OBITUARIES — Schneider, Mealy

Marcella Schneider

Schneider  Mrs. Marcella A. (May) Schneider, age 90, of Rockford, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2011. She was raised in Sparta during the Depression. Marcella had a good childhood and could remember making food for those in need. After graduating from Sparta High School in 1939, she worked as a nanny and helped with […]

ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, December 15 Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan. RHS Choir […]

A Message for You

Angel Messages  by MARCIA HUFSTADER member, Third Church of Christ, Scientist “Angels we have heard on high,” the words from a well-known traditional French carol, are words we can all claim today and every day when we are hopeful, faithful and listening for God’s messages. In the carol, the angels were telling the shepherds about […]

New event scheduled to kick off Ice Festival

The Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) invites you to polish up your dancing shoes and capture the magic of a special evening they have planned for you. The inaugural Ice Festival Ball is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13 and calls itself “the perfect date.” It is easy to see why with the highlights of this […]

‘Blue Christmas’ worship to help heal heavy hearts

When our hearts are heavy, hearing Christmas songs that describes “the most wonderful time of the year” rings a bit hollow. Instead we might feel we are living the lyrics of the 1957 hit “Blue Christmas” when Elvis Presley sings, “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you. I’ll be so blue just thinking about you.” […]