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 139 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 everyone 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

56 West Passaic Avenue
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
Map  •   Directions
Phone (201) 438-4486
Fax (201) 438-4486
Mobile (201) 981-2429

Regular Schedule


  • Worship Service (English)
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Children's Class
    – 10:15 AM


  • Midweek Service & Bible Study (Korean language)
    – 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM


  • New Member's Class
    – 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM



    To all our members and friends: In accordance with federal, state, and local directives regarding the outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19, all church services and other activities involving group gatherings will be suspended until further notice, due to the need to protect against spread of the pandemic. Please join us in praying for those who are sick with the virus, for their families, for the medical and emergency professionals providing care, for those who have lost their jobs, and for all who suffer as a result of this pandemic.
    Be kind. Treat others as you would be treated. Help one another. Trust in God. 

    Please check back here regularly for continued information about RUMC. Please follow all federal safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control to protect yourself and your family. Pray together at this time of worldwide challenge. God bless you. 


    Though we cannot gather in our church sanctuary this year for Holy Week services,Pastor BJ invites everyone to come together online for virtual services on Maundy Thursday (April 9) and on Easter Sunday (April 12). As we prepare to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus, let us give thanks for the opportunity to be together, as Jesus came together with his disciples to share a holy meal and fellowship on the night before he died. Below is the information to access the Maundy Thursday service (7:00 pm) on Zoom. Easter service info will be posted soon.
    God bless you. 

    Zoom - Online Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 PM

    Service ID: 490 823 387
    Password: 000887




     The Rise Against Hunger March 21 event to pack meals for the hungry has been canceled due to the Coronavirus prevention actions. But you can still help by donating to the cause. The need is greater now than ever. Learn more here 


    Lent is a time for us to make sacrifices and do more to help bring about God's kingdom on earth. Please remember those who are hungry in our community. They need our help more than ever now.  At this time, due to Coronavirus restrictions, we cannot bring food donations to the church. Donations to the Rutherford Community Food Pantry are by appointment only.  Please click here to see what's needed most at the Rutherford Food Pantry and to make an appointment to drop off your donation. God bless you.  


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