“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.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 10:00 AM
We recall both the palms and the passion of Jesus Christ on this special Sunday that begins what we call Holy Week. Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem begins our worship service. As worship progresses, the mood becomes more somber and solemn as we remember the capture, the trial, and the scourging of Jesus, leading up to Friday when Jesus is crucified. Join us as we worship God and begin to understand the sacrifice Jesus made for us.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:00 AM
Reserve Sunday, March 1, to come and experience Rich Rubietta during our 10 am worship service! A graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, with a BA in Music, and a graduate of Trinity Divinity School, Deerfield, with a Masters in Divinity, he is a Worship Leader, Composer and Producer who uses Guitar, Sequencer (keyboard) and acoustic instruments to lead worship. Rich Rubietta is a modern day Circuit Rider, our resident Conference Evangelist commissioned first by the 1999 Annual Conference. Appointed to Abounding Ministries, Rich criss-crosses Northern Illinois each week introducing creative ways to use music in worship, leading workshops, Youth events, Camps and Retreats. He is a “Musician-ary”, helping congregations redevelop and rediscover their voice in worship. Abounding Ministries is part of the Rainbow Covenant and its mission is to help persons experience the life-changing love of God in Christ, thru Music, Writing, Speaking and Retreats.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 PM
We will distribute ashes at this worship service, held in the Chapel, as a reminder that we are dust and to dust we shall return. We will also offer this service at 6:30 p.m.
(Rockford, IL) Anyone, member of Court Street UMC or not, is welcome to come and have fun with Diane and Nate on Sunday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm. We will do some learning, some games, some eating, and who knows what else as we grow together in Christ. Call the church office (815.962.6061) for more information.
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(Rockford, IL) All are invited for a 30 minute worship service beginning Wednesday, February 25th, at noon in the Chapel as we take a breather for meditation and introspection during this season of Lent. It will then be followed at 12:30 with a luncheon in the dining room for a free-will donation. The luncheon will feature a soup that is referenced in the noon service to further connect what we read & hear with what we taste & see. Both the service and lunch will take place every Wednesday during Lent.
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(Rockford, IL) Court Street UMC has something for everyone to learn from this coming Lent.
We are doing a study called "Bread and Broth" by Cynthia E. Cowen which will also be the basis for our Lenten luncheons on Wednesdays. Each week will feature a different Biblical figure and a different soup. Come and join us to find out which person and share delicious meals in fellowship. We will have noon worship in our Chapel on Wednesday with a luncheon for a free-will donation afterwards. We will then do a more in-depth study that evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Dining Room on the lower level.
For those of you who want a daily devotion, we are using "Lent for Everyone" by N.T. Wright. This book provides readers with a gentle guide through the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter.
Both books are now available in the Church Office for $10 each.
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