Where is the church?
308 N. Evergreen Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Where do I park?
St. John has parking lots on both the south and west sides of the building. There is also street parking on all surrounding streets, and a Village parking garage one block to the southeast of the church with free parking.
What should I wear?
You are welcome to dress casually or more formally if you wish. There is no dress code.
How is the offering handled?
Please do not feel like you have to contribute to our offering, especially at your first visit. Ushers will pass a plate through the seating areas to collect the offering which supports our ministry and mission.
How is communion offered?
We practice open Holy Communion the first and third Sundays of the month. All who wish to participate are welcome. You will be instructed on how to proceed forward to a communion station. Gluten-free wafers are provided at one of the stations, along with wine and grape juice. If you choose not to participate, you may remain seated. If you need to remain seated but would like to receive communion, we’ll bring it to you.
Are inter-faith families/couples welcome?
Yes! St. John and the wider-UCC is welcoming of all faiths and we celebrate all spiritual and religious traditions. We welcome all and know that diversity is our strength.
What accommodations are there for those with special needs?
People with walking difficulties should use the west entrance.
Where do my children go?
Children are invited to Sunday School for ages 3 through junior high school during the 9:30am worship service. The children always begin worship with their families and then are dismissed, sometimes after a children’s sermon. On Communion Sundays, the children bring the offering forward towards the end of the service and join their families for Communion. Childcare for children, 2 and under, is available in our nursery, that is located off the lobby near the entrance to Fellowship Hall. We also provide age-appropriate materials for children who want to worship with their parents.
Are there refreshments and an opportunity to meet new people?
Each Sunday after worship we offer coffee and light refreshments as a way to get to know one another in Fellowship Hall.
How do I get more information about St. John?
If you’re interested in learning more, talk with a greeter or usher, Pastor Michael, or contact our Church Administrator, Janice, at 847-255-6687 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have welcome cards in our pews that can be filled out and put in the offering plate.