Friday Update August 19, 2022

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Friday Update

Empathy and Rage, part 1
August 21, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

We live in a time when empathy seems in short supply, and rage is over-abundant.  In part one of this two-part series, I’ll explore how rage and empathy are shaping the world we live in together, and how we can find ways to counteract this alarming trend.  Part 2, on August 28th, will look inside to our own heart to see how this shows up in our own lives. 
Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with Cornucopia Food Pantry

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Volunteers for Sunday, August 21
Ushers: Myrna Lake & Dick Lake
Greeters: Neita Webster & Sue Molyneaux
Guest Table: We Need 2 Volunteers
Coffee Hosts: We Need 2 Volunteers
Please note that if you volunteer for coffee host you will need to clean up afterward and run the cups through the sanitizer.

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Thank you!
Church Family News

Please hold Wendy Bennett in your hearts.  Her husband, Rod Bennett died today, August 19th.  A memorial, with Rev. Matthew officiating, will be held in Pecatonica in the coming days, look for details to follow.  

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.

Please note Autumn will be on vacation from August 29th – September 5th. Kairos submissions are due Saturday, August 27th by 8:00 p.m. If you need anything during that week please contact Rev. Joyce Palmer or Rev. Matthew Johnson.
Memorial Patio Update
As part of the work to rebuild the Memorial Patio we would like to encourage members who want to order a memorial brick for a loved one who has died to submit a form with the information needed for inscription. We realize that there have been a number of deaths since bricks were last ordered and we would like to catch up as much as we can during this rebuilding phase. Please note that there is no need to do new forms for anyone who already has a brick in the current patio.

Forms are available from the church office or you may click the button below to print out the form at home. They should be submitted to the office. Our current policy is that bricks are engraved at no cost for members of the church. The engraving fee is $50/brick for non-member children, parents, spouses and life partners of members and $130 for former members and friends of the church. Payment should be made to the office.

If you have any questions about the orders or the patio please contact Pat Lewis at
Memorial Brick Form

The Board of Trustees: 
President: Judy Gustafson   
Clerk: Bob Spelman
Vice-President: Spitty Tata
Treasurer: Steve Blomgren
Trustees: Shoko Chien, Sarah Greer, Jami Edmonds

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