Greetings in the Spirit of our risen Christ, Jesus! Welcome to our website(s) and thank you for your interest in our churches. We are St. John’s United Church of Christ – Hartford and Slinger, two small congregations in the beautiful kettle moraine of southeast Wisconsin. We are two independent churches who share ministry and pastoral resources in an effort to provide a quality and engaging faith experience in an economical manner. We are a progressive main line protestant denomination and member churches of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC). There are over two hundred UCC congregations in Wisconsin. Our mission is simply to “love God and love others” following in the ministry and sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Both our churches are “open and affirming” meaning that we do our best to extend an extravagant welcome to anyone in our midst and beyond. We do not judge or discriminate based on age, gender, economic status, level of education, sexual identity, or, orientation. We believe in a “still speaking” God that has a relevant message for each of us in today’s world and society. We believe that you don’t need to disengage your brain when you enter the church. We wrestle with the intersections of life, science, and faith and allow ourselves to ask difficult questions related to God, Jesus, our faith, and the church. By encouraging this active and engaged approach to church, worship, and ministry, we believe that we may all continue to seek a deeper more meaningful relationship with God. We also believe that we worship and seek a God who is big enough and broad enough to reach out to humanity in any manner and expression that provides relationship and nourishment with God. Therefore, we are an ecumenically oriented and accepting faith tradition believing that the intersection of our commonalities is much stronger than our differences.
Please explore our website(s) and also “like” us on Facebook @St. John’s United Church of Christ – Hartford/Slinger. We worship in Slinger at 09:00 am and in Hartford at 10:30 am. Please join us sometime. You may contact me with any additional questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessings, peace, and joy to each of you on life’s journey!