About Us

Our church takes pride in committing ourselves to God’s plan for us, as expressed in our mission and vision statement. 

The family of St. John’s strives to reflect the love of Christ through worship, spiritual growth, respect and generosity to all, in service to the still-speaking God. 

St. John’s is an inclusive congregation where God’s love is felt by all, for all, and in all we do through worship, mission and community. 


Welcome from St. John’s United Church of Christ in Germantown, Ohio!

It is common within the United Church of Christ, or UCC, to hear, “Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.” At St. John’s, we take this sentiment to heart. In many ways, the people of St. John’s have a lot in common with one another. Located in a small town, many of our families have been a part of our church for generations. St. John’s has deep roots in this community. Yet, the area and the people are changing, and we strive to be open to new possibilities.

St. John’s UCC takes seriously the proclamation of St. Paul that “There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, nor is there male or female, for all are one in Christ Jesus.” We believe this radical inclusion extends to people of all races, ages, genders, orientations, identities, and political views. No one is excluded from God’s love and everyone who honestly seeks a deeper relationship with others and with God has a home at St. John’s. 

Our doors are open to all looking for a community of people dedicated to the Common Good and the love of God, brought to life in the person and mission of Jesus of Nazareth, in whom the Divine and the Human meet. We gather to worship God in a spirit of gratitude and humility, keeping always before us the needs and concerns of our sisters and brothers in our area and around the world. 

If you are looking for a spiritual home, or just want to see what we are about, please stop by on a Sunday morning or call the church office. We would love to meet you!

St. John’s is over 200 years old and is located in Germantown, Ohio. In 1807, settlers from Pennsylvania built a log church to be shared by the Reformed and Lutheran congregations. 

The town proprietor, Philip Gunckel, built a brick church at the corner of Market St & Walnut St, which was completed in 1828.

In 1866, the old church was dismantled, and a new church was built in its place. The new church was completed in 1879.

On Sunday, April 7, 1907, a tornado caused serious damage to the church. The congregation decided the damage was so severe that it would be best to build a new church on the same site. The Grand Opening of the new church was held in the Fall of 1908.

The 1908 church building is still used today by St. John’s United Church of Christ.