Kairos December 27, 2022

Kairos                                                       12/27/2022
New Year’s Day
Finding Our Center: The Labyrinth
January 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (Please note this service will not be live-streamed)
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson

The Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool that helps us come back to our center.  We’ll learn a little about the labyrinth and then experience the journey in the sanctuary, where a labyrinth will be set up for today. 

We will Share the Plate with The African-American Resource Center at Booker

Mission Statement:
To provide an environment that promotes the quality of life, values and the welfare of the people of our community through education, art, recreational and cultural programs, and to promote learning and sharing within the greater multicultural community.

We provide programming that enhances the quality of life, promotes the achievements, and improves the welfare of the members of our community.

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Happy Birthday to: John Ekedahl (12/27), Steven Anderson (12/27), Carol Knodle (12/28), Jackson Foster (12/30), Sheila King (12/30), Emily Pfleiderer (12/31), Jean Babb (01/01), Andrew Harmon (01/01), Martha Pippitt (01/02), Jami Edmonds (01/02), & Miranda Best (01/03)!

Volunteers for Sunday, January 1
Ushers: We Need 2 Volunteers
Greeters: Linda Lawrence & Neita Webster
Guest Table: Gloria Perez & 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. 
Reminder to coffee hour hosts: please make sure the heater is off and the machine master switch is off when you leave. Thank you!

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UUA Common Read
What lessons and inspiration can we find in Mistakes and Miracles to guide our
striving for Beloved Community, today?
Let’s read together the story of congregations who are doing the work of 
multiculturalism and antiracism.
Buy your book now and join us for Zoom Discussion Series on 4 Tuesdays. 
Sign up at Guest Table or
Books for sale in Deale Hall on Sunday mornings for $20.00, make checks payable to Connection Victory.
January 24 at 6:30pm-Rev. Matthew
February 21 at 6:30pm-Rev. Joyce
March 21 at 6:30pm-Rev. Linda Lawrence
April 18 at 6:30 pm-Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones


Starting Point

Join Rev. Joyce, newcomers, friends and members looking to make connections and “dig deeper” into Unitarian Universalism.

Starting Point is a 4-week program, we will meet Sunday afternoons from 11:30 – 1:30 pm.
Session dates January 22, January 29 and February 5, February 12
Sign up at this link:

Explorers on a Spiritual Journey

We are all invited into a spiritual life. But what is a spiritual life? Enter the journey of discovery with Gloria Perez, trained spiritual companion/director.

Group sessions will meet once a month on Zoom beginning Wednesday, January 11th at 6pm.

Sign up here


The New Year is a great time to start or restart a hobby.
Join us for Wonderful Wednesday, January 18, 6pm to share your hobby, and get inspired to start pursuing a hobby.

Revs. Matthew and Joyce will share their hobbies. Learn about theirs and hobbies enjoyed by our members. Hope to see you there!
Afghan Family Thank You, Update and Request

Thank you to everyone who has given assistance to the family from Afghan. Family members have work, access to a car and the young man has a driver’s license and laptop. They have received many of the household items they need thanks to your generosity. There are a few more items needed to assist with daily living and to create a feeling of home. If you can assist with any of the following items, either by donating the item or giving cash, please let Scott Garwick know at 
scottgarwick@gmail.com or  (815) 703-4751.

Afghan Family Items Needed
Vacuum Cleaner (we would like to a purchase one)
Blankets (5)
Large Area Rug (approx. 15 X 20) 


List of resources that may be helpful to you or someone you know.

Family Peace Center – 1-779-348-7600 
Remedies Renewing Lives – 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-815-962-6102

Catholic Charities Long Term Care Ombudsman Program – 1-815-316-0040 or 1-800-369-0895
Mercyhealth at Home/Older Adult Services – 1-815-971-3502
Lifescape Community Services – 1-815-963-1609 or 1-800-779-1189 

Center for Sight and Hearing – 1-815-332-6800 P
RAMP – 1-815-968-7467 
The ARC – 1-815-965-3455 
Click Here for More Resources
Book Discussion  
Thursday December 29, 2022  6:00 p.m.

Join us by zoom for a discussion of An Inconvenient Minority by Kenny XU. This book chronicles the political and economic repression of Asians and renaissance of a long ignored racial identity group and how they are central to reversing America’s cultural decline and preserving the dynamism of the free world.

Please read the book on your own and we will discuss it. 

Join the Zoom Meeting here: 

Book discussions are presented in partnership with Rockford Public Library.
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President: Judy Gustafson   
Clerk: Bob Spelman
Vice-President: Spitty Tata
Treasurer: Steve Blomgren
Trustees: Sarah Greer, Jami Edmonds, & Rebecca Beneditz
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