About US

Christ United Methodist Church is a place to GATHER, GROW, and GO. It's our hope to make your family feel welcome the moment you step foot inside our worship center.

Our church has been a part of the Rockford community since 1956. In that time, we've grown to 1,600+ members and have a thriving center for worship and ministry, located in a vibrant neighborhood just east of downtown. Our church community is made up of a host of ministries that allow everyone to get involved, from children’s Sunday school classes to adult men’s and women’s groups, and more in between.

We invite you to learn more about our rich history and our spiritual programs through our website. If you'd like to come see what we're all about in person, we'd be honored to show you how God has inspired us to make a difference in our lives and in the community's as well.

our mission

The vision of Christ UMC is to be the body of Christ as we love God and others, serve the community and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The church's mission isn't just to exist; it's to find a way to be alive in your life.  Our church community has programs available for every member of your family, adults and kids alike!  At Christ UMC, you will be surrounded by other families and individuals looking to love and serve the Lord together.

  • worship

    Visitors are always welcome at Christ United Methodist Church.  Pick a service time that works best for your family and meet us on a Sunday.   We love seeing new faces!  Worship times are as follows:

    Alpine Center (4509 Highcrest Road)

              8:30 a.m. - Casual service - Dining Room (Door #6)

             10:00 a.m. - Traditional -  Sanctuary


  • meet our team

    These people are passionate about what they do.  Our staff are here to help you and your family connect to the ministries you're interested in at Christ UMC.  Please feel free to email them with any questions you may have.

  • Leadership committee

    Christ UMC is part of the global United Methodist Church. It's filled with a rich history that continues to shape our ministries today. Our Leadership Committee maintains that focus for us asa church community.  Find out who they are and how the work they do enriches your family's experience here.

  • staff-parish committee

    These are the members of our church who make sure Christ UMC is a fulfilling place to worship and work.

  • finance committee

    Part of being a responsible church is making sure we're using financial contributions from our members wisely.  This is the group that makes sure everything we do adds up as we lift up the Lord.

  • trustees committee

    Just like you make sure your home is maintained properly, the church does too.  This crew makes sure our buildings are up to par so your family has a safe place to worship in.

  • membership

    If you're coming to Christ UMC as a member of the Methodist faith, or you're just interested in learning more about it, find out when new membership orientations are here.

  • weekly E-News

    Each week, we email a newsletter to our congregation with the latest updates on what's going on at the church.  To view the latest Christ UMC eNews or sign up for our mailing list, visit this page.

  • the flame

    Christ UMC's newsletter, The Flame, is published monthly to connect our congregation and detail upcoming events and recent happenings within our church. Click the flame image to sign up to receive a digital or paper copy.