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Friday Update

Courage to Heal
May 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Joyce Palmer
What do we mean when we talk about healing? The typical understanding of healing centers on cure, join us as we examine various ways to understand healing for our mind, body, and spirits. 
Order of Service
Prison Ministry Team will not meet on Sunday, May 1. If you have updates or questions, please email the group.

We will Share the Plate with One Body Collaboratives
Their mission is to mobilize, coordinate and further develop church and community resources to rebuild lives and transform our community. 
Click Here to Donate

Volunteers for Sunday, May 1

Ushers: Martha Dunegan & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Greeters: We Need 2 Volunteers
Guest Table: Rev. Joyce Palmer & We Need 1 More Volunteer
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.

Sign Up Here: https://uurockford.breezechms.com/form/74f73a

Thank you!
Lighten up!
Generosity Campaign 2022
It’s time to Lighten Up! To celebrate, to be joyful, to have fun, and to turn up our light as a church.  We’re about to begin our generosity (aka stewardship, aka pledge drive) campaign for the coming fiscal year.  We hope every member will attend ONE of the following events.  Each event is designed to highlight something fun and good about our church.  There will be a brief stewardship presentation at each event, but the focus will be on having fun and doing good together.  More information to come.  But for now, select one event and put it on your calendar. 

Wesley Willows Happy Hour!  Meet on the driveway at the home of Myrna and Dick Lake. BYOB. Contact office if you need address. Friday, May 6th, 4pm.
Woods and Prairie at the Church!  Meet in the parking lot to hike our woods and prairie with a naturalist guide.  Saturday, May 7, 2pm.
Ice-cream Social! We’ll get an ice-cream truck.  It’ll be great. Sunday, May 15th, after church. 

See you at one of these events!
Your generosity team: Ruth Little, Wendy Bennett, Linda Johnson, Sara Dorner, Sandi Campbell, and Matthew Johnson

It’s Time to Get Together Again Auction

– which means it’s time for the UU Auction to get under way.
After two years of being apart, let us get to know each other again. What better way to do this than over a delicious meal, at a cocktail party, at a friendly game night, a beautiful nature hike, or a painting party! This year’s Auction will concentrate on social activities that will help us reconnect!
So, here is the plan:  Starting now, please take some time to think about a social gathering(s) that you could host. Then, beginning May 15 until June 1, the UU Church Online Auction site will be open for your donated offerings. Be creative!
Spread your offering ideas out over the coming year.
Take some folks to lunch and a movie.
Go watch skydivers at Rochelle Airport.
Get a group and go kayaking.
Offer a holiday gathering, a harvest supper, a summer soirée!
Plan a field trip to a park or museum, a sledding party, a swim party, a winter doldrums gathering.
The possibilities are endless and sky’s the limit!!
Next:   Bidding on events will begin on June 1, 2022 and end the night of the Annual Meeting, June 15, 2022.
So…Let’s Get Together, again!!
Wendy & Peggy, co-chairs

Family Friendly Beltane Ritual!
May 1st, 2022 at 12:30pm at UURockford, 4848 Turner Street, Rockford.
Please join us for a fun family friendly Beltane event. We will have a brief ritual that will honor the season and the fae around us. We ask that you bring something to offer the fae that is biodegradable, such as flowers, leaves, or seeds. We will then have a wish making activity for the coming Spring and Summer months. We will meet outside if the weather permits or in Deale Hall otherwise. Hope to see you here! More info at https://fb.me/e/3aGgg5paa
Caregiver Support/Education

Caregiver Support/Education Group Meets on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10 am via Zoom. We look forward to connecting with you. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98699473003

AIM Team invites you to a training on Microaggressions and Disability
Monday, May 23 at 11am in the Library. Join us for Oops/Ouch presentation with:

Disability related microaggressions are a form of discrimination and ableism. Ableism is discrimination and social prejudice against people who have disabilities or who are perceived to have disabilities. It can take the form of ideas and assumptions, stereotypes, attitudes and practices, physical barriers in the environment or larger scale oppression.
Join us for the Oops/Ouch Presentation which challenges the stigma surrounding disabilities. We will discuss examples of verbal microaggressions and behaviors to look out for and to avoid, as well as how to create a more positive culture and to be more disability-inclusive.

Camerata Emanon Singers Present “Of Moon and Stars” May 6

                                        A collaboration with Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
  • Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mendelssohn PAC – Starr Center Auditorium, 415 North Church Street, Rockford IL 61103
  • Tickets are $20 In Advance / $25 At the Door / $6 Student

A musical celebration of the warmth, wisdom, and wonder of our nighttime celestial companions, a source of inspiration for musical and poetic arts throughout the ages.

The concert, led by music director Tim Anderson, will feature timeless pieces by Schubert, Barber, Brubeck, Thompson, and Lauridsen, as well as gems from contemporary choral repertoire by Daniel Elder, Susan LaBarr, and Stuart Chapman Hill and a few fun pieces mixed in for good measure.
For specific invitation about COVID-19 protocols, contact Mendelssohn PAC at 815.964.9713.

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    |   uurockford.org  |

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