In-Person and Virtual (Zoom)
Zoom Access URL 
Meeting ID 881 4163 3055

 (No Password is needed. 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



    Join us Sunday, September 20, at 11 am for a hybrid worship with both in-person and zoom options. (see Zoom access information below). The gospel reading for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost is Matthew 20:1-16, (NRSV), The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. Our service will have a time for you to express your Joys and Concerns. If you have happy news to share, we want to rejoice with you. If you have concerns and need prayer support, let us know, so we can help. If you are attending service in person, you must wear a face covering. Social distancing will be observed. A brief fellowship time will follow the service in Fellowship Hall. 

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

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


    Did you miss a recent Zoom service?  To see a past service, click on the link for that date:

    August 16  https://youtu.be/abqOtCr5nNg

    August 9  https://youtu.be/LHB5D7QXIRM

    August 2  https://youtu.be/LHB5D7QXIRM





    As we slowly return to school, offices, church, and other regular activities that were suspended or virtual these past six months, please exercise care and follow all safety recommendations. Wear a face mask. Wash hands frequently. Follow instructions for the particular activity or location you are returning to. Remember that many are still being infected and even dying from coronavirus. Please continue to pray for those who are sick with covid-19, for their families, for the medical and emergency professionals providing care, for those who have lost their jobs, and for all who suffer as a result of this pandemic.  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. 



    Please keep these special intentions in your prayers this week. Pray for all those who are suffering injury, loss, and discomfort due to Hurricane Isaias and for all the medical and  emergency workers responding to the need. 

    Also keep in prayer the work we are doing to resolve certain needs of the church. We are working to correct the building violations cited recently by the Fire Department: Thanks to Bill, chair of the RUMC Board of Trustees for his work on this issue. Volunteers Tim, and Peter are helping to find solutions for a reasonable cost. Also The chimney problem that caused roof leaks into Fellowship Hall is now under study by Tim and James.

    Many thanks to those who have donated toward these needs. If you wish to contribute,please feel free to contact us for how you can donate.  God bless you.




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