Our goal since 1838 has been to serve the spiritual needs of our community. We were here then, and we’re here today. For different times and for different problems, Old Stone Church offers the same enduring faith.
Old Stone Church offers special opportunities to members and visitors to deepen their faith through studies of biblical and contemporary issues, all while maintaining a relaxed and casual environment.
We encourage our members to serve Christ in their daily lives and we encourage our pastor, Dan Herman, to be active in the life of our community by sharing the healing ministries of our congregation.
GRIEF GROUP COUNSELING
Many of us have lost loved ones to the disease of addiction or suicide. It’s a grief that is different than most. We understand your grief and make no judgements about the situation that brings you to us.
The Pantry marked 25 years of service in 2019. It serves the Stateline area of Rockton, Roscoe, South Beloit, Shirland, and Harrison only since other communities have pantries available. Individuals must present an up-do-date Illinois driver’s license and a current bill or piece of mail that confirms their address in our service area. Generous support for the Pantry comes from area churches, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and schools. This ministry is based in the love of Jesus for those who are less fortunate or suffering in our midst.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT….
The Old Stone Church is comprised of ordinary, flawed individuals who believe that we can be better people, family members, and members of our community by living a Christ-inspired life. While personal faith is vital, we know that the help of others is needed to grow and meet the varied needs of the world God has given to us.
When you attend Old Stone Church, you will notice that we have a “COME AS YOU ARE” philosophy. This means that you are welcome to attend in casual attire, such as jeans. You may find yourself immersed in a heartfelt welcome from our congregation, a traditional choice of music featuring familiar hymns, and an impactful sermon message from Pastor Dan Herman.
Offering a timely service is important to us, as we wish to respect your time on the weekends.
During the hour long service, you will enjoy hymns, scripture readings, prayers, a short children's service, and more.
After service, you are invited to join us for coffee and fellowship.
We offer a free nursery during every Sunday service so parents can get refreshed in worship and know their children are nearby and safe.
We also offer Sunday School (Sept - May) to kids K-12 during the same time as our Sunday church service.
They will hear stories of our Christian faith, and our energetic High School Puppet Ministry seeks to interpret the stories of scripture in a manner kids can remember.
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Everyone, member & non-member, is welcome to receive Communion. Just like baptism, we believe communion is a sacrament given by scripture as a means to be united with God and Christ in an intimate manner. We also believe that no one has the right to keep a person from communion with Christ. Non-members are welcome to receive communion without judgement or discrimination. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month. Also, if you have a member who is sick or dying and would like our pastor to bring communion to the home or hospital, you can call the office or call the pastor directly on the numbers listed below.
Pastor Dan Herman
Rev. Daniel J. Herman has been the pastor of Old Stone Church since 2004. He is a 1973 graduate graduate of Oconomowoc High School in Oconomowoc, WI. He graduated with a BA in Psychology and an emphasis in marriage & family studies from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, in Menomonie, WI in 1977. He attended United Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity (M.Div) on June 9th of 1984.
POLICE & FIRE CHAPLAIN
Old Stone Church actively supports our local Police and Fire Departments. With that in mind, we encourage our pastor to serve as a chaplain to the Rockton and South Beloit Police & Fire Departments to serve the members of the department and the citizens of the Stateline area. Our Pastor has served as the chaplain to the area since 2004.
The music of Old Stone Church enhances the worship experience of our members and visitors. Therefore, we have a traditional style of music featuring familiar hymns, our own vocal choir that performs 2x per month, a bell choir that performs 1x per month, as well as opportunities to enjoy performances from other individuals and groups.
Recently, we enjoyed performances from:
South Beloit High School Choir
By enjoying a variety of music and performances, our congregation can make connections to other local musicians that are adding value within our community.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
Becoming a member of Old Stone Church will be a spiritually fulfilling experience, as we are a compassionate community of Christ. We welcome EVERYONE. Here are the necessary requirements to join:
- Attend Sunday morning services.
- Call the church to speak with Pastor Dan about your interest.
- Attend a New Member Orientation with Pastor Dan and other prospective members. This orientation will explore your faith journey, help you develop faith goals, and explain how to become active within our church community.
IMPORTANT CHURCH NOTIFICATIONS
A.A. meeting the last Sunday of each month in the church conference room at 10:40am.
Financial Peace University beginning 1/12/2020! Childcare Available. Call 815-624-6212 for more info/registration.
Nursery care is available Every Sunday during Worship.
Nursery Care Availability
Food Pantry Every Thursday, 9:30AM-NOON. Serves Rockton, Roscoe, Shirland, Harrison, & South Beloit. Must show valid ID & proof of residence.
Local Food Pantry
Bell Choir practice every Sunday, 10:40AM
Bell Choir Reminder
Vocal Choir Rehearsal Every Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Vocal Choir Reminder
Substance Abuse/Suicide Grief Group every 2nd and 4th Monday, 6:30-7:30 PM