Friday Update November 12, 2021

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Friday Update

End This Now!
November 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Online and In-Person

Lynnea Erickson
Join us for an overview of domestic violence, including how abuse manifests, understanding the cycle of abuse, and red flags to look for as well as information about how to be a positive bystander, intervening in the situations, attitudes, and behaviors that lead to abuse.

Lynnea Erickson is the Director of Prevention and Communication Services with Safe Passage, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center serving DeKalb County.  Lynnea has worked in violence prevention for over ten years and is passionate about ending violence through empowering communities to speak openly and honestly about abuse and harm.

November 14
Volunteers for Sunday Morning November 7
R.E. K and Under: Ann Caskey & Lauren Smith
R.E. Grade 1 and Over: Allyson Rosemore & Jack Rosemore
Ushers: We Need 2
Greeters: We Need 2
Guest Table: We Need 2

Thank you to those of you who have volunteered already!  Here is the google doc where you can sign up:

Or just email me at and let me know and I’ll put you in the system for that day.  

Thank you!
Justice for All will meet in Deale Hall this Sunday after service.

We will Share the Plate with Remedies
Remedies provides critical and often times lifesaving services to adults struggling with substance abuse and to victims of domestic violence and their children or vulnerable family members, Remedies works to end the cycle of abuse and addiction through education, support, and community involvement.

We provide the only domestic violence shelter in Winnebago and Boone counties. Each year Remedies provides a variety of domestic violence program services to approximately 2,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence, approximately 25% of which are children. Remedies substance abuse programs serve an additional 2,000 adults each year. We provide a safe, supportive environment and critical, client-centered services designed to promote the healing of individuals and families.

Remedies is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a voluntary board of directors. Click Here to Donate

Please Click on the Order of Service Button Below to Follow Along on Sunday
Order of Service

Our Whole Lives for the 2021-2022 School Year

We will be offering Our Whole Lives (the UU sexuality education program) this school year for grades K-1st, 4th-6th, and 7th-9th. Families with eligible children were sent details via email. Anyone who is interested that did not receive an email should contact Lindsay at for more information.

Grades K-1: Sessions will be 11:30-12:30 on Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, and 19. 

Grades 4-6: Will be offered later in the school year, exact dates TBD.

Grades 7-9: Sessions will be 3:00-4:30 on Nov. 7, 14, 21, and Dec. 5, 12, and 19. Students in 10th-12th grade who have not previously attended 7-9 OWL are welcome to attend as well.

Wonderful Wednesday!
 November 17th Join former professional basketball player, sports trainer, and teen mentor Ashraf Amaya as he shares the ways he has coached and mentored youth. Join us as we take an in-depth look at how we can respond to violence from a faith perspective to turn lives around. Mr. Amaya will share his experience from a Christian perspective and invite all to examine how their theology informs their work to address violence in the world. We will meet in the church library.

The Board of Trustees: 
President: Amanda Tapfield          
Clerk: Bob Spelman
Vice-President: Judy Gustafson     
Treasurer: Teresa Wilmot 
Trustees: Khanh Oehlke, Sarah Greer, Jami Edmonds

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