Tuesday, June 3, 2008

UU Congregation of Rock Valley in Rockton, IL

Joe Cherry, Meadville Lombard Theological School seminarian preparing for worship service at Rock Valley where he was invited to preach/speak. Joe just finished his first year at Meadville. Congratulations!

Joe standing in front of the altar.

Consulting Minister at Rock Valley Ruth and Joe

Members of Rock Valley in sanctuary dispersing after worship service. Each Sunday the congregation concludes worship service with the recitation of the words on the banner and then retire to the social hall in the basement for refreshments. The fresh rhubar muffins were delicious!

UU Congregation of Rock Valley

Sunday, June 1 I traveled two hours with my friend and seminarian, Joe Cherry, to the UU Congregation of Rock Valley in Rockton, IL. where Joe was the invited preacher/speaker. It is a small congregation of about 40 that recently purchased the Stephen Mack School building where they have been housed over the years.

Congratulations to Joe for a fine sermon and worship experience and to Rock Valley for securing a permanent home. May they continue to experience the joy of community and the love and blessings that flow from such connections!

Blessed Be! Rev. Dr. Qiyamah A. Rahman

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