“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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Upcoming Events

  • Annual Flu Shots to be Given by WCHD

    Sunday, October 7, 2018 11:15 AM

    Annual flu shots will be given in the parlor after the church service by the Winnebago County Health Department and our very dedicated nurse, Karen Brown. Please remember to bring your insurance card with you.

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  • Sunday School Resumes Sept. 16!

    Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:00 AM

    Sunday School starts up again at 9am: (Lamplighters) Adults meet in room 209 on the second floor while Pre-K through grade 5 gather in Room 104 on the first floor, Confirmation will be on the lower level in the Dining Room, and high school and college age will gather in Balcony West, the upper level of the Sanctuary. Then stay for the Street Café following Worship Service.

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  • James Russell Brown to Give Organ Concert

    Sunday, August 19, 2018 3:00 PM

    You won’t want to miss Court Street UMC’s second Summer Organ Concert on Sunday, August 19, at 3:00 p.m., featuring James Russell Brown, Organist and Director of Music at St. Giles Episcopal in Northbrook. As a performer, he has been presented in recital at National Cathedral, Harvard University, The University of Vermont, The University of Connecticut, Stetson University, and the Methuen Summer Organ Series, among others. In the Chicago area, he has appeared with The City Musick, Chicago Baroque Ensemble, His Majestie’s Clerkes, and Bach Week in Evanston, and has performed solo recitals at Loyola University, Holy Name Cathedral, St. James Cathedral, Fourth Presbyterian Church, St. Chrysostom’s Church, St. Luke’s Church (Evanston), and the Presbyterian Homes (Evanston). Free admission. There will be a free-will Offering with proceeds to benefit Court Street’s Sanctuary Organ Project.

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  • JuBellation to Participate in ECHO Workshop/Worship

    JuBellation to Participate in ECHO Workshop/Worship

    (Rockford, IL) Court Street UMC's handbell choir, JuBellation, will participate in the Workshop and Worship Service presented by The Ecumenical Community Handbell Organization (ECHO) at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 N. Bell School Rd. The workshop begins in the morning on Saturday, October 20, and runs through 3:30. The worship service, which is open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m. with a free-will offering to benefit Westminster Presbyterian Church. All are invited to come enjoy the wide variety of handbell music for an enriching experience.
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  • Grand Groove Hotel to Appear in Concert at CSUMC

    Grand Groove Hotel to Appear at CSUMC

    (Rockford, IL) Jazz is coming to Court Street! The third performance in Court Street’s Summer Concert Series is by The Grand Groove Hotel, which includes former members of the Rockford Area Music Industry’s Hall of Fame group Moonlight Jazz Orchestra. Reserve Sunday, September 16, at 3:00 p.m. to help benefit our Sanctuary Organ Project. Tickets will be $10 in advance, $15 at the door. You may click HERE to purchase ticket(s) online. All are welcome!
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  • 'Once on This Island Jr.' comes to Court Street!

    'Once on This Island Jr.' comes to Court Street!

    (Rockford, IL) 'Once on this Island Jr,' a musical full of great storytelling and brilliantly crafted music by the composers of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, will be the production produced by the third annual Court Street United Methodist Church Fine Arts Camp.
    The script is an adaptation of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND which won this year’s Broadway Tony award for Best Musical Revival. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and elements of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, 'The Little Mermaid.' It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.
    Plan now to support our Performing Arts Camp Youth by attending one of these performances of ‘Once On This Island Jr.’ for only $10 each/$5 student:
    Friday - August 3 - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday - August 4 - 2:00 p.m.
    Sunday - August 5 - 2:00 p.m.
    All performances are in Court Street UMC’s Sanctuary.
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