Dear Sisters and Brothers,

On Saturday, March 21, a “shelter in place” order from Governor Pritzker went into effect at 5 pm as a further measure to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This means people are asked to stay in their homes and only go into public to get groceries, go to the doctor, take pets to the veterinarian, get gasoline or go to the pharmacy. All non-essential services have been closed. The time of the order is 3/21 – 4/7.


As a result, in person worship services and other activities at St. Paul have been suspended until there is an update or new directive from Governor Pritzker. Services will be held every Sunday morning via Facebook Live at 9:30 am. While this is not an optimal situation, it is the most safe situation during this time of COVID-19 outbreak. Our Facebook page can be found at St. Paul UCC Barrington, IL.

Other activities are either postponed or are taking place via the online service, ZOOM. I encourage you to download ZOOM into your computer so that you can be a part of the classes and prayer groups that will be occurring during this time.


You can also stay in touch by following St. Paul on Twitter at StPaulUCC or Instagram at stpauluccbarringtonil. Emails with information are being sent regularly to members and friends.