St. John's United Church of Christ
Fountain City, WI

About Us


St. John’s United Church of Christ in Fountain City, Wisconsin is open to everyone regardless of religious background or walk of life.  You will find a group of unique characters who like good music, good humor and will accept you as you are.

 

Rev. Gregory S. Ferriss was called to St. John’s in 2008.  Originally from New England, Pastor Greg earned his Masters of Divinity from Harvard.  A talented musician with a fun loving spirit, Pastor Greg has revitalized the music and children’s programs at St. John’s.  Any given Sunday may feature bluegrass played by the church’s Jug Band, a choir performance, a drama skit or song by a few of the younger members. 

 

St. John’s overlooks the Mississippi River and features offices, several meeting rooms, classrooms, youth game room, nursery and elevator.  The fellowship hall on the lower floor boosts a full kitchen and large windows with a spectacular view of the river.  Services are enhanced by a projection system and organ.

 

The history of St. John’s began in 1870 when Swiss and German pioneers formed Immanuel’s Reformed Church of Eagle Valley in a log schoolhouse six miles from Fountain City, WI.  In 1886, Eagle Valley’s pastor organized St. John’s Reformed Church in Fountain City erecting the first church the following year.  Eagle Valley’s first church, built in 1892, was destroyed by a cyclone in 1903. The second Eagle Valley Church was completed in 1905.  By 1947, members of Eagle Valley chose to discontinue regular services and join St. John’s. Because of growing membership and attendance at Sunday School, the current St. John’s church was built and completed in 1953.

 

Today, the Eagle Valley church is managed by an independent, ecumenical committee.  The little church in the valley is a community treasure and is still used today for special services.  Community events including a candlelit Christmas service, Summer Vespers, weddings, memorials and baptisms.  In 2011, a pavilion and picnic tables were added to the property to accommodate a community potluck each summer and family picnics.  Eagle Valley church has become a popular resting spot for those touring the scenic area by bicycle, motorcycle or auto.

Eagle Valley Church can be found roughly 8.5 miles from Fountain City on County Road G.

Eagle Valley Community Church
S 2664 County G
Fountain City, WI 54629
44.206246, -91.682886

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