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1503 2nd Avenue, NE | Rochester, MN 55906

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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.

Upcoming Events:







“Race Forward”

This new group endeavors to move the conversation on race and privilege forward. We will begin meeting on September 27 at 7p.m., in The Dwelling. All are welcome to attend.

“Neighbors In Need Special Mission Offering”

Sunday, October 2nd (Both Services)
We will be taking our Neighbors In Need Special Mission Offering. It supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the US. Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects.


“Samaritan Bethany Chapel Assistance Needed”

Sundays in October
We are looking for volunteers to help our residents at Samaritan Bethany go to and from the chapel on Sundays for the month of October. There will be two shifts, one at 8:30 a.m. and one at 9:30 a.m. Sign up to help in the Fellowship Hall.


“Rags to Riches”

Month of October
The Social Action and Outreach ministry is continuing the textile recycling program called Rags to Riches. Through a partnership with a non-profit recycling organization, we can take your old, ripped, worn or unwanted clothing, sheets, towels or other textiles and turn them into money for homelessness outreach. Peace Church will get ten cents per pound collected to be used to support our efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our community (in May we raised $131.85).  Recycling these textiles turns trash into rugs, stuffing, and insulation materials and it keeps it OUT OF LANDFILLS!
Drop off your items in the Rags to Riches bin every Sunday Morning in October.


“Saints of Peace Outing”

Thursday, October 13th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us on October 13th for a trip down to Nelson, Wisconsin for lunch at Beth’s Twin Bluff’s Café and then ice cream down at the Nelson Cheese Shop. The cost is $6 per person in addition to the cost of lunch and ice cream. Our Saints of Peace outings are reserved for those 55 or better. Be sure to sign up in the Fellowship Hall by Monday, October 10th if you are interested in   attending this fun event.


“Family Movie Night”

Friday, October 14th
6 p.m.
Join us on Friday, October 14th in the Fellowship Hall for a family movie night. We will be showing The Peanuts Movie. Cost is $5 per family and the sign up is in the Fellowship Hall.


“Welcome Rev. Beth Rogers”

We are very happy to announce that our congregation has voted to bring Rev. Beth Rogers as our Associate Pastor!  She’ll begin her position with us on October 15th.


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 Sunday Tech Crew, Nursery Sunday, or Fellowship Lunch Teams.