“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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  • 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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  • All Saints' Day to be Celebrated November 4th

    Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:00 AM

    On All Saints’ Day, Sunday, November 4th, during the 10:00 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary, we will be celebrating the lives of those people who have gone on to live with our Lord since All Saints Day 2017. If you have a loved one you would like to include, please email to their name, date of rising to new life, and a picture you would like on the screen for their naming.

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  • Walk in Person or Spirit for CROP

    Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:00 PM

    Last year our congregation raised $1,471 to end hunger locally and around the world. Help us feed more people this year! Visit and join our team or donate to support our walkers. Just $20 can provide a year supply of vitamins to a starving child! Be a Hunger Hero! Questions: Ryanne Ludington at .

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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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  • JuBellation to Participate in ECHO Workshop/Worship

    JuBellation to Participate in ECHO Workshop/Worship

    (Rockford, IL) Court Street UMC's handbell choir, JuBellation, will participate in the Workshop and Worship Service presented by The Ecumenical Community Handbell Organization (ECHO) at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 N. Bell School Rd. The workshop begins in the morning on Saturday, October 20, and runs through 3:30. The worship service, which is open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m. with a free-will offering to benefit Westminster Presbyterian Church. All are invited to come enjoy the wide variety of handbell music for an enriching experience.
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  • Grand Groove Hotel to Appear in Concert at CSUMC

    Grand Groove Hotel to Appear at CSUMC

    (Rockford, IL) Jazz is coming to Court Street! The third performance in Court Street’s Summer Concert Series is by The Grand Groove Hotel, which includes former members of the Rockford Area Music Industry’s Hall of Fame group Moonlight Jazz Orchestra. Reserve Sunday, September 16, at 3:00 p.m. to help benefit our Sanctuary Organ Project. Tickets will be $10 in advance, $15 at the door. You may click HERE to purchase ticket(s) online. All are welcome!
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