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Are You Unsure of Church?

Not sure about coming to church? Not sure about church in general? That's o.k. We understand. Rochelle United Methodist Church is a community of folks ... some who've known each other since Sunday School days and whose families have been around since the congregation's inception over 170 years ago and others who just found God 3 days ago. That history can be a bit intimidating to a newcomer.

But as much as these folks love their church, they also love Jesus. More than anything, they want others to know the hope in Christ that has sustained them throughout their lives. These are the kinds of folks who will be there for you through thick and thin. They've lived life's questions.

And so they want to make sure RUMC is a safe place to ask life's questions, to wrestle with what you believe and why and not be judged.

So simply come as you are and let God and others love you. That's all that coming to church needs to be.

And we know that when Jesus gets a hold of you, you will want to share that love as well!


What is Church?

So you've been trolling this website and realize we didn't define church. Yikes! Sorry...

A church is a community of people who follow Jesus. A church can also be a building. We also like to think of church as a verb: people being the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. At RUMC we're all three.

Who is Jesus?

This is a complicated question to answer is such a small space.

In short, Jesus is God in flesh. He lived 2000 years ago in Jerusalem. He is still alive in the realm of God and in us. We see Jesus as our savior, teacher, and friend. We'd be happy to tell you more about Jesus and why he's so important. Just reach out to us in the way that you're most comfortable.

Chuck Knows Church

Here is a quirky video series called ‘Chuck Knows Church’ that answers some of the common FAQ’s about church, Christians and common traditions & practices of United Methodists