• Our vision is about the communal aspect of spirituality. By coming together in a community in order to express and feel that which is spiritual in our lives, we recognize the desire to share spirituality as a group as well as individuals on our own separate spiritual path.

  • Our mission is create community,
    celebrate worship, seek justice and truth
    and live guided by love.

  • We invite you to explore our website to get acquainted with us, to find out who we are and what we stand for. As Unitarian Universalists, we honor diversity amongst our members and guests.

Sermon Sampler

Our minister and guests have provided samples of their sermons or papers. To read them, please click on a title below.

Is Hope Evil?

"...I worry that hope can be, and often is a distraction, an excuse
for not getting on with the work at hand..."

“The End Of Racism”

"...Some I fear, will try to use this victory [Barack Obama being
elected president] as an
indication that racism is over,
when we [sadly] know it to be
alive and potent..."

A Unitarian Universalist
Perspective on Prayer

"...I was not always comfortable with the concept of prayer. I
grew up essentially unchurched, and most definitely outside of
the Christian tradition..."


Sara Goodman
President: Denny Broderick
Vice President: Susan Busker
Secretary: Paulette Lucas
Treasurer: Cher Zimmerman
Trustees: Wendy E
Trisha G


May 28
  • Flower Communion & Memorial Day Service (Guest Speaker)

    May 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Our guest speaker is Michelle Lattanzi. Michelle Dawn Lattanzio graduated from USF in 2010 with her Phd degree in English, focusing on 19th C literature, women's and gender studies and psychology. She taught for seven years at USF, including drama, world literature and interdisciplinary composition and literature in collaborative efforts with the Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies departments. She will graduate from Meadville Lombard Theological School this May with an MDiv degree, and plans to pursue chaplaincy as her ministry. She is currently serving as an Intern Minister at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, and previously served in the same role at Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

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Jun 2
  • Rt. 75 Garage Sale

    Jun 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Congregation Of Rock Valley, 329 School St, Rockton, IL 61072, USA

    If you have items to donate, please contact the Church.

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We are a small congregation of women and men who came together to create a new Unitarian Universalist Church in the Rock Valley region of north central Illinois in 2001. With a common ground to search for meaning and a commitment to our spiritual journey, our membership includes people of diverse thought and action. This path strengthens our resolve to seek answers to difficult questions and teaches us how to work together while honoring the worth and dignity of every member. In every gathering we are exposed to new ideas and religious diversity from a variety of authors, teachers, and prophets. "Our vision is about…