Friday Update September 15, 2023


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Friday Update

Preemptive Radical Inclusion
September 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
We’ll explore some of the complicated parts of welcome and inclusion.  How do we move from assimilation to inclusion?  What are the boundaries around welcome? What does it mean to recenter a community toward those often marginalized? If you think you know what I have to say about this, you may be surprised!

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with Peacebuilding Connections

Peacebuilding Connections works to bring together broad and diverse individuals and organizations around nonviolent goals and objectives. The act of individuals and institutions working together within a community strengthens that community and makes it more resilient against future risks and conflict. Peacebuilding Connections’ projects celebrate and uplift communities. Peacebuilding Connections was founded by peacebuilder Bob Schlehuber in 2013.
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Volunteers for Sunday, September 17
Greeters: Neita Webster & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Guest Table: We Need 2 Volunteers
Ushers: Dick Lake & Myrna Lake
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.
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 We are still accepting donations!
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Bring a favorite appetizer of yours to share that night! Bonus points if it is Oktoberfest or German-themed! 

Starting this Sunday you can drop off your donations with Autumn in the church office.

Grief Support Group
Monday, September 18, 6 pm

Join Rev. Joyce and Rich McKnight for a 7-session Grief Support Group. The group will meet every other week beginning on Monday, September 18 at 6 p.m. through December 11. The group is for anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one. The group will provide a safe place to share, grow, and learn while coping with the pain of your loss.

The parent orientation for Our Whole Lives (grades 7-12) will be held in the Commons (downstairs) from 11:30 – 12:00 on Sunday, September 24.  Please reach out to Lindsay Trank, Director of Religious Education, at if you have any questions. 

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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