St. John Bremen
Church Picnic -- This event is held the first Sunday of June. It is a time for old friends to gather for a time of fellowship in the great outdoors. The menu includes fish, hamburgers, brats, slaw, curly fries, ice cream, soda, and dessert. There is usually live entertainment, often the band Fertile Soil has been the entertainment. A quilt made by the women of the church is raffled off along with many nice products donated by area businesses.
Chicken and Dumpling Dinner: This annual event is scheduled for the last Sunday of September. Bremen's chicken and dumplings are well known around Randolph County Illinois. It takes a lot of hands to made the dumplings, cook and debone the chicken, serve the dinners, clear the tables, and keep our guest's plates filled.
The Women of the Congregation host a coffee hour following worship once per month in honor of all of those celebrating a birthday that month. They also host a soup and sandwich luncheon for Valentine's Day as well as a luncheon for Christmas. The women host lunch stands at auctions several times throughout the year to raise dollars to support their activities. During the holidays they donate to many different charitable organizations.
The Endowment Fund offers donations to various people and organizations throughout the year including the Chester Area Food Pantry. The endowment fund has also invited the congregation to participate by holding a matching funds offering, matching donations 2 to 1 for a specially determined project