Over ZOOM   Meeting ID  204-274-895
Password 991878   (see Announcements for details)

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 who are  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  represents our human diversity 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

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

Regular Schedule


  • Worship Service (English)
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Children's Class
    – 10:15 AM


  • Midweek Service & Bible Study (Korean language)
    – 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM


  • New Member's Class
    – 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM



    Join us on Sunday June 7 when Pastor BJ leads his last Sunday Communion Service with RUMC. The virtual service starts at 10 am.  Please  join us to share in this meaningful day. Kindly prepare for communion by having ready a small piece of bread and some wine, grape juice or water. As we unite in commuion, let us unite with people of faith across the country - and beyond - to pray for peace and healing in our nation. We have faith that God makes all things new. Please  The service is online over the ZOOM app. To join,  copy and paste the url shown below into your web browser.  Enter Meeting  ID when prompted. God bless you!


    Zoom meeting ID: 204 274 895

    Password: 991878




    Following a Pentcost Sunday service last week where two new servants of the church were installed, Pastor BJ and Sook were given a surprise send-off before their move to Florida last Monday. For his last Sunday service in Rutherford, Pastor BJ named Joanne Chung (Kwon-Sa) and Won-Bae (James) Jung (Jang-Ro) church servants and commissioned them with outreach to the Korean community. Also in the spirit of Pentecost, missionary Julie Cox gave an update on her missions in the Philippines. When the service ended with a benediction, Marilyn Grindler - the longest-serving member of RUMC- surprised Pastor and Sook with an in-person visit while everyone attending over Zoom watched. Marilyn presented BJ and Sook with a gift over $2000, given by church members, as well as an engraved frame with a photo of the group at the 140th Anniversary Sunday last March, and a handcrafted religious wall-hanging. Marilyn read a touching tribute to BJ and Sook, thanking them for their 20 years of service.

    Afterwards, other members, speaking from home, recalled fond memories of the dedicated couple. Helen DeVoe displayed a photo of Pastor baptizing her younger daughter, Teagan, 13 years ago. "We will miss you all," said Sook. "So many years together."  Pastor BJ noted that "every corner of this building" contains a memory and thanked everyone for their gifts and faithful presence. Pastor will lead the Communion Sunday service June 7 online. The entire RUMC family extends our gratitude to both Pastor BJ and Sook for their devotion, kindness, and faith and wish them a new life of peace and refreshment.  We love you Pastor and Sook, and we thank God for blessing RUMC with your presence for two decades. We will miss you and look forward to your visits to New Jersey. Amen



    In these days of social distancing and virtual worship, please remember that the church still needs your support. Kindly send your offering by regular mail or you may donate online.  For online donation, please call Pastor BJ for details.  Thank you for your generosity. 


    To all our members and friends: In accordance with federal, state, and local directives regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19, all church services and other activities involving group gatherings will be suspended until further notice, due to the need to protect against spread of the pandemic. Please join us in praying for those who are sick with the virus, 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. 

    Please check back here regularly for continued information about RUMC. Please follow all federal safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control to protect yourself and your family. Pray together at this time of worldwide challenge. God bless you. 


    The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on people and communities around the world. We see images in the news of people waiting on long lines for food to feed their families.  Many have never had to do this before. They are unemployed, hungry, and need our help more than ever. When you go food shopping, if you are able, please buy an extra item to donate to the Rutherford Commmunity Food Pantry.  You can bring it to church, and place it by the door at the top of the driveway.  Marilyn and Bill will pick it up and bring it to the Food Pantry.   Please click here to see what's needed most at the Rutherford Food Pantry.  Thank you



    Did you miss our virtual service on Easter Sunday?  A few of you were unable to access the service online, but you can still experience it. Click here and be inspired.    Be sure to join our virtual servcie every Sunday  throughout the Easter season and beyond! God bless you.



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