Friday Update February 17, 2023


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Friday Update

Love is the Spirit of this church
February 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 

Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
The Unitarian Universalist Association is proposing to change “Article 2”, where we articulate who we are and what we are about.  They are placing at the center of this statement “love,” which we here have named as the spirit of our church.  What does it mean to say that love is the center of our faith?  What makes that real?  And what do I think about the article 2 revisions?  We have special musical guests for a special treat as well – don’t miss it. 

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with Carrie Lynn Children’s Center
Carrie Lynn Children’s Center helps families in Boone and Winnebago Counties address the problem of child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse by facilitating access to much needed social, mental health and other support services, in a neutral, child-focused setting.
Click Here to Donate

Volunteers for Sunday, February 19
Ushers: Myrna Lake & Dick Lake
Greeters: Jennifer Riley & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Guest Table: Ann Caskey & Neita Webster
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. 
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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Sermon Discussion after the Service
Sunday, February 19th

THIS SUNDAY following the service there will be a discussion about the sermon topic on the proposed changes to Article II of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Bylaws, Principles and Purposes.

We will consider questions such as, How does being grounded in love, our values, our faith shape and change you?  


Becoming a Trauma Informed Community 

SAVE THE DATE March 7 for Community Trauma Training

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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