“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.
Friday, October 21, 2016 6:30 PM
Join us in our Chapel for an Ecumenical Prayer Service in the Spirit of Taizé. A Taizé prayer service is a gathering of any and all people, where the repetition of sung prayers gradually allows the presence of God to become tangible, in all its beauty and simplicity. Come, by the glow of candlelight, and enter the warmth of God’s embrace.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 1:00 PM
Join us physically, monetarily, and/or spiritually as we participate in the annual CROP (Community Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk for the Rockford area. This is an interfaith event that builds community while making a difference locally and globally. In the last 25 years, CROP Hunger Walks have raised more than $300 million to help people struggling to feed their families -- both around the world and around the corner. Up to 25% of the funds raised benefit the community where the walk takes place, by supporting local food banks, pantries, community gardens and other hunger-fighting initiatives. You may register online at crophungerwalk.org or you may contact Verlette Gorman (815-636-0514) or Ryanne Ludington (815-985-4260) to sponsor or walk. To walk, we will meet at Riverfront Museum Park, 711 North Main St., at 1pm to register with Step-off at 2pm. You walk at your own pace - the total walk is 4 miles. All are welcome!
Sunday, September 18, 2016 4:00 PM
The 4:00 p.m. Concert will premier 2 original works, What is Man, for tenor solo & piano, performed by Alexis Kossike and composer/pianist, James Marck, and a percussion piece by Rockford Rhythm instructor, Samuel Campbell. Concert will include live performances of both piano & organ works by Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Beethoven, Max Reger and Harold Darke. Local musician and retailer Joel Ross will lead a mini-workshop on the inside workings of the piano. The 5:30 p.m. Dinner will feature Geri Ryan’s Tastes of Italy: nest of spaghetti, small chicken parmesan, stuffed pasta, with salad, vegetables, rolls, & iced spumoni. Alternate children’s choice for the meal is spaghetti. Cost for Concert & Dinner: $25 per person, $5 for children 10 & under. Cost for Concert only: $10 per person, free for children 10 & under. Proceeds to go towards the Rockford Rhythm program.
(Rockford, IL) Watch for your Pledge Card in the mail, fill it in, and bring it to church Sunday, October 23rd, so it may be blessed.
If you forget it or don’t receive it, the ushers will have them on hand as well. You can pledge your prayers and your presence, not just your financial gifts, as we strive to be good stewards of ALL that God has given us. For surely God has given us time here on earth and hearts to be filled with love and prayers.
Then celebrate all of our gifts that we bring to God by bringing a dish to share, and join in the potluck lunch after worship. We will convene in the dining room on the lower level where our Stewardship Committee will provide table service and beverages.
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(Rockford, IL) 'Believe' by Randy Frazee is the sequel to 'The Story', and grounded in Scripture. A spiritual growth experience that helps Christians of all ages think, act, and be more like Jesus. A 30 session study, began Sunday, September 11th, so we're only on the 6th chapter. Taught by Pastor Cal, the group meets in the Church Parlor from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. All are welcome to come, share, and grow.
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(Rockford, IL) Come and participate with us on Sunday, October 2nd, as we celebrate our past, our present, and our future at Homecoming 2016. Gather together at the Table, Renew old friendships, Make new friends, View our partnership in Downtown Rockford revitalization. You are invited for refreshments in the Parlor at 8:30, Sunday School at 9:00, Worship at 10:00, & lunch at 11:30. You will not go away hungry! At the Homecoming Celebration Worship Service we will have a table called “The Sharing Table” where you may share a picture, an item of interest, a memory, an idea or a suggestion. Please label with name and contact information so it (they) may be returned to you, if necessary.
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