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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 wait 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

  • February Ecumenical Service in the Spirit of Taize

    Friday, February 19, 2016 7:00 PM

    Open to all ages, all peoples, this worship service is meant to bring us closer to each other as it draws us closer to God. We will sing contemplative songs, hear scripture, and prayers in a quiet setting which includes candlelight. All are welcome to come to Court Street's Chapel on Friday, February 19th, at 7:00 p.m. to experience a peaceful, calm hour at the end of the week. No admission or offering taken. Just come. Meet God. Meet yourself.

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  • Ash Wednesday 2016

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:00 PM

    I'm sure you're saying to yourself, "Ash Wednesday? Already?! We just finished Christmas!" And you're right, we DID just finish Christmas. However, this year Ash Wednesday (and hence Easter) is about the earliest it gets. The Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) set the date of Easter as the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the vernal (spring) equinox. Then Ash Wednesday is 40 days (not counting Sundays) before Easter. Court Street UMC will be observing Ash Wednesday at two services, one at noon and one at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel where we will receive distribution of ashes to remind us of our mortality. Come and walk with us as we worship God. You do not need to be a member to attend.

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  • 2015 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

    Thursday, December 24, 2015 9:30 PM

    Everyone is welcome to come and rejoice over the birth of our Savior as the story of Christmas is told and celebrated. We will also celebrate communion and sing the beloved "Silent Night" in candlelight.

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  • 'The God We Can Know' Study Has Begun

    'The God We Can Know' Study Has Begun

    (Rockford, IL) The God We Can Know explores the “I am” sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. This study will help you find and form an answer to the most essential question in the Christian faith, “Who do you say I am?”
    One by one, Jesus’ statements grab our imagination, reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect us to the God of Moses, who spoke the first “I am.” These significant, yet ordinary images (bread, light, shepherd, vine, and more) give us insightful ways to experience Jesus and point us to a God who wants to be known.
    Join us each Sunday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in the Church Library as we discuss these sayings. If you would like a copy of the book, please call the church office. They are available for $7 each.
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  • Holy COW (Church On Wednesday)! Resumes January 6

    Holy COW (Church On Wednesday)! Resumes January 6

    (Rockford, IL) Happy New Year to all! Start your new year out by gathering this Wednesday, January 6th, at Court St. UMC in the Library at 4 p.m. and study with Rev. Ray Rhoads. Stay for Dinner by Diane in the Dining Room on the lower level at 5:30 p.m. for only $3.50 per person. It's always a tasty, home-cooked meal with good nutrition. Then the men are welcome to gather in the Parlor 6 p.m. for a time of fellowship and study. You do not have to be a member to attend any or all of these "events".
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  • Our Families Celebrate on Christmas Eve

    Our Families Celebrate on Christmas Eve

    (Rockford, IL) Anyone can come and celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Savior at our family-oriented worship on Thursday, December 24, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in our Chapel. We will have a wonderful message given by James L. Crow and celebrate communion together in this approximately hour-long service. The worship is early enough that you can then go home and have dinner and more family time.
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