St. John's turns 100

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By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

St. John's United Methodist Church, 1100 Ontario St., will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a series of fundraisers and concerts this week. They'll include:

Saturday, Oct. 29 | 5 p.m. | Fundraiser dinner to benefit the church's building fund | $12 for adults and $5 for children 

Saturday, Oct. 29 | 7 p.m. | Centennial Concert featuring the St. John's Celebration Choir

Sunday, Oct. 30 | 11 a.m. | Anniversary service 

Sunday, Oct. 30 | 3 p.m. | Free Family Fall Festival 

Founded as First Evangelical Church of Oak Park in 1916, the church officially became St. John's United Methodist in 1968. In 1986, the church merged with a predominantly Filipino congregation, enhancing its diversity.

For more information, visit, or contact Joash Mencias, the church's communications coordinator, at

Michael Romain


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