OUR MISSION

We, the members of Spring Creek United Church of Christ, are a people of God centered in Christ. Responding actively to God's love, we strive to be inclusive, reconciling, and caring in our ministry to each other and to the wider community.

Our Vision is to be a church that is embracing our diversity to make a "divine difference"... Together.

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Spring Creek United Church of Christ

4500 Spring Creek Road | Rockford, IL 61114

Office 815 877 2576 | Fax 815 877 6819

OFFICE HOURS | 10am-2pm Tue - Wed - Thur

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Embracing our diversity to make a divine difference together - LGBT friendly - welcoming to all no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey

Sunday Worship at 10:30am

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Our Music Ministry

Tom Stein

Director of Music

815.877.2576

Vocal and Handbell Choirs practice and perform regularly September through May, and visiting artists are often featured during the summer months and special holidays. A variety of instruments may be heard, including organ, piano, guitar, woodwinds, bells, trumpet, percussion, and others.

 

Our instruments include two Casio Privia PX350 stage pianos, a Rodgers 900 three-manual, four-division classical organ with PR-300S sound module, and a Gulbransen baby grand piano.

 

Choir membership is open to all, with no previous musical training required. While participation ideally requires a weekly commitment (excluding summer months), there are plenty of other opportunities for involvement in our music ministry. We are always in need of lay worship hymn leaders, guest instrumentalists, and short-term choir members for special events and seasons such as Christmas and Easter.

 

New voices and bell ringers are always welcome, as are persons who play any type of musical instrument. We encourage students to perform!

 

Music Director Tom Stein studied at Berklee School of Music, where he focused on jazz composition and jazz/contemporary arranging before earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education at Northern Illinois University.

 

His primary instrument at NIU was the organ. He comes to us with several years of experience as a church musician and leader of vocal and handbell choirs.

 

He has also worked as a K-12 music teacher in public and parochial schools, and is active as a pianist and music teacher in the northern Illinois region. 

 

Tom assumed the role of our music director on January 1, 2018, and we appreciate the creativity and energy that he brings to this vital ministry.

 

 

There is a place for you here!
Vocal Choir
PRACTICE

is 7:00-8:00 pm

Thursday evenings

September thru May, with final rehearsal at 9:30 am Sunday morning in our sanctuary.

 

Handbell
PRACTICE

is from 6:00-7:00 pm

Thursday evenings

September thru May

in our sanctuary.

 

Join us!

We're a friendly group.

Our popular Concerts on the Creek community outreach initiative offers many opportunities to enjoy affordable live music. 

 

Weekly events May-Sept and Monthly Oct-April

Click here to visit our concert web page.

 

There is no admission charge and all financial support is by free w​ill donations.