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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

  • 2014 Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 11:00 AM

    The annual free Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be Thursday, November 27, 2014, at Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 North Court St. We ask you to share this information with the homeless, hungry, or lonely persons in your community. Many volunteers from the Rockford area serve dinner to hundreds of people every year. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone attending to share the many Blessings of Thanksgiving with others for a sit-down dinner in a peaceful, prayerful environment. Once again, music will be provided for everyone’s enjoyment. Serving time is 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Everyone is welcome!

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  • Family bowling @ Don Carter Lanes

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 3:00 PM

    Let's make a strike for family togetherness on Sunday, November 16, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., at Don Carter Lanes, 4007 E. State St. We have 2 lanes reserved - 12 spots open - so it's important to RSVP to Nate via email/phone and reserve YOUR spot. Only $3 per person for shoe rental! We will tour the back of the alley around 4 to see how it works. Trophies will be given out to a few select bowlers!

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  • All Saints' Sunday 2014

    Sunday, November 2, 2014 10:00 AM

    All Saints’ Day will be celebrated Sunday, November 2nd, during the 10:00 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary. We will be celebrating the lives of the following people who have gone on to live with our Lord since All Saints Day 2013. If you have a loved one who is not listed below and you would like to include them, please call the church office with their name and date of rising to new life. *Eileen J. Olson (10/28/13), *Mary E. Rosecrans (11/17/13), *Mary “Mimi” Mills (12/02/13), Fredric Lippert (12/06/13), *Aldor G. Kent (01/07/14), *Parthena “Pat” Rheingans (01/17/14), *Marjorie J. Anderson ( 01/22/14), *Ella R. Mailand (02/13/14), Eleanor M. Fry (03/27/14), Lindall Hermann (04/15/14), Jane A. Bohnsack (04/25/14), Annetta Magin Renstrom (05/05/14), *Robert Allen (06/08/14), James F. Engel, Sr. (06/15/14), *Betty Jane ‘BJ’ Salisbury (06/17/14), *Margaret ‘Peg’ Paquette (06/22/14), *Jean T. Bodorff (07/13/14), Martha A. Gommel (07/22/14), *L. Ross Hubley (08/04/14), *Lawrence ‘Larry’ Wakefield (08/07/14), Isabelle Sirton Hagney (08/10/14),*Kenneth ‘Ken’ Homewood (08/12/14), *Edna Hermann ( 08/15/14), Christian V. Purifoy (08/18/14), Evelyn ‘Evie’ Campbell (08/19/14), Kenneth K. Clark (08/30/14), *Donna S. Burch (08/31/14), Julie J. Magin (09/03/14), Robert Sage, Jr. (09/16/14), Geraldine VanBuskirk (09/18/14), *Marva Whipple (10/05/14).

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  • Filled up & overflowing!

    (Rockford, IL) We are so very grateful for the wonderful response from the people of Rockford and the surrounding area--our volunteer positions for our Thanksgiving Dinner are filled, and we have a back-up list as well. Thank you so much for offering to give your time and energy to those who are either less fortunate or just plain lonely. We pray for God's blessings on everyone, whether you have volunteered, were going to volunteer, or are going to be served. May each one of you know God's presence and peace. Thank you!
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  • Almost Turkey Time!

    Almost Turkey Time!

    (Rockford, IL) It's time to donate your time or money to help feed over 1,000 lonely or homeless people on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For over 30 years this mission has welcomed and fed our neighbors because we want to express our thanks and gratitude to God for a good year of health and bounty. If you want to be part of this mission, please call Nancy Stanis, (815) 654-0045. We welcome you!
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  • Winter Garden Bazaar 2014

    Winter Garden Bazaar 2014

    (Rockford, IL) The Garden Bazaar is expanding our plant sale by selling red Poinsettias for the Christmas holidays. The plants will be available on December 7 from 9 AM to Noon in the basement. The 6 inch red poinsettias will have gold foil sleeve and have a paper wrapper around them as a weather covering. The costs for the plants are $15.00 for one plant and $25.00 for 2 plants. Please remember to include your check with your order and turn it in to the office by November 24 by 4 PM. For additional questions please call Sue Cram 779-200-7192.
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