“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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  • Food-Fun-Fellowship is Happening!

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:00 AM

    For those unfamiliar with this group, it meets the first Thursday of each month during the summer at 10:00 am until 2:00pm with a light lunch break about noon. Then back to more fellowship and games. That is the When. The Where: is in the lower level Court St Youth Activity Center. That is just to your right after you leave the elevator. The What: This is about Fellowship – all ages – friends – neighbors - enjoying some time together and getting to know someone. Does Bridge interest you? Maybe ping pong, or a variety of board games, puzzles, cribbage? Have a game you would like to share? Feel free to bring it. Mark June 1st on your calendar and every first Thursday of each month.

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  • '100% Chance of Rain' to be Presented

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:00 AM

    Enjoy your Mother's Day by seeing our youth in '100% Chance of Rain' on Sunday, May 14th, during worship service. Telling the story of Noah and the Ark, it is sure to be entertaining and informative as James L. Crow, Director of Arts Ministries, and James Marck, Director of Music collaborate on this delightful musical. All are welcome!

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  • United Methodist Women put on 'Spring Fling Dinner'

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 11:30 AM

    Turn in your reservation TODAY for this fabulous sit-down, served-to-you dinner consisting of your choice of yummy chicken, stuffed beef tenderloin, or delicious salmon. Cost is only $13 per adult, $6 for children ages 4 to 10 years, and free for children 3 years and under. Proceeds to go towards the United Methodist Women's mission fund.

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  • Register Now for 2017 Puppet Project

    Register Now for 2017 Puppet Project

    (Rockford, IL) Registration is now open for all 1st through 8th grade youth who would like to participate in our 2017 Puppet Project camp from July 10th through the 14th with a performance on Sunday, July 16th at 10:00 a.m. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily during that week, the cost is only $25 per person, which includes lunch. Invite your friends and relatives as this is bound to be a lot of fun!
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  • Loaded Brush Luminaries 2017

    Loaded Brush Luminaries 2017

    (Rockford, IL) As many of you know, the mission of Jeremiah Development is to promote the well-being of our church neighborhood. This mission was influenced by the following passage from Jeremiah 27:9, “seek the well-being of the city…for in its well-being you will find your well-being.”
    This is a very ambitious mission, and Jeremiah has been quite successful in its past 8+ years. To help support this work, Jeremiah Development is hosting its 3rd annual Loaded Brush Luminaries fundraiser. It will be held Thursday evening, June 15, from 6-9 PM at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Tickets are $30 per person, and will be available after May 30, either at church or at
    Once again, our own Pastor Cal will be there along with 19 other well-known area luminaries, painting a scene from the neighborhood which will be auctioned at the end of the evening. In addition to the 20 painters, there will be food and music for your enjoyment.
    By the way, Pastor Cal’s painting from the first event is hanging in the church office, so stop in and see another one of his many talents.
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  • Garden Bazaar 2017

    Garden Bazaar 2017

    (Rockford, IL) Remember how good the bakery items were last year at the Garden Bazaar? Remember how beautiful the flowers were? Remember how much fun was had at the bazaar? Well, you can experience all of that again by coming to Court Street UMC on Friday, May 19th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 20th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We will have annuals, perennials, herbs and more to choose from as well as a nice variety of baked goods. Plan now to get in the mood for gardening.
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