About Saint John's Church...
Saint John's imposing granite and cast stone building anchors one end of the business district at the corner of East Main & Dock Streets in downtown Schuylkill Haven. Founded in 1862 as a German Reformed congregation, we are historically affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
About the United Church of Christ...
The United Church of Christ is a mainline Protestant denomination with roots in the Reformed and Congregational traditions dating back over 500 years. The UCC is made up of over 5,000 congregations with almost one million members across the United States.
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. You will also find ample on-street parking 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 the East or West Entrance doors on the front of the building where a friendly greeter will welcome 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 and directly in front of the church on East Main Street. Access ramps are located at the West Entrance to Level One and at the River Street Entrance to the Ground Level. An elevator can be found inside the West Entrance. Accessible seating is available in the Sanctuary and our restrooms are also accessible. Please speak to a greeter or usher if you need assistance.
What is worship like at Saint John's?
Our worship style is "casual traditional". We sing a variety of hymns, use an order of worship, and follow the Revised Common Lectionary (traditional scriptures and church seasons). We attempt to balance this structure with a more relaxed approach to worship.
How should I dress for worship?
We are happy to have you worship with us and encourage you to dress as you feel would be acceptable to God. Our worshippers clothing varies from suits and dresses to jeans and sweatshirts..
How do I plan an event at the church?
WEDDINGS - Contact the Church Office as soon as possible to reserve a date on the calendar.
BAPTISMS are conducted as part of our worship service. Contact the Church Office for information.
FUNERALS may be held in the Chapel or Sanctuary depending on size and circumstances. Biddle Hall is also available for funeral luncheons and dinners. Contact the Church Office as soon as possible so that we can assist you in making arrangements..
CONCERTS/RECITALS may be held in our Sanctuary or Chapel. Contact the Director of Music for information.
RENTALS are available by completing a rental request form and submitting it to the Church Office.
How do I 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 orientation is scheduled as needed. Contact the Church Office for additional information.