Church of Peace

United Church of Christ

Adult Forum will Resume soon!

Sunday Worship: 10:30 am

Kids’ Connection Class at 10:30 am (during worship)

Food Pantry: Saturdays 9-11 am

1114 12th Street, Rock Island, IL


  • “Trusting the Journey: What’s Next?” – Women’s Retreat, Saturday, Oct 21, 10am-3pm (registration deadline – Oct 8th!)















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 September 23, 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, September 18
    • Tuesday, September 19
      • @ 1:00pm – Centering Prayer (Zoom)
    • Wednesday, September 20
    • Thursday, September 21
      • @ 8:00am – Bread/Riverbend Pick-Ups
      • @ 6:00pm – Church Council Meeting
    • Friday, September 22
      • @ 8:00am – Bread Packaging
      • @ 8:00am – Prep for Food Pantry
      • @ 1:00pm – Centering Prayer – Zoom
    • Saturday, September 23
      • @ 9:00am – Food Pantry
    • Sunday, September 24
      • @ 10:00am – Blood Pressure Checks!
      • @ 10:00am – Coffee Hour
      • @ 10:30am – Worship w/Rev. Katherine Mulhern



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: More Than Enough!

SERMON:    ‘More Than Enough!’ Aug. 6, 2023 Rev. Jane Courtright   While I was in seminary, I took a class titled ‘Intro to Counseling.’ The essential secret is good listening!   I remember being taught That the most important things someone wanted to share...

Sermon: “Wrestling at 3am”

July 30, 2023 SERMON:    ‘Wrestling at 3 A.M’ Rev. Jane Courtright What I really like to do when preparing a sermon…. Is to read the scripture passage some days ahead of time. If I simply read the text, then just let is sit in my brain, I find that is begins to seep...

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