United Church of Christ
St. John UCC is a socially liberal, mainline protestant Christian church located at the corner of North 6th Street and East Penning Avenue in historic Wood River, Illinois. As a member of the United Church of Christ, we believe that all people are welcomed by God, and that to be Christian means to fight for justice and freedom for everyone, regardless of who they are or where they're from. As a member of the Open and Affirming Coalition, we are welcoming and accepting of LGBTQIA+ individuals, and our church stands as a safe haven for queer believers in Christ. We are also a member of the Illinois South Conference of the UCC (ISCUCC), and our Pastor, John J. Pawloski, hails from Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri.
Our church is wheelchair accessible with a street-level entrance and an elevator going to all three floors.