Friday Update March 10, 2023


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Friday Update

das schlechthinnige Abhängigkeitsgefühl” / “The feeling of absolute dependence
March 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 

Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
The “father of liberal theology,” Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834), argued that religion begins not with creed, doctrine, text, or tradition but with feeling.  In particular, the feeling of absolute dependence (or the absolute feeling of dependence, depending on your translation).  We’ll explore vulnerability by looking at this feeling of awe, wonder, and connection.  How can we cultivate this feeling, and what do we do with it when we feel it? 

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with Cornucopia Food Pantry

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Volunteers for Sunday, March 12

Ushers: Pam Wilson & Barb Wilson
Greeters: We Need 2 Volunteers
Guest Table: We Need 2 Volunteers
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. 
 Spitty and others are happy to help you become familiar with how to handle this easy job.
Sign Up Here

A memorial service for Amy Hyzer will be held tomorrow, March 11th at 11:00 a.m. here at the church.

Wonderful Wednesday

March 15 at 6 pm in the Library

Kim Lowman Vollmer will share tips, techniques, 
and resources for introducing native plants to your 

Come with your ideas and questions!

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

Thinking of spring cleaning?  Think of Woodsong!  We are on the lookout for some items to add to our playground materials.  If you are in a position to donate any gently used items on the following list, please mark them WOODSONG and leave them near the mailboxes across from the elevators.  Thank you so much for thinking of us!
-small wooden bowls (up to 6 inch diameter)
-metal muffin tins/small cake pans/cake pans in interesting shapes (star, heart, flower, etc.)
-melamine dishes (cups, saucers, small plates, bowls)
-measuring cups (metal or plastic), scoops, small sand shovels
-plastic farm animals
-toy trucks/cars (bigger than a Hot Wheel/Matchbox vehicle – no ride-on toys, please)
-small playground balls (no basketballs, footballs, baseballs, please)
-Duplo building blocks (the larger type of Lego) 

And, of course, we are always in need of birdseed.

We will be hosting our traditional Easter Egg Hunt for families on Sunday, April 9.  Please email Lindsay Trank, Director of Religious Education, at if you are able to volunteer to help make the event possible.  We need help assembling gift bags prior to that Sunday as well as help with setting up before and cleaning up after the event.  Set up begins around 8:30 am – donuts provided!

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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