Church of Peace

United Church of Christ

Sunday Worship: 10:30 am

Food Pantry: Saturdays 9-11 am

1114 12th Street, Rock Island, IL

Blessing of the Backpacks – Sunday 8/14










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, August 13, 2022 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.

  • Tuesday, August 9
    • @ 9:00am – Men’s Breakfast – City Limits
    • @ 11:00am – Finance Committee Meeting
    • @ 1:00pm – Centering Prayer – Zoom
  • Thursday, August 11
    • @ 8:00am – Bread Pick-Up Hy-Vee
  • Friday, August 12 
    • @ 8:00am – Bread Packaging/Riverbend Pick-Up
    • @ 8:00am – Prep for Food Pantry
    • @ 1:00pm – Centering Prayer – Zoom
  • Saturday, August 13
    • @ 9:00am – Food Pantry
  • Sunday, August 14
    • @ 10:00am – Labor Day Parade Float Meeting
    • @ 10:00am – Coffee Hour
    • @ 10:30am – Worship in the Sanctuary

Special Announcement:

    • COP Annual Rummage Sale – Friday and Saturday, August 19th and 20th!


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

Connect the Dots

August 7, 2022 - Proper 14C Hebrews 11: 1-13 Michael Swartz “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence for things not seen” Hebrews 11:1 When I last preached on this text at Church of Peace I began with the story of an elderly pastor who was often...

Sermon: People of New Life

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Reflection: Sharing Faith

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Sermon: Broken Open, Poured Out, Raised Up

Mark 14:3-9 Today we’re continuing the summer series on courage, and you and I know. These days, courage is exactly what we need. In this season of transition, we’re wading into the waters of chaos because we know God is gonna trouble the water. We know this is where...

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