About Us

St Johns germantown churchspring1St John is a part of the United Church of Christ, a mainline Protestant denomination. We believe that “God is Still Speaking”. By this we mean that we continue to hear and interpret the sacred scriptures as they apply to our lives and world today. We seek to listen and watch for God’s creative revelation in our world. While our faith is 2,000 years old, our thinking is not, We believe that science and religion can coexist and we encourage you to bring your whole self to worship. At this church, you do not need to check your brain at the door.

We believe in an extravagant welcome. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.Our savior, Jesus Christ did not turn anyone away and neither will we.

We believe that faith is not something to be attained but a journey to be traveled. We continue to challenge one another to grow in our faith as we seek to be partners with God in bringing about God’s will for our world. We are committed to social justice, fighting oppression, being responsible stewards of God’s creation, and encouraging all to live into the fullness of life that Christ offers. We desire to assist you in your journey, whether as a resting place or as a traveling companion.


Join Us for Worship!

Every Sunday @ 10:30! We welcome you, just as you are…whether that be in a suit and tie, jeans and sneakers, or somewhere in between. After the worship service is ended we hope you will join us in our downstairs fellowship hall for coffee, refreshments, and informal conversations.   What to Expect When You Visit …

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About the UCC

We believe in the triune God: Creator, resurrected Christ, the sole Head of the church, and the Holy Spirit, who guides and brings about the creative and redemptive work of God in the world. We believe that each person is unique and valuable. It is the will of God that every person belong to a …

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Our History

  Contributed by Mary Ann Toth, Secretary The St. John Story 1843-1993 (Compiled from the memories and written words of many of St. John’s members, August, 1993) In the early 1840s many immigrants came to South Germantown from their homes in the Rhine province of Hessen-Darmstadt, the Rhine Palatinate, and later from Pomerania and Wuertemberg. …

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Our Pastor  A Wisconsin native, Rev. Tara Tetzlaff was called as pastor of St. John on September 1st, 2013. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO and her Bachelor of Arts from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI. Before answering the call to ordained ministry, Tara was a …

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Church Council

Church Council 2013-14 Elders President- Eric Hillstrom Vice President- Andy Boneski Mary Johnson Trustees Treasurer- Mike Szymik Financial Secretary- Cherie Bersch Judy Luckow Deacons Recording Secretary- Marilyn Boettcher Corresponding Secretary- Donna Tess Sharon Reeder

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Heartbeat News

Our Heartbeat newsletter is published monthly; bi-monthly during summer. The deadline for submitting material is the 10th of each month. Information should be emailed to  stjohnucc53022@sbcglobal.net. Click Below to get our newsletter the Heartbeat News Heartbeat news January 2014 Heartbeat news February 2014 Heartbeat news March 2014 Heartbeat News April 2014 Heartbeat news May 2014 …

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Weddings and Building Use Policies

Weddings We at Saint John United Church of Christ want you to know how pleased we are that you are considering our church for your marriage ceremony. Marriages are very special services of worship for the couple, for their families and for their friends. Thus, the church is concerned with making sure that this special …

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