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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 want to be in ministry with you, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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  • "Amazing Grace" Youth Camp

    Monday, August 1, 2016 9:00 AM

    All children and youth in Grades 1 through 8 are welcome at Court Street United Methodist Church to participate in the Amazing Grace Camp. The camp will take place Monday through Friday, August 1st through the 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., culminating in a performance during worship service on Sunday, August 7th, at 10:00 a.m. Cost per student is $25, which includes lunch; scholarships are available as needed. Leading the students throughout each day will be James L. Crow, Director of Arts Ministries, James Marck, Director of Music, and special guest artist, David Stocker. “Each student will actively participate in and prepare, the musical, ‘Amazing Grace’,” points out Lorelle Wandell, Court Street United Methodist Church Co-Administrator. “We will blend dance, music, and drama, and then kick it up with drums.” The Amazing Grace Camp is open to all, member and non-member. Parents/guardians will need to register their children, which can be done in the office during the week between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please contact the church office for more information. The camp will be held at the church in downtown Rockford, 215 North Court Street.

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  • Jeremiah's 4th Party in the Park 2016

    Sunday, July 10, 2016 1:00 PM

    Jeremiah Development (of which Court Street UMC is a part) and the Coronado-Haskell Neighborhood Association will be joining forces to present this free, family-friendly neighborhood event on Sunday, July 10th. We are once again working with the Discovery Center and the Rockford Park District to bring some great activities for the kids. We will have hotdogs, watermelon, popcorn, and a special ice cream treat from the Kroozin' Kooler. Our entertainment this year will feature the Children's Theater Project, Sounds of Good News, as well as the Arts Place Performers. This is just a sampling of the great things going on in Haskell Park from 1-4 and YOU are invited to join in and celebrate our neighborhood! We are still looking for a few volunteers. Please let Kathi know if you are interested by contacting her at kathleen@jeremiahdevelopment.org.

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  • Paul Logli to speak at RUM's 54th Annual Dinner

    Friday, June 17, 2016 6:00 PM

    “The State of the State of Social Services” ~ Hear Paul Logli, President & CEO of Rock River Valley United Way, speak on this at the 54th annual Rockford Urban Ministries Dinner held at Court Street, Friday, June 17, 6 PM dinner, 7 PM program. Dinner is $30, open to the public & prepared by Geri Ryan. Donate $50 and you are an “angel”. Vegetarian meals are available. Reservations must be sent to: RUM Dinner, 10970 Norman Ave., Machesney Park, IL, 61115. For more info call Coralee, 815-633-6320.

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  • The Ultimate Summer Finish

    The Ultimate Summer Finish

    (Rockford, IL) It's AMAZING! It's ASTONISHING! It's AWESOME! All youth from 1st grade through 8th grade are invited to participate in one or both Fine Arts Experiences at Court Street United Methodist Church.

    The first experience, "Amazing Grace" Musical, takes place Monday through Friday, August 1st through the 5th, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. You will actively participate in and prepare the musical, "Amazing Grace" which will blend dance, music, and drama, and then kick it up with drums. James L. Crow, Director, James Marck, Music Director, and David Stocker, Special Guest Artist will lead this experience. Cost is only $25 per person, which includes lunch. The musical will be presented on Sunday, August 7th, at our 10 a.m. Worship Service to which ALL are invited.

    The second experience, the Amazing Puppet Project, takes place Monday through Friday, August 8th through the 12th, from 9 a.m. until Noon. You will make a puppet each day, learn playwriting, have a lip sync battle, learn sign language, and more. Cost is only $20 per person. The Project will be presented on Sunday, August 14th, at our 10 a.m. Worship Service to which ALL are invited.

    Pre-register at the church office. If you participate in both experiences, the cost is only $40 per person. Scholarships are available as needed.
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  • Get ready for Food-Fun-Fellowship!

    Get ready for Food-Fun-Fellowship!

    (Rockford, IL) It's just a little over one week from now when we gather together for the second time for Food-Fun-Fellowship. Open to all ages, come down and join in on Thursday, July 7th, from 10 am until 2 pm as we play games, eat, and just enjoy each other's company. It's free too! If you wish, you may give a free-will donation, but it's not mandatory. See what you missed out on the first time we met in June, or, if you did attend, come back for more. You do not have to be a member to participate.
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  • Renew Yourself with Us @ Rock Cut

    Renew Yourself with Us @ Rock Cut

    (Rockford, IL) Plan now to attend our Renewal at Rock Cut on Sunday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. We will be meeting at the Puri Crest Shelter in Rock Cut to worship God in his beautiful outdoors. Make a day of it by bringing a dish to share, your own table service, your own beverage, and a lawn chair for after worship, and participating in family games and activities after lunch.
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