Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sermon Preview: Jan 4

Join us for a special worship service at 10:30am on Sunday January 4th. We will celebrate an early Epiphany with a brass band and holy communion. The message, “The Place Where the Star Stops and the Baby Cries,” will invite us to consider the place of intersection between the dreams we have for the world […]

Sermon: Signs of Life

December 28, 2014 Church of Peace, United Church of Christ Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Luke 2:22-40 Signs of Life It happens to our littlest children, and they get it. They absolutely understand. Somebody else is more powerful or more popular. There is an In Group, then there’s everybody else, now who can you possibly sit next […]

Sermon: Signs Right Here

December 21, 2014 Church of Peace, United Church of Christ Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Luke 1:26-38 Signs Right Here You might have seen the new movie called Theory of Everything. It was released last month, and it tells the love story of Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane. Now I have not yet seen this […]

Christmas Eve Services

This Christmas Eve the Church of Peace United Church of Christ in Rock Island, Ill., welcomes the Peace Light of Bethlehem for its 10:30 p.m. Candlelight Service on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. This light was shared from the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem that has burned at that site for over 1,000 years. Each year Austrian […]

Sermon Preview: Dec 21

In this season of wild angels and strange stars, it makes sense to look to the heavens to see a sign of God bursting into our world. But what if God is closer than we think? In a sermon called “Signs Right Here” we’ll consider how our own bodies invite us to encounter the presence […]

New information about visiting COP for the 1st Time

We created a new page on our site aimed at helping first time visitors to the Church of Peace.  On this page you can find out what to expect when attending a Church of Peace worship service, fellowship and other special events.  There is also information on how to get involved. The new page will […]

Social Night at Augustana Planetarium

We’re going to see the Planetarium Show on Monday, Dec. 15 at 7 pm. at Augustana College. It tells how our holiday traditions are connected to the sky above. Contact Debbie Bernauer or the church about going.

Advent Season Highlights

14-Dec – Children’s Program during worship 15-Dec – Social Event at the Augustana’s Planetarium 21-Dec – Christmas Caroling with Two Rivers UMC 2-5 p.m. 24-Dec – Family Christmas Eve Service at 4:30 p.m. 24-Dec – Candle light Christmas Eve Service at 10:30 p.m.

Sermon: Signs Spoken By God

December 7, 2014 Church of Peace, United Church of Christ Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Isaiah 40:1-11 Signs Spoken By God testimony by Shiphrah, prophet from the exile “Comfort, O comfort my people,” says your God. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem; her penalty is paid. The suffering is over.” This is the official oracle issued by the divine […]

Sermon Preview: December 7

What do you do when you’re a prophet living during the Babylonian exile and you get called to announce a message of comfort, but you’re not sure you believe it? Ah, the problems with being a prophet! Join us for worship at 10:30am on Sunday December 7th when we’ll hear one prophet’s experience of struggle […]