ditch the debt, grow our ministries

In May 2015, Christ United Methodist Church launched the "Ditch the Debt, Grow Our Ministries" (DDGM) capital campaign. The capital campaign goals are to pay off both church parsonages, reduce debt and hire additional staff members to grow our ministries.  We look forward to updating you with our  accomplishments as we get closer to reaching  our goals.  

Ditch the debt, grow our ministries


  • DDGM REMINDER: April 2017

    Join us for our special two-year capital campaign anniversary  celebration! 

    DDGM Two-Year Celebration! 
    Sunday, May 14, 2017

    All Services at Christ UMC- Alpine Center and Our Master's Center

    At the May celebration, there will be special update announcements about the capital campaign as well as sweet treats during coffee hour! 

    We hope to see you there!

  • DDGM Update: March 2017

    As of March 2017, we're two months shy of our "Ditch the Debt, Grow Our Ministries" capital campaign two-year anniversary. With the help of the congregation we hope to make our  special anniversary a "Million Dollar May" celebration!  

  • DDGM UPDATE: September 2016

    In 2015, both of the church parsonages were entirely paid off giving us the opportunity to save even more with our Alpine property mortgage payments. The savings in interest help us reduce the debt even further and redirect additional funds. We celebrate this amount of interest saved!   

  • celebrating with ice cream social

    To celebrate the success of the "Ditch the Debt, Grow Our Ministries" capital campaign, everyone from the church was invited to an Ice Cream Social at Our Master's Center worship center. 

    Kroozin Kooler's delicious frozen treats were provided by a generous donor.  This event was to free to attend.  

  • Thank You for VBS 2016!

    A "Thank You" video was shown during worship services to express how the church's recent capital campaign helped VBS this summer touch the lives of over 100 children. 

    To view the "Thank You" video,  CLICK HERE or head to our Christ UMC Facebook page!  

  • free registration at 2016 Vacation bible school

    Registration was FREE  to Christ United Methodist Church's 2016 "Surf Shack" themed Vacation Bible School! This wonderful ministry was FREE  because of your generosity with the capital campaign.  

    For more information about VBS, please CLICK HERE!

  • ddgm celebrates ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    In May 2016, we proudly presented our one year "Ditch the Debt, Grow Our Ministries" capital campaign anniversary accomplishments with a slideshow to the congregation. The presentation highlighted many accomplishments from the past twelve months. We've successfully paid off both church parsonages, completed exterior improvements to the Alpine Center campus and hired a full-time Director of Children's and Family Ministries and a part-time Director of Communications.  

    A sincere thank you goes to all of our wonderful donors. This past year would not have been possible without your continued support of this church and its future. 

    To view a pdf file of the DDGM anniversary accomplishments slideshow, please CLICK HERE!

  • new logo revealed

    Another recent DDGM achievement was that we revealed our newly created Christ United Methodist Church logo. This new logo incorporates many important United Methodist Church aspects such as the colors chosen, the cross and two flames and our church's long-standing tagline Gather, Grow and Go. 

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  • new website launched

    A few years ago, the CUMC strategic planning committee decided that our website was outdated and needed to be redesigned. Due to the initial success of the DDGM capital campaign, we proudly launched our newly redesigned website on Sunday, March 20, 2016. 

    Visitors can now come to our website to see who we are, where we're located (two worship centers), ministry opportunities for themselves, their children and youth. Current church members can navigate the new website for adult education classes, a detailed church events calendar, listen to weekly sermons, click on links to the church's social media pages and read about ongoing capital campaign updates. 

    We hope  you enjoy the new website!  

  • DDGM Update: March 2016

    In March 2016, we were pleased to announce  that we have received 63% of contributions towards our total pledged amount. Thank you so  much to our church members and their generosity!

Christ United Methodist Church

Rockford, IL

(815) 399-5910