Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish celebrates centennial

“The wagon lurched as the wheels dipped into a rut in the road, snapping Vince Prawdzik out of the reverie he had drifted into along the past few miles. The steady clip-clop of the horses hooves, the autumn sun on his back and the fresh smell of the river as the breeze occasionally wafted its […]

God Desires Life

God Desires Life by Michael Cisler North Kent Bible Church   Last week’s bombing at the Boston Marathon etches in our minds another scene of death and devastation. Sadly, we have too many of these scenes that have been added to our minds in recent history. When we as a nation, or as all of […]

The Game We All Want To Wi

Ron Aulbach Bridgeway Community Church   Congratulations to all the Rams Fall sports teams! You make me proud to be a Rockford Alumni. The water polo team was unstoppable, the cross country teams were fast as ever, and our beloved football team came up just a game short of spending Thanksgiving weekend at Ford Field. […]

Church presents free holiday program of hope


North Kent Bible Church, 7210 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford, invites the public to enjoy “Searching fot the King,” a festive and thought-provoking musical drama. The performances will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. The production, by David T. Clydsdale and Walter L. Black follows a wise man’s travel across the […]

Reflections on a funeral

By ROBERT ECKERT Pastor, Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. “ 2 Timothy 4:7 (NIV) I’m 58 years old. Earlier this week I attended the funeral of a woman of my parents’ generation. Madeline was someone I only knew from the […]