Faith Walking

The FUN way to exercise Open Monday through Friday at Two Times: 7 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 20 laps = 1 mile. December Mileage – 550 miles February Prayer Theme – God is Love Greeters help you log your progress! Free-Will Offering



Tuesdays at 7 p.m. $5 at the Door. Open to the public!



Great Game for Adults of All Ages! MOST Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Learn the game while you play! Free Will Offering NO Pickleball on February 21 Got ?’s – Contact Norb Kniepp Basketball Resumes this Month! Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Free Will Offering Questions – contact Jim Wimmerstedt



Weigh-In Begins at 6:30 pm Thursdays in the Faith Hall Stage Conference Room. Contact Carolyn Peter at 618-345-6218 for more information.

Sunday School Physical Offering 

The Sunday School children will continue collecting fruit cups and granola bars to put into the sack lunches prepared each week at S.O.S. for the patrons to take home for the next day. There will be a bin in the Atrium marked S.O.S. if you would like to contribute to this mission, too!


The Sunday School Choir

The Sunday School children will be singing at the 9 a.m. worship service on February 11, March 25, and May 13. Please have your children at Sunday School for the practices. Youth Ministries would like to thank Mr. John for leading music!


Preschool Class

3- & 4-Year-Old Preschool students are dropped off in Room 5 of the Education Building. They must be signed in and out. K-6 th grade students start in worship with their parents and are excused to go to Sunday School. Parents pick up their children in the Art Room at 10 a.m.


February Lessons

Feb 4 – Jesus Heals

Feb 11 – The Transfiguration

Feb 18 – Noah’s Ark

Feb 25 – Abraham & Sarah’s Visitors


Junior & Senior High Sunday School

Jr. and Sr. High Sunday School is a fun way to connect with your friends starting with a light breakfast in the Faith Hall Kitchen and then moving to classrooms to learn the Good News together. Senior High Sunday School Notice *Just a reminder that the Senior High Sunday School Class attends worship on the first Sunday of every month!


It is Auction Time!

Youth Ministries requests the parents of our Sunday School children to donate items for a basket for the St. John EUCC Auction on Saturday, April 7. The Preschool class will have the theme: Fun in the Sun, the K-4 th grade class will do a Gardening basket, the 5th & 6th grade class will be doing a Sundae basket and the Jr & Sr. High classes will do a Grilled to Perfection basket. Donations should be given to Dana by March 11.



HHH (Homework, Help & Hoops) is a free after school care program that supports the local Collinsville, IL community.

HHH will resume on Tuesday, January 23. We need several volunteers able to tutor for one hour, from 3:10-4:10
each Tuesday. The children are 1st-4th graders.

Please call the office at 344-2526 if you can help!


Scripture readers wanted!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to read scripture to the congregation? Now’s your chance to find out! We would like to have more of our members participate in our services by reading scripture.

The scripture verse(s) would be emailed during the week prior to the date so that you can become familiar with it in advance. If you don’t have email, you may stop by the office for a hard copy on Thursday or pick one up Sunday morning before worship. A large print copy can be made at your request.

If you are interested in serving as a reader, please sign up in the
Narthex or in the Church Office


Winter weather could be just around the corner! Get notified via text messaging for any canceled worship services and/or events at St John.




Each December, the Sunday School children collect mittens and hats for the foster children from Hoyleton Ministries. There is a Mitten Tree located in the Lounge Area across from the Parlor and in front of the Preschool Office (the old Sunday School Office) on the lower level of the Education Building.


A food packing trip to Saint Louis Food Outreach has been set for your participation on Saturday, December 16. The food we pack will provide meals to low income individuals burdened with cancer or HIV. We will depart from St. John at 6:15 am and return approx. 11:15 am. This is a fun and rewarding trip, plus where else can you be challenged to keep up with a conveyor belt of deliciousness?! Sign-up on the Narthex or the Church Office. We are looking for 20-30 volunteers (must be 16 years of age or older). For more information, contact Joanne Miller (618-530-4693).


Sunday, December 17 – 9:30 am (one service) Presented by St. John’s Sanctuary Choir directed by John Hawn.

The choir will be joined by the Sunday School Children, the Bell Choir of St. John, and other musicians