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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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  • 2016 4-Church Worship

    Sunday, August 28, 2016 9:40 AM

    4-Church Worship is coming Sunday, August 28, 10:00 a.m. at 2nd Con./1st Pres. Those who are able to walk will meet at Court Street UMC at 9:40 and walk over to 2nd/1st. Join us in worshiping God as one body in Christ this day. Featuring the joint choirs of the participating churches, Emmanuel Episcopal, 2nd Congregational/1st Presbyterian, Shalom Comunidad De Paz, and Court Street United Methodist Church. We will NOT hold worship st Court Street United Methodist Church.

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  • GloryWay Quartet to Dish Up Southern Gospel Music

    Saturday, August 20, 2016 6:00 PM

    The GloryWay Men’s Quartet will perform at Court Street United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 20th, at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary. All are invited to attend this free concert; a free-will donation will be taken. Founded in 2002, owner and lead, Justin Crank from Mansfield, OH formed the ‘GloryWay Quartet’. With a vision in mind and a dream that would be reality, his love for four part harmony would inevitably come full circle. Justin believed that God would open a door, and with faith he would walk right through it. Now, the ‘GloryWay Quartet’ based in Mansfield, OH has been signed with ‘Capitol Artists’ a prestigious booking agency in the world of Southern Gospel entertainment. Leaving the borders of Ohio, staying busy, traveling nation-wide averaging over two hundred concert dates per year, the group books, sometimes a year or more in advance. The group is no stranger to nation-wide radio, with several popular releases, including ‘It’s So Peaceful’ and ‘Live With Jesus’. The ‘GloryWay Quartet’ has participated in numerous ‘NQC’ showcases down through the years, and in 2014 was nominated for the GME ‘Top 10’ for ‘Quartet of the Year’. GWQ has shared the stage with many household names, the ‘who’s who’ of Southern Gospel Music. The ‘GloryWay Quartet’ headlined and helped to launch important landmark fundraisers, such as ‘Autism Awareness’ and ‘Celebrating our U.S. Veterans’ in Eastern, KY. Other numerous accolades include participating in the well-known, ‘Is What it Was Elvis Show’, working alongside Elvis’ band leader, Joe Guercio. GWQ is no stranger to outdoor events such as State Fairs and Festivals including, Punxsutawney, Wayne County, and Hancock, just to name a few. The group also performed at the ‘Columbus Clippers Baseball Faith & Family Night’, as well as the ‘Thomas Road Baptist Church’ in Lynchburg, VA. The group has recorded 8 projects to date, including a Christmas CD. Presently, the group consists of, Justin Crank as lead, the well-known Gospel Artist; Lynn Royce Taylor as Tenor; Former Cruise line Headliner, Donnie Abraham as Baritione, and talented upcoming Bass Justin Sayger.

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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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  • Music & Youth hold Open House on Sunday, September 11th

    Music & Youth Hold Open House on Sunday, September 11th

    (Rockford, IL) Check out what's happening with the Music and/or the Youth at Court Street UMC by experiencing the variety of groups of which you could be a part. Here's the schedule for the day - come & go as you are able. And, it's FREE!

    Call now to RSVP! (815) 962-6061 - with which ones you will attend. We want to have enough material available for everyone.

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Sunday School - All Ages

    10:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Worship - All Ages
    Join the whole congregation in prayer and song
    as we open our program year in praise of God.

    11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Facetime by the Big Bell
    Children’s Choir (ages 6-14)
    While parents enjoy coffee, sweets, and fellowship,
    children ages 6-14 go downstairs for a fun, elementary chorus session.

    12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Youth Lunch

    12:00 PM – 12:50 PM: Adult Beginner’s Choir
    Adult Beginner’s Handbells
    Choose between a no-experience-required session
    on either basic handbell ringing, or on basic adult chorus.

    12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Puppets (ages 4-14)

    1:00 PM – 2:50 PM: Adult Cantata Choir
    Adult Intermediate Handbells
    Have some experience singing or ringing?
    Join others of similar ability in read-throughs of concert repertoire.

    1:15 PM – 2:00 PM: Stick Ministry (grades 3-12)

    3:00 PM – 3:50 PM: Rockford Rhythm: Intro Class
    (Elementary through middle-school ages)
    As part of an integrated program with Phantom Regiment,
    Court Street United Methodist offers elementary training in drumming
    and rhythm-reading. Try it out free! No experience required.
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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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