Good Works


Stories of People Striving Towards a World in which

God’s Love and God’s Grace Inform Our Works and Our Deeds

In this current climate of division it may be hard for folks to understand how the church can and should respond. How can we ourselves answer the call to lift up our cross and carry it daily as followers of Jesus Christ? What does it mean to follow Christ?

At St. Johns UCC we may not have all the answers. At our church we are blessed with location. We are situated in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the state of Michigan. This means that the need for God’s grace and Love come knocking on our door on a daily basis multiple times.

These are the folks doing the tough work of connecting faith, church, works, God, Christ and the Holy Spirit to our daily lives. Some are devotional. Some are political. Some are theological. All give voice to the struggle of living as a Christian in a country divided against itself. We all must work towards healing and unity. Maybe these sites will offer inspiration along with the idea that we are not alone in our struggle.

May God bless us and keep us: one and all.


UCC has a vision of a just world for all people which will guide and shape the future work of the United Church of Christ. 

United Church Of Christ

The United Center For Caring (UC4C) @ St. John’s UCC is the community 501c3 located at the church at 801 South Mechanic St. in Jackson; on the corner of South Mechanic and Biddle streets. Our vision of strengthening our community one corner at a time is lived out in the neighborhood surrounding the church. Check out the webpage for the UC4C@SJUCCJXN for more information on our vision, mission and works in our community. 

United Center For Caring @ St. John’s UCC

NAACP Vision Statement: The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

Jackson MI Branch NAACP

The Equal Justice Initiative is a non-profit doing the difficult work of bringing the truth of our history to bear on the current moments in our country. Please!!! take a look at this important website. 

Equal Justice Initiative  

THE WORK OF THE PEOPLE is an independent ecumenical platform that produces and publishes multimedia to stir imagination, spark discussion and move people toward discovery and transformation. 

The Work of the People

Sojourners magazine is a monthly publication of the Christian social justice organization Sojourners, which arose out of the Sojourner’s Community.

Sojourner’s Magazine

Mother Jones focuses on news, commentary, and investigative reporting on topics including politics, the environment, human rights, and culture. 

Mother Jones Magazine

Patheos is hosting the conversation on faith


Ghetto Monk is on a search for justice and freedom, hoping to lift the spirits of the downtrodden with words of solidarity and hope.

The Ghetto Monk

This is an article from Sojourner’s Magazine explaining the Black Lives Matter movement;An important article.

How Black Lives Matter Changed My Theology

We invite you to return to this page often as we will share and update more information. This page is dedicated to those doing the good hard work of creating church and caring for each and everyone of God’s sun kissed children.

It Is Love!!