“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.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:00 PM
I'm sure you're saying to yourself, "Ash Wednesday? Already?! We just finished Christmas!" And you're right, we DID just finish Christmas. However, this year Ash Wednesday (and hence Easter) is about the earliest it gets. The Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) set the date of Easter as the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the vernal (spring) equinox. Then Ash Wednesday is 40 days (not counting Sundays) before Easter. Court Street UMC will be observing Ash Wednesday at two services, one at noon and one at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel where we will receive distribution of ashes to remind us of our mortality. Come and walk with us as we worship God. You do not need to be a member to attend.
Thursday, December 24, 2015 9:30 PM
Everyone is welcome to come and rejoice over the birth of our Savior as the story of Christmas is told and celebrated. We will also celebrate communion and sing the beloved "Silent Night" in candlelight.
Sunday, December 20, 2015 10:00 AM
Experience this fun Christmas story set in heaven, where the angel choir is preparing to announce the birth of the Son of God. An inquisitive young angel named Hark wants to know all the whys and wherefores of the momentous event and God's plan. Presented by our youth as a Christmas gift to the church. All are welcome!
(Rockford, IL) Happy New Year to all! Start your new year out by gathering this Wednesday, January 6th, at Court St. UMC in the Library at 4 p.m. and study with Rev. Ray Rhoads. Stay for Dinner by Diane in the Dining Room on the lower level at 5:30 p.m. for only $3.50 per person. It's always a tasty, home-cooked meal with good nutrition. Then the men are welcome to gather in the Parlor 6 p.m. for a time of fellowship and study. You do not have to be a member to attend any or all of these "events".
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(Rockford, IL) Anyone can come and celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Savior at our family-oriented worship on Thursday, December 24, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in our Chapel. We will have a wonderful message given by James L. Crow and celebrate communion together in this approximately hour-long service. The worship is early enough that you can then go home and have dinner and more family time.
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