College Students – Goodie Boxes


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 they have the opportunity!  We encourage all of college students to be part of our St. John’s Facebook community so they can instantly keep up with what’s happening at St. John’s UCC while away, and they can listen to our weekly services wherever they are on our website or our YouTube page!


Our local college students are invited to be part of our weekly activities at St. John’s. Our college age youth are welcome to be part of our Chancel Choir, United Ringers and special events music ensembles!  They are also welcome as advisors/mentors with our children & youth activities: Ask our pastors about opportunities!


‘Goodie Boxes’ for our College & Graduate 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 wheeled bulletin board in the front lobby;  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 sometimes invited to sign letters that go inside the goodie boxes and to write notes of support, encouragement & friendship to the students.  Send questions to Bonnie Weber at Thank you for your continued support.



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 have now received boxes themselves while they were 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.


We honor the graduation of our college and graduate students on Graduate Sunday each year, early in June.  If you have a St. John’s-related student graduating this May or June or who graduated last December, please give their name, school name & their degree to our church office!