(10-20-20) St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, located at 1538 Oregon Road, Rockford, OH will welcome Deacon Tom Sanford back to the pulpit on Sunday, October 25, 2020.


Deacon Sanford is with Kingdom Harvest Ministries in Celina. They are the church that is partnering with schools and communities to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to youth in the area.

RTBE (Released Time Bible Education) serves over 100 students in the Parkway and Celina Schools. Students can get dual high school and college course credit for this off-school site curriculum during the regular school day.

On November 1, 2020 Retired Pastor Steve Howell from Grace Missionary Church will be in the pulpit delivering the first in a three part series in November called “Conversations with Jesus”. November 1st is “Jesus Talks with a Sincere Person” based on John 1:43-51.

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”

44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.

“Come and see,” said Philip.

47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”

48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.

Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”

49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”

50 Jesus said, “You believe[a] because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you,[b] you[c] will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’[d] the Son of Man.”

Social distancing and other rules are being followed to keep everyone safe. Plan now to join us. Everyone is welcome.

Please call Dave Taylor at 419-733-1155 for any questions regarding the reopening of worship services.

Visit the St. Paul’s UCC – Rockford Facebook Page for information as well.