Friday Update October 27, 2023


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Friday Update

October 29, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person
According to Celtic teaching, on the night halfway between the fall equinox and the winter solstice, the veil between the world of the dead and the world of the living lifts, and spirits wander among us.   Separate from but similar to the traditions of Día de las Muertos and All Souls / All Saints, this tradition (All Hallows Eve / Samhain) points us to the mysterious connection that binds us through time and love.  This will be a Unitarian Universalist apologia for the mystic heart. 

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with LIAM Foundation

To encourage, assist, heal and empower our LGBTQIA+ community through respect, advocacy, and passionate hearts to promote thriving in society.
Click Here to Donate

Volunteers for Sunday, October 29
Greeters: Linda Lawrence & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Guest Table: Rev. Joyce Palmer & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Ushers: We Need 2 Volunteers
Coffee Hosts: Wanda Hoover & Gaen McClendon
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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Please keep Magda Pandya in your thoughts and prayers. Magda’s brother Erik Haelman died. He lived in Rockford for 25 years before moving to Milwaukee.

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

Do you people do anything but talk about sex? No. Not really. 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 as Wendy Bennett and Leah Krippner facilitate an adult exploration of sexuality in the 21st century. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to join. 

This month we will Explore Gender focusing on gender roles and stereotypes, sex vs. gender, transgender, and the queer umbrella. Folks are welcome to join for a single session or sign up for all six. 



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Wednesday Nov 15 6:30pm

Exploring Gender

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Wednesday Jan 17 6:30pm

Sexuality & Aging

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Wednesday Feb 21 6:30pm

Experiencing the Sexual Other

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Wednesday March 20 6:30pm

Sexuality & Relationships

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Wednesday April 17 6:30pm

Sexuality & Spirituality

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Wednesday May 15 6:30pm

Sexual Pleasure

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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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