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Zoom Access URL 
Meeting ID 881 4163 3055     Password: 56

 (Note: Password is now required. See Announcements below for call-in numbers)

Welcome to our church.  We are the people of the United Methodist Church with "open hearts, open minds, and open doors," and  we are striving to be a loving, caring, celebrating, learning, serving, and growing family of disciples of Jesus Christ.

We have been in Rutherford for 140 years. In fact, we were formed as a church community before this town was founded officially. Over more than a century and four-decade-long ministry and mission, we have not lost our corporate identity as a Christian Community centered on the Word of God and "under the same management over 2000 years."

Visit with us and experience a global church where each and every one  represents our human diversity and yet united in the Spirit of God for the mission of transforming the world.



Contact Us

Rutherford United Methodist Church

56 West Passaic Avenue
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
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Phone (201) 438-4486
Fax (201) 438-4486

Regular Schedule


  • Worship Service (English)
    – 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM



    Sunday, October 25 is Reformation Sunday. All are welcome to join us for our 11:00 am worship service offered in a hybrid format with both in-person and zoom options. ( Zoom access information below.) This Sunday we recognize the Protestant Reformation with prayers for unity and community.  The gospel reading is for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 22:34-46 (NRSV), the Great Commandment. You are invited to express your  joys and concerns at the service.  If you are attending church in person, please wear a face covering. Social distancing will be observed. See you Sunday!  

    Zoom URL https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88141633055      
    Meeting ID  881 4163 3055     Password: 56

    Dial-in number    +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
    or find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/khsViVcVA





    CONGRATULATIONS & BLESSINGS to Pastor Lim on the occasion of his formal ordination to ministry. The ordination took place October 6 at the United Methodists of Greater NJ Annual Conference 2020. Bishop John Schol ordained the candidates to ministry in an inspirational service that was especially noteworthy for taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic. Attendees to the Conference events wore protective face masks in accordance with safety protocols. Each newly ordained minister temporarily removed his or her mask for a photo. Pastor Lim got laughs when he playfully wiped his brow and sighed in relief. God bless you, Pastor Lim. RUMC is blessed by your warm and joyful ministry. We look forward to serving God with you for years to come. See photos of Pastor Lim's ordination here. You can also find information about the Conference events and watch the video on You Tube click here 



    People of faith across the U.S. and around the globe are called to unite in prayer as the Covid-19 pandemic rages again and the death toll rises. Pray for all those who are sick, their families, and caregivers. Pray that the healthy remain strong during this second wave and offer support wherever they can. Pray for those who have lost employment, shelter, and stability. Pray that effective treatment and cure come soon. As our country prepares for a general election in a tense national environment, pray for peace, understanding, and fairness. Please exercise care and follow all safety recommendations. Wear a face mask. Wash hands frequently. Be kind. Treat others as you would be treated. Help one another. Trust in God.    



    The Rutherford Community Food Pantry needs our help more than ever. The economic crisis caused by Covid-19 has increased the urgency, especially for those who were already struggling to survive. Please help our hungry sisters and brothers by donating regularly to the food pantry. When you go food shopping, if you are able, please buy an extra item to donate and drop it off at church on Sunday. Click here  to see what's needed most. If you are not local, please consider donating to a food pantry near you.  God bless you. 


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