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.
Pastor BJ Kim, D-Min.
United Methodist Human Relations Day is observed on the Sunday before the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The goal of Human Relations Day is to strengthen United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth. Your generous gift today can help make a difference for others who need our support. Please use the special envelope provided for Human Relations Day. God bless you. (Read more about UMC Human Relations Day)
Interested in learning more about the Bible? Join us Sunday mornings at 9:20 am for an English-language, pre-service study session with Pastor BJ. We'll explore the scripture readings for that Sunday's service in a 30-minute session that concludes in time for 10 am worship service. Come and gain a deeper understanding of God's Word.
Please continue to remember those who are in need of food. Kindly bring at least one food item each Sunday for donation. RUMC sends food donations to either the Rutherford Food Pantry or to CUMAC, a UMC outreach in Paterson. Your generosity helps put food on the table for families in need. Let's resolve to make an extra effort throughout the New Year. God bless you.