Friday Update November 4, 2022

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Friday Update

November 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
We continue our year-long services on 10 Big Ideas I’ve learned, as part of my 15th year of ministry with you.  Emergence suggests that phenomenon – like consciousness, justice, love, and community, and life itself – “emerges” from a mix of things and has not one but many roots.  Emergent Strategy is a way of nurturing change that is based in this scientific revolution in thinking.  It really will change the way you experience the world and your life. 
Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with Sustain Rockford 
All people in our community are responsible stewards of our land, air, and water.
Advocate and educate for practices and policies that protect our community’s land, air, and water to benefit all.

Click Here to Donate

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2:00 A.M. Don’t forget to set your clocks back!

Volunteers for Sunday, November 6
Ushers: Art Beneditz & Matt Menze
Greeters: Neita Webster & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Guest Table: Rev. Joyce Palmer & Gloria Perez
Coffee Hosts: We Need 2 Volunteers
Please note that if you volunteer for coffee host you will need to clean up afterward and run the cups through the sanitizer. 
Reminder to coffee hour hosts: please make sure the heater is off and the machine master switch is off when you leave. Thank you!

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Thank you!

Dale M. Dunnigan obituary
Dale M. Dunnigan, age 73, died on October 29, 2022.
A funeral will be held Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Rockford Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner Street. Visitation Friday, November 4, 2022 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, IL 61103. A service will also be held Saturday, November 12, 2022 in Mauston, WI.

Order of Service for Dale Dunnigan’s Memorial
Church is More than The Big Picture
There are also small things.
  • Who runs around the office desk to open the locked door? With a smile.
  • Who plans to take the kids outside on bad weather Sundays? Not me.
  • Who finds singing masks to keep the choir safe? Have you heard them yet?
  • Who cleans up after Sunday service? Even if there is no coffee hour.
During this holiday season, would you like to remember the staff for the small details that make this church run? Add to the “Holiday Gift Fund”  before December 14. Two ways:
  1. Drop off a check to the office, or the Sunday offering, labeled “Holiday Gift Fund”.
  2. On-Line. Go to Donate and make sure to select “Holiday Gift” as the fund.
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Path to Membership
Unitarian Universalist Church, Rockford is pleased to announce our Fall Path to Membership Class will gather on Sunday, November 13, after the service. Rev. Matthew, Rev. Joyce, and members of the Membership Team will provide an overview of the church and ways to connect. Come out and meet other newcomers and get your questions answered.

When: Sunday, November 13 after service
Where: UU Church Rockford Conference Room
Who: Anyone interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism, membership, and meeting other newcomers

Questions? Email Rev. Joyce Palmer
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Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Adopt an Angel Christmas Gift Drive

If you would like to buy a gift for a child in foster care, we have 15 gift tags for children. The gifts need to be wrapped and the contents identified. Gift tags are available by contacting Rev. Joyce at

Gifts must be purchased and at church by Sunday, November 27, so caseworkers have time to deliver to children during their December visits. Hope you will help spread holiday cheer!

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

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

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