Kairos June 28, 2022

Kairos                                                       06/28/2022

What’s Next?
July 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. 
Online and in-person 

Matthew will preach on a broken America and what might be done to make it better. Strong words about the Supreme Court are expected. 
We will Share the Plate with Prairie State Legal
The mission of Prairie State Legal Services is to ensure equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights.

Prairie State envisions a community where all low-income, elderly and vulnerable people have ready access to legal services to meet their basic needs and where everyone knows, understands and can exercise their rights and be treated fairly in their pursuit of justice.

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Happy Birthday to: Geri Carter (06/29), Jamie Johannsen (06/29), Pamela Moore (06/30), Ted Zobal (07/01), Emma Shackleton (07/01), Duane Wilke (07/02), Pamela Wilson (07/02), Steve Lewis (07/03), Jim Spelman (07/04), Tim Rowley (07/05), & Amber Bruns (07/05)!
Tim Anderson : Music Director
Music Director Tim Anderson successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on June 23 for a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago

Volunteers for Sunday, July 3
Ushers: We Need 2 Volunteers
Greeters: We Need 2 Volunteers
Guest Table: We Need 2 Volunteers
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.

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Thank you!

It’s Summer!
Most of our staff have young children or family members they take care of which means their in-office schedules change week to week over the summer time. We are still working from home and are available by phone or email. Before heading to the church please call to make sure someone is there. If you need to drop off a check or a note for any staff member please leave it in the secure mailbox outside the office doors.
Volunteer for six months only!
The committee for memorial services needs a volunteer for the family support position from October through April. A snowbird member has already volunteered to do the job for the other half of the year (April through October). The job is to support family members in planning the reception after a memorial service and assisting them as the day proceeds.

We also need one full time volunteer to help the day of a service to provide receptions (modest food and drinks) after memorial services. You would be joining two seasoned volunteers and would be supported by the caring team. Most services are on Saturdays and Sundays.

New and long-term members are needed to join in this rewarding work. It directly supports our fellow members and our ministers. Give us a call.

Sue Wilke 815-742-9709, Teresa Palmeno 815-988-1763, or Linda Spelman 815-979-877
The Justice For All team is transforming into the Racial and Economic Justice cluster of the Faith In Action model for our congregation’s social justice work. We welcome all the members of the Justice For All team as well as those who would like to live our Unitarian Universalist values by focusing on economic and racial justice activities. We will be meeting on July 10th after service in the library.  Come join us!   
Click Here for Literature Link from Dale
Click Here for Teresa’s Tablet
Click Here to view Ministers and Staff: Duties, Hours, Contact
Social Justice Updates
Eliminate Racism
Book Discussion  
Thursday June 30, 2022  6:00 p.m.

Join us by zoom for a discussion of The Undocumented American. Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented using her own name. She embarked on a trip across the country telling DACA stories.
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.

Film Discussion
Friday July 8 2022 
6-8:30 p.m.

Black in Minneapolis: A modern-day Malcolm X story, told through the eyes of a Black man who witnesses his brother’s murder by police during a routine traffic stop by generating a movement of Black people to fight against systemic oppression through community organizing, political policy, and force.
Join Zoom Meeting here: 

The film discussions are presented in partnership with The Baha’i Community of the Rockford Area and Rockford Public Library.

The Board of Trustees: 
President: Amanda Tapfield          
Clerk: Bob Spelman
Vice-President: Judy Gustafson     
Treasurer: Teresa Wilmot 
Trustees: Khanh Oehlke, Sarah Greer, Jami Edmonds
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