United Church of Christ

Join Our Worship!

Services are held live in our sanctuary at
2A East Passaic Avenue

Rutherford NJ 07070
every Sunday 10:30am until 11:45am.

The service is also streamed live on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 896 848 7730
One tap mobile +1 646 876 9923

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Our Invitation to you

If you seek friendship, community, or purpose in life, if you are deep in your Faith or spiritual but not religious, check us out!

You are welcome to join us either online or in-person for small group conversation, enrichment or service activities, fellowship or for Sunday worship service.

Our Church is in Rutherford NJ, yet we have Zoom members from various parts of the United States. There is no litmus test for belonging, we are open to everyone seeking community or a deeper life of meaning and purpose.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey – you are welcome here.


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Our Principles

Diversity is a core strength of our community.

We are an open & affirming, multi-racial, multi-cultural, community of faith. We are available in person in Rutherford, NJ and have a thriving on-line community. We are a diverse group of individuals of all ages, many races, different sexual identities and orientations, political thought, and from various faith backgrounds.

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Church Chat
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Spiritual Growth is essential to who we are.

We each seek a deeper spiritual life through connection, worship, service and radical unconditional love. We seek spiritual wisdom through the Bible, ancient and contemporary texts. We seek God’s guidance as we follow Jesus Christ to transform our lives. We see the Divine within ourselves and in every living thing. We intentionally look for opportunities to put our Faith into Action in our daily lives.

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Christian Education
Church School
Women’s Bible Study & Book Club
Pastor’s Spiritual Growth Group
Women’s Fellowship Retreat
Church-wide Retreat
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Social Justice Actions to create God’s Beloved Community & Save our Planet.

We envision a future brimming with peace, joy, and creativity. We practice Practical Spirituality through concrete actions to co-create a fair and more just world. We realize the Spirit through action in the world.

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Sustainable Practices
Linen napkins, table clothes, dish towels
Mindful use of energy (LEED certified)
Member of GreenFaith
Member UCC Environmental (Check name)
Mission Team
Rutherford Food Pantry
Family Promise – food security for homeless families
Winter Warmup- Clothing distribution to homeless individuals
Angel Tree – Christmas gifts for low-income families
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International Missions

We offer our knowledge and skills to help those help themselves and break the cycle of dependency. We offer material support and social capital in several developing countries.

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Palestine women and children’s groups
Jamaica Orphanage
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Actions in support of Environmental Justice

We envision a world transformed, in which humanity in all its diversity has developed a shared reverence for life on Earth. We seek to generate a moral awakening to the sacredness of Earth and the dignity of all people.

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Police Accountability
Voting Rights
LGBTQ+ Youth Group, in partnership with the Bergen Council LGBTQ Alliance (BCLA)
Video nights:
Story of Stuff
The Meatrix
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Honoring Tradition and Living into the Future.

As part of the United Church of Christ, the Rutherford Congregational Church is a thriving community of believers and seekers, each on our own path on life’s journey. The Rutherford Congregational Church has a long tradition of Christian Faith and service to its members and the community.

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Worship Services & Worship Team
Music Ministry
Hospitality Team
First Sunday Communion
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Community Engagement Connects us to Neighbors, Strangers, our Town and the World.

Churches are integral to the wellbeing of neighborhoods and communities. By listening to residents and working alongside community partners, we build strong networks and coalitions, the gifts and talents of everyone can be harnessed to strengthen our ties and improve community life.

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Veteran’s Fundraiser
Chamber of Commerce Networking Socials
Non-Profit Summit, Community Connections Events
Creativity Workshop (Art, Music, Dance, Poetry, Writing, Drama)
Girl Scouts Conference
Middle School Prom Night
Rummage Sales
Support for Center for Hope & Safety, assisting victims of domestic violence.
SERVE Project – Sustainable Consumer Buying
Movie Nights
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Celebrating the Joys, Sorrows and Milestones of Life.

From Baby Baptisms to End of Life Ceremonies, from weddings, anniversaries and birthdays, we celebrate the goodness of life, and walk together through life’s journeys. Christian Holidays and Holy Seasons are celebrated through Special worship services, pageants, gatherings and special meals. We also fully participate in the life of our community such as Rutherford Day, Pride Day, Diversity Festival, Arts & Music events, and Holiday Parades!

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Singing Christmas Telegrams
Christmas and Easter Pageants
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A Community of Care

Together, we are building a resilient, caring community where we share in God’s abundance and all needs are met. We care for one another in prayer and in deed.

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Greeting Cards for all occasions
Special Assistance Fund (food, gas, util.)
Car rides, shopping assistance
Inter-generational Technology Assistance
Small support groups
Pastoral Care
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RCC News

Learn More About Our Work With and For Our Community!

Church Move

On 07-08-2023 an intergenerational team moved worship materials and supplies from our current home to our new home at 2 East Passaic Ave in Rutherford,

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Photo: Non-profit Expo 2024
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