FELLOWSHIP & FUN

Small Group Activities


Bundles of Love Quilters

Bundles of Love Quilters meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7 pm, in Fellowship Hall.  Our main service is to make quilts for the baptisms but we have also worked on other projects:  

  • Smiles for Ryan (formerly Connkerr Cancer) - Pillowcases for ill children
  • Quilts for Project Linus - Quilts for ill children
  • Quilted items for Emmaus House Spring Festival - UCC home in Missouri
  • Quilts for raffles for various fundraising projects
  • Quilts for research project for Alzheimer patients

Cards for a Cause

Cards for a Cause meets the 2nd Monday of the month in Fellowship Hall, 7 pm.  It is open to all who are interested, members and non-church members alike.  Kits are provided to make 4-5 cards during the evening for a cost of $7.  Participants take the cards home for their use, and the money raised goes yearly to different charities. Past projects have included Wounded Warrior Project, Relay for Life, Women's Cancer Support Center, and St. John's Preschool.  This year the money is going toward repair of the stained glass windows at St. John's.

GALS (Gracious And Loving Servants)

Service, Fun & Fellowship - that's what GALS is all about.  GALS (Gracious And Loving Servants) is a multi-generational group for women.  We work together to organize a wide variety of events throughout the year, and we are always looking for new ideas and new friends!  Watch for exciting GALS events on our bulletin board in the hallway outside of the Lounge. 

Friends & Fun

Friends and Fun is a social group for adults of all ages who want to get to know other church friends in a more relaxed atmosphere. Past activities have included progressive dinners, Polaroid parties, car rallies and swim parties. For more information on upcoming events, or to suggest an event, contact the church office.

Garden Club

The Garden Club meets every Tuesday (weather permitting) at 8 a.m. The group ensures that all plants surrounding St. John's are properly maintained. They also add and remove seasonal plants to enhance the beauty of St. John's. The group was awarded a prestigious 2015 Beautification Award from the Mokena Community Affairs Commission.

Goodtimers

The Goodtimers is an adult social group made up of folks who are past the day-to-day responsibilities of raising a family but still have the energy to have fun and fellowship. We have no officers or dues. Various members of our group volunteer to plan an event each month.

We contribute to our church through volunteer work and financial assistance to local missions. 

Ladies' Night Out

Ladies' Night Out is open to all ladies who attend St. John's United Church of Christ. We meet on a monthly basis at a local restaurant, selected by the hostesses each month. After dinner we have dessert and fellowship or a fun activity at the church.

Women's Book Club

This is a club for women interested in reading Christian-based books and discussing them with each other. Meetings are held at St. John's the 3rd Tuesday of the every month at 8 p.m. in the lounge.  Each month a couple book choices will be presented to the club for a vote. We try to choose books that come with discussion questions, however that won't always be the case. The club is always taking book suggestions. Please include the title, author and a brief overview. You can send your suggestions to Jennifer Mussman (jennifermussman@gmail.com) or Katie Houchens (ktbugs85@yahoo.com).

Women's Circle

Women's Circle meets the third Tuesday of the month, September through May, at 3 p.m. We are a fellowship and service group. We sponsor our annual all-church Garage Sale and Cookie and Candy Sale. The proceeds from these projects are used for redecorating, rehabbing, replacing needed items, etc. in our church. The list is extensive as to what we have done since our group started in 1969. We also support local charities such as the Mokena-Marly-FISH and Frankfort Township Food Pantry.