- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Court Street UMC helps kids with Angel Tree program
The local Angel Tree Program run by Rockford’s Court Street United Methodist Church helped 55 children from Rockford have a happier Christmas this year.
Angel Tree is a nationwide ministry of prison fellowship program designed to help children who have a parent serving time in prison. Church members purchase gifts for the children to remind them they are not forgotten and are loved.
Church members donated funds to purchase two gifts for each child on behalf of the incarcerated parent, wrapped the gifts and delivered them to the families. Each child received a toy and a clothing item. Gifts were purchased for 55 children from 26 families in the church neighborhood and Rockford area.
Court Street UMC is at 215 N. Court St., Rockford.
From the Feb. 20-26, 2013, issue