“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.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:00 PM
THERE are TWO (2) SERVICES on ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5: Noon & 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel We will pray, read scripture, and respond by receiving the sign of the cross in ashes. The ashes are made from the blessed palms used in the Palm Sunday celebration from the year prior and are a symbol of our penance and contrition, which is why believers are told “Remember, you are dust, and unto dust you shall return” when we receive the ashes.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 5:00 PM
Help support our youth mission trips by attending the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 4, 5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. For a free-will donation enjoy pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, and more. Please consider donating pancake mix, eggs, milk, juice and/or money if you are unable to attend.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 10:00 AM
Join other young adults for “Leaning into Lent”, a one-day retreat (3/1, 10:00-2:00) at CSUMC! During this retreat we will explore spiritual practices to help us grow as we enter the holy season of Lent. Participants will be provided with individual devotional materials, interactive workshops, and personal reflection time. The $20 fee covers the cost of food and retreat materials. Registration and fees are due Sunday, February 23. Contact Ana Kelsey-Powell for more details.
(Rockford, IL) Join us on Tuesdays during Lent at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 11th. We gather at The Painting Table and are invited to draw pictures, record memories, and celebrate living through the creation of something new. Based on the book "The Painting Table" by Roger Hutchison. Books will be available for only $7.
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(Rockford, IL) An exciting new sermon series, "Treasures of the Transformed Life", will begin March 9 at our 10:00 am worship service. Beginning with "Priming the Pump", we will hear 6 sermons relating to what the treasures are that we will gain if we are willing to transform our life. Because Chancel Choir will present the cantata "Return to Me" on Palm/Passion Sunday, April 13, we will not have sermon that Sunday. We will finish the series on Easter Sunday with the sermon "Filling the Bucket to Overflowing".
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(Rockford, IL) A Lenten study based on the Revised Common Lectionary and written by Larry F. Beman will be studied and discussed under the direction of Rev. Miriam Castro-Rodriguez on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, March 12. The study for Lent in the Scriptures for the Church Seasons series is based upon the Revised Common Lectionary scriptures for the church year, a three-year cycle that includes readings from the Old Testament, the Gospels, and the Epistles. The study will help Christians understand, appreciate, and participate in meaningful and joyous celebrations of the Lent and Easter.
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