Church of Peace

United Church of Christ

Watch Sunday’s service online on YouTube here

In response to COVID-19, Church of Peace has cancelled in-person worship services & activities.
The church office is also closed.
The church’s Food Pantry remains open on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m.
Please visit this website & our Facebook page for online Sunday services & further updates.

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

The Lederhosen 5K is returning as a virtual race this summer to run/walk 1-mile/5K/10K to help raise money for the food pantry. Registration is open until July 11, and you have until July 25 to complete your virtual race. Registrants receive a t-shirt and commemorative medal. Register and find more details at

Church activities are temporarily cancelled. Food pantry is open every Saturday.

Saturdays – Food Pantry @ 9-11 am

You can still donate to the church through Birdies for Charity. Donations will be matched by 5 percent so it’s still a win-win. Click here to donate online. The church has already been selected so just click your dollar amount and fill out your information. The donation amount will be shown below that. Deadline to donate is July 9. Thank you!


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.

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