St. John Re-Opening for In-Person Worship

St. John’s Council met on Tuesday, March 9, and decided that we will re-open for in-person worship. The first Sunday of St. John’s in-person worship will be Sunday, April 11, at 10:00 A.M. The guidelines for attending the in-person worship services on April 11 and on are listed below. Please read them carefully. We recognize that not everyone will feel safe gathering indoors right now, especially those who have not received the vaccine. We will continue to offer worship services online and will give updates with any changes.

We are being cautious as we take steps towards reopening, but are optimistic that vaccines will become more available to our congregation members. Our goal has always been to keep everyone as safe as possible and we will continue make this the priority in all of our decisions.

A sign-up sheet will be sent each Monday for the worship service on the following Sunday.

St. John UCC Reopening Guidelines

St. John will re-open for indoor, in-person worship on Sunday, April 11 at 10:00 A.M.

Beginning April 11, all worship services will start at 10:00 A.M.

Attendees must sign up by:

1. Clicking the sign-up link provided in the weekly email sent out in announcements.

2. Emailing the church office (

3. Calling the church office (847-255-6687).

(Please try to sign up at your earliest convenience to help with planning).

There is a 50-person limit to worship.

If more than 50 people sign up, we will consider offering two worship services.

Please do not arrive before 9:30 A.M.

Chairs will be provided.

Masks are required.

Social distancing is required.

Attendees may enter at either entrance

(the double doors on Evergreen Ave. or the west parking lot door).

If you have any symptoms, have been in close contact with someone with COVID within the last 14 days, or have been tested for COVID and are waiting for results, we ask that you watch worship from home.

After worship: We will not be holding Coffee Hour but as the weather warms, outdoor gathering will be an option.

If you have questions please contact the St. John office: