“To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Matthew 28: 19-20a spells out the task of this mission. We seek to fulfill that mission by becoming an ‘inviting, welcoming, nurturing, and serving community of Christ.’ We invite you to join us in that endeavor. We eagerly want to be in ministry with you, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.



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Upcoming Events

  • 2018 Blues Christmas Service

    Friday, December 21, 2018 6:00 PM

    If Christmas hurts, come to a Blues Christmas Service on Friday, December 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. A service of remembrance of lost loved ones or lost direction, and a promise of help by participating in Christmas instead of avoiding it. Special music and warm holiday refreshment will be offered. Bring a friend that might be experiencing a loss this season. This is a service to uplift spirits, not depress.

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  • UMW's Bakery, Bazaar, Brunch is Happening Again!

    Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:00 AM

    Sunday, December 9th, is our United Methodist Women’s yearly, and always anticipated Bakery, Bazaar, and Brunch. If you are interested in having a table for your items to sell, please call 815-227-4402. Brunch will be after worship and cost is $7 for adults, $4 for ages 4-10, Free for ages 3 and under. Proceeds benefit UMW Missions. Also, the Children’s Christmas program, ‘The Good Old Days,’ will be presented in worship that day. Get your blood pressure checked for free also before and after worship.

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  • Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Flu Shots

    Thursday, November 22, 2018 9:30 AM

    HANKSGIVING dinner will be celebrated by more than 600 local residents during the annual, free Thanksgiving dinner at Court Street United Methodist Church. The dinner, which is one of Rockford’s largest, will begin at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd, and continue until 1 p.m. New this year will be flu shots and Hepatitis A vaccinations. The flu shot is available to any child over 6 months of age. The shots and vaccinations are being provided by the Winnebago Health Department from 9:30 a.m. until Noon. More than 600 dinners were served during the 2017 Thanksgiving celebration and that number is expected to be surpassed this year. Approximately 150 volunteers will step forward to help prepare the 30 turkeys needed, along with the 100 pounds of mashed potatoes and 135 pies. Music and fellowship will also be a part of the Thanksgiving celebration that is being held for the 37rd time. All are welcome to attend and the media is encouraged to cover the event. Court Street United Methodist Church is located at 215 North Court Street in downtown Rockford. Please call the church office at 815-962-6061 during business hours for additional information.

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  • 30 Minute Mid-week Refresher

    30 Minute Mid-week Refresher

    (Rockford, IL) Best remedy for Holiday Angst is the CHRISTmas Activities planned at CSUMC. These activities are guaranteed to Reduce Your Stress, Refresh Your Spirit, and Renew Your Soul. Come for a 30-Minute Worship on Wednesdays, December 12 and 19, at Noon in our Chapel. Then stay for a light lunch in the Dining Room for a free-will donation.

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  • 'Not a Silent Night' Study Begins

    'Not a Silent Night' Study Begins

    (Rockford, IL) Everyone is welcome to join a small group study of Adam Hamilton’s book, “Not a Silent Night,” during Advent:
    Sunday • Begins December 2nd • 8:30 a.m. • Church Parlor • Chris Druce Jones, facilitator
    Sunday • Begins December 2nd • 11:30 a.m. • Church Parlor • Pastor Cal, facilitator
    Wednesday • Begins December 5th • 10:30 a.m. • Church Parlor • Ray Rhoads, facilitator
    Friday • Begins December 7th • 1:00 p.m. • various homes • Participants, facilitators
    Call the church office for more details.
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  • Volunteer for Thanksgiving Dinner Now

    Volunteer for Thanksgiving Dinner Now

    (Rockford, IL) Court Street UMC's annual free Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be Thursday, November 22, 2018, at Court Street United Methodist Church at 215 North Court St. We ask you to share this information with the homeless, hungry, or lonely persons in your community. Many volunteers from the Rockford area serve dinner to hundreds of people every year. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone attending to share the many Blessings of Thanksgiving with others for a sit down dinner in a peaceful, prayerful environment. Once again music will be provided for everyone’s enjoyment. Serving time is 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. If you require further information or wish to volunteer for preparation on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, or serving on Thanksgiving Day or clean-up on Friday, please call: Bert @ 815-721-4605 Or email:
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