Evangelical UCC Godfrey IL



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Evangelical United Church of Christ is a congregation of people dedicated to the advancement of our community. The Church has been a cornerstone of the Alton-Godfrey area for over 150 years.

We provide worship service at 10:00 am on Sundays and Sunday School after that at 11:00 am. We rebroadcast the service on the radio on WBGZ, 1570 AM at 10 o'clock. Please visit or call to get more information about our church, pre-school, elementary and middle school programs that provide a Christian education to the youth of the Riverbend area.


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Evangelical UCC
1212 W Homer M Adams Pkwy
Godfrey, IL 62035-3344
United States
Phone: 618-466-6077
Fax: 618-466-9498
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Jerry MeCaskey
Jerry MeCaskey
1212 W Homer M Adams Pkwy
Godfrey, IL 62035-3344
United States
Phone: 618-466-6077
Fax: 618-466-9498
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Pastor Jerry MeCaskey has served at Evangelical United Church of Christ since November 1, 2000. He has earned a B.S., Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University, and a Masters of Divinity degree at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Pastor MeCaskey and his wife, Lori, have been married twelve years and have six children. Their ages range from late teens to mid-twenties. Mrs. MeCaskey teaches music in a local elementary school and instructs high school choirs.

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Evangelical UCC Service Times

Sunday Worship Service: 9:00 AM

Sunday School (for all ages): 10:10 AM

Sunday Coffee Hour (in the library) following the 9:00 AM service

Our Sunday morning worship service is broadcast every Sunday at 10:00 AM on radio station WBGZ, 1570 on the AM dial.

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Evangelical UCC History

The heritage of Evangelical United Church Of Christ began in 1836 when the Reverend Joseph Rieger came to Alton from the Basel Missionary Society in Switzerland to meet with German Protestants who had come to America to start a new life and to encourage them to become a church. On February 1, 1850, the German Evangelical Church was organized with the Reverend C. E. Zobel as its first pastor. In 1851 it was agreed that a sanctuary should be erected and immediate plans were made for the corner of Eighth and Henry Streets in Alton. The building was completed in 1852. Following the erection of the 1852 sanctuary, a school building was built on Eighth Street. The parochial school continued until 1901 or 1902.

In 1903 it was decided that a new and larger building was needed and on January 3, 1904, plans were approved for a new sanctuary at the same location. The second home of the German Evangelical Church was dedicated in the year 1905. Rapid growth took place during the 37-year pastorate of the Reverend Otto W. Heggemeier, D. D., (1916-1953) so that by the time of the centennial observances the membership of the congregation had reached 893 communicant members with 318 enrolled in the church school. In 1934, The Evangelical Synod Of North America and The Reformed Church In The United States entered into a merger to become the Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Following its centennial observances, the congregation began to consider the construction of a third and larger sanctuary. Because of the deep affection for the Eighth and Henry Street location, to which the congregation traces its beginnings, considerable thought was given to the question of remodeling the 1904 building or removing it and building a third sanctuary in its place.

The Reverend Leonard F. Todd (1953-1961) was pastor during the time these important considerations were underway. It was also during this period that the merger between the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches was finally accomplished (1957). Shortly after the arrival of the Reverend Charles L. Stevens (1961-1968) as pastor, a planning committee was appointed and it struggled to find a way to build a new and larger sanctuary on the property Evangelical Church had called “home” for over one hundred years. Finally the recommendation was made to relocate and by January of the following year (1964) the present 20-acre site was purchased and plans were begun for fundraising and architectural design.

Groundbreaking ceremonies took place on July 17, 1966. The cornerstone for the present building was laid on July 25, 1967. The congregation entered its new sanctuary on Palm Sunday - April 7, 1968 - for the opening services. The dedicatory services followed soon thereafter on May 26, 1968. With the process of relocating and rebuilding completed, the congregation turned its eyes to the community in response to the challenge of our Statement of Faith: “He calls us to be his servants in the service of others.” In 1972, the part-time position of Director of Social Services was established. For the first 10 years the position was held by Elizabeth Venardos in a volunteer capacity. It became a paid position at Elizabeth’s retirement in 1980. She was succeeded by Marjorie Baker, Helen Austin, Rosalee Johnson and Charlotte Williamson, in that order. Since 1972, hundreds of thousands of meals have gone out to the community through our Meals-On-Wheels program, to say nothing of the other social services rendered throughout the congregation and community.

In the fall of 1970, Evangelical School For The Young Years, our pre-school, opened under the direction of Marydel Frohne. She was succeeded by Patricia Flippo, who in turn was succeeded by Kay Mawhorter who served for two years after which Mrs. Flippo resumed the directorate. Mrs. Flippo was then succeeded by Judy Kulp. Today, under the direction of Barbara Jutting, our pre-school is recognized throughout the community for its excellence and its ability to assess special needs in the lives of its children. In the fall of 1981, Evangelical Elementary School was opened with a kindergarten and a first grade class with Patricia Flippo as Principal. Mrs. Flippo was succeeded by Judy Kulp, who just recently after nine years as Principal. Today, classes through the eighth grade are conducted with an enrollment of over 250 students under the direction of Barbara Jutting. This school, too, is noted for its excellence and the fine preparedness of its graduates.

With the opening of the Elementary School, together with an expanding Sunday School, space requirements led to the construction of the west wing with its classrooms, library and chapel, fulfilling the original drawings of the church building from the 1960’s of an east and a west wing. That building was dedicated on May 23, 1983.


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Question: Where is Evangelical UCC located?
Answer: Evangelical UCC is located at 1212 W Homer M Adams Pkwy, Godfrey, Illinois.

Question: Who is Evangelical UCC's pastor?
Answer: Evangelical UCC's pastor is Jerry MeCaskey.

Question: What time is service at Evangelical UCC?
Answer: Sunday Worship Service: 9:00 AM Sunday School (for all ages): 10:10 AM Sunday Coffee Hour (in the library) following the 9:00 AM service Our Sunday morning worship service is broadcast every Sunday at 10:00 AM on radio station WBGZ, 1570 on the AM dial.

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Answer: Evangelical UCC belongs to United Church of Christ denomination.

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Come, Lord Jesus, and abide in my heart. How grateful I am to realize that the answer to my prayer does not depend on me at all. As I quietly abide in You and let Your life flow into me, what freedom it is to know that the Father does not see my threadbare patience or insufficient trust, rather only Your patience, Lord, and Your confidence that the Father has everything in hand. In Your faith I thank You right now for a more glorious answer to my prayer than I can imagine. Amen.
Evangelical UCC listing was last updated on the 11th of December, 2018
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