A Message for You

God’s grace evident in a stranger by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church, Rockford “Whad’ya think?” I asked my husband after we read an article in the paper. It gave a brief bio on a couple of exchange students who still needed host families to make their dream of studying in America come true. We […]

Metropolitan Choir of Praise returns to Rockford

Ready to re-energize your spiritual life? Join the Metropolitan Choir of Praise and First Congregational Church of Rockford on April 15 for an evening of sacred music guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your spirit soaring. The 70-voice Metropolitan Choir of Praise is a mixed chorus based in Grand Rapids. Its members are men […]

A Message for You

Brighten people’s days  by REV. LAUREL TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church of Rockford She had never had children of her own but she knew every child at the church. The college kids would come home for the Christmas Eve service and she would greet each one by name. Her fiancé had died decades earlier and she […]

Metropolitan Choir of Praise to perform in Rockford

The well-traveled and  acclaimed Metropolitan Choir of Praise is to appear in Rockford March 27.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The greater Rockford community is oftentimes recognized for its many quality-of-life advantages such as educational excellence, strong family values, and an all-abiding and ceaseless giving nature. Perhaps the greatest virtue of all is that, first and foremost, Rockford is a community of faith. The Rockford area is home to 38 […]

A Message for You

God is with you in every moment by REV. LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church, Rockford The ashen remains of our house stood for three months after the fire. Often I had to meet the insurance agent there to further process our claim. It was always difficult to go “home.” Though the shell of the home […]