Friday Update February 24, 2023


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Friday Update

Love Heals, Not Harms
February 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 

Guest speaker Kelsey Hart, Training and Care Coordinator, Family Peace Center
We welcome Kelsey Hart, who journeyed from ministry to work with survivors of domestic and family violence, to our pulpit today.  Kelsey trains providers, clergy, community leaders, law enforcement and others on how to honor and protect survivors.  As we close our month on love, we’ll learn how we can make sure that love heals and protects – and does not harm. 

Order or Service

We will Share the Plate with The Family Peace Center

The Family Peace Center is a 501c3 multi-agency, multi-disciplinary service center located at  315 N. Main Street in Rockford, Ill. The center provides services to victims of inter-personal violence. Both public and private partner agencies assign staff on a full-time or part-time basis to provide services from one location. The facility focuses on reducing the number of times survivors tell their story and the number of places survivors must go for help, as well as increases access to services and support for survivors and their children.
Click Here to Donate

Volunteers for Sunday, February 26
Ushers: We Need 2 Volunteers
Greeters: We Need 2 Volunteers
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. 
Reminder to coffee hour hosts: please make sure the heater is off and the machine master switch is off when you leave. Thank you!
Sign Up Here

Chili Cook-off
Saturday, February 25 4-7pm
Deale Hall

ENTER contest: bring a crockpot of chili and your favorite toppings!
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)
Come Hungry!
Just eaters are welcome, too.  COME ONE, COME ALL!

Help Wanted
A one time limited opportunity to help the church. Sometime this summer, we hope to have a all church party and auction fund raiser. But, we need volunteers to:

  1. Plan a church event. A show, a wine tasting, a picnic, an art exhibition. Who knows. Run with an idea.
  2. Organize an auction. Recruit donors. Organize the bidding action. The auction software makes it a doable task.

Sure it is a fund raiser. But, it is much more than that. More than 100 members will participate in social events with other members. Members will get a chance to share their artistic efforts. Members will offer to help other members with some assistance.
If you want to help, or even to ask about what it might mean, call Steve Lewis 815-979-5901

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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