Read The Lighthouse for August

The August issue of The Lighthouse has all of the news and information about happenings at St. John’s. Read this month’s edition by clicking on the image below.

Church suspends in-person worship

St. John’s United Church of Christ will suspend in-person services and return to Sunday worship entirely online starting Aug. 1 because of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases on Madeline Island.

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to make the change. The action returns St. John’s to its practice of 10 a.m. Sunday worship exclusively at stjohnsmadelineisland.org. For more than a year, St. John’s held online-only services before opening for in-person services with safety precautions in June.

The board also made four other changes with church events and ministries because of confirmed rising cases of COVID-19, driven by the rapid spread of the coronavirus’ more virulent delta variant. For more information and details, please read the full news release about this decision. Also, see news coverage from WDIO/WIRT-TV and KBJR/KDLH-TV.

Rev. Rachel Bauman, pastor at St. John’s, said, “I’m grateful for the careful  deliberations of the board, and we are praying for the health and well-being of our entire community.”

Join the Annual Meeting this Sunday

Join us, in-person or by Zoom, at 11 a.m. Sunday for a joyful and informative church Annual Meeting hosted by Rev. Rachel Bauman and Church Council President Debbie Knopf.

We will celebrate highlights from the past year and share exciting plans for the fall and 2022. The Annual Meeting is a time to look back as well as look ahead. We will vote on the proposed 2022 budget, a proposed change to our Constitution and our new slate of Council members. The meeting agenda and all relevant materials and information are included in the Annual Report.

For those who are not on the island and/or who prefer to participate virtually, please join us by Zoom.

Read The Lighthouse for July

The July issue of The Lighthouse has all of the news and information about happenings at St. John’s. Read this month’s edition by clicking on the image below.