Friday Update June 30, 2023


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Friday Update

 Heaven Knows Where We Are Going (General Assembly Recap)
July 2, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
I’ll share the themes and questions that struck me from our national meeting.  How do we face change when we don’t know what’s next?  How do we heal our hearts and relationships? What does the Beloved Community feel like?

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. 
Click Here to Donate

Volunteers for Sunday, July 2
Greeters: Neita Webster & Linda Johnson
Guest Table: Rev. Joyce Palmer & Sue Molyneaux
Ushers: Kim Vollmer & Carolyn Bailey
Coffee Hosts: Li M Blacker & We Need1 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.
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A memorial service for Lola Gustafson will be held at 1:00 p.m. today, June 30, 2023, at The Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner Street. Reception to follow service at the church.

Hi friends!  

I’m absolutely THRILLED that we will be hosting the legendary Holly Near in concert, with her trio of musicians, on Thursday, July 20th, at 7 pm.  Holly Near is a prolific singer/songwriter and peace and justice activist.  You know her song, “We Are a Gentle Angry People.”  This is a real treat to have her here.  Please come and be part of this special event.  

Advance tickets are required – $25/ticket.  You can buy your ticket(s) and learn more about Holly Near here:  

Please spread the word and invite your friends to come as well!  

In faith,

The office will be closed from July 3 – July 5th. We will be back in the office on July 6th. submissions for the July 4th Kairos are due by the end of today.

On-Site Coordinators Needed
We are looking for 3 members who want to be our on-site coordinators for rental parties. This is a paid position. Your job will be to open the building for them and remain at the church during the entire event, go through a clean-up checklist making sure the rental party has done everything before leaving and locking up the building. Rentals are typically Saturdays and are done by 10:00 p.m. Please contact Autumn at if you would like to help out or if you have any questions.

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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