Six weeks of free mini-seminars for those looking to grow their individual spirituality. For more information call Rockford Urban Ministries at (815) 964-7111 or (815) 621-9417 on day of program.
Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 pm - Location: Grace United Methodist Church, 3555 McFarland Rd. ASSERT: In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, the New York Times reports “the silence from the restaurant industry has been deafening” as sexual predation endemic to the restaurant business has yet to be addressed. First-hand accounts from local food workers. Moderated by Sue Stephens, Producer, WNIJ Public Radio with Rockford Restaurant and Bar Sexual Harassment Group.
Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 pm Location: River Valley Community Church, 5439 East State St (behind Guitar Center) CHANGE. Last fall construction of the new Grove at Keith Creek on Rockford’s east side generated impassioned discussion . A year later, hear how new residents and Family to Family mentors have calmed fears, owned their own racism and dismantled personal prejudice. Moderated by Mark Baldwin, Executive Editor, Rockford Register-Star.
Tuesday, March 6 ,6:30 pm Location: Rockford Register Star Newsroom, 99 East State St. AUDIT: What is the spiritual state of the Rockford community? A creative look at the spirit of the Rock River Valley through the snapshots of Arturo Fernandez, Chief Photographer/Director of Visuals for the Rockford Register Star.
Tuesday, March 13,6:30 pm Location: Temple Beth El, 1203 Comanche Dr. EXAMINE: Lent cleanses the palate so that we can live more fully. Learn practical ways to evaluate your spiritual state, tapping into the Catholic practice of confession and the Jewish theory of atonement. With Reverend Father David Beauvais and Rabbi Binah Wing.
Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 pm Location: Juvenile Detention Center, 5350 Northrock Dr. Limited to 35, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org EMPATHIZE: Juvenile delinquents are the forgotten victims of America’s mass incarceration crisis, with the U.S. the largest jailer of children in the world. Hear from Juvenile Detention staff of early imprisonment and the work of Rockford Reachout Jail Ministry and others.
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 pm Location: The Kitchen Table, 7034 S. Klondike Rd, Rochelle. Meet at restaurant at 6:30pm or carpool from JustGoods at 5:30 pm. RSVP to email@example.com. FEED: Experience a meal at a new establishment the Chicago Tribune terms the “pay-what-you-can restaurant (that) turns a long-shot idea into nourishment for community.” Their newest twist: creation of a benevolent fund helping those in need pay for groceries, medications and utility bills. Dine with Founder Carolyn Brown.