Friday Update November 5, 2021

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November 7, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Online and In-Person
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
Ahimsa, a Sanskrit word meaning “non-injury”, is a central tenant in Jainism, Buddhism, and many strands of Hinduism.  Often reduced to vegetarianism or pacifism, or both, the doctrine of Ahimsa is wider and deeper than these most obvious examples.  It is a way of living to reduce the amount of violence in your heart and actions.  We’ll explore what a life devoted to non-injury might mean in our time, when “injury” is so common. 

November 7
Volunteers for Sunday Morning November 7
R.E. K and Under: Shiraz Tata & Lauren Smith
R.E. Grade 1 and Over:  Rachel Keyes & Lindsay Trank
Ushers: We Need 2
Greeters: Scott & Sue Garwick
Guest Table: Ann Caskey & 1 more volunteer needed

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!

A memorial service for Alan Bloomfield will be this Saturday, November 6 at 1 p.m.
Click Here for Alan’s obituary

Daylight Savings Time Ends!
Don’t forget to set your clocks an hour back Saturday, November 6 night!

We will Share the Plate with The Family Peace Center
The Family Peace Center is a 501c3, multi-agency, multi-disciplinary co-located service center that provides services to victims of inter-personal violence. Both public and private partner agencies assign staff on a full-time or part-time basis to provide services from one location. The facility focuses on reducing the number of times survivors tell their story and the number of places survivors must go for help, as well as increases access to services and support for survivors and their children. The center is located at 315 N. Main Street in Rockford, Illinois. 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.

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

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

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