Church of Peace



United Church of Christ

Worship | Sunday | 10:30am
1114 12th Street, Rock Island, IL


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 8 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

Sermon: Style, and Substance, and Soul

Psalm 119:1-10, 81-90 and Mark 2:18-22 Today we are continuing the fall series, “This Changing Church” which celebrates how Church of Peace has a tradition of changing. Since we were founded in eighteen ninety-five, our language has changed, our building has changed....

Want to Improve Your Prayer Life?

Join us as we try something new! A regular, weekly Centering Prayer group is forming here at Church of Peace! To get us started off, we will meet every Friday at 1:00 p.m., beginning on November 2. Centering Prayer is an ancient form of “listening prayer”, similar to...

Sermon: Shouts of Joy. Cries of Mourning. by Rev. Chris Marlin-Warfield

Ezra 3:7-13 There used to be a building over on 9th street. It had a stone foundation and a wooden exterior and stone stairs leading up to its doors. And on top of the building was a… I don’t know the right term… a cupola, maybe? It wasn’t a big building. It wasn’t an...

“Life on Impulse”

Solitary Confinement in America with speaker Anthony Gay Sunday, October 28, 9:00 a.m., at Church of Peace Join speaker Anthony Gay as he tells his story of life in the American prison system. Mr. Gay shares his struggle to endure years of solitary confinement and to...

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