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Forgetting the past, looking forward by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church A pastor from Atlanta once said that it always bothered him in a track meet when the runners were running the hurdles and would knock one or two of the hurdles down. He said that he felt as if they should go […]

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Christmas: a more joyous occasion  by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church Once upon a time, just a few days before Christmas, two men who were neighbors decided to go sailing while their wives went Christmas shopping. While the two men were out on the water, a storm arose. The water became very rough […]

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The Pennant Season  by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church The pennant races are one and, as professional baseball moves through the month of September, many teams, including the Detroit Tigers, are fighting for an opportunity to play in the World Series. The teams have already begun working harder in order to secure a […]

Area teens bring Squire on mission trip to Appalachia

ON-THE-JOB READING MATERIAL—This group of 42 Rockford United Methodist Church youth and adult leaders are on the steps of the Union Church in Berea, Kentucky, as part of a home repair ministry.

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL We live in a time nowadays described as “The Age of Entitlement.” Not so for a group of selfless Rockford area high school and college age students. This is Rockford United Methodist Church’s (RUMC) 22nd year of bringing a team of youth to serve one week in the Appalachia Mountains […]

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Living as wise people by PASTOR DICK RILEY Rockford United Methodist Church Once upon a time, there was a southern farmer who was sitting in front of his shack, smoking his corncob pipe. Along came a neighbor who asked him, “How’s your cotton coming?” “Ain’t got none,” said the farmer. “Didn’t plant none this year […]