The St. John’s family loves & supports our college students whether they are far from home or studying locally. We look forward to seeing our ‘out of town’ students in church whenever you have the opportunity! We encourage all of college students to be part of our St. John’s Facebook community so you can instantly keep up with what’s happening at St. John’s UCC!
Our local college students are invited to be part of our weekly activities at St. John’s. Our college age youth are part of our United Voices, Chancel Choir, and special events music ensembles! You are also welcome as advisors/mentors with our children & youth activities, including Sunday School & Vacation Bible School.
GOODIE BOXES FOR OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Watch for our Goodie Boxes to be shipped each Spring & Fall – details in the Enlightener & the herald!
Each Fall and Spring semester we collect snack, school & general supplies and send them to our college students to remind them we are thinking about them. Watch for ‘tear off’ sheets on the Youth bulletin board near Pastor Addie’s office – you may choose 1 or more of the items to purchase in the suggested quantity then bring them to church before the deadline. Items include homemade baked goods, packaged foods, candy and mints, household items, etc. A committee puts the boxes together and prepares them for shipping. The Sunday before they are mailed the congregation is invited to sign sheets that go into the goodie boxes and to write notes to the students. (Pictured below, congregation signing the letters after the 8 am service for the goodie boxes last Fall.)
We have been sending goodie boxes for so many years that many of the young children and adults who helped put the boxes together for years are now receiving boxes themselves while away at college! If you know a St. John’s student who should be on the list, please contact Bonnie Weber or let the church office know by email or phone. (See ‘Contact Us’ page.) Watch the Herald & Enlightener for more details.