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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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  • United Methodist Women put on 'Spring Fling Dinner'

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 11:30 AM

    Turn in your reservation TODAY for this fabulous sit-down, served-to-you dinner consisting of your choice of yummy chicken, stuffed beef tenderloin, or delicious salmon. Cost is only $13 per adult, $6 for children ages 4 to 10 years, and free for children 3 years and under. Proceeds to go towards the United Methodist Women's mission fund.

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  • Victory in Jesus!

    Sunday, April 16, 2017 6:00 AM

    Beginning with the Sunrise service at 6:00 a.m. in our Chapel, we are going to celebrate for over 5 hours Jesus' victory over death. All are welcome to join us as the first news 'arrives' that Jesus is not in the tomb and our youth will lead us in this initial celebration. At 7:00 a.m. we will go to the lower level to partake of a delicious egg casserole breakfast for a free-will donation and enjoy some wonderful fellowship. We will then head to the Sanctuary for the 10:00 a.m. victory celebration with our Chancel Choir, Mark Nelson Brass, JuBellation Handbell Choir, and organ. The Strife is Over!

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  • Good Friday Service Held at Noon

    Friday, April 14, 2017 12:00 PM

    During this service of readings and music, experience the deepening darkness as Jesus dies for our sins. Hear about Peter's denial of Jesus, Pilate's washing of his hands of Jesus, and the soldiers' torture of Jesus during Jesus' final 24 hours on earth. Held in our street-level chapel, all are welcome to come and pray for forgiveness.

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  • All are Welcome to Participate in Love Rockford

    All Are Welcome to Participate in Love Rockford

    (Rockford, IL) Jeremiah Development, along with Court Street UMC and many community partners, is hosting the first LOVE ROCKFORD event from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, on Saturday, April 29th. Love Rockford will link available resources to those in need in the Rockford community. Congregations, businesses, community agencies, local health systems and volunteers will be working together to reach out to Rockford. Love Rockford will take place on the church campuses of Court Street United Methodist, Second First, and Emmanuel Episcopal. Please go to loverockfordil.org to find out more.
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  • Jesus' Last Supper Comes Alive

    Jesus' Last Supper Comes Alive

    (Rockford, IL) One of Christianity’s most significant events is brought to life in this depiction of Jesus' Last Supper. The disciples speak, expressing their innermost thoughts with brief but poignant monologues, interspersed with well-known hymns. In the Sanctuary, there is no admission fee - just come on Thursday, April 13th, at 5:30 p.m., and experience what may have happened about 2000 years ago.
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  • Celebrating 165 Years of Joy

    Celebrating 165 Years of Joy

    (Rockford, IL) Become a Court St. Jester as we gather on Saturday, April 1 (What better day than April Fool's Day?), from 5:41 p.m. to 7:46 p.m. in the church's dining room on the lower level to share our favorite Knock-Knock jokes, partake of some sandwiches prepared by our youth, and just laugh ourselves silly. Share in the joy that Court St. UMC is 165 years old and we can still have fun! Free-will donation to support the youth mission trip this summer.
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