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



    Come be inspired. Saluting Our Veterans is the theme of our 10 am worship service on Sunday, November 11.
    In joyful song, prayer, sacred dance,witnessing, and scripture (Mark 12: 38-44), we continue our monthlong "Thankful and Grateful," theme for all God's blessings. Lay preacher Lou Cox will offer the sermon "Giving From the Heart," and Spirit Dance presents movement prayer. Share the warmth and snacks at Fellowship. Service is 10 am (English language) and 12 noon (Korean). Fellowship follows each service. 





    Join us for Thanksgiving Sunday November 18, when we gather as a church family to give thanks to God for our lives, our country, and our faith. Together we'll reflect on the Pilgrims' story of real faith and celebrate in word, song, music, and sacred dance. Fellowship follows as we gather around a Thanksgiving table after service. Please watch here for more details about this day. All Are Welcome. 


    Jinglefest, our annual holiday fundraiser, is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 am - 3 pm.  Mark your calendar and plan to come out for some holiday shopping and cheer. Pick up some great gifts for everyone on your Christmas list from vendors selling jewelry, decor, gourmet chocolates, toys, and much more! PLUS: prizes, facepainting, and surprises.Get more info and see our updated vendor list here. 



    In keeping with an RUMC  Thanksgiving season tradition, we ask everyone to increase, if possible, their donations to the food pantries we help support. When you go to the supermarket, kindly pick up an extra item to bring 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!!



    Thanks to all who attended our Nov 4 Communion Sunday worship service and joined in the surprise celebration as we honored and thanked Pastor BJ Kim for his nearly two decades of service to RUMC on our own Pastor Appreciation Sunday, part of our monthlong observance of thanks and gratitude. It was an especially joyous day as Pastor BJ invited the congregation to pray over member Shelly Ahmed a candidate for Board of Education in the Nov 6 election and welcomed James, a new face at RUMC. A cake and celebration followed at Fellowship. "Thank you for making me happy, today," said Pastor BJ afterwards. Please keep pastor and Sook in your prayers as they travel to South Korea for a two-week visit with family and friends. God bless us all. 

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