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

  We are here in Rutherford for about 138 years. In fact, we were formed as a church community before this town was founded officially. Over more than a century and three decade long ministry and mission we have not lost our corporate identity as a Christian Community, who is centered on the Word of God and "under the same management over 2000 years."

  Visit with us, and you may find us a microcosmic global church where each and every one in presence represents differences in many and various ways and yet united in the Spirit of God for the mission of transforming the world.

Rethinking Church
Pastor BJ Kim, D-Min.


Contact Us

Rutherford United Methodist Church 러더포드 연합감리교회
56 West Passaic Avenue
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
Map  •   Directions
Phone (201) 438-4486
Fax (201) 438-4486
Mobile (201) 981-2429

Regular Schedule

  • Daily Early Morning Prayer Service
    – 6:00 AM to 6:30 AM
  • Worship Service (English)
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Children's Class
    – 10:15 AM
  • Worship Service (Korean language)
    – 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Midweek Service & Bible Study (Korean language)
    – 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • New Member's Class
    – 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
  • Saturday Prayer and Breakfast (Korean Language)
    – 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM



    Join us for Sunday worship on January 20, as we hear the scripture about the wedding at Cana where Jesus worked his first public miracle, turning water into wine.Ever wonder about that? Come and learn more.
    Worship is at 10 am (English) and 12 noon (Korean). Fellowship follows each service. 



    Last Sunday, on the day we celebrated both the Baptism of Jesus and the UMC observance of Korean-American Day, RUMC welcomed Jaewook Lee into Christian life. Jaewook was baptized by Pastor BJ at the Korean language service and began his journey of faith as a Christian. God bless you, Jaewook. Your RUMC family is delighted to welcome you and support you as you start your walk of faith with our loving Korean-American church family. 신의 축복


    Last Sunday, we bid godspeed to our own Lou Cox, lay preacher and RUMC program coordinator, who departs this week for the Philippines where he will join his wife Julie in mission service until mid-February. "This is a very emotional day for me, as I prepare for a long journey," said Lou in a heartfelt speech where he recalled that he will soon mark the start of his third year with RUMC. "I found love, and I found friends," he said of his time here. Lou and Julie return regularly to Julie's native country where they work with a feeding program for children and minister to women in need. "We go there as promise keepers," said Lou. Along with Pastor BJ, several church members laid hands on Lou, as Pastor BJ led a prayer over him for an inspired send off. God bless you Lou.  We will miss you and keep you and Julie and your Filipino friends in prayer. 


    Please keep in prayer our other church members who are away and serving in missions, and those who will be departing soon. Jamie Lee has returned to Cambodia where she continues to work with youth, especially those most vulnerable to human traffickers. Next month, Pastor BJ and Sook return to Thailand and Nepal, for their annual mission visit to those countries. Pray for them and those they serve. 


    TIn our country of plenty, hunger and food insecurity live in nearly every community. Jesus instructed us to "feed the hungry." Let's commit to doing as he asked. Please bring at least one non-perishable food item  to church on Sunday for distribution to the Rutherford Community Food Pantry and to CUMAC, a UMC outreach in Paterson.Check here to see what's needed most at the Rutherford Food Pantry. Thanks and God bless you!!


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