The Christmas Spirit in Action

At Christmastime, it’s not difficult to find folks who are “up to something good” around here. Meet some volunteers who believe the holiday season is an especially important time for us to serve one another.

Original Women’s Conference Inspires Women, Helps Neighbors

Now in its 10th year, this remarkable conference at a Rockford church inspires women around the world to make a difference through their faith in God.

John Heyl Vincent: Founder of the Chautauqua Movement

Once the pastor of Rockford’s Court Street Methodist Church and a close friend of Robert Tinker, Vincent spurred the creation of summer schools, correspondence courses and university extension programs, not to mention “Book of the Month” clubs.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city, in each issue.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We highlight two places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

Helping People to Achieve a Crime-Free Life

For nearly 40 years, Rockford Reachout Jail Ministry has provided hope and help to prison inmates and ex-offenders. It’s a personal mission to some leaders of this Rockford group.

Country Church/City Church

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.

Children’s Home and Aid Society: Focused on Families for 75 Years

For 75 years, this organization has helped to make broken families whole once again. Kara Anderson discovers how this group makes a significant impact on local children.