Call Us: 507.282.6117
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.


Get Involved

Our church cannot function without the support and participation of our members.

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.


“Nursery Volunteers Needed”

Please help us staff our Nursery!!  We are seeking individuals to help from  8:15 – 9:45 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday on the following dates: 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11 All volunteers must pass a background check. If interested, contact Theresa Diekvoss or Carole Winters through the church office.


Upcoming Events:

 “Infant / Toddler and Caregivers Lunch Bunch Starting Up”

Monday and Wednesdays (no gathering on Mon, Dec 26 OR Mon, Jan 2)
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room 104

With many young children in our congregation and beyond, Peace will be offering will be offering a weekly lunch bunch group for young kids and their caregivers. So if you are a parent, grandparent, nanny, babysitter, care giver of any type, you are invited to drop in Monday and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Come when you can, leave when you need to.  Bring a lunch and meet someone new!

“Middle School & High School Lock In”

January 20th – 21st
6 p.m. until 9 a.m.

Pizza dinner and breakfast included. See Pastor Beth for details, and if you would like to volunteer to be an overnight, or partial overnight chaperone.

“Annual Meeting”

January 22nd
9:45 a.m.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join us for our annual meeting. For all the leaders of church groups, please turn in your annual reports to the church office by January 8th.

“Chili Cook Off”

January 22nd
12 p.m.

Bring a crock pot of your ‘famous’ chili and allow the rest of us to vote on our favorite, and you can help! See sign-up on the Adult bulletin board to let us know how many chili recipes you plan to include in this annual   fundraiser. We are also looking for help to aid in set up and take down.


“Karl Rist Ecclesiastic Service & Reception”

January 22nd
3 p.m.

ALL ARE INVITED to Rev. Karl Rist’s Ecclesiastical Council. This is the final step for Karl in the process for Karl and you are encouraged to attend this gathering and provide your support, care, and love for Karl. There will be a reception following his presentation.


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.

Click to download the scheduled assignments for Sun Tech Team Schedule, Nursery Sunday, or Fellowship Lunch Teams.

Sign Ups

Worship Helpers (ongoing)
Chili / Cornbread Cook-Off (Sun, Jan 22)