Kairos June 7, 2022

Kairos                                                       06/07/2022

Prophets and Profit
June 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
Throughout history, people have claimed that wealth and power are a consequence or a sign of spiritual blessing.  It is the gods, or God, who has made them profitable.  But others have said that it is more important to be prophetic than to make a profit.  We’ll explore the relationship between faithfulness and “the bottom line.” 
We will Share the Plate with The Liam Foundation
The Liam Foundation provides services for all persons within our LGBTQIA+ community by offering safe and welcoming facilities for our community; providing support, services and resources that take special consideration to the needs of our community; mentoring our community in life skills to persons with special needs, and or at-risk behaviors and or circumstances in our community; promoting the overall health and well-being of our community; continually educating ourselves and the community at large on issues that pertain to our community; and sponsoring, hosting and or participating in events and activities that promote our community.

Click Here to Donate
Happy Birthday to: Roger Poznan (06/08), Amy Brandon (06/08), Christine Lippitt  (06/11), Glenda Shaver (06/13), Fred Rogers (06/13),  Susan Fumo (06/13), & Toria Powell (06/14)!

Volunteers for Sunday, June 12
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.

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

Thank you!
Matthew’s Memo
June 7, 2022
This Sunday is our annual meeting, right after church.  Please plan to attend.  If you are in person, just stay in the sanctuary – we’ll start 5 minutes after worship.  If you have children in RE, please go and get them – they can come to the meeting, or perhaps caregivers can collectively designate someone to be on the playground with them.  If you are online, join the zoom:
Topic: 2022 Annual Meeting
Time: Jun 12, 2022, 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
To view the agenda for the annual meeting click here
We will elect officers and approve budget-related items.  We’ll also approve the revised mission and vision that the Board worked on this year.  Please look at this agenda in advance! 
If you have any questions, please ask me, President Amanda Tapfield, or Treasurer Teresa Wilmot in advance. 
All members can vote on these items.  Please participate so that we can carry out the work of the church together. 
See you then!
In faith
Please note that next week’s Kairos will go out on Wednesday, June 15, Kairos submissions are still due Monday night.

You may have noticed our Black Lives Matter banner is not up. It was vandalized and we are currently waiting for our new one to arrive.
From the Nominating Committee:
We have the following nominees for your consideration the Annual Meeting on June 12th, 2022
Pres:   Judy Gustafson (one-year term)
VP:      Spitty Tata (one-year term)
Clerk:  Bob Spelman (one-year term)
Treasurer:  Steve Blomgren (one-year term)
At large:  Jami Edmonds (to fill unexpired one-year term)
                Shoko Chien (three year-term)
Nominating:   Judy Johnson (two-year term)
                       Dan Fellars (two-year term)
                       Amanda Tapfield (two-year term)
Conflict Resolution:  Jessica Hodierne (three-year term)

2022 UU Rockford Church Auction – Let’s Get Together Again
Time is running out!!

The last chance to bid on these fun social gatherings is this Sunday, June 12, at 9 PM.
To make your bid, click on this link and check out the wonderful donations being offered!!
Any questions, please contact Autumn at the church office at 815-398-6322, Peggy at 360-485-8324 or Wendy at 815-218-0082.
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
Film Discussion
Friday June 10, 2022 
6-8:30 p.m.

Islam, Violence and Islamophobia: This film looks at Islam and violence from different perspectives. Sheds light on the negative stereotypes common to discriminate against Muslims.
Join Zoom Meeting here: 

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

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.


Rockford Area Gun Violence
Prevention Forum

The horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas has reiterated the need for us to work together to find solutions to the violence.  
Gun Violence Prevention Forum: “Together We Can Find Solutions to This Community Epidemic” presented by the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford on Tuesday, June 14 at Second First Church, 318 N. Church Street from 6 – 8PM.

Panelists include:  Mayor Tom McNamara, Jennifer Cacciapaglia, Director of Mayor’s Office on Domestic and Community Violence Prevention, Rockford Police Chief Carla Redd, State’s Attorney J. Hanley, State Representative Maurice West, County Board Chairman Joe Chiarelli and LWVIL Chair GVP State Committee Jim McGrath.

Panelists will have 2-3 minutes for opening comments, followed by a time for Q & A.  Attendees will have an opportunity to share their ideas on how our community can be involved to help.

Community Events

There is still time to sign up for GA online! Click here for more information.
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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