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Worship God with us this Sunday at 8:30am or 10:15am

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Upcoming Activities

Kid's Christmas Musical Come watch our kid's program during the 8:30 or 10:15am worship services on Sunday, December 9th!
free event Drop and Shop Drop your kids off at church while you go shopping for Christmas presents on Friday, December 14, 5-9pm. Sign up in the Faith Factory. For kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.
Christmas Concert Enjoy great music and drama to celebrate the Christmas season. Sunday, December 16 at 4pm in the Worship Center. Free admission, so invite your friends and family!
Candlelight Service The Christmas Eve Service is on Monday, December 24 at 4pm in the Worship Center. Come for this special time to celebrate the birth of Christ our Savior!


Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Maywood has individuals that have gone through the 50 hour Stephen ministry training. Nick Bell is our lead contact for Stephen Ministries at Maywood.
If you are in need of a Stephen Minister please contact Nick Bell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or cell: 815 222-2741

If you would like more information about Stephen Ministries go to

Resouces for Life Group Leaders:

Leader Handbook PDF


If you want to receive the weekly study questions and guide, please contact Pastor Dave.


These are available for check out in the Leadership Library or see Pastor Dave.

An Intro to Islam for Busy People, by R. P. CD

Apologetics, by RZIM DVD

ASK series, by Ravi Zacharias DVD

Crazy Love, by Francis Chan DVD

Dispatches From the Front

Experiencing God as Couples, by Henry and Marilynn Blackaby  VHS

For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles  DVD

Forgotten God, by Francis Chan DVD

History of Christianity, by Dr Timothy George, VHS

I am a church member, by Thom Rainer

Jesus: The New Way, by N.T. Wright, VHS

Masterlife, by Avery T. Willis, Jr.  VHS

Outlive Your Life, by Max Lucado, DVD

Reformation Overview, by Dr. Ken Curtis, VHS

The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, by Lee Strobel, 3 DVD set

The Marriage Project, DVD

The Reason for God, by Tim Keller DVD

The Story, Max Lucado and Randy Frazee, DVD

The Truth Project, by Del Tackett, DVD

Who Is the True Jesus, debate, DVD

Mom2Mom is a ministry that provides a warm, safe, inviting place for mothers to come and learn about Jesus Christ and grow in their relationship with Christ. We encourage moms to share and make friendships in our community and with other moms.

Mom2Mom includes a variety of fun activities such as Bible studies, special speakers, devotionals, music, crafts, conversations, and much more.  It's a lot of laughter, learning, sharing, and caring! You can sign up in person or fill out the online form here.

Childcare is provided.


We use a security and safety program called "KidCheck." It requires parents to sign up online and register their children. When you drop the kids off you check them in using this program. It helps to make sure we know which kids are attending that morning and who can pick them up when Mom2Mom is done. Register here:


M2M Meeting Schedule

first and third Tuesdays of each month, September-April from 9:00-11:00am in the Chapel - enter through the Main Entrance

-Sept 4 / 18

-Oct 2 / 16

-Nov 6 / 20

-Dec 4 /18

-Jan 8 / 22

-Feb 5 / 19

-Mar 5 / 19

-Apr 2 / 16

-May 7


Maywood EFC

3621 Samuelson Rd.

Rockford, IL 61109

phone: (815) 874-6806



At Maywood, couples desiring to be married must attend pre-marital counseling. These 6 - 8 sessions are designed to help prepare couples to succeed in their new adventure in life as a married couple that honors God. It is our desire to help you start your marriage well and flourish for a lifetime. At this time we will discuss Biblical Guidelines for Marriage, God's Blueprint for Marriage, and the Steps in the Marriage Process at Maywood Free Church. Please click here to download the pre-marital information packet.

Upon downloading and reviewing this information you will then schedule an appointment with Pastor Gary Kniseley in preparation for your marriage.  You will be sent a wedding application that is to be filled out and brought with you for your first appointment.  It will be at this meeting that building usage and availability will be discussed.


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Here at Maywood we have a variety of ministries to strengthen your walk with God wherever you are at in life. Life Groups are a huge part of our church; they help to connect us closer to God and each other. We have Ministry/Community Life Groups and many different Sunday Morning Groups . If you are just starting out the adult life, our College & Career ministry may be just for you. There are also ministries specifically for Men and Women.

If you ever want to learn more about the groups and ministries we offer, send Pastor Dave an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.