“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.
Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:00 AM
Everyone is welcome to come and see what the children will do for their Christmas Program on Sunday, December 21, at our 10:00 am worship service! They have kept it a secret from even the staff so we will ALL be surprised. Everyone loves to see what children do, so be sure to come and be surprised.
Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:00 AM
The beauty of the Christmas season will come to life Sunday, December 14th during Court Street United Methodist Church’s annual Christmas Cantata. A performance of John Rutter’s Magnificat will be performed. It will be held during the 10:00 a.m. worship service and is free to the public. “It is one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever heard,” pointed out Julia Schade Armstrong, Music Director at Court Street.” We are extremely excited about performing this wonderful selection, and since this will be my final cantata here at the church, I couldn’t think of a better choice to finish with.” The Chancel Choir of Court Street United Methodist Church, along with soloists, chamber orchestra, and organ will all contribute to the performance. A cantata is a choral composition that is based on a sacred text, often from Scripture readings appropriate to a specific church season, such as Christmas. The Christmas season has inspired many types of cantatas over the centuries. The Christmas Cantata takes place in the main sanctuary of the church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate the Christmas season!
Thursday, November 27, 2014 11:00 AM
The annual free Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be Thursday, November 27, 2014, at Court Street United Methodist Church, 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. Everyone is welcome!
(Rockford, IL) This is the first year we are offering a special Christmas worship service for everyone, but especially for those who have experienced significant loss or are dealing with difficult situations in their lives. We will hold it at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve, in the Chapel. If you come in the Education door on Court Street, the Chapel is immediately to your left, on the street level so it is handicap accessible. A quieter version of a Christmas celebration, we will offer lots of comfort and peace.
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(Rockford, IL) We are so very grateful for the wonderful response from the people of Rockford and the surrounding area--our volunteer positions for our Thanksgiving Dinner are filled, and we have a back-up list as well. Thank you so much for offering to give your time and energy to those who are either less fortunate or just plain lonely. We pray for God's blessings on everyone, whether you have volunteered, were going to volunteer, or are going to be served. May each one of you know God's presence and peace. Thank you!
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(Rockford, IL) It's time to donate your time or money to help feed over 1,000 lonely or homeless people on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For over 30 years this mission has welcomed and fed our neighbors because we want to express our thanks and gratitude to God for a good year of health and bounty. If you want to be part of this mission, please call Nancy Stanis, (815) 654-0045. We welcome you!
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