Church of Peace

United Church of Christ


In response to the COVID-19 situation, Church of Peace has cancelled Worship services,
Wednesday Lenten suppers, and all church activities until April 11.
The church office is closed until April 11.
The church’s Food Pantry will remain open on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. Please watch our website and Facebook page for further updates.



1114 12th Street, Rock Island, IL
309-788-6357 (Contact Pastor Mariah at 773-420-6426 during this time.)

Church activities are cancelled this week! Food pantry is open!

  • Saturdays, March 28 thru April 11:
    • Food Pantry @ 9-11 am

If worship services or events have to be cancelled due to a weather or other emergency, a notice will be placed with Channel 6 and Channel 8 TV news!


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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Mark 8:27-9:8 Last year on Ash Wednesday, the brilliant Christian writer, Rachel Held Evans, posted a word of encouragement on her blog. She wrote this: “Whether you are a Christian, or an atheist, or an agnostic, or a so-called ‘none,’ you know this truth deep in...

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