East St. Louis Cluster

East St. Louis is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, in the Metro-East region of Southern Illinois.
One of the highlights of the city's waterfront is the Gateway Geyser. Located on the grounds of Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park, the fountain is the second-tallest in the world. Designed to complement the Gateway Arch across the river in St. Louis, it shoots water to a height of 630 feet (190 m), the same height as the Arch.



The East St. Louis Cluster of UCM was formed in 2011 and their main focus is the following local issue:

Cluster Chair:  Rev. Jerome Rogers of Shining Light Missionary Baptist Church, East St. Louis, IL

Areas Covered:  East St. Louis, Cahokia
Meetings: Last Monday of every month at 7:00pm
Meeting Location: Good Shepherd UCC,

Contact: Rev. Jerome Rogers at (618) 670-1645 or slmbc2@sbcglobal.net; or email the UCM office at ucmetroeast@gmail.com


East St. Louis Area Cluster Congregations:

  • Changing Lives Ministries

  • Gethsemane Church of the Living God

  • Good Shepherd of Faith United Church of Christ

  • John Devine Missonary Baptist Church

  • Lilly Hill Missionary Baptist Church

  • New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

  • New Life Community Church

  • St. Augustine of Hippo Catholic Church

  • Shining Light Missionary Baptist Church

  • Southern Mission Missionary Baptist Church

​The Relay for Jobs Council is is an organization that partners with UCM and Gamaliel of Chicago, Illinois.  It is comprised of business men and women, building contractors, teacher, pastors, social service providers, retired police officers, bankers, secretaries, computer technology specialist, and numerous other entrepreneurs.

The focus is to provide jobs for local individuals via community beautification.  The Council trains local citizens to construct and renovate homes in the community.  These individuals are paid for their work, so it is a "win-win" situation where the members of the community can live in nice homes and provide income to community members so they can be independent citizens.



In Memorium

113 Church Street
PO Box 1648
Cahokia, IL 62206
Phone:  (618) 646-9712
Fax:  (618) 646-9714

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