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Rector’s Welcome

A warm welcome to you!

We’re glad you took the time to take a look at the Chapel of Saint John the Divine’s home on the internet.

Whether you are a relationship with the university or are a member of the wider Champaign-Urbana community, our hope is that you are encouraged by what you see on our website and will plan on experiencing our worship for yourself. We are sure to be enriched by your presence.

The Book of Common Prayer describes the mission of the Church in this way: “The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ… The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love… The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.” (BCP 1979 p. 855)

The Chapel of Saint John the Divine’s worship, Christian education programs, Outreach projects, and many fellowship events help to equip the people of this parish for the mission we share. And from that place of strength and encouragement the people of the Chapel move to care for others outside the church doors. Inviting new people into this parish family to share in their hopes and dreams is a pleasure and delight.

You honored the Chapel of Saint John the Divine with your visit to this site. You are always welcome here. If you are considering a new church home, we invite you to consider this community of faith!

Feel free to call on me!