“We pray to be a church for all people because of Christ through love and service”
We believe that we are each called to respond to God’s love by serving God’s people. We’re called to give our time and talents to help others. We invite each member to put faith into action, beginning in our neighborhood, community and extending throughout the world. We invite you to experience new life in Christ by following his example to serve others in the church, in the community, and in the world. Please call the church office at (815) 248-2461 for further information on any of the following opportunities.
In our Church
There are many ways you can help to create a great church experience for members and visitors.
In our Community
Durand Ecumenical Council
The Durand Ecumenical Council (DEC) serves the community of Durand, Illinois as a resource for spiritual and physical needs. Members of the DEC are available to those in immediate need for gas vouchers and limited bill assistance (St. Vincent de Paul only). Call for assistance.
- Trinity Lutheran Church: 815-248-2311
- Durand United Methodist Church: 815-248-2461
- St. Mary/St. Patrick Catholic Church: 815-248-2490
- St. Vincent de Paul: 815-275-5354
For exceptionally urgent needs, please call St. Vincent de Paul (815-275-5354), and someone will respond within 24 hours.
The DEC also sponsors a local food pantry. Operating hours can be found at their Facebook page: Durand Area Food Pantry.
Stop and Swap
Stop and Swap is a community wide swap held one or two times a year where you bring in anything you no longer have a use for and you can take anything other community members have brought in. There is no money exchanged. There is no limit on how much you can bring or take. EVERYTHING is FREE! Donations of music, movies, books, games, linens, house-wares, decorations, tools, sports equipment, furniture, pet supplies, small appliances are accepted. No electronics, paints or stains! We encourage you to come back multiple times during the Swap and see what new things have been put out.
All items remaining after the event will be donated to the Rockford Rescue Mission’s Thrift Store @ 2710 20th Street in Rockford.
The Closet is located at 419 Center Street and is open the second and fourth Friday and Saturday of each month. Clothes are free and available for everyone Donations are accepted at the Durand United Methodist Church in the trailer located in the parking lot on the north side of the church.
Other community service opportunities include financial support for Rock House Kids in Rockford as well as Easter baskets and gifts, Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas gifts, paper supplies and personal items, school backpacks and supplies for the most needy in our community. We also support the Church World Service Crop-Walk, Habitat Humanity and the Durand Area Food Pantry.
In Our World
We support a Haiti Mission Trip, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and Operation Christmas Child.