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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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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.

Be at peace and start a new family tradition this Christmas…


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:


Christmas Cantata – Sunday, December 17 (10am)

We invite you to join us for ONE service on Sunday, December 17, as our choir, along with many musicians, perform “The Song Heard ‘Round the World.”  This cantata, written and arranged by Joseph M Martin, is a journey of international carols and folk songs that incorporate narration and scripture to share Christmas story.

Children’s Christmas Program – Sunday, December 24 (10am)

With our Advent theme this year of What Child is this, our Children’s Christmas Program will be all-comers pageant, with kids or adults sharing the Christmas Story.  Note that there will only be ONE morning service (10am).

Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24

4:00pm ~ Traditional Lessons & Carols with Candlelight Communion
6:00pm ~ Contemporary Service with Candlelight Communion
7:30pm ~ Contemplative Guitar Service with Candlelight Communion

Click the image to the right and see what’s happening at Peace!


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 families to be able to fully participate in services and volunteer with activities, our nursery is available for infants through 3 years old every Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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)