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Third Presbyterian Church

1221 Custer Avenue, Rockford, IL  61103
Phone: (815) 962-7889; Fax (815) 962-9133






Third Presbyterian Softball2013 Men's Softball Team

Third enjoys playing in two church softball leagues. 

The Men's Team plays on Monday evenings at Sportscore during the softball season.

Watch the bulletin calendar for updates on the diamond location and starting time.

The Co-Ed Team plays on Tuesday evenings at Wantz or Mullins Park during the softball season.

In 2013 our Men's Team took 2nd Place in the Monday Night Lower Division Tournament.


Worship Wednesday Gatherings

Watch for the Spring Gatherings to return during Lent!

An informal mid-week gathering of praise, inspiration and prayer featuring short videos that touch on issues that we care about, that we want to talk about and that we face every day in our world.  Coffee and Cookies provided!

Join us for these 35 - 45 minute mid-week times of renewal and blessing.  Featured videos below:








Trunk or TreatTrunk of Treats

Sunday, October 29,  2013 from 3 - 5 PM

Lots of kids, lots of candy, lots of games and lots of fun was had by all!


Pink GirlsWhere's the Candy?





    Bunco and PotluckBunco is fun

    Sunday, February 23, 2013 11:15 AM

    Bring a dish to share and join in a fast-moving game that will circulate you around the room playing with many partners.  If you don't know how to play, we will teach you.  Join us it is FUN!

    Bring your own table service and a dish to pass for the potluck.



    Upcoming Sundays


    Sunday, February 2, 2014 10:15 AM Worship,

    Learning Time and Nursery 

    A Message by Dr. Murray Hanson

    Music by the Chancel Choir


    Sunday, February 9, 2014 10:15 AM Boy Scout Sunday!

    Scout Troop # 23 will be assisting in Worship

    Learning Time and Nursery

    A Message by Dr. Murray Hanson

    Music by the Chancel Choir


    Sunday, February 16, 2014 10:15 AM  Ghana Sunday!

    Worship, Learning Time and Nursery

    Worship with Agave Presbyterian Style!

    • Stories from the Ghana Mission Trip

    • Updates on our Sister church, Agave Presbyterian, in Ghana

    • Music by the Sunday School Children and the Chancel Choir in English and Ewe

    • Fellowship 1/2 Hour after worship


    Sunday, February 23, 2014, 10:15 AM 

    Worship, Learning Time and Nursery

    Pulpit Guest:  Rev. Norm Shirk

    Bunco and Potluck Lunch follow the worship service.



    Faith Builders Study Group

    Faith Builder is an adult small group that meets to encourage Bible Study and discipleship growth. 

    The group meets on Thursday mornings at 9:45 AM at the church.

    Faith Builders are currently studying "The Story".

    New members are always welcome!

    Questions?  Call the Church Office at 815-962-7889.


    Roast Beef Dinners

    The Presbyterian Women's Association holds a Spring and Fall Family Style Roast Beef Dinner to raise funds for Mission and Ministry projects.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Volunteers are always needed to peel potatoes, bake pies, make salads, cook and serve dinner and of course clean up!  These dinners can't be beat and have become a church and neighborhood tradition.



    2013 Roast Beef Dinners

    Spring Dinner:  Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Fall Dinner:  HAS BEEN CANCLED.  We'll miss you!  Please watch for next Spring's Dinner date to be announced.

    Seatings at 5:00 and 6:00 PM

    Tickets:  Adults $9.00; children ages 5 - 10 $5


    The Green Team

    Calling all who desire to be good stewards of the earth!  Anyone is welcome to join this green group as they encourage our congregation and neighbors to live green.   Questions?  E-mail Josh Rollins at jrollins@barrington220.org.


    Recycle Today!

    The Green Team Bin in the Fellowship Room accepts the following recyclables:

    • Ink cartridges

    • compact fluorescent light bulbs

    • batteries

    Newsletter Deadline

    Deadline for the December newsletter is Friday, November 15 2013.

    Mailing Date:  Tuesday, November 26, 2013





    The Women's Association is open to all women of the Church.  The fellowship/study groups are Dorcas Circle, Davis Circle and Lucia Circle which meet monthly.  The purpose of the assocition is to "nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, to support the mission of the church worldwide; to work for justice and peace, and to build an inclusive, caring Community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church."


    The next events hosted by the Women's Association are:

    • The Fall Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, October 20, was cancelled this year due to the unavailbility of our chief cooks.  Please join us next Spring as we return with the Spring Roast Beef Dinner!

    • Christmas Soup and Sandwich Luncheon, December 4, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" Program by Jim Schmitt--Accordian and guitar




    Delta Club meets for various fellowship activities throughout the year.  Questions? Call Dick Lindsey at 815-398-5565.  


    Circle News:

    Third Presbyterian Church has three active Presbyterian Women's Circles--one for every schedule with meetings either on mornings, afternoons or evenings.The circles are listed below along with the next scheduled meeting time.



    DORCAS CIRCLE will be meeting Thursday, November 14 at 9:30 AM at at the church.  Hosted by Heather Genrich. 

    Contact Alyce Lutzow at 815-962-1194 for more information.



    LUCIA CIRCLE will be meeting Tuesday, November 26 at  1:00 PM at the church. 

    For more information, contact Sandra Smith at 815-397-3650 or Kay Carriglitto at 815-962-4753.