“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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  • Josh Ring in Concert

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:00 PM

    Composer, music educator, and multi-instrumentalist, Josh Ring is currently a graduate student at the University of Iowa. Studying organ with Gregory Hand, Josh is a recipient of a Rahn and Frawley Organ Fellowship from the UI School of Music. He is the winner of the 2019 Organ Scholar Competition at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Evanston, IL and won first place in the 2018 Fox Valley Young Organists Scholarship Competition, a national competition through the American Guild of Organists. He has performed in the Netherlands, Brazil, and across the US, has been featured on the radio program Pipedreams, and has performed in masterclasses with such international artists as Olivier Latry, Nathan Laube, Craig Cramer, Stefan Engels, and Wilma Jensen. Serving as the organist at the Coralville United Methodist Church, he is also an active performer, accompanist, and educator in the Iowa City area. Hear Josh Ring play Court Street UMC's Sanctuary organ as he helps raise awareness of our organ renovation project. Free admission to the concert, A free-will offering will be taken.

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  • Treat Dad to The Antitones!

    Sunday, June 16, 2019 3:00 PM

    Treat Dad to a special concert by The Antitones on Sunday, June 16, at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The Antitones is a newly formed jazz-fusion band from Rockford, Illinois. Drawing from an eclectic variety of musical styles ranging from: hip-hop, blues, funk, swing, afro-cuban, to jazz, this twelve-piece group provides something to listen to for everyone in the audience. Free admission. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit Court Street UMC’s Sanctuary Organ Renovation Project.

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  • Andrew J. Mertzenich in Concert

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:00 PM

    Andrew J. Mertzenich, organist at Court Street United Methodist Church, will present a variety of organ music, purposely showcasing the organ. Proceeds to benefit Court Street's Sanctuary Organ Project. Free admission. A free-will offering will be taken.

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  • What's On Your Psalmlist?

    What's On Your Psalmlist?

    (Rockford, IL) Have you read any good Psalms lately? This summer we're reading several different ones to 'widen our horizons' and get a better feel for what some of the Psalms are telling us. Don't forget to pick up a copy of the booklet 'What's On Your Psalmlist?', which will be distributed Sunday, June 16th, at our 10:00 a.m. worship. If you miss picking one up, we will make more available in the Narthex on June 23rd. Join us as we peruse some beloved and some unknown Psalms.
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  • We Broke 100!

    We Broke 100!

    (Rockford, IL) For the first time, we broke 100 in attendance of our Waffles & Worship on June 2, 2019! We are very excited to have this special fellowship and worship service grow by inviting people outside of our church. With over 100 outside guests, we cut it really close with the food. Thanks to those who have donated money so we can provide this wonderful experience and spiritual offering to those who are searching. If you have never attended, come on Sunday, July 7th, at 8:00 a.m. to see what this is all about and get in on the excitement.
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  • Worship at Rock Cut Rain or Shine

    Worship at Rock Cut Rain or Shine

    (Rockford, IL) Plan now to attend Worship in the Park at Rock Cut on Sunday, June 2, 10:00 a.m. We will be meeting in the Puri Crest Shelter (Rock Cut maps are available in the Narthex) at Rock Cut to worship God in his beautiful outdoors. Join in the Potluck Lunch by bringing a dish to share (sign up in the Narthex for what dish you will bring), your own table service, your own beverage, and a lawn chair if you desire, and participate in family games and activities after lunch.
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