Friday Update September 16, 2022

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10 Big Ideas: Attachment Theory
September 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

The first of 10 sermons between now and June about 10 big ideas I’ve learned in 15 years as your minister.  Attachment Theory has revolutionized my understanding of the ways that people connect with family, partners, friends, and community.  It’s a very simple and powerful way of thinking of how we seek and manage our attachments with others.  Come learn about it, and how understanding yourself and others can make your attachments more rich and healthy.
Order of Service

Volunteers for Sunday, September 18
Ushers: Dick Lake & Myrna Lake
Greeters: Seth Wiggins & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Guest Table: Neita Webster & Rev. Joyce Palmer
Coffee Hosts: Tim Palmer & We Need 1 More
Please note that if you volunteer for coffee host you will need to clean up afterward and run the cups through the sanitizer.

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Thank you!
We will Share the Plate with RAMP
RAMP is a non-profit, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL) that emulates the Independent Living Philosophy with a mission to build an inclusive community that encourages individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. RAMP services enrich individual’s lives. Oftentimes we meet with individuals who have experienced a traumatic or life-changing event (i.e. child recently diagnosed with a disability, accident resulting in permanent disability, etc.). These life-changing events can leave an individual reeling, as well as their family, and not knowing where to turn or what to do. It is this grassroots effort and philosophy to “meet someone where they are at” that drives this organization.
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Activity Fair this Sunday, September 18 Come learn about TEAMS and COMMITEES engaged in doing the work of the church among us and out in the community. Find your journey or social action group. We will meet in Deale Hall after the service. Hope to see you there!

Belonging Discussion Wonderful Wednesday, September 21 at 6pm
A couple years ago, an initiative was launched to create a culture of belonging in Rockford.  Belonging is foundational for doing anything together.  

Organized by NICNE (No IL Center for Nonprofit Excellence) with consultation from john powell, who founded the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkely; three members of our church are involved, Billie Callahan, Shiraz Tata & Ellyn Ahmer.  There are task force work groups with events & activities planned.  Two employers are co-creating a culture of belonging within the workplace, Collins Aerospace & the Rockford Park District   Hear more about the effort at the Wonderful Wednesday on September 21 at 6 pm.
Invitations Matter
“The biggest reason people come back to church is that they are invited.
One sincere, guilt-free invitation can make all the difference for those
who simply got out of the habit during the pandemic or those looking for a life change.”

-Lewis Center for Church Leadership
We are so grateful to Duane Wilke for bringing Human Library to UU-C, Rockford and for all the effort he has put into making this a success in the Rockford area, touching many lives. Do stop by the last HL in Rockford that Duane will be at from 11-3 tomorrow. We are glad to have some wonderful “books” from our church and larger community there. You can feel free to stop for 20 minutes to interact with one person sharing their story or stay as long as you like!

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: Shoko Chien, Sarah Greer, Jami Edmonds

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

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