A Legacy of Faith

Rev. Paula Vander Hoven Interim Pastor, North Kent Presbyterian Church My Grandfather came to this country from Sweden at the turn of the last century. He came because he was the third son in the family and there was no hope that he would ever inherit the family farm or much of anything else for […]

Church Message

INTO EVERY LIFE A LITTLE SUN MUST SHINE Robert Eckert Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church The day I’m writing this is one of those cold days we’ve been having lately. The thermometer won’t break twenty degrees today, which means the several inches of snow on the ground aren’t going anywhere. It’s the sort of day when […]

Let It Go!

Michael Cisler – Pastor, North Kent Bible Church   I have a hard time letting things go. Recently a friend and I got into a discussion (read “argument”) about which way was West as we ice fished a large lake in Canada. Throughout the next couple hours I continued to come back to the issue, […]

Church addition dedicated to late member

The First Congregational Church of Rockford dedicated a Christian Education wing that was the vision of a church member who died several years ago. This half-a-million dollar addition was built with all donations of funds and there is no mortgage attached to it! Congregational members have the gifts of being the architect, builder and professional […]

Rockford church invites use of sanctuary during Day of Prayer

In observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer, Rockford Reformed Church invites you to use their sanctuary or prayer garden as a quiet place of prayer any time between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. There will also be a prayer service at Bishop Hills Elder Care […]