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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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  • 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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  • 2018 Puppet Project Camp Begins August 6

    Monday, August 6, 2018 9:00 AM

    Our Puppet Project is open to youth from 1st through 8th grade, held Monday through Friday, August 6th through th 10th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Only $30.00 per person, this camp is designed to teach you how to use a puppet and more. Performance will be on Sunday, August 12, 10:00 a.m. Scholarships are available as needed. Please contact the church office: (815) 962-6061 or go to courtstreetumc.org for a registration form.

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  • 2018 Performing Arts Camp Begins

    Monday, July 23, 2018 9:00 AM

    All youth from 1st through 8th grade are invited to participate in our Performing Arts Camp, for two weeks, from Monday through Friday each week, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, July 23 through August 3. Only $75.00 per person, this camp will combine dance, theater, drawing, and more in a Christian setting. ‘Once on This Island’ will be performed on Sunday, August 5, at 10:00 a.m. Scholarships are available as needed. Please contact the church office: (815) 962-6061 or click here for a registration form.

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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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  • Organ Concert Series Begins in July

    Organ Concert Series Begins in July

    (Rockford, IL) Please join us at Court Street United Methodist Church of Rockford, IL for the first performance of our summer concert series on Sunday, July 15, at Noon, in Court Street's sanctuary. This concert features Gregory Gyllsdorff on the 54 rank Moller sanctuary organ. No admission fee, but a free will offering will benefit the Sanctuary Organ Project Fund.
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