Who We Are

The community at St. John UCC seeks to be
the progressive, engaged, and extravagantly welcoming church
that God is calling us to be in Freeport and beyond.

We pray and work hard to be:

  • a thoughtful place where all that we do is done to build up God's Realm of peace with justice, as we follow in Christ's way.
  • a sacred place where God's Spirit is encountered, where we experience the sacred moments in the middle of the everyday making everything sacred.
  • a faith community where, in the midst of a messy and chaotic world, we gather to inspire an alternative way of living, based on faith and trust, love and peace.
  • a compassionate community where we continue to learn to love and be compassionate and gracious towards all humans, all living beings, and the whole universe.

The United Church of Christ

We are a progressive Christian community called to be a A Sacred Place to Inspire Faith and Nurture Compassion. 

We are committed to follow Jesus and walk in his footsteps, and to live with open hearts to be guided by the Holy Spirit, so that transformed we can transform the world into God's realm. 

We are a local congregation of the UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, a progressive denomination with a history of faith and social justice.

Click here to learn more about the UCC.

We celebrate different faith traditions, educating ourselves and one another in a variety of spiritual paths with the hope that one day the world will learn peace and harmony not only among people but all creation.

Safe Church: 

Our Commitment

As a community of Christian faith, our congregation is committed to creating and maintaining ministry programs, facilities and a community in which members, friends, Authorized Ministers, staff, and volunteers can worship, learn and work together in an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, exploitation and intimidation.

To that end, the congregation supports principles of safe conduct, which include individual responsibility to fulfill the highest standards of personal conduct toward others and to lead and guide the congregation.

Our Safe Church / Safe Conduct Policy can be found by clicking here.

Our Safe Church Ministry Standards can be found here.