“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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  • Josh Ring in Concert

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:00 PM

    Composer, music educator, and multi-instrumentalist, Josh Ring is currently a graduate student at the University of Iowa. Studying organ with Gregory Hand, Josh is a recipient of a Rahn and Frawley Organ Fellowship from the UI School of Music. He is the winner of the 2019 Organ Scholar Competition at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Evanston, IL and won first place in the 2018 Fox Valley Young Organists Scholarship Competition, a national competition through the American Guild of Organists. He has performed in the Netherlands, Brazil, and across the US, has been featured on the radio program Pipedreams, and has performed in masterclasses with such international artists as Olivier Latry, Nathan Laube, Craig Cramer, Stefan Engels, and Wilma Jensen. Serving as the organist at the Coralville United Methodist Church, he is also an active performer, accompanist, and educator in the Iowa City area. Hear Josh Ring play Court Street UMC's Sanctuary organ as he helps raise awareness of our organ renovation project. Free admission to the concert, A free-will offering will be taken.

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  • Treat Dad to The Antitones!

    Sunday, June 16, 2019 3:00 PM

    Treat Dad to a special concert by The Antitones on Sunday, June 16, at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The Antitones is a newly formed jazz-fusion band from Rockford, Illinois. Drawing from an eclectic variety of musical styles ranging from: hip-hop, blues, funk, swing, afro-cuban, to jazz, this twelve-piece group provides something to listen to for everyone in the audience. Free admission. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit Court Street UMC’s Sanctuary Organ Renovation Project.

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  • Andrew J. Mertzenich in Concert

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:00 PM

    Andrew J. Mertzenich, organist at Court Street United Methodist Church, will present a variety of organ music, purposely showcasing the organ. Proceeds to benefit Court Street's Sanctuary Organ Project. Free admission. A free-will offering will be taken.

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  • SHINE = 2019 Performing Arts Camp

    SHINE = 2019 Performing Arts Camp

    (Rockford, IL) Court Street United Methodist’s Christian Education and Fine Arts Ministries will be holding a FINE ARTS CAMP EXPERIENCE August 12 through August 16. The Camp’s theme is SHINE (Serving Him In New Experiences) and will include musical, theatrical, dance, human video, visual arts, and anti-bullying activities, will have tracks for students ages 5 to 14, and will be held from 9 to 2 here at CSUMC. Registration is $35 each ($25 for 2nd, 3rd, etc. siblings) and includes lunches, snacks, and a camp T-shirt. A final performance and art show will be held during the church’s worship service on August 18 at 10:00 a.m. Anyone who would like to contribute scholarships for students may do so by contacting the Church office or designating and placing in the Sunday offering plate. Registration forms can be obtained in the church office or click HERE.
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  • What's On Your Psalmlist?

    What's On Your Psalmlist?

    (Rockford, IL) Have you read any good Psalms lately? This summer we're reading several different ones to 'widen our horizons' and get a better feel for what some of the Psalms are telling us. Don't forget to pick up a copy of the booklet 'What's On Your Psalmlist?', which will be distributed Sunday, June 16th, at our 10:00 a.m. worship. If you miss picking one up, we will make more available in the Narthex on June 23rd. Join us as we peruse some beloved and some unknown Psalms.
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  • We Broke 100!

    We Broke 100!

    (Rockford, IL) For the first time, we broke 100 in attendance of our Waffles & Worship on June 2, 2019! We are very excited to have this special fellowship and worship service grow by inviting people outside of our church. With over 100 outside guests, we cut it really close with the food. Thanks to those who have donated money so we can provide this wonderful experience and spiritual offering to those who are searching. If you have never attended, come on Sunday, July 7th, at 8:00 a.m. to see what this is all about and get in on the excitement.
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