Church of Peace

United Church of Christ

Adult Forum – “Les Miserables” – 9:00 am

Sunday Worship: 10:30 am

Kids’ Connection Class at 10:30 am (during worship)

Food Pantry: Saturdays 9-11 am

1114 12th Street, Rock Island, IL


Ash Wednesday Service – Two Rivers UMC, Feb 14, 2024 – 6:00pm

Les Miserables Video and Discussion – Sundays @ 9 – Jan 28-Mar 24.

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 February 17, 2024 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.

    • Monday, February 12
    • Tuesday, February 13
      • @ 9:00am – Men’s Group Breakfast – Welcome Inn
      • @ 11:00am – Finance Meeting
      • @ 1:00pm – Centering Prayer (Zoom)
    • Wednesday, February 14 – Happy Valentine’s Day!
      • @ 6:00pm – Ash Wednesday Worship Service – Two Rivers UMC
    • Thursday, February 15
      • @ 8:00am – Bread/Riverbend Pick-Ups
      • @ 6:00pm – Church Council Meeting
    • Friday, February 16 – Visitor Deadline!
      • @ 8:00am – Bread Packaging
      • @ 8:00am – Prep for Food Pantry
      • @1:00pm – Centering Prayer (Zoom)
    • Saturday, February 17
        • @ 9:00am – Food Pantry
    • Sunday, February 18
      • @ 9:00am – Adult Forum – “Les Miserables”
      • @ 10:00am – Coffee Hour
      • @ 10:30am – Kids’ Connection
      • @ 10:30am – Worship



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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