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Restarting the music after our 2020 shutdown: 

This promotional video was generously created for Concerts on the Creek by the event planning team of McMullen & Wife in support of our challenging endeavor to restart the music after the long pandemic hiatus that silenced not only our beloved "Pay What You Can Afford" Saturday concerts, but most live music world-wide in March 2020. We hope our followers will return and attend our smaller, more intimate concert format which we have modified to comply with current Covid safety guidelines. Our mission continues to be bringing affordable, high-quality live performances by top notch artists to the Rockford community. We are grateful for the financial sponsorship of Oak Street Health which has helped keep the initiative alive as we rebuild our following.

In late 2021, we introduced a new initiative called “Inspiration On The Creek" (IOTC). IOTC events are offered from 7 to 8pm once each month on selected Sunday evenings with no intermission. The music is not exclusively Christian, and there is no litany or proselytizing. The music selections celebrate hope, justice, peace, and faith, and aim to uplift the spirit and feed the soul. Our Sunday IOTC events are listed along with all our Saturday events at THIS LINK.

Seating capacity and parking at our events is limited. We no longer set up overflow chairs in the fireside/refreshment area behind the sanctuary. About 98 vehicles fit in our parking lot. Although we maintain our "paid by donation" model, listeners can ensure seating by making an advanced donation in the form of a $6 ticket sale at THIS LINK. The $6 ticket barely covers our hosting expenses and provides modest compensation for the performers; we encourage those who can afford it to give generously during a free-will offering that occurs midway through each concert. 


Thanks to our sponsor Oak Street Health, financial assistance is available for anyone who finds a $6 donation to be a difficult burden. Contact 815.979.1949 or email to request help from one of our COTC organizers. 

For those who want to support more of our church's outreach initiatives, opportunity to contribute directly to our current PayIt4ward recipient will also offered at each concert, continuing a tradition that began in 2018 and has benefited many worthy non-profits in Rockford and the wider community.

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Concert coordinators will do our best to acknowledge your inquiry promptly, but please be aware that we are all volunteers who have other jobs in addition to our Concerts On The Creek responsibilities.

PLEASE do not leave time-sensitive phone inquiries about our concerts on the church answering machine. A church staff member is usually available to answer the phone during our office hours of 10-2 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday but many inquiries will have to be redirected to concert committee members.

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