Welcome to Immanuel United Church of Christ

Welcome to Immanuel United Church of Christ

Welcome to Immanuel United Church of ChristWelcome to Immanuel United Church of ChristWelcome to Immanuel United Church of Christ

210 Jefferson Ave

St. Bernard, OH 45217   

Sunday Service 10:15 a.m.

God doesn't reject people, neither do we

Join Us On the Journey

"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone." 

Thomas Merton

All The People


Suicide Prevention


Many people struggle with contemplating suicide. In life many times we feel lonely and feel that life has given us things that seem unbearable. I am personally devoted to letting people know, "I'm Here, I Care & They Matter." I have made pins to share this with the world. If you are a friend and you would like one of these pins to share that you are there for humanity and will support those in need please message me. Peace and Love to ALL.

Bethany House


Bethany House Services collaborates with others to provide a full range of 
housing, education, and assistance programs to homeless and disadvantaged women and children. 

Bookworm Diner


The Bookworm Diner is a mission outreach of Immanuel UCC offering families a free meal and an opportunity to read with their children. The Diner is open in our Huber Fellowship Hall 5:00-6:30 pm on scheduled Mondays in January thru March and offers weekly guest readers and monthly “Theme Nights” 

Church Camp Scholarships


Persons active in the life of Immanuel UCC are assisted with a portion of their camp fees for camp offered through the Ohio Conference Outdoors Ministries camp and other regional or national UCC retreats.

Community Vacation Bible School


To develop an enhanced community-wide Vacation Bible School program. 
Funds would be used for advertising, creating props, additional programming 
and other supplies and/or services. 



Crossroad is a UCC-related agency located in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. It is a premier treatment center for children who have been abused, neglected and unloved. Crossroad creates promising futures for children in difficult circumstances providing therapy, education and family support services. 

IUCC Local Missions


Funds are distributed by the Mission Committee to help needy individuals or families in our community and our congregation.  This is done privately, so that the needs of those persons receiving assistance are kept in confidence. 

IUCC National/Conference/Assn Disaster Relief


Funds are dispersed by the Mission Committee to the National UCC office for disaster relief efforts in our country and abroad. Funds are also used to assist with supplies needed such as disaster kit buckets. 

Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM)


Funds are sent to the Southwest Ohio Northern Kentucky Association (SONKA) 
to be distributed between SONKA, the Ohio Conference, and the national UCC. 
This is our tithe to the higher church. 

Primary/Secondary School Grant Fund


This fund assists elementary and Jr./Sr. high school students within our congregation who have an opportunity to travel with a class or organization, as well as students who may have an opportunity to take higher education coursework outside their normal school studies. 

Funds are not used for trips specifically for sport, band or other competitions. Application for funds is made through the Ministry & Outreach Committee.



 Each year scholarship funds are provided for our members who are in college full or part-time, or working on an adult education program. Click on Picture to take you to scholarship application, then give to Pastor Dan or Ann Mathews or send them in to the church office. Thanks  

Hope Homes Foundation



Hope Homes was founded in 1966 by the United Church of Christ, Ohio Conference, and the Presbyterian Church (USA).Hope Homes is incorporated as a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to develop and provide housing, residential services, supported living services and day services for persons with developmental disabilities and other special needs.

Washington UCC


Washington United Church of Christ is a worshipping congregation and a “mission church,” dedicated to providing outreach ministries to our neighbors in Camp Washington and surrounding low-income neighborhoods.

Valley Interfaith



In 1965, founder Virginia Weatherbie established Valley Interfaith using limited resources to provide food and clothing to our neighbors. Over the past five decades, with the help of hundreds of volunteers and the support of our community, we have grown from a church basement operation into today’s 501(c)(3) agency.


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Our Staff


Rev Dr Dan J. Smith, Pastor

Dan was born in Connersville, Indiana, just a short distance from St. Bernard. He views being at Immanuel as a welcomed homecoming. He graduated from Indiana University with two undergraduate degrees. Dan still loves Indiana University sports and loves to go to games, especially basketball. As for his theological education, Dan received his Master’s of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, located in Delaware Ohio. Dr. Dan also completed his Doctorate degree from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. His dissertation was centered on Racial Reconciliation, it was entitled, “A Tale of Two Cities Divided, In Search of Radical Reconciliation.” Dan has progressive views on theology and offers grace and acceptance to all people. 


Dan’s other hobbies include, music, reading, genealogy and riding & working on his motorcycle.


John T. Webb​, Music Director

John joined the staff of Immanuel United Church of Christ during the summer of 2017. John is no stranger to the United Church of Christ but has also worked in a variety of denominations. He brings over 20 years of church music to the congregation. John holds a MBA and earned undergraduate degrees in Music and Business Administration from Berea College. In 1997, he earned the service play certificate with the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Additionally, he is a Vice President of the Moravian Music Foundation board of trustees and serves as the Coordinator of Professional Development for the AGO Great Lakes Region which covers five states. In his "other career," John is the Director of Retirement Plan Solutions for Ameritas. 


Max Wehman, Administrative Assistant

Max was born in Cincinnati, where he grew up in both Northside and New Burlington. As a youth he attended First United Church of Christ on Hoffner St. in Northside. Upon graduation he entered the world of banking living in Cincinnati, New York City & San Francisco.  Also, while living in San Francisco he became an award winning Taxicab driver & Tour guide to the entire Bay Area including Wine Country. In May 2012 while driving cross country, and stopping in Cincinnati, he reconnected with First UCC, now located in College Hill. He decided to remain in Cincinnati where he is active in many church activities including Co-Chef of Fishes & Loaves feeding program and President of the church board.   After a short while back he became Administrative Assistant with Immanuel UCC and is looking forward to many years of service here.

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Immanuel United Church of Christ

210 Jefferson Avenue, Cinncinati, OH 45217, us

(513) 641-1418


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09:00 am – 01:00 pm