Friday Update October 20, 2023


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Friday Update

Stories of Heritage
October 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person
This week we will hear about lessons learned and wisdom gained from family. Members of one Soul Matters group will share their reflections on lessons learned from their families and perhaps spark a memory for you too. Hope you join us!

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with Rockton Pride
Rockton Pride is a registered nonprofit committed to building a more just and inclusive community in the Rockton, Illinois area. Love always wins.
Click Here to Donate

Volunteers for Sunday, October 22
Greeters: We Need 2 Volunteers
Guest Table: We Need 2 Volunteers
Ushers: We Need 2 Volunteers
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. Spitty and others are happy to help you become familiar with how to handle this easy job.
Sign Up Here

Please do not leave your unwanted items in Deale Hall or around the church. We do not need books and other items cluttering up our beautiful church. Instead please take these items to Goodwill. Thank you!

What’s Really in the Bible?

Sunday, 11:45-12:45, Oct 29, and Nov 5 and 12
No advance sign up required.  Do bring a bible if you have one, but not required.  Any translation is fine. (we will compare).  
You do not need to attend all sessions, but it will be helpful, as they build on each other.  
In the sanctuary.  

for Adults

Let’s talk about sex!!! (It’s not just for teenagers.) The Unitarian Universalist Association has developed a stellar comprehensive sex education curriculum known as Our Whole Lives. As the title suggests, it is not a one-and-done, but rather a topic to be revisited as we grow and mature. Join us this fall as Wendy Bennett and Leah Krippner facilitate an adult exploration of sexuality in the 21st century. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to join. 

Wendy and Leah are trained OWL facilitators and have been teaching OWL for nearly 20 years.

Sessions will be held once a month. Come and join us for an intro session either on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m. (Bring a dinner!) or on Sunday, October 22 at 11:30 a.m. (Pack a lunch for this one!) At this opening session, we will decide on dates for the other sessions as well as topics to be discussed. Please contact the church office to sign up for one of these two initial sessions. Let them know if you will need assistance with childcare. Questions? Email Wendy or Leah.

Soul Matters Groups are small groups that meet for deep listening and support. We have group openings for new people to join existing Soul Matters Groups.
Groups meet at the following times:
Judy Johnson 2nd and 4th Mondays in the evening 6pm (Church Library)
Neita Webster 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 (Church Library)
Jami Edmonds 3rd Tuesdays 6pm (Church Library)
Roger Benedict 2nd and 4th Thursday 9:30 – 11:00 (Church Library)
Gloria Perez 2nd and 4th Thursdays 11am – 12:30pm (Online)
Teresa Wilmot & Matt Menze 2nd and 4th Thursdays 4pm (Online and In Person)
If you are interested in a group, please email

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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