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

Reflection at the Park: If God Could, If God Would…

Psalm 94 “Justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow. O LORD, you God of vengeance, shine forth! Rise up O judge of the earth…” You could imagine hearing these words from a superhero who’s posing for the movie poster. “For the LORD...

Sermon: Opposite God

Psalm 5 and Daniel 6:10-12,16-24 It is not uncommon for pastors to get asked this question: Tell me, how were you called to the ministry? In his book The Alphabet of Grace, Frederick Buechner includes his response to this inquiry. His answer is not the same as mine,...

Block Party Friday, from 4 to 7 pm

KWQC will host a Neighborhood Block Party in the Church of Peace parking lot on Friday, June 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Come and join Church of Peace members and neighbors for the food and...

Sermon: Not Safe For Church: Prayers That Get Left Out

Psalm 35 I have a difficult and tender question which I offer for your reflection. Can you remember a time when you were standing near someone who, in that moment, was cursing up a storm? This experience of being so close to someone else’s outrage —so close you can...

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