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St. John is a growing, vibrant and wonderful congregation that still desires to remain, “The Church at the Caring End of Ministry.” As Pastor, I would ask that you direct your concerns regarding the following requests to the person(s) listed below:

  • Counseling – TBA
  • Sick and Hospitalized – Call your Pastor, The Rev. Jesse Hawkins. I always see parishioners who are hospitalized.
  • Death – Call your pastor.
  • Meeting Space RequestsPlease contact the office, or download a copy of the Meeting Room Request Form.
  • Weddings – Call your Pastor.
  • Sick and Shut-In; Need CommunionPlease contact the office.

Thank you for your cooperation, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give me a call. All of these protocol procedures will soon be published in our Membership and Policy Handbook.



But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
–Romans 5:8, New International Version (NIV)

MISSION STATEMENT: It is the mission of St. John to be a beacon of faith and transforming presence in the lives of individuals in the community we serve and in the wider world around us.

Celebrating 155 years in Christian Ministry!


Every Wednesday during Lent we will have Worship at 7:00 p.m.

Pastor will be hosting the 20 year Anniversary Banquet for the Rev. George Rayford, Servant Leader of New Community Baptist Church on March 10, 2018 at Belle Salle Banquets located at 1920 E. New York St. Aurora, IL. Tickets are $30.00. Please call the office if you are interested or need more information. Pastor would like to see as many people as possible attend. 

SOUL FOOD DINNER!! February 24th from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. ALL are encouraged to participate.


Dreamers Wax Museum Exhibit 2018 - immediately following worship service Today, February 18, 2018.

The Cathedral Choir Black History Month Concert - TODAY, February 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Fulfillment Hour is in Session in the Chapel  – Parables and Passion. Kim Hatchett is our Facilitator.

Midday Bible Study - Tuesday at 12 noon

COMING SOON - Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) – Begins March 6, at 11 am at the Cathedral of Grace | St. John. The class will run for 6 weeks and is free to the public, this is a lifestyle program that will teach people how to manage their diabetes better. More Information will be published soon but please keep your calendars open!


Concerned about the Flu this season - Please see the important folder with what you should know about the Flu - Folders are found at the Welcome Centers at Narthex and the Children’s wing.

Please join Metea at our 9th annual African American History Month program! The show is entitled Walk Together Children, presented by artist and storyteller, Oba William King. This year’s program will incorporate an original arrangement by our own Josh Kaminksy with Metea’s Jazz Ensemble and Varsity Singers.
Date: February 22, 2018
Location: Theatre
Time: Period 4 - 9:58-10:58 (60) – AAHM Program in Theatre
Click on Link to RSVP:

NAACP, Freedom Fund Gala will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018. Stating with a VIP Reception at 4:00 p.m, followed by Dinner, Program and Dancing from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. This years keynote Speaker is Tricia Rose. The Gala will be held at The Carlisle 435 Butterfield Rd., Lombard, IL 60148. For more information, contact For tickets and registration visit

The DuPage County NAACP and St. John Education and Scholarship Committee Presents - Advocating for our Children - Workshop #3 - “FOCUS ON OUR YOUTH”  - Empowering the Voice of our Youth - March 3, 2018 at the Cathedral of Grace | St. John - Please see the flyers at the Welcome Center at the Narthex and the Children’s Wing or visit our Website at

Important Voting Information for Primary Election 2018
Feb. 20, 2018 - Voter Registration Deadline
Feb. 21 - March 20, 2018 - Grace Period Registration
March 4, 2018 - Last day for online Voter Registration
Note - 2 forms of ID are needed for registration; one must include your address
March 20, 2018 - Voting Day for Primary Election 2018
For Election information, visit

The Quad County Urban League’s Women’s Empowerment Summit will be held on March 16, 2018 from 7:15 a.m - 5:00 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott Southwest Hotel, 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge, IL 60527. Register online at or contact the Quad County Urban League at 630-851-2203 .

Let’s not forget our Sick and Shut-Ins:
(Send a card, make a call, stop & visit.)

Erma Hawkins
Allen Keys
Chandra Morton
Archie Needam
Florence Shields
Maggie Smiley
Pamela Witzke

(For more information, please contact the church office at 630-898-5333.)

“30 Minutes in the Master’s Presence”
Wednesday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. Cheryl Green
Prayer call#: 712-775-7031
Meeting ID: 470657173#

Health and Wellness Ministry - Words of Wisdom for February 2018

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. (Proverbs 3:7-8 NIV)

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