Friday Update February 10, 2023


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Friday Update

Love Yourself
February 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 

Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
Self-love often is a cliché or an excuse for stuck-ness. But it doesn’t have to be, and indeed, it needs to be powerful and strong. How do we learn to love ourselves in a way that is deep, real, honest, and sacred? 

We will play the Sam Smith video, “Love Me More,” which celebrates queer embodied joy, as part of worship in the anthem slot.  We will not be able to have the sound on when we stream this video on Facebook and YouTube, because the algorithm doesn’t care that we have copyright permission.  So, if you will be watching online, I suggest you watch the video on Vimeo in advance of the service.  It’s a wonderful song and video and I don’t want you to miss out.

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with Remedies

Remedies provides critical and often times lifesaving services to adults struggling with substance abuse and to victims of domestic violence and their children or vulnerable family members.  Remedies works to end the cycle of abuse and addiction through education, support, and community involvement.

We provide the only domestic violence shelter in Winnebago and Boone counties. Each year Remedies provides a variety of domestic violence program services to approximately 2,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence, approximately 25% of which are children. Remedies substance abuse programs serve an additional 2,000 adults each year. We provide a safe, supportive environment and critical, client-centered services designed to promote the healing of individuals and families.
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Volunteers for Sunday, February 12
Ushers: Barb Wilson & Pam Wilson
Greeters: We Need 2 Volunteers
Guest Table: Ann Caskey & Rev. Joyce Palmer
Coffee Hosts: Phil Hjemboe & 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. 
Reminder to coffee hour hosts: please make sure the heater is off and the machine master switch is off when you leave. Thank you!
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Racial and Economic Justice Team Meeting
Sunday, February 12
Church Library

We Need YOU

We are updating and adding photos to the Church Directory. You can upload your own photo onto Breeze, send a photo to or have Gaen or Jon take your picture in Deale Hall on Sunday.

The directory is a great tool for helping us get to know one another, connecting names and faces is an important part church life. Please upload your picture or use one of the other methods provided.

We will publish a hard copy of the Directory soon. We would like to have you in it!

Thank you,
Rev Joyce

Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, February 25 4 – 7
Deale Hall
ENTER contest: bring a crockpot of chili and any toppings or fixings.
BRING place setting and games for playing inside or outside
PROVIDED power strips, cords, coffee and water
AWARDS Best Display & Best Chili (latter wins a parking space)

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: Judy Gustafson   
Clerk: Bob Spelman
Vice-President: Spitty Tata
Treasurer: Steve Blomgren
Trustees: Sarah Greer, Jami Edmonds, Rebecca Beneditz

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

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