Church of Peace

United Church of Christ

Adult Forum will Resume at a Later Date

Sunday Worship: 10:30 am

Kids’ Connection Class (on summer break)

Food Pantry: Saturdays 9-11 am

1114 12th Street, Rock Island, IL

Congratulations to our 2023 Graduates!








What’s Going On at Church This Week?

In-Person worship services at 10:30 am on Sunday!

Food Pantry is open every Saturday from 9-11am…changes to this schedule will be posted here and on the food pantry window.

Food Pantry is open June 3, 2023 from 9-11am

Food Pantry is now located at the back of the church; follow the signs to the alley off of 12th Avenue. Groceries will be loaded into your trunk.

  • Monday, May 29 – Office closed for Memorial Day holiday
  • Tuesday, May 30
    • @ 12:00 noon – Ladies’ Lunch at Village Inn
    • @ 1:00pm – Centering Prayer
  • Wednesday, May 31
    • @ 5:30pm – Tri Mu Circle Picnic – Georgia Steeber’s home
  • Thursday, June 1
    • @ 8:00am – Bread/Riverbend Pick-Ups
  • Friday, June 2
      • @ 8:00am – Bread Packaging
      • @ 8:00am – Prep for Food Pantry
      • @ 1:00pm – Centering Prayer – Zoom
  • Saturday, June 3
    • @ 9:00am – Food Pantry
  • Sunday, June 4
    • No Adult Forum this week
    • @ 10:00am – Coffee Hour
    • @ 10:30am – Worship Service



Welcome to Church of Peace, United Church of Christ. We’re a congregation of the United Church of Christ located in the Longview neighborhood of Rock Island, Illinois. We are a church built around family, serving our community, valuing our history, and envisioning our future together.

The Church of Peace family includes 2 year olds and 80 year olds, people with a wide variety of physical abilities and disabilities, gay, bisexual and straight people, white, brown, and black people. We look forward to embracing you warmly no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey.

Learn About Us

Church of Peace has a proud history and a bold vision for our future. We were founded by a small group of German immigrants, we chose to stay and serve our neighbors in a changing community, and today we remain a force for good in our community. Follow this link to learn more about the vision, people, and programs of Church of Peace.

Worship With Us

Worship is central to our life together. Sunday morning services are complemented by special services throughout the year, including Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve, and other holidays. Follow this link to learn more about what you can expect when you attend worship at Church of Peace.

Latest News

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Sermon: Lu Bauck

Mother's Day 2023 May 14, 2023 - at Church of Peace, Rock Island, IL by Michael Swartz       Lu Bauck   This week there is an article on the BBC website about the photo of earth taken from space c1968, and how it has changed our culture and...

Sermon: “A Bad Apple and Some Stones”

5/7/2023 SERMON:  ‘A Bad Apple and Some Stones’ Rev. Jane Courtright   People who hear the story of Stephen feel drawn to him. Children who hear the story in Sunday School feel the pain & strength of Stephen & they like him. Teenagers feel the tension...

Sermon: “We’re All in This Flock Together!”

April 30, 2023 SERMON:  ‘We’re All in This Flock Together!’  Rev. Jane Courtright   “Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”   How wonderful to come to church on a spring Sunday, and run into an old friend! Some Sunday mornings are...

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