregation located in the heart of Schuylkill Haven. Founded in the German Reformed tradition in 1862, Saint John’s has enjoyed a rich history of service to our community and the wider church, including five Sons of the Congregation. Our landmark building is located at the corner of East Main & Dock Streets, anchoring one end of the business district. Over the years, we have worked to preserve our historic facility while updating it to serve our changing ministry. The building is ADA accessible and the congregation recently renovated the kitchen and social hall to make the areas more useful for community groups.
Our daily life as a congregation is focused on the five points of our mission statement, which proclaims that “As the body of Christ, we…”

WORSHIP GOD – In addition to our St. John, Schuylkill Haven2mod9AM Sunday service, we offer mid-week Lenten services and others throughout the year, including our beautiful Christmas Eve services. Saint John’s also enjoys choral and handbell choirs for all ages and abilities.
LOVE OTHERS – This year, we formed a partnership with Schuylkill Women In Crisis to provide needed articles for their shelter program as well as our supporting the local food pantry, Salvation Army, Bethany Home, and many other service organizations. We recently shipped several large boxes of items to the Philippines to aid in the relief efforts there. Saint John’s also offers a prayer chain through which we pray for anyone in need.
SHARE THE GOOD NEWS – We believe it is important to be the body of Christ in our local community. In addition to our website, Facebook page, and prominent downtown location, several of our members have leadership roles within the local community. Additionally, we recently began a monthly men’s ministry group.
WELCOME ALL – Saint John’s is known as a friendly congregation. Our greeters take pride in welcoming members and visitors alike. We sponsor various events during the year such as Blessing of the Animals to connect more closely to our community.
LEARN TO FOLLOW JESUS – We are committed to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about their faith including Sunday School classes for all ages every Sunday morning at 10:15am, a Wednesday morning Bible Study series, and youth and adult Confirmation programs.

Under the leadership of our pastor, Rev. Janet E. Lewis, Saint John’s Church strives to be the body of Christ in Schuylkill Haven. Our commitment to the community includes serving as a host site for Schuylkill Haven Borough Day, an annual event which draws thousands of people to the downtown area. Learn more about us by visiting our website at stjohnsreformed.com or finding us on Facebook!

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