Date: September 14, 2017
(Rockford, IL) All aspiring actors and actresses, ages 6 through 18, are encouraged to come to Court Street UMC on Saturday, September 23rd or 30th, at 10:00 a.m. and audition to be a part of this new theatre group, FAST. We will be practicing for 11 weeks on Saturday, usually 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and will produce the musical "A Charlie Brown Christmas", all under the direction of James L. Crow, Director of Worship Arts Ministries. Performances are planned for December 8th, 9th, 10th, and 16th. So clear your Saturdays and come have some fun with Mr. Crow!!...
Date: August 21, 2017
Sundays are Happy Days at Court Street!
Rally Day kicks off a new, exciting, and different program year of Christian Education for Court Street. Basically Sunday school will be held in the after-worship enrichment hours and gathering activities will happen before worship for the youth. On Rally Day families will choose the activities and classes for participation.
Here is a schedule for Sundays beginning September 17th
9:00 to 9:45
A. LAMPLIGHTERS (ADULT Sunday School) We begin Sept. 10th. Room 209 Faith Link Discussions. Weekly discussion based on current themes as supplied by FAITH LINK. Facilitator: Jim Crow
B. 6TH Grade to 12 Grade- Gathering and Hanging out in Balcony West. Facilitator: Ms. Ryanne
C. PK-5th Grade-Gathering in the Nursery. Facilitator: Ms. Diane
10:00-11:15-Worship in the Sanctuary
A. Youth Choir-with Mr. Jack
11:45-12:15-Small Groups- (Sunday School)
A. THE COURAGE TO BE YOURSELF
High School-Balcony West-Ms. Ryanne
B. ISSUES Middle School-Youth Lounge-Mr. Jim
C. Elementary –Nursery- Ms. Diane
A. Prayin' and Praisin' Puppet Project-Mr. Jim; Ms. Krysta
B. The Amazing Bible Race-Ms. Ryanne
C. Arts and Crafts-Ms. Diane
D. Bible Bytes
A. Clowning-Mr. Jim
B-Senior Sticks-Ms. Ryanne
C.-Junior Sticks-Ms. Krysta
1:45-2:00- Family Devotions and Pick Up-Chapel
Also, on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month there will be youth group from 2 to 4. Youth group is for students in 6th to 12th grades. Social and service projects will be held. …
Date: July 14, 2017
(Rockford, IL) If you enjoy acting in plays, you will want to perform in Disney's 'The Lion King KIDS'. The first time seen in Rockford, this is a great chance to break new ground, so to speak. Register now to be part of the cast by downloading the registration form and returning it to the Church Office along with your registration fee.
It is actually part of Court Street's Performing Arts Camp taking place Monday through Friday, for two weeks, from July 24th through August 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. The cost is only $50 per youth for the two weeks which includes lunch and all materials.
Directed by James L. Crow, you won't want to miss this fun once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.…
Date: July 10, 2017
(Rockford, IL) What Joyful Happenings at Court Street UMC do you remember or have you heard about? Please share with us as we celebrate 165 years of ministry with God by writing down any and all good happenings. Then submit by email, drop in the offering plate, drop in the box in the Narthex, or mail to the Church Office. We will then share with everyone in some manner.…
Date: May 24, 2017
(Rockford, IL) Registration is now open for all 1st through 8th grade youth who would like to participate in our 2017 Puppet Project camp from July 10th through the 14th with a performance on Sunday, July 16th at 10:00 a.m. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily during that week, the cost is only $25 per person, which includes lunch. Invite your friends and relatives as this is bound to be a lot of fun!…
Date: May 22, 2017
(Rockford, IL) As many of you know, the mission of Jeremiah Development is to promote the well-being of our church neighborhood. This mission was influenced by the following passage from Jeremiah 27:9, “seek the well-being of the city…for in its well-being you will find your well-being.”
This is a very ambitious mission, and Jeremiah has been quite successful in its past 8+ years. To help support this work, Jeremiah Development is hosting its 3rd annual Loaded Brush Luminaries fundraiser. It will be held Thursday evening, June 15, from 6-9 PM at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Tickets are $30 per person, and will be available after May 30, either at church or at Eventbrite.com.
Once again, our own Pastor Cal will be there along with 19 other well-known area luminaries, painting a scene from the neighborhood which will be auctioned at the end of the evening. In addition to the 20 painters, there will be food and music for your enjoyment.
By the way, Pastor Cal’s painting from the first event is hanging in the church office, so stop in and see another one of his many talents.…