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 centers in Rockford, Illinois. 

Our church has been in the community since 1956. In that time, we've grown to 1,600 members and now have two centers for worship and ministry. The Alpine Center is located in a vibrant neighborhood just east of downtown. It has a host of ministries for you to get involved in from weekly Sunday school classes for kids to United Methodist Men's and Women's Groups for adults.

We invite you to learn more about our rich history and our spiritual programs through this 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 worship centers have programs available for every member of your family, especially kids.  We know how challenging work schedules are these days.  Family time is important to you.  With your family at Christ UMC, you will be surrounded by other families looking to love and serve the Lord together.

  • worship

    Visitors are always welcome at our worship centers.  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:

    Note: Wearing a face mask is welcome but not required

    Alpine Center:

              8:30 a.m. -  Indoor casual service -Dining Room,   Door #6

             10:00 a.m. - Traditional - in the Alpine Sanctuary


  • meet our team

    These people are passionate about what they do.  They're 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 church members 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 responsibly.  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 with the latest updates on what's going on at the church.  How to sign up for this information is on this page.

  • the flame

    Christ UMC publishes a monthly newsletter that provides information on upcoming special events for both worship centers.  Click on the flame image to the left to sign-up for digital or paper copy of the monthly newsletter.