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

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  • This Sunday is Noisy Offering

    Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:00 AM

    This Sunday the Praisin' and Prayin' Puppets will perform as we collect a Noisy Offering to support our monthly Worship and Waffles program.

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  • Please Pray for Clergy and Delegates

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 AM

    Please pray for the clergy and lay delegates who are attending the SPECIAL SESSION OF OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE, which will be held at Kishwaukee College (21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150) on Saturday, November 16, 2019. There are three purposes on the agenda for the special session: 1. Approve the 2020 financial plan. 2. Hear a report from the Exploration Team. This team was formed as a result of legislation at our June session to explore our future as an Annual Conference, in light of the passing of the Traditional Plan at the special General Conference in February. 3. Take a special Bishop’s Appeal offering. The offering will be used to support and provide relief for farmers who are suffering from the weather conditions that delayed planting this spring due to constant rain followed by the effects of a drought during July. For more information go to https://www.umcnic.org/news/bishops-special-session-call-letter.

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  • Remembering Those Who Have Died

    Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:00 AM

    All are welcome to join us on All Saints’ Day, Sunday, November 3rd, during the 10:00 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary, when we will be celebrating the lives of those people who have gone on to live with our Lord since All Saints Day 2018.

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  • "Holy COW (Church On Wednesday)! Makes a Come-back

    Holy COW (Church On Wednesday)! Makes a Come-back

    (Rockford, IL) Join us on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 20TH at 5:15 p.m. for Holy COW (Church On Wednesday)! Bring a dish to pass, your own table service and your own drink as we spend some time in old-fashioned fellowship. Then stay for a special program, details to be determined. We will continue to have Holy COW! once a month throughout the year on the third Wednesday of the month. Check back to find out what other ministry we will be enjoying.
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  • Puppets & Pizza Project

    Puppets & Pizza Project

    (Rockford, IL) Come have fun with us as we practice how to effectively ‘operate’ puppets to enhance our worship experience & have pizza afterwards. Rehearsals are on Saturday morning, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: FREE. We will perform in worship service on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. every couple of months.
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  • Fine Arts Saturday Troupe (FAST) Begins!

    Fine Arts Saturday Troupe (FAST) Begins!

    (Rockford, IL) Fine Arts Saturday Troupe (FAST) begins Saturday, September 14, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Ages: K-18. Be a part of ‘Children of Eden Jr.’ Rehearsals will be Saturday mornings. Cost: $30; scholarships are available. Performance will be Sunday, December 15th.
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