Friday Update April 1, 2022

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Friday Update

The Arians
April 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

We begin a series on the theological roots of Unitarianism (and Universalism).  The Arians had radically different ideas about Jesus, power, the state, and God than what became orthodox Christianity.  We’ll explore their thoughts and what they mean for our lives today.  Caution: this may make you rethink everything you think you know about western history.
Order of Service

Volunteers for Sunday, April 3
Ushers: Matt Menze & Peggy Menze
Greeters: Kathy Scarpaci & Teresa Wilmot
Guest Table: Rev. Joyce Palmer & 1 more volunteer needed
Coffee Hosts: Matthew Huckstep-Fields & We Need 1 More
Please note that if you volunteer for coffee host you will need to clean up afterward and run the cups through the sanitizer.

Sign Up Here:

Thank you!
Please join White Oak Grove CUUPs as we go back to the beginning and discuss the  Wheel of the Year on April 3 at 12:30 in Deale Hall.   We’ll talk about Pagan Seasons and Sabbats.  Why do we celebrate what we celebrate? And why do we do it on those dates? RSVP on the Facebook event page at

Path to Membership Class!

Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford is pleased to announce the 2022 PATH to Membership Class will take place on Saturday, April 9 from 9:30 – 2:00 at UU Church, Rockford. Library. Rev. Matthew, Rev. Joyce, and members of the Membership Team will provide an overview of the church and ways to connect. Come out and meet other newcomers and get your questions answered.

When: April 9, 9:30 – 2:00
Where: UU Church Rockford Library
Who: Anyone interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism, membership, and meeting other exciting newcomers

Questions? Email Rev. Joyce Palmer

UU Passover Seder on Good Friday, April 15, 6 pm
Share in a UU Rockford tradition—a Passover Seder—complete with ritual foods and ancient words of freedom, in a family friendly community.  Bring your children, who have their own traditions to share.
A 5-course meal ends the Seder.   In our version, everyone shares the tasks.  Sign up to either set up, arriving at 5 pm; serve food; or clean up after the celebration ends.
The cost includes the meal and Jewish ritual foods, which are purchased in Buffalo Grove. Sign up in the Narthex, call Autumn at (815) 398-6322, or email the office by Sunday, April 10th.  Note if you want the vegan option.
Adults                                            $ 12
Children over 10                             $   6
Children over 5                               $   3
Family Maximum Cost                     $ 30
If you’ve never shared a Seder, make this the year you join our community’s celebration.
To order via email, copy this form:
          Name (for Family)_________________________________________
          Number of adults _____ Children over 10_____ Children over 5 _____
          Number of vegan meals ______.
          Choose one from:  Set-up ____   Serve _____  Clean-up _____
And email to:
Submitted by Teresa Wilmot

Najda Scutt’s beautiful magnets will be on sale on April 1 at Inscape Collective with all proceeds going to Ukraine. The Fools and Fibs performance in our Community Room promises to be funny and all proceeds from it will also go to funds for Ukraine! Tickets at Do join Shiraz and others for a great way to support a new social enterprise in town by shopping local and enjoying a fun event!

 Pickleball lessons for beginners!
Our UU pickleball group invites you to come at 1:00 on Thursday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 5.  Depending on the weather, will be either at Sports Factory or at Sinnissippi.  Send Autumn your e-mail to register.   

The Board of Trustees: 
President: Amanda Tapfield          
Clerk: Bob Spelman
Vice-President: Judy Gustafson     
Treasurer: Teresa Wilmot 
Trustees: Khanh Oehlke, Sarah Greer, Jami Edmonds

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