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“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 wait to be in ministry with you, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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  • Tutoring for Grades K-8 begins

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 4:00 PM

    Does your child struggle with school work? Could you use some extra help teaching your child math (or science, or reading, etc.)? Help is on the way! Court Street UMC is offering FREE tutoring for those students in grades K-8 who need a little extra help with their homework. Relying on the assistance of local college students preparing to become teachers through an internship program and donations of supplies, your child can get the help he/she needs to pass their courses. Contact the Church Office (815-962-6061) to register your child today. OR if you would like to volunteer to help with the tutoring, please contact the Church Office and ask for Nate.

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  • Holy COW (Church On Wednesday)! begins

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:30 PM

    Holy COW! Holy COW (Church On Wednesday)! begins tonight! Kids' Choir, Rev. Rhoads' Adult Study Class, Mats for the Homeless, and a special program all begin at 5:30 pm. Then stay for Dinner by Diane starting at 6;15 pm in the Dining Room for only $3 per person. After supper, rehearse with the Praise Band in the sanctuary or men are invited to a fellowship hour in the parlor, both starting at 7 pm. So bring your family to Court Street for a fun-filled, informative evening with something for everyone. We do this most every Wednesday night until May 6.

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  • Camp @ Rock Cut with KC, Nate, & Bruce

    Friday, August 8, 2014 5:00 PM

    Camp Out with Nate, KC, and Bruce @ Rock Cut State Park! Cost is $5/kid or $10/family. Meet on Friday, August 8, 5:00 p.m. at the church. Bring sleeping bags, tent (if you have one), favorite drink, and camping food. We will go fishing, canoeing, etc... We will return around 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 9. See Nate Merchant or Bruce Martin if questions.

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  • Youth to Begin Confirmation Classes October 2014

    Youth to Begin Confirmation Classes October 2014

    (Rockford, IL) All youth in grades 6 or older who have not been through Confirmation Class are invited to join this class of what it means to be a Christian, and, in particular, what the United Methodist history and beliefs are. There will be three six-week sessions and at least one retreat that requires attendance. The three six-week sessions are scheduled to begin October 12, 2014, January 11, 2015, and March 1, 2015, with the retreat date to be announced. To find out more about these sessions, parents/guardians and students are urged to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, October 5, at 11:30 a.m. on the Lower Level of the church in the Youth Lounge. Parents/guardians do not have to be members to have their students attend. At the end of the Confirmation class, all those students eligbile will be urged to join Court Street United Methodist Church to encourage them further in their Christian journey. If you are unable to attend the informational meeting on October 5th, you may call the church office for more information.

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  • Youth Group for Grades 5-12

    (Rockford, IL) Besides the youth and family events coming up, all youth in grades 5 - 12 are invited to participate in Youth Group which meets usually twice a month. For the month of September, we had our 1st meeting on September 7, and we will be meeting again on Sunday, September 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the church's Youth Center. Invite your friends to come with you as we will enjoy a variety of activities from quiet and thoughtful to noisy and boisterous. All are welcome to attend; you do not have to be a member of Court Street United Methodist Church.
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  • Beyond the Broken Heart to help us cope with grief

    Beyond the Broken Heart to help us cope with grief

    (Rockford, IL) Are you looking for resources to guide you toward the light of a new life? Do you want to know more about grief to help someone whose heart is broken by the death of a loved one? We grieve because we love. Find out how to cope with grief, whether it's grief over a lost job, the death of a loved one, or the ending of a relationship. Our second meeting is Monday, September 22, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Nate & KC’s house, 2303 Canary Dr. Everyone is welcome to come even if you did not attend the first session. You may call the church office and ask for Nate to get more information.

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