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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:  This year’s 28th Annual Rockford Area CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, Oct. 20, 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 ), Participants will learn of hunger needs in […]

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 […]