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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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Upcoming Events

  • Blessing of Our Animals

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:00 PM

    Bring your pets for Pastor Cal to bless (you may bring a picture of your pet, if that's easier).

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  • 2016 Ecumenical Choir Festival

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 9:00 AM

    Featuring guest conductor, Timm Adams! Register for this event at whatwich@gmail.com. To culminate the workshop, the festival choir will be performing in an Ecumenical Praise service, beginning a 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend this service!

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  • Come Home to Court Street for Easter 2016

    Sunday, March 27, 2016 6:00 AM

    Plan now to celebrate Easter at home! Greet the new day by attending the sunrise service in the Chapel at 6 a.m. We will begin outside, weather permitting, around the fire as the disciples did so long ago. We will be the 'first' to realize our Lord has arisen, as He said He would. Capture the excitement of the day and the meaning of what Christ did for us at this first worship service. Then as the word spreads, come back to the Sanctuary at 10 a.m. for the Resurrection Celebration with, not only our Chancel Choir, but JuBellation (our handbell choir), and the Mark Nelson Brass Ensemble. Bring joy back into your life by celebrating with us. All are welcome!

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  • RSVP to Enjoy the UMW Spring Fling Dinner

    RSVP to Enjoy the UMW Spring Fling Dinner

    (Rockford, IL) The UMW is sponsoring an all-church dinner following worship on Sunday, April 10th. This is the same sit down, served to you, dinner we have had in the past. It will again be, of course, by reservation with your choice of entrée; the yummy chicken, back by popular demand, the stuffed beef tenderloin and, again, the salmon. Cost is Adult $13.00; Children 4-10 yrs. $ 6.00; 3 yrs and under Free. (Including beverage, tip, and tax!) Turn in your reservation by dropping it in the collection plate or giving to the office by April 3rd or sooner, if possible. Once again we are hoping for a great turn out for food, fun, and fellowship. And, of course, to Welcome Spring.

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  • Study the Gospel of John after Worship on Sunday

    Study the Gospel of John after Worship on Sunday

    (Rockford, IL) The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name.” You’ll follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament. Study with Pastor Cal at 11;30 in the Parlor during the weeks before Easter. We are using the book 'John' by Adam Hamilton which can be purchased through the church office.
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  • 'The God We Can Know' Study Has Begun

    'The God We Can Know' Study Has Begun

    (Rockford, IL) The God We Can Know explores the “I am” sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. This study will help you find and form an answer to the most essential question in the Christian faith, “Who do you say I am?”
    One by one, Jesus’ statements grab our imagination, reveal more about his identity and purpose, and connect us to the God of Moses, who spoke the first “I am.” These significant, yet ordinary images (bread, light, shepherd, vine, and more) give us insightful ways to experience Jesus and point us to a God who wants to be known.
    Join us each Sunday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in the Church Library as we discuss these sayings. If you would like a copy of the book, please call the church office. They are available for $7 each.
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