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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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  • 2015 Performing Arts Camp Begins in August

    Monday, August 3, 2015 9:00 AM

    Rockford area youth will again get the chance to expand their artistic talents this summer through the annual Court Street United Methodist Church’s performing arts camp. This year’s camp entitled “Living Parables” will run Monday, August 3 thru Friday, August 7, 9 AM – 2:30 PM each day. It will conclude with a live performance Sunday, August 9, at 10 AM during Sunday worship service at Court Street. “The goal is to give Rockford area youth a chance to improve their artistic talents during a week of fun but intensive training,” pointed out James Marck, Director of Music at Court Street. “With the camp ending in a Sunday Worship Service, it is wonderful to know that the children’s combination of hard work and creativity will ultimately be, as J.S. Bach said of all sacred music, ‘To the Glory of God.’” The “Living Parables” performing arts camp is open to children in grades 3-12. There is a $20 fee per student. It will feature classes in drama, music and other theatre arts. Students will get the chance to display their newly enhanced skills during the live Sunday musical performance of Selected Parables of Christ. “This camp offers a very unique experience in that it offers training from professional educators and performers including James Crow and Dorothy Paige-Turner,” pointed out James Marck. For more information or to sign up for “Living Parables” please contact Court Street United Methodist Church at 815-962-6061.

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  • Women's Crisis Center Meal in July

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015 7:00 PM

    Each month on the second Wednesday of the month a different committee or group of friends come together to prepare and serve a nutritious and delicious meal to those women and children who are staying at the Women's Crisis Center. A wonderful and moving outreach for our community, this is a great way for someone to get involved in our community in a helpful way. For July, our Worship Committee is in charge of it. If you are at all interested in participating in this meal at some time in the future, don't hesitate to call our church office (815-962-6061) to get more information. We love being the hands of God!

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  • Beyond the Ashes confirmed for June 21st

    Sunday, June 21, 2015 10:00 AM

    We are excited! It has been confirmed that not just Anthony Facello, but the group, Beyond the Ashes, WILL be here this Sunday to worship with us. If you haven't heard this wonderful Southern Gospel group, you are in for a treat. Come to worship on June 21st, 10:00 a.m., in the Sanctuary and join together in worshiping God. We will take a free-will offering to help their ministry.

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  • Emily Volz & Megan Ott to Appear in Concert

    Emily Volz & Megan Ott to Appear in Concert

    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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  • Justice For Our Neighbors to be Held Twice in July

    Justice For Our Neighbors to be Held Twice in July

    (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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  • Worship in the Spirit of Taize is Always a New Experience

    Worship in the Spirit of Taize is Always a New Experience

    (Rockford, IL) You will want to come and check out this Wednesday night service on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. For our June 17th worship, we will meet in the Court Street Chapel which is street level and handicap accessible. Our music director, James Marck, always has something different in the "music mix" to make our experience different and unique, as well as spiritual. Come and join us as we get closer to God through this wonderful worship.
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