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Rochester United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 467
555 South Walnut

Rochester, IL  62563


Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19
we will be livestreaming our 9am Worship Service on our facebook page until further notice. A recording of that broadcast is availble to watch below. Please stay home and tune in this way. 

Thought for the Week:
Holy Spirit, fill your church with enthusiasm and energy for good in the world. Amen.

Psalm 104:33-35
Acts 2:1:21

Prayer Focus:

A God-wisdom led safe return to "normalcy"... what ever that may be...

To view the May 31 worship broadcast,
please click the box below:
Sunday Services:
Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, we are not currenlty holding in-person worship. To view last Sunday's broadcasted service, please view the video above. 

Office Hours:
Due to the shelter-in-place order in effect for Illinois, we currently do not have office hours. Staff can still be reached via email. Individual emails are located on the staff page. 

Steps to Minimize Virus Infection
(COVID-19 Response)
  • Wash hands with soap and water often
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Use sanitizing wipes on surfaces
  • Keep social distance at 3-6ft
  • If you feel sick, please stay home 
Mostly, just use common sense.


A Letter from Pastor Brian:
March 20, 2020
Grace, health and peace to you from God our Creator and the Son, Jesus Christ!
As the Governor has now issued a shelter in place order, it is incumbent on us to re-think how we do things until things return to normal or, at least, a semblance of normal.
With all of this said, starting on Monday, March 23rd, the office will be closed until further notice, and the staff will be working from home.  This does mean that staff are unable to get voicemails. If you need to get in contact with any of us, email is the best way to do so.
Worship will be adapted to a personal message, readings from Scriptures, and prayer with me from my home on RUMC Facebook page every Sunday at 9:00 am.  It will also be accessible on Facebook at any time following.
Needless to say, all of this may change.  Things are changing at such a rapid pace, it can knock us off-balance, and we hope to alleviate that for you all, with God’s help.
Please check your email and Facebook often to receive any further instructions and information as we will do our utmost to keep you informed (and there will be more to come!)  Also, if there is someone you know from our church family who is not reachable by email, please call them and let them know what’s happening. 
And remember, God’s got this!
As you enter the home, give it your greeting. 
Matthew 10:12  (NRSV)
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