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Picnic help needed!

Want to see a great picnic again this year? The picnic team, chaired by Cheryl Fasshauer, has need of some assistance. Please contact Cheryl and volunteer to help with one or more of the following: 

  • Obtain fun donations for raffles - entertainment events and overnight stays are a big hit. (A Eurpoean trip, or Cubs World Series 2018 tickets would be cool too).
       (See Cheryl for donation request letters, or download Donation Request Letter here.)
  • Staging and loading of the truck on Friday, June 2nd, 5:00 pm
  • Set up at picnic grounds - 7:00 am, Sunday, June 4th at Linne Woods
  • Raffle ticket sales - immediately following Worship in the Woods
  • Entertainment - face painting, juggling, someone to get shot out of a cannon? Know an a cappella group or barbershop quartet? Be creative - show off your talent!
  • Kids games - organize and run one or more
  • Adult games - organize and run one or more
  • Clean up picnic grove & load the truck for return to St. John's
  • Unload truck as St. John's ~6:30 pm.
Our annual picnic is always a great time. Returning volunteers needed, new ones welcome. Help make this another great picnic day full of fellowship and fun!

Water damage has been caused by leakage....


FLAT ROOFS AND GUTTERS.. Water damage has been caused by leakage of the 87-year-old church gutters and portions of the flat roofs of our church and school. As this repair job (over $13,000) is beyond the church’s budget, our Trustees are asking for special donations. Please indicate Gutter and Roof Repairs and include your member envelope number on your donation. More information about these repairs can be found in the May issue of the EAGLE (please click and scroll down to read the full article).

Thank you for your love and concern for our Church and School.




VBS 2016 Volunteers needed!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL NEEDS YOUR HELP! Are you looking for something unforgettable to do this summer? Want to spread God’s word? Enjoy spending time with kids? Volunteer to serve at VBS! Not comfortable leading or assisting in a VBS center? Prefer working behind the scenes? Lots of help is also needed for decorating (before), registration/check in (each morning during the week), publicity (leading up to the big week), and even donating items for use (stay tuned) are all ways you can share your talents. Contact Tana Uffenbeck ( or 773-736-1196) if interested.

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VBS Volunteers needed!

Volunteers - adults and students - needed at St. John's 2015 Vacation Bible School, June 22nd through June 26th. You can volunteer for one or two days, or maybe all week.

We are currently looking for leaders and helpers with music, games, and group guides. It's a fun way to fulfill student or family service hours!  The scripts are all written, lesson plans complete, and songs are ready to sing.  All you have to do is have a desire to hang out with kids and have some fun!

Students entering 5th grade and up need to fill out and return the Student Volunteer Form by June 1.

Contact Mrs. Uffenbeck for details!"