“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.
Sunday, September 13, 2015 9:00 AM
You know how schools have their annual fall homecoming where everyone who has ever attended the school is welcomed back for some special events? Well, Court Street UMC is having a fall homecoming on September 13th. Everyone who has every attended anything at Court Street and everyone who has NOT attended anything at Court Street are all encouraged to come "home" September 13th to celebrate and worship God. Beginning at 9 am with Sunday School and ending with a 3 pm Youth Group meeting, there are a multitude of things to do in fellowship with one another. Plan now to join us in worshiping God this special Sunday.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:00 AM
In the name of Jesus Christ, and on behalf of all four congregations worshiping together we welcome ALL who wish to attend! Whichever congregation you are from—Court Street United Methodist Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Second Congregational UCC/First Presbyterian Church PCUSA, or Shalom Comunidad de Paz — or if you are not from any of these, we share a common Lord, a common faith, and a common neighborhood, so it is good to be together. Bringing our different traditions together is a fun and interesting challenge. We all do things a little differently, so this service is an attempt to bring things together in a meaningful way. We hope everyone can find a way to connect with God, offering our praise and thanks, hearing God’s word, and praying and celebrating together.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 8:30 AM
Protect your health by finding out your risk of having a stroke by participating in the Life Line Screening that will be at Court Street United Methodist Church on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Through ultrasound we evaluate the carotid arteries for the buildup of fatty plaque, which is the leading cause of stroke. Register today for the Stroke, Vascular & Heart Rhythm package, which includes four screenings: carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and atrial fibrillation. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.
(Rockford, IL) Please join us for a Potluck Lunch in the Dining Room following our Rally Day service on September 13, 2015. Beverages and ice cream for dessert will be provided. Each family should bring their own table service and a dish to pass. Dishes can be dropped off between 9:00 and 10:00am on Sunday, September 13, in the main kitchen. If your last name begins with A - G, please bring salad or vegetable, H - N please bring a side dish, O - Z please bring a main dish. If you have any questions please contact Ryanne Ludington. We look forward to seeing you on Rally Day!
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Among the notable program-building projects launched by former music director Julia Schade-Armstrong was the concert series “Worship through the Arts”, an endeavor which, thanks to many generous contributions, has provided the funds necessary to perform much-needed repair on Court Street’s historic pipe organ. It is thanks to the wide-spread support of donors that not only does the pipe organ retain primacy of place in the Sunday worship service, but also that Court Street now has a precedent for offering faith-based concerts. This August, Court Street will reopen its ‘Worship through the Arts” concert series, with a program featuring a performance of Italian, German, French, and Latin arias & duets by North Park Christian University Graduate Student Emily Volz, followed by a dinner prepared by Court Street’s own Geri Ryan, in the church dining room. Dinner will begin with a tossed spring greens salad with apple, orange, and cranberry, followed by a choice of either roasted pork tenderloin or vegetarian (also gluten-free) stuffed Portobello mushroom with sides of roasted parsley potatoes, roll, and frozen grasshopper torte for dessert. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Christian non-profit organization, Shelter Care Ministries, which currently hosts its career-training program on CSUMC’s third floor and MAYA’S House on CSUMC’s first floor, and whose volunteers will be serving the dinner.
WHAT: 2015 “Worship through the Arts” Concert & Dinner
WHEN: Sunday, August 23, 4:00 PM
WHERE: Court Street United Methodist Church
ADMISSION: Concert & Dinner: $20 per person
Concert-only: $10 per person
RSVP with choice of entrée to Geri Ryan at (815)-877-2141.
DEADLINE FOR RSVP: AUGUST 18
(Concert-Only tickets will be available both in advance and “at-the-door”)
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(Rockford, IL) Due to the unexpected death of the step-father of the attorney for the Rockford Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) clinic, the June 28th clinic was postponed until Sunday, July 19th. Therefore, Court Street UMC will host two clinics in July -- one on the 19th and the usual one for the month on the 26th. Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors provides high-quality immigration legal services at no cost to our clients.
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