Friday Update August 25, 2023


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Friday Update

Taking Unitarian Universalism Seriously Part II: How we live?  Or, “Have you guys ever thought about dying?”
August 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
If we are serious about our faith, how might it shift or deepen our spiritual and emotional lives?  How would you approach the existential questions of life, including meaning, forgiveness, hope, and yes – death? (There will be Barbie references today).  What does it mean to live our faith in your day-to-day life, amidst all the distractions and temptations of existence? 

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with Minister’s Discretionary Fund
The Minister’s Discretionary Fund is to help members in times of need and to help with leadership development. 
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Volunteers for Sunday, August 27
Greeters: Jennifer Riley & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Guest Table: Ann Caskey & We Need 1 More
Ushers: We Need 2 Volunteers
Coffee Hosts: Lia Gima & Rich McKnight
Please note that if you volunteer for coffee host you will need to clean up afterward and run the cups through the sanitizer. Spitty and others are happy to help you become familiar with how to handle this easy job.
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Bring-a-Friend To Church
Sunday August  27

Rev. Matthew is preaching about Taking Unitarian Universalism Seriously in a 2-part sermon. Let’s share the good news of Unitarian Universalism with our family, friends, and neighbors!

The UU Church Auction website – Auctria – is now open for donations! 
You may now self-post your donations through the link below. Donations will be accepted through Friday, September 1. 
Click Here to Donate
If you have any questions or need assistance in entering your donation, you can reach out to Katie Kerr at

We appreciate your support. Your generosity in the auction helps support the continued work of the church. Thank you!

A Rockford Welcome — How is it?
Wonderful Wednesday, Sept 6 at 6 pm

A Rockford Welcome — How is it?
Join a distinguished panel of experts and policymakers to discuss how Rockford and Illinois are doing to welcome people — newcomers, immigrants, refugees, and others — to our community and state.  What are we doing well?  What can we do better?  How can you get involved and how can we join together to make us a place of profound welcome and belonging?  

Panelists include IL State Representative Dave Vella (D-68), Community Leader Mustafa Abdul, City of Rockford Human Services Director Anqunette Parham, Dr. Keith Barnes, Vice President of Equity and Inclusion at Rock Valley College, and Dr. Misael Nascimento, Executive Director of Bilingual and Multicultural Services at Rockford Public Schools.

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 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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