Friday Update March 29, 2024


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Friday Update


Easter: Turn the World Around
March 31, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. 
Online and in-person
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with UUMFE
Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth is a seedbed for spiritual grounding and education that inspires deep practices of Earth care, justice, and flourishing for all. We are a continental ministry, offering worship and small group ministry resources anchored in Earth care and climate justice, curriculum, chaplaincy for activists and advocates, and gatherings.
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Volunteers for Sunday, March 31
Greeters: Jennifer Riley & Neita Webster
Guest Table: Rev. Joyce Palmer & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Ushers: We Need 2 Volunteers
Coffee Hosts: 2 Volunteers Needed
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Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, March 31

We hope that you will join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt that is lovingly planned and implemented for the children and youth of the congregation.  This is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy each other and the beautiful church grounds.  We look forward to having you share the joy of this event!
You can do the following things to help ensure the success of the event:

  • Remember to bring a basket or bag to collect Easter Eggs.
  • Be sure that at least one adult supervises each child during the event.
  • Dress appropriately for having fun outside.

Please contact Lindsay Trank at (815)398-6322 ext. 5 or with any questions.

Thursday, April 4th 5:30 – 8:00pm

Kids are welcome to come play at church. We’ll have dinner ready. Maybe we’ll go outside!

Register using this link by April 1st

Passover Seder, UU Style

This year our congregation will celebrate its Seder on Wednesday, April 24th at 6 pm, on the third night of Passover.  This is a Jewish celebration of the perilous exodus of the Jews from Egypt in 1313 BCE.  Our celebration reflects that of our Jewish neighbors in that it is a family ritual; children are integral part to the ceremony, however, we celebrate as a community, as well.
Included in the celebration is a 5-course dinner that includes several Jewish specialties including matzoh balls, Passover macaroons, gefilte fish, and matzah.  Vegan food will also be available.  Food is one way we share our unique cultures. 
This year’s celebration is different from prior years.  Several of our Jewish members have input their ideas.  This year you will hear a cantor sing a few parts in Hebrew before our English translation.
To make the celebration more accessible to families, this year children 12 and under will be free. 
You may copy and paste this form into an email to send to
­­­_____ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­________________________________________________________________
                 2024 UU Passover Seder
Family Name:­­­­­­. _______________________________
          Number of adults (@ $12.00):                           _____
          Number of children 12 or over (@$6.00):           _____
          Number of children 5 to 11 (FREE)                    _____
          Number of vegetarian/vegan meals:                  _____
_____ ­­­­­­­­­________________________________________________________________
Please note this special celebration on your calendar now.

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: Spitty Tata 
Clerk: Kim Lowman Vollmer
Vice-President: Matt Menze
Treasurer: Steve Blomgren
Trustees: Clark Logemann, Sarah Greer, & Rebecca Beneditz

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

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