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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.


Upcoming Events:


Semi-Annual Meeting – September 24

This Sunday, we will hold our semi-annual meeting between services (9:45 – 10:45am) in our Fellowship Hall.  An update on our capital campaign will be given, as well as voting on our new Minnesota Conference Delegates and council members for 2018.

Special Event for Youth on Sunday, September 24

Because this coming Sunday is our semi-annual meeting, we will have a special treat for all our youth:  “World of Wonders” magic show in the Dwelling performed by Norm Barnhart; we encourage our high-school youth to attend the meeting. There will be no formal faith formation classes.

Special Presentation – Sunday, October 8 (6 – 7:30pm)
Unfinished by Design – Navigating Loss and Grief (presentation and book signing)

“A Journal for Your Journey” shares stories from Donna Mathiowetz’ own life experiences after the death of her son. Dispersed among the stories are questions and quotes that will help the reader to work through their own grief at their own pace. The journal has provided many with a way to contemplate and process the many facets of grief and discover ways to become whole again.

Donna Mathiowetz has been working in the arena of loss and grief since 1997 following the death of two teenage sons within two years. She and her husband have been foster parents for four children from foreign countries with medical needs that weren’t available to them in their countries of origin. They adopted their son Brandon in 1995. Her passion to help others thrive as they rise to the challenges of changes in their lives comes from her own life experiences.  Donna’s written and spoken message is always heartfelt with a sincere desire to help her audience feel empowered by her words.  Donna resides in Hastings MN with her husband, Dick.  You can read more about Donna and her journey at:

A free-will offering will be taken.



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, or Fellowship Lunch Teams (2017-18 schedule coming soon).

Sign Ups

Worship Helpers (ongoing)