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Third Presbyterian Church

1221 Custer Avenue, Rockford, IL  61103
Phone: (815) 962-7889; Fax (815) 962-9133



Our church family comes together in Jesus' name to worship God and share life's joys and sorrows.  We are a happy, loving, supportive and caring people with a great sense of humor. Looking for a Church home?  We would love to have you as a part of our relaxed, informal, energetic and smiling church family.  Throughout the year we have member information meetings for those interested in becoming members.

You Are Invited To

Worship: every Sunday at 10:15 AM Nursery Available; Children's Story during Worship; Children may go to Learning Time after the Children's Story

Learn: we offer Sunday School Classes for two year olds through Adult, 9 - 10 AM, September - May.

Listen: Enjoy easy listening music at Third Presbyterian Broadcasting, WTPB LP 99.3 FM 24 hours a day


  • Presbyterian Women Quarterly programs
  • Women's Circles (choose from morning, afternoon, evening, all meet monthly)
  • Monthly adult Fellowship groups hold organized social activities
  • Junior and senior high school youth programs, with mission trips, service projects, day trips
  • Wednesday after school Youth Club (grades 1-8), including confirmation or Bible class, choir, meal, and fun
  • Exciting youth summer camps
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts  

Serve: our community through Mobile Meals, food pantry, Habitat for Humanity,  Children's Clothes Closet, blood drives

Care: we have an active prayer chain, active Deacons, participate in Presbyterian missions, Piece Corps (twice a month sewing group: over 450 quilts given away; also walker bags and baby quilts)

Letter from the Pastor

Welcome  to  Third Presbyterian the
"Growing Church that Cares!"

Since being called to serve as Pastor of Third Presbyterian Church in 1977, I have always been impressed by the spirit of cooperation and friendliness of this "church family!"

I especially appreciate the people's great sense of humor and their being so highly supportive of each other, of so many community efforts, and their special support for children's and youth ministries!

We have one of the area's most active church ministries to children and youth.

We have an excellent Year-round Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center only 28 miles away ... Stronghold.  For fifteen summers we sent more children and youth to summer camping programs than did any congregation!

Our high schoolers (9 - 12th graders) find many learning, service and travel opportunities through the Night Crusaders group.

Our junior high schoolers find many similar opportunities in the Squires group.

We are well blessed with a good representation of people of all ages!  Our activities and gatherings reflect that ... we have quite a variety of learning and fellowship opportunities.

Here in this church family we have come together from a wide variety of church backgrounds, and some come with no previous church experience.  Being open to new people and new ideas keeps this church thriving and alive.

This former "neighborhood church" now attracts members not only from Rockford, but from all of the surrounding communities!

These last three years we have been especially blessed with the addition of our 24 hour a day radio station, WTPB LP 99.3 FM!     Enjoy Easy Listening Music, along with fine religious programming.

May God bless you, and our "growing church that cares!"

God Bless you,

Dr. Murray Hanson, Pastor