The Exciting Adventures of Rockford UMC

Weekly Devotional

The psalmist voices great longing when he tells God, “As the deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you.”  Longings are a part of life. Sadly our longings are often driven by peer pressure and our surrounding culture. We want to be something, have something. I think of the movie, Urban Cowboy and the song that came from it called “Looking for Love(in all the wrong places)”. That’s how we often are we search endlessly for contentment and are never satisfied. An early church father St. Augustine addressed the problem this way: “Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee (God).” There is a place in our spirits that only the Holy One can fill. Many have found this to be true.  Perhaps you have tried it all and are still discontented and disconnected. I invite you to give that “hole”, that void to God. God delights in God’s creation of which we are the highest part. God longs to fill us with rollicking delight that only God can provide.  Rollick with God and see the change.

June 7, 2010 Posted by | 1 | Leave a comment

New Bible Study

Rockford United Methodist Church has begun a Sunday evening study of the Bible books Ezra and Nehemiah. We have learned among other things: 1) that there will always be those who try to undermine our efforts, but that when something is of God it cannot be stopped, and  2) how God can even use unlikely people to put his plans in place.  We would love to have any one join in our study and discussion. Time: 7:00.

July 20, 2009 Posted by | Bible Study, Church Ministires, Spiritual Formation, Various Things | Leave a comment

Charge Conference

charnge_conference_graphicOur Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, and will be a joint worship service with Andrews Chapel UMC. It willl be at Rockford at 10:00 AM, our District Superintendent Richard Stryker will be presiding. Come and join us!

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Church Ministires, Events | Leave a comment

Methodist News

Three news feeds have been aded to the sidebar. The United Methodist News provides stories from the UMC on a national and global level. The North Alabama Conference News shows new stories about what is happening in our conference. The Bishop’s Blog provides the weekly writings of Bishop Willimon. These feeds will help us to keep up with the Methodist mission on the world on a larger scale. Enjoy!

September 24, 2008 Posted by | Church Ministires, Updates | Leave a comment

Welcome!

Welcome to Rockford United Methodist Church’s home on the web! On here you will find information about what is happening at the church, announcements and general thoughts on the Christian life. We hope you will visit often, here and in person at the church! We would like to take a moment to introduce our new pastor, the Rev. Mary Quillin. She came to our church in mid-June from Anniston. A Montgomery, Alabama native, she has been in the ministry for 15 years, serving a number of churches in the North Alabama conference, having graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. She is married with one son and enjoys reading, fishing, hiking, and camping just to name a few things!  She is also serving Andrew’s Chapel UMC north of Rockford. “I enjoy having fun,” she says, “and even though the church and discipleship are serious business, they can be fun in the process. After all Jesus enjoyed having fun as he toured the towns and countryside with his disciples.”   WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

September 4, 2008 Posted by | Various Things | Leave a comment