St John's UCC Monroe

St Johns UCC Newsletter

 NOTICE: For the months of July and August, St. John's UCC will be offering ONE worship service only on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:00am.  We will continue with the safety protocol which includes wearing masks, reducing all touch surfaces as much as possible, and social distance seating. 



St. John’s Membership Committee


Greetings members:

The Membership Committee would like to thank all members who responded to our request for pictures for the directory. Thank you!

For those members who have not submitted a picture, we request you select a favorite picture of yourself and/or family to be included in the directory. The picture needs to be in good taste, of course, and the more recent the better. They can be sent in digital format, if available, to the church office and will need to include your name and/or names of the individuals in the picture. A digital jpeg file is preferred, but we can work with printed photo formats if necessary. We continue to look forward to seeing a lot of great pictures. We would like your pictures submitted by Aug. 15th. After that date, Membership will begin to take and schedule reservations from members wishing to have their pictures taken at several sites in and around St. John’s UCC for inclusion into the directory.

If you have any questions regarding this request or project or need assistance, please feel free to contact the Membership Committee at 715-403-1260.

Thank you from the Membership Committee.
Joel Dutenhoefer, chair


August Backpack Buddy Project

Thank you so much! To date, St. John's members have donated almost $1,000 plus food items to our annual August Backpack Buddy project! We will continue to gather donations until Aug. 15th. This year, there have been more students participating in the Backpack Buddy Program because schools have been closed. You can drop off or send in a monetary donation to the church office. Food items can be dropped off at the church office, at the elevator entrance, or the 14th Street entrance. Again, thank you so much for your support! The children of Monroe appreciate this!
Ann Prophett and Jane Paradowski

Food items needed:
fruit cups
applesauce cups
Rice Krispie treats
fruit snacks
cracker sandwich packs
microwave popcorn
granola bars
individual oatmeal packages
individual cereal packs
mini muffins
Easy Mac 
individual ravioli's
tuna fish pouches


Here’s a BIG thank you to those of you who are making a special effort to support our SCRIP program.  It continues to generate much needed money for our church.  Call Judy at the church office at 325-2165 to order your cards or stop in the church office.  Again, thanks for your support.


AMAZON!!  If you are an Amazon shopper, go to and choose to support St. John UCC (Monroe) and you will be supporting your church financially in yet another way.  Please continue to buy Scrip cards in the office.   Thanks for your continued support.

Mission Committee will meet Tuesday, Aug. 4th, at 5:30pm in the church library.

Family Promise Update
We were scheduled to host the week of July 19th to 26th but there was no one in the program so we were put on stand by. Thank you to everyone who signed up to provide a meal during that week. We so appreciate your support of this mission. It is comforting to know everyone in our county had a place to stay and food to eat during these difficult times.

Our next hosting is scheduled for Oct. 18th through 24th. Director Rick Gleason has it set up so two families can be housed in the new Day Center. They can accommodate up to 8 people. Please keep the homeless and needy in your hearts and prayers. St. John's Mission Committee did just that at its last meeting. They voted to donate food and gas gift cards to Family Promise to be used by families in need. Thank you for your compassion and support.

We will all continue to do our part to provide food and shelter however we can and still keep everyone safe. Thanks and God's blessing to everyone.

Thank you for the cards, call, gifts, texts, food, thoughts and prayers during my time of battling cancer.
Deb Stoneback.

 If you have questions/concerns please feel free to contact

Vicki Keilhauer, Faith Community Nurse, 608-558-5963


If you or a loved one are admitted to the hospital, please contact the church office at 325-2165. This will ensure your pastoral care needs are met.

The following are the Prayer Tree Team leaders for the month.

Aug. 2   Kathy Bartelt
(608) 325-1068
Aug. 9   Kris Winkler
(608) 325-9326
Aug. 16 Gloria Rieder
(608) 325-6854
Aug. 23 Denise Riese
(608) 325-2691
Aug. 30 Kathy Bartelt
(608) 325-1068

Prayer requests to our Prayer Tree are held in strict confidence. Please call the church if you are admitted to the hospital. If you have a pastoral emergency during non-business hours, please call Rev. Hackman at 608-514-2020.



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St. John’s United Church of Christ
1724 14th St.
Monroe, WI 53566
Phone 608-325-2165


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8:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Thursday
8:00am to noon - Friday
If you are a visitor, guest, or friend of St. John's United Church of Christ and would like to learn more about the church with the possibility of becoming a member of our congregation, you are invited to join us for an orientation session that will be forming soon. Contact the church office at 325-2165 or direct any questions to Pastor Todd. Members are encouraged to extend an invitation to anyone they know who might also be interested in learning more about the church.

If your address, phone number or email address changes, please notify the office or email Brandi at so we can keep our mailing list accurate. Please know that it costs the church money when the post office notifies us of your change of address

~ Contact Us ~
Senior Minister
Rev. Todd Hackman

Associate Minister
Rev. Christie Mandas

Faith Zone Director
Gary Neuenschwander

Christian Education Program Administrator
Val Blum

Director of Youth Ministries
Jasmine Schiller

Accounting and Business Manager
Judy Hale

Office Administrator
Brandi Camron

Faith Community Nurse
Vicki Keilhauer

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