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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.

“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: 12/11, 1/8, 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:

“High School Youth Group Outing”

Sunday, December 4th
1 – 4 p.m. at the Bakken Farm

Pet an Alpaca, eat some marshmallows, tell stories, laugh! RSVP to Pastor Beth Rogers if you plan on attending.


 “Infant / Toddler and Caregivers Lunch Bunch Starting Up”

Monday and Wednesdays from 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!

“Christmas Eve Services”

December 24th

A beautiful service of Lessons and Carols will be shared at these services with special music by the choir and other musicians. We will end our services with our traditional communion/candlelight service.

7:30 p.m.

We will celebrate Jesus’ birth with a CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS service. Come and share in the joy of Jesus’ birth with familiar tunes to a different beat! We will end this service with the beautiful communion/candlelight service.


“Christmas Day at Peace”

December 25th
10:30 a.m.

Since Christmas is on Sunday we wanted to provide a different backdrop to our Christmas journey.  So many in our community find Christmas a difficult time of year. We want to provide an opportunity for all of our brothers and sisters to experience Christmas in a welcoming way. Our 10:30 a.m. service will provide time for singing, reflection, reading, meditation, and prayer in a quieter atmosphere. We will share communion at this service.

11:30 a.m.

Following our worship service we are providing an opportunity for ALL people (whether you come to the worship or not) to join us for a potluck meal. There are so many in our community who do not have family and/or a place to have a Christmas meal together. So, EVERYONE is invited to join us and fellowship with your Peace UCC Family!

Ham and drinks will be provided. You are invited to bring a side-dish and/or dessert.  You are also asked to bring your favorite game to play. We will also be showing a family Christmas movie during this time. Please invite others to come – Children (as always) are welcome!!! Come and join the party!


“Women’s Retreat Registration Now Open”

January 13th – 15th
Good Earth Village

Mark your calendars and grab a registration brochure today for this year’s women’s retreat January 13-15, 2017 at Good Earth Village.  Our Theme will be Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire: Praying with the Elements.  The women’s retreat is a great time to gather with women you know and some you are just meeting to relax, rejuvenate and build relationships in the midst of winter.  Cost $180 for the whole weekend, prorated for those only able to stay one day.  Scholarships are available, please contact Pastor Beth for more information. Fill out a registration form here and turn it in at church.


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 Crew, Nursery Sunday, or Fellowship Lunch Teams.