United Presbyterian Church of Rockford, Minnesota
Celebrating over 150 years of faith!

Come worship with us!

Regular Hours:

Sunday School during Worship hour

Worship 10:30 AM Sundays (winter hours)

Contemporary services once a month

September 17, October 29,  November 26

Communion on the first Sunday of the Month.

Summer Hours  (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Worship 9:30 AM     (no Sunday School)

UPC is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Who We Are

Our congregation has been meeting in the same building since 1864.  We are a small family-oriented congregation where worship is uncomplicated and Christ centered with both traditional and contemporary music.  As Presbyterians, we have a special emphasis on biblical literacy and education.

About the Pastor:

Pastor Rick Newswanger has been serving at UPC since 2003.   Rick's wife, Meg, is the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Maple Plain.  Although our congregation is part of the Presbyterian Church, USA (PCUSA), Rick is a Lutheran (ELCA) pastor with a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Contact Us:

United Presbyterian Church

6301 Maple Street, PO Box 417

Rockford,  Minnesota 55373

phone: (763) 477-6620

email: pastor_upc_rockford@q.com




·         Communion  (1st Sunday) – 3 

·         Rally Day First Day of Sunday School – 17

·         UPC Annual Picnic –17

·         Mary Circle (4th Tuesday)  – 26 

The Sunday school program is taking a new approach this year.  Classes will be held during the worship hour with the children attending the worship service until after the children’s sermon when they will be dismissed to the Sunday school rooms.  They will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. This will give the children a full hour of Sunday school and will allow the parents time to socialize for a few minutes during the coffee time.   Classes will resume in September 17th with the church picnic (Rally Day) following the Sunday school hour.

The Mary Circle meets:

We invite all ladies of the church to join us in a time of Bible study and fellowship.   You do not have to be a church member to join us.  Meetings are usually the 4th Tuesday of the month. 

September 25th

October 24th

November & December meeting will be combined

For a Christmas gathering on December 5th



·         Communion  (1st Sunday) – 1

            (World Communion Sunday)

·           Mary Circle (4th Tuesday)  – 24 



·         Communion  (1st Sunday) - 3

·         Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service – 22

·         Thanksgiving – 23  (No service)

·         Hanging of the Greens – 26

Thanksgiving is November 23rd.  There will be no service on Thanksgiving Day, however, the Community Ecumenical service will be November 22nd at 7:00 pm.

Location to be determined.