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uNITE brings churches together for worship

uNITE brings churches together for worship

What began last summer as a citywide youth event is now inviting a broader audience. The uNITE worship gathering, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. this Friday at Summerwood, is open to all ages. Talented musicians and song leaders from large and small churches around Rockford will...
ESL class fosters friendships

ESL class fosters friendships

About 11 years ago, one of the women from the Chinese Church that meets at First Free Rockford wanted to speak better English. A church friend introduced her to Lois Mienert, who had been a reading specialist at Rock Valley College and later taught English to...
Better living through chemistry

Better living through chemistry

In 2003, Josh Denhart was a high-school chemistry teacher in West Des Moines, Iowa. His department head asked if he could come up with a mad-scientist routine for a local elementary school. “I thought that sounded fun,” he remembers. “So I pilfered and pulled random...
Q&R with Meredith Domanico – Part 2 of 2

Q&R with Meredith Domanico – Part 2 of 2

Part 1 of this conversation focused on students’ recent experience at Summer Camp. As the conversation continues, we talk about opportunities and challenges of student ministry today. Jim Killam: I know it’s different today than it was 14 years ago when you...
Q&R with Meredith Domanico – Part 1 of 2

Q&R with Meredith Domanico – Part 1 of 2

This is the first of a two-part conversation with Meredith Domanico, Student Ministries Director. Jim Killam: You and some of the students got back from Summer Camp recently, right? Meredith Domanico: Yeah. We were at Expeditions Unlimited in Baraboo, Wisconsin. We...