Church of Peace



United Church of Christ

Worship | Sunday | 10:30am
1114 12th Street, Rock Island, IL


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 8 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

Sermon: When the First Word is Love

Matthew 20:1-16 See, the kingdom of heaven is like this. Some day laborers were hired at six-o-clock in the morning to go work in a vineyard. At six-o-clock in the evening, they got paid the usual daily wage (what they had agreed to receive). This was a problem. See...

Sermon: Before the Beginning, After the End

Matthew 18:15-35 This year, our Wednesday Lenten Study will explore the book Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson is the director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization in Montgomery, Alabama which aims to provide legal representation to those...

Sermon: Life Crisis

Matthew 16:24-17:8 “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” This quote is from Gandhi. Recently, it’s something I’ve been hearing Anthony say often: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” It...

Sermon: Uninvited Prophecy

Matthew 13:24-43 and (I Kings 17:8-24) From "Guest Speaker" (woman from Zarephath, widow, mother, amateur baker, time-traveling ghost) You can probably guess: I’m not from around here. Don’t get me wrong. It’s good to be here, I like how you let a stranger walk into...

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