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October 23, 2013

Rockford as a Place for Healing

Rockford as a Place for Healing I remember a United Methodist pastor saying that we just can’t be “anti-casino,” we should be “pro-something.” I responded that, when it came to legalized gambling, we have to take a stand against it. But she was right; it’s better to advocate for something than always saying “no.” So […]

September 21, 2013

Rockford as a Place for Healing I remember a United Methodist pastor saying that we just can’t be “anti-casino,” we should be “pro-something.” I responded that, when it came to legalized gambling, we have to take a stand against it. But she was right; it’s better to advocate for something than always saying “no.” So […]

August 15, 2013

Learn About Our Free Immigration Legal Clinic

It’s not really OURS, but belongs to the Northern IL Conference of the United Methodist Church See below for the long anticipated opportunity to help immigrants with legal help. Most of us will welcome the opportunity to provide hospitality at Court Street United Methodist Church.  From: Georgz@aol.com Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 2:01:49 PM Subject: JFON training date […]

August 13, 2013

Join the Rockford Area CROP Hunger Walk

the CROP Hunger Walks helps Rockford and the World WHEN:  The Annual Rockford Area CROP Hunger Walk is the third Sunday inOctober and the goal is to have 300 walkers raising an average of $200 each for a grand total of $60,000. register with David Jones, 815/540-3703 ), or pick up sponsor records at JustGoods fair trade […]

August 12, 2013

JustGoods is Just Great!

By Stanley Campbell It’s been six years since JustGoods fair trade store opened at 201 7th St. And business has been good. The development of this former notorious liquor store was controversial from the start. Rockford Urban Ministries (whom I work for) wanted to move in a drug-counseling center, and we were accused of planning […]

August 7, 2013

What is new?

People have been generous towards replacing the air conditioning unit at the JustGood’s Fair Trade Store, which burned out in the midst of our heat wave. The final cost was over $4200, and so far we have raised $3600. Our new printer is installed, thanks to an anonymous donor; but the toner cartridges cost an […]

August 7, 2013

Coming Up: Prison Reform & Ministry

Jail Reform, meet the director of Reachout Jail Ministry, Thursday, October 3 7:00 p.m., at Second Congregational UCC/First Presbyterian Church, 318 North Church Street (enter through the northeast door on Church Street). Rockford’s jail population averages 900 prisoners in the Winnebago County jail plus another 1,000 prisoners serving time in state penitentiaries. Christ calls us […]