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1503 2nd Avenue, NE | Rochester, MN 55906

“A safe and inclusive church living God’s radical message



Peace United Church is a diverse, welcoming community. Join us for worship as we grow in God’s love.



From faith formation to Bible study, we offer opportunities to strengthen your faith life.


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News Highlights

Peace United Church of Christ offers two different styles of worship (traditional and contemporary) and a variety of programs to fit your spiritual needs. Find the latest events below.


NEWS RELEASE:  Peace United Church of Christ Adopts Sanctuary Status

Following a congregational vote on Sunday, September 24, Peace United Church of Christ  approved a resolution to provide physical refuge for those in the community facing deportation orders.  This move is intended as an emergency measure extended to community members who have a lawful case to defer deportation if given the time and assistance needed to mount a legal defense. In alignment with their beliefs and traditions, Peace United Church of Christ is joining with 48 additional faith communities across Minnesota, and hundreds across the country, as part of the New Sanctuary Movement that calls them to protect and stand with immigrants facing detention and deportation.  A press conference was held on Monday, October 2, to share with the community where we are and how to find ways to work together for the benefit of our immigrant neighbors, friends, and members.

You can click on this link to read Pastor Beth’s comments.  A video with comments from others in our community can be viewed here.

Upcoming Events:


Sunday Morning Assistance to Samaritan Bethany Residents – October

Every Sunday in October we are being asked to assist the residents at Samaritan to/from their Sunday chapel services.  We are seeking individuals who can assist us with this ministry.  Click here for available dates and times.

Family Movie Night – Friday, October 20 (6:30pm)

We will be showing the movie “Moana.”  Cost is $5/family for pizza and pop.  Please sign up here by noon on Oct 19 so we know how many pizzas to order.


Highway Clean Up – Sunday, October 22 (3:00pm)

Join us on Sunday, October 22 to get our section of the highway cleaned up.  We’ll take the church bus.  All you need to bring is gloves and wear closed-toe shoes; vests and bags will be provided.  You can sign up here.

Drag-Queen Bingo – Saturday, October 28 (7:00pm)

Join us for a fun-filled evening!  We will have over $500 in cash prizes (best Halloween Costumes for kids and adults plus wining games for Bingo-playing adults if attendance exceeds 125).  Doors open at 6:30pm; games begin at 7:00pm sharp!  Admission is $10 (cash only).

Fall Carnival – Sunday, October 29 (4:00 – 7:00pm)

Join us for an afternoon of Halloween fun!!!  There will be games, treats, raffles, face painting, and more.  Cost is $1 for 10 game tickets.  Kids in costume get an additional 15 tickets FREE!  All proceeds will benefit the Peace UCC youth service work projects.


Sunday Worship

8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship
11:00 a.m. – Contemporary Worship

Faith Formation

9:40-10:45 a.m. (September-May)


In order for all parents to be able to fully participate in services and for our many volunteers to help with activities, our nursery is available for infants through 3 years old every Sunday (during the school year) from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During the summer months (June through Mid-Sept), our nursery is available from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Seeking a warm and energetic person to care for our children and work with nursery volunteers and families.  Click HERE for more details and to apply.

Click to download the scheduled assignments for Sunday Tech Crew Schedule, Nursery Sunday – Sign Ups, or 2017-18 Fellowship Lunch Teams.

Sign Ups

Worship Helpers (ongoing)