Spiritual & Ethnic Holiday Traditions

The holiday season calls for an extra dose of tolerance, love and compassion. Learn about the various religions practiced by those in our community and experience unfamiliar traditions.

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.

Still the Greatest Story Ever Told

A uniquely Christian holiday, Christmas is a time to recognize the most basic story of our faith. Here’s an inside look at the real meaning behind the season.

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 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.

A Century of Italian-American Life

Discover a Rockford-area church that’s been a sanctuary for the city’s Italian heritage, as it celebrates a proud century, and looks forward to the next.

City Church/Country Church

Organized religion plays a major role in the culture of our Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. Check out these unique places of worship, one in the country and one in the city.