About Saint John's Church...
Saint John's anchors one end of the business district at the corner of East Main & Dock Streets. Founded in 1862, we are affiliated with the local and national bodies of the United Church of Christ. Our congregation elects its own governing body, calls its own Pastors, and supports itself financially, following denominational guidelines and doctrines.
About The United Church of Christ...
The United Church of Christ is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination with roots in the Reformed and Congregational traditions. The UCC is made up of over 5000 congregations with almost one million members across the United States. To learn more about the UCC, visit www.UCC.org.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Where can I park when visiting Saint John's?
A small parking lot is located on the east side of the church. Ample on-street parking is located on East Main Street and Dock Street. Parking is also available (Sunday mornings only) in the parking lot at Suglia's Restaurant accessed from River Street.
Where do I enter and where do I go?
You may enter through either of the arched front entrances facing Main Street where our friendly greeters will welcome you and direct you. Wayfaring signs are also located throughout the building to assist you.
Is the church building accessible to those with disabilities?
Saint John's is an accessible facility. Reserved parking spaces are available in the parking lot adjacent to the church building as well as a reserved space directly in front of the church on East Main Street. Access ramps are located at the West Entrance to the first floor and at the River Street Entrance to the lower level. An elevator can be found inside the West Entrance. Accessible seating is available in the Sanctuary and our restrooms meet ADA standards.
How do I plan an event at the church?
WEDDINGS are scheduled in consultation with the Pastor. It is advisable to contact the Church Office as soon as possible to reserve the date on the church calendar.
BAPTISMS are scheduled in consultation with the Pastor. Please contact the Church Office to schedule a counseling session.
FUNERALS may be held in the Chapel or Sanctuary (depending on size and circumstances) and are scheduled in consultation with the Pastor.
RENTALS are available by contacting the Church Office and completing a facilities request form. We have several venues depending on the size of your group. Please contact the Church Office to ensure that the date and venue are available.
How do become a member of Saint John's?
Membership at Saint John's can be obtained by Letter of Transfer for those who are in good standing in a Christian Church. Adult confirmation and new member classes are scheduled as needed. Please contact the Church Office for additional information.