Friday Update August 4, 2023


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Friday Update

To Grow a Soul
August 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Joyce and Soul Matters Leaders
The service will include readings, reflections, and stories from our experience with Soul Matters themes and groups this year. Come learn about our small group ministry and how we are building deeper community. We will also have sign-ups for open groups.

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with West Side Show Room
The West Side Show Room makes room for everyone to participate in the performing arts.
For more information click here.
Click Here to Donate

Volunteers for Sunday, August 6
Greeters: We Need 2 Volunteers
Guest table: Sue Molyneaux & Rev. Joyce Palmer
Ushers: We Need 2 Volunteers
Coffee Hosts: Li M Blacker & We Need 1 More Volunteer
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.
Sign Up Here

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!

Starting Point for Newcomers, Members and Friends

Thursday, August 10, 4:30 pm

Join Rev. Joyce, newcomers, friends and members looking to make connections and “dig deeper” into Unitarian Universalism.

Starting Point is a 4-week program, we will meet Thursday afternoons from 4:30pm – 6pm

Session dates August 10, August 17, August 24, August 31

Sign up at the Guest Table or at this link:

Welcome Ministries Training
Saturday, August 12 9:00am – 10:30am

Our purpose as a community is to provide a welcoming environment of love, acceptance, support, care, and unity for members, guests, and friends.

Learn about serving as Greeter, Usher, Guest Table Host, Coffee Hospitality. Lindsay Trank, DRE will join us to provide an overview of welcome for families to Religious Education. 

Snacks and Coffee included.

Register using the link below or at the Guest Table on Sunday Morning. Saturday, August 12, 9am – 10:30am

Parents’ Night OUT!
Thursday, August 24th
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Treat yourself to a night out while we watch the kids!
Pizza – Snacks – Drinks – Movie
Donation of $5 Requested, NOT Required

Sign-up using this link by Monday, August 21st.

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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