Friday Update April 5, 2024


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Friday Update

April 7, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. 
Online and in-person
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with NAACP

We envision an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination. We are committed to a world without racism where Black people enjoy equitable opportunities in thriving communities.
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Volunteers for Sunday, April 7
Thank you to the Board for volunteering for hospitality this Sunday!

Passover Seder, UU Style

This year our congregation will celebrate its Seder on Wednesday, April 24th at 6 pm, on the third night of Passover.  This is a Jewish celebration of the perilous exodus of the Jews from Egypt in 1313 BCE.  Our celebration reflects that of our Jewish neighbors in that it is a family ritual; children are integral part to the ceremony, however, we celebrate as a community, as well.
Included in the celebration is a 5-course dinner that includes several Jewish specialties including matzoh balls, Passover macaroons, gefilte fish, and matzah.  Vegan food will also be available.  Food is one way we share our unique cultures. 
This year’s celebration is different from prior years.  Several of our Jewish members have input their ideas.  This year you will hear a cantor sing a few parts in Hebrew before our English translation.
To make the celebration more accessible to families, this year children 12 and under will be free. 
You may copy and paste this form into an email to send to
­­­_____ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­________________________________________________________________
                 2024 UU Passover Seder
Family Name:­­­­­­. _______________________________
          Number of adults (@ $12.00):                           _____
          Number of children 12 or over (@$6.00):           _____
          Number of children 5 to 11 (FREE)                    _____
          Number of vegetarian/vegan meals:                  _____
_____ ­­­­­­­­­________________________________________________________________
Please note this special celebration on your calendar now.

Prairie Burn Saturday April 6 @ 5:00 p.m.
Our church acre of prairie is long overdue for burning. Despite wet weather this week, I am hopeful our grasses will dry out in time for a burn on Saturday April 6 @ 5:00 p.m.

Volunteers are sought to help with fire monitoring and suppression. If all goes well, this typically takes about an hour. Volunteers should wear hiking boots and “work clothes.” 

Once the burn is complete in the next couple weeks we need volunteers for brush removal too. This work can be done on your own schedule once you know what we need done. Contact me for info.

Allen Penticoff
Prairie Chair

Caring Connections Card Table
April 14th After service

Please stop by the table in Deale Hall after the service. We will have cards available for you to write to members and friends who need some encouragement.

Past Sunday Services

Did you know you can watch past Sunday services anytime? We have them on our website under past worship services so you never have to miss a Sunday! Click here to find a service that you haven’t seen yet! You can also always go to our Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Board of Trustees: 
President: Spitty Tata 
Clerk: Kim Lowman Vollmer
Vice-President: Matt Menze
Treasurer: Steve Blomgren
Trustees: Clark Logemann, Sarah Greer, & Rebecca Beneditz

The Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford, IL  |   4848 Turner St., Rockford, IL 61107   |   815-398-6322    |  |

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