Friday Update May 12, 2023


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Friday Update

Big Momma Makes the World
May 14, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

The wonderful re-imagination of the creation story, Big Momma Makes the World, suggests a way we might exercise the creative power of mothers, parents, caregivers, and those who support them to make a better and beautiful world.  We’ll celebrate the creative power of all kinds of Mommas and ask how every one of us can be part of making the world better for all our children – which is all of them. 

Order of Service

We will share the plate with Planned Parenthood of Illinois
For over 100 years, building healthy communities has been Planned Parenthood’s mission. Everyday, Planned Parenthood of Illinois helps all kinds of people get the health tools and information—and above all the care and compassion they need—to prevent unintended pregnancies or to plan for families when they are ready.
Click Here to Donate

Volunteers for Sunday, May 14
The Racial and Economic Justice Team will bring treats for coffee hour this Sunday and be helping volunteer for greeters and guest table.
Ushers: Pam Wilson & Barb Wilson
Coffee Hosts: Phil Hjemboe & Spitty Tata
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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Child Dedication
We are pleased to announce that the Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford will hold a Child Dedication during worship on Sunday, June 11, 2023.  The dedication will be a simple ritual in which the congregation commits to the spiritual welfare and development of the child and their family.  Though the ritual is not a baptism, some similar symbolism will be incorporated into the ceremony.  Children of any age that have not previously been dedicated are welcome to participate in the ritual.  Children who participate are welcome to have their parents and siblings as well as one or two sponsors join them at the front of the sanctuary during the dedication.  If you would like to participate in the Child Dedication, please email Lindsay Trank at by Wednesday, June 7.  We hope you will join us for this special occasion!

Inscape Collective is a great place to shop local for Mother’s Day gifts while also supporting a good cause! If you&/or your parents/friends have stories about visiting Just Goods that used to be in our space or 7th Street back in the day, please share them with us at

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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