English as a second language

We provide tutoring and conversation in English to our Hispanic residents. Our goal is for
them to have better communication skills, and become more comfortable in the
community working, socializing, and attending to their children’s needs at school and
with health professionals.

The 4th Tuesday Community Free Fellowship Feast

The Sandwich-Somonauk Clergy Association initiated the Community Feast as a winter
fellowship for people who were lacking funds or companionship during the dreary
season. Now the Feast has blossomed into a once a month year-round community
gathering involving at least 6 churches with people waiting in line for each meal
to begin. While we are not the only church, our joy is that we have no problems
having our members supply some of the food each month.

The Sharing Pantry

UCS provides resources and volunteers for the Sharing Pantry, located at St. John’s
Lutheran Church in Somonauk. This ministry helps those who need temporary food

Ecumenical Cooperation

UCS cooperates with many other faith communities in our area in a variety of other
ministries. We provide worship services at two local nursing homes. We join together
in worship on Thanksgiving and Ash Wednesday, and help to provide a worship
experience at the Sandwich Fair. Our pastor is active in the Sandwich/Somonauk
Ministerial Alliance.

Our prayer chain

First and third Wednesdays at 6:00 pm, members of UCS gather for prayer. We
remember those of our own church family who have asked for our prayers, we pray
for the world wide mission of the church, and we pray for the needs of folks all
around the world who have contacted the prayer ministry of the Upper Room.

Education Ministry

Sunday School for adults meets every Sunday at 9:00 am. We study a variety of topics
based on the interests of participants. Beginning in the new year we will offer
Covenant, an exciting new Bible study course. There will be daytime and evening
groups for this 24 week series of discussions, video presentations, and reading.

Music Ministry

Our voice choir meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. Our Chime Choir rehearses the same
day at 6:30 pm. New ringers and singers are always welcome, regardless of skill level.



  • Church Info

    The United Church of Sandwich

    512 Lions Rd.
    Sandwich, IL 60548

    Click here for directions


    Sunday Services

    8:45 am Adult Sunday School

    9:00 am Christian Education for Children
    10:00 am Worship

    Prayer Group

    meeting 1st & 3rd Wed of month
    6:00 pm



    Steven Mindrup

  • Bible Verse of the Day

    “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”
    — Matthew 5:14-16 (NRSV)
  • Upcoming Events

  • Upcoming Events

    26 May 2019

    26 May 2019

    27 May 2019

    29 May 2019