St John’s & First Reformed UCC formed from a merger of St John’s UCC and First Reformed UCC. This process is taking place in 2019 and will include a new shared name, mission, and identity.
First Reformed United Church of Christ is a historic congregation serving the Manitowoc community since 1868. St John’s United Church of Christ is a historic congregation serving the Manitowoc community since 1891. Today we are a member of Manitowoc Cooperative Ministry and served by co-pastors The Rev Judine A Duerwaechter and The Rev Dr Matthew L Sauer. Our mission states that “we covenant to share, serve, and live the Gospel as we incorporate the strengths of each congregation in service to the Manitowoc community.”