St. John's United Church of Christ 

285 West National Drive ● Newark, Ohio 43055 ● (740) 323-2407

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Pastor's Message

Streaming Prayer Services

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Live from St. John's UCC Chapel. Join us for our Streaming Prayer Services:

Live streamed on St. John's Facebook channel:

  • Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

    A time to worship and to share your prayers and concerns.



Special Services and Holidays

    Please go to Calendar of Events

Radio Service

  • WCLT 98.7FM

Holy Communion

    See our calendar

All Sunday School Classes & Childcare

  • Youth Sunday School - during the 11:00 a.m. service
  • Adult Classes - 9:45 a.m.
  • Childcare - Childcare is available at 10:45 a.m. for the 11:00 a.m. service.

Office Hours (by appointment only)
~Call and leave a message at 740-323-2407~

Anita Chirdon, Administrative Assistant

Dear members and friends of St. John’s:

It’s November, or as some say around these parts, NOVEMBRRR! In Northeast Ohio, where I grew up, it’s the time of year that first blast of cold, Canadian air crosses the warmer waters of Lake Erie and makes the season’s first few flakes of snow.

The eleventh month of the year is when we “fall back”. On November 7, you and I will regain the hour of sleep we lost on March 14th when we “sprang forward!” Preachers like me are direct beneficiaries since this blessed event occurs in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Most of us don’t even have to reset our clocks anymore. That is done automatically. But setting our alarm clocks is up to us.

One way we’ll be springing forward and falling back this year is by resetting our times for worship. Starting November 7, the 24th Sunday after Pentecost and All Saints Sunday, our 8:00 and 10:00 drive-in services will merge into a 9:00 drive-in service.

This will allow most of the Ten O’clock hour for Church School classes and activities (starting at 9:45). The 11:00 indoor worship, that is live-streamed, will remain the same.

The constant in all of this change is your attendance and participation in these services. Your continued support and encouragement of the ministries at St. John’s, and the input you have given in this matter is greatly appreciated!

The Church Council, committees and staff at St. John’s want you to know that our first priority is to provide a sacred and safe space to worship the Lord and enjoy Christian fellowship.

Since I already mentioned a four letter word, that begins with S and ends with W, let me be one of the first to announce our Christmas Eve schedule. Like last year, there will be a 3:00 drive-in service. But this year, we’ll be having the 7:30 service in our fully-decorated sanctuary.

So, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” There may even be another appearance of the mysterious snowman, cleverly disguised as your pastor.

In Christ’s love,

Rev. Mark.

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