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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



    Join us for joyful worship at RUMC's Thanksgiving/ Christ the King Sunday worship service November 22 at 11:00 am  All are welcome. Our service is offered in-person and online (see Zoom info below) Each year, we celebrate the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day as Thanksgiving Sunday. Join us in songs and prayers of gratitude. It is also Christ the King Sunday, the final Sunday of the liturgical year. The gospel reading is Matthew 25:31-46 (NRSV), The Final Judgement . In-person attendees, please wear a face covering and practice social distancing. 

    Zoom Access 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





    Thanksgiving is the perfect time to remember The Rutherford Community Food Pantry and food pantries everywhere. As we thank God for the abundance we have received, please remember the less fortunate, especially those who are hungry. Covid-19 has increased the urgency of the need. Please help our hungry sisters and brothers by donating generously this Thanksgiving Sunday. When you go food shopping, if you are able, please buy an extra item to donate and drop it off at church. Click here  to see what's needed most at the Rutherford Food Pantry. If you are not local, please consider donating to a food pantry near you.  God bless you for providing others with a Happy Thanksgiving.



    Next Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent, the start of both a new liturgical year in the church and of  the season of preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Advent is a time of reflection on the miracle of Christ's coming into the world and living among the human family as one of us. As we light the candles of the Advent wreath on each of the four Sundays in Advent, we reflect on the hope, love, joy, and peace that are the Christmas gifts God gives us in Jesus. Let's also think about how we can give those gifts to others. Advent means "coming."  We cry out: Come, Lord Jesus.





    Each year, the United Methodist Church recognizes the last Sunday of November as Student Sunday, one of the UMC's special giving days. On this day, churches are called to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. Members are asked to make a special offering. This offering provides scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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