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 136 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
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Children's Class
    – 10:15 AM
  • Language Service
    – 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Midweek Service & Bible Study
    – 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • New Member's Class
    – 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM



    Join us September 5 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for the annual RUMC Labor Day Indoor/Outdoor Garage Sale!  We're just a short walk from the Rutherford Community Labor Day Celebration on Park Ave. Stop by for a rest, refreshment, and plenty of great shopping at thrift prices. It's not too soon to pick up the perfect Christmas gift for those special people on your list. Find new or like-new clothing for men, women, and children, housewares, home decorating, furniture, giftware, technology, books, toys, and much more. Check out the delicious home-baked treats, especially the vegetable or seafood Korean pancakes. PLUS: Games and activiities for the kids while you shop. And be sure to visit our beautiful church sanctuary.

    Have items to donate? The RUMC Labor Day Garage Sale is a great way to de-clutter your home and make sure your new or gently used donation finds a happy new home!  Give us a call.  All proceeds from the sales benefit the RUMC Better Roof Fund. SEE YOU THERE, RAIN OR SHINE!


    Welcome back to Pastor BJ and Sook from their two-week travels to visit family and see the sights across the northern border in Canada. We're glad to have you back rested and refreshed.  Pastor BJ returns to lead Sunday services (10 am and 12 noon) on Sunday, August 28.  Everyone is welcome to join us at either service and stay for fellowship following. Many thanks to Win Shin (Local Pastor-in-Training) and to Rev. Dr.Jungyong Na who led our services while Pastor BJ was away. You have inspired us with your preaching and your kindness. God bless you both.


    NEXT MEETING: Sept. 1.  Join every Thursday  for food, friendship, and faith as we explore the scripture reading for the coming Sunday.  Share a bite to eat and great conversation led by local pastor-in-training Win Shin,. We usually meet at RUMC  but sometimes we're at one of our homes or even at a local eatery. Check back here regularly to see where we'll be each week.  We go from 7:30 to around 9:30, but come when you can and leave when you must. Bring the kids, too.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

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6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
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