All posts tagged "Left Justified"
Left Justified: Peace prayer July 18 at Anderson Gardens
By Stanley Campbell Rockford is a praying community. We have, so far, more houses of worship than bars (the liquor establishments are catching up; one big casino will surpass Heartland, First Assembly and First Free Evangelical combined)....
- Posted July 11, 2012
Left Justified: 50 years of Rockford Urban Ministries
By Stanley Campbell When I visited Brazil oh so many years ago, my little group of United Methodists met with Christian community organizers in the city of Recife. That is on the eastern-most point, closest to Africa,...
- Posted June 20, 2012
Left Justified: RUM’s 50th anniversary dinner June 22
By Stanley Campbell I’m inviting the most liberal bishop in Christendom to be our speaker for Rockford Urban Ministries’ (RUM) 50th annual dinner, Friday, June 22. Charles Joseph Sprague was elected to the episcopacy in 1996 and...
- Posted June 13, 2012
Left Justified: Memorial Day Parade: Where are the Afghan/Iraq vets?
By Stanley Campbell I, like many Rockfordians, enjoyed this year’s annual Memorial Day Parade, since it begins right outside my apartment window on Seventh Street. I was impressed with the participants. World War II and Korean veterans...
- Posted May 30, 2012
Left Justified: Save our state parks
By Stanley Campbell Here’s a blatant attempt at getting you to support a fee for you to pay as you enter a state park (which is presently free of said cost). PLEASE CALL state Sen. Dave Syverson,...
- Posted May 23, 2012
Left Justified: Rockford Urban Ministries is 50, part two
By Stanley Campbell As I said last week, Rockford Urban Ministries (for which I work) is celebrating 50 years of working for the city. I’ve served 26 of those years as director of RUM (as it is...
- Posted May 16, 2012
Left Justified: 50 years of Rockford Urban Ministries celebrated May 24
By Stanley Campbell In 1962, the United Methodists hired a prophet to run Rockford Urban Ministries (RUM). The Rev. Edsel Ammons’ voice could shake the rafters. His job: shake up Rockford’s west side. In 1962, the city...
- Posted May 9, 2012
Left Justified: Earth Day remembrance of Rod Myers
By Stanley Campbell I hate hospitals. Let me rephrase that. I dislike going into hospitals, even to visit sick friends. So, when my friend Chris suggested visiting Rod Myers in Intensive Care, I reluctantly went. But only...
- Posted April 18, 2012
Left Justified: The stomach and your soul
By Stanley Campbell “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” or at least that’s what I was told. With the variety of food that is in the shopping malls, my heart is where the...
- Posted April 11, 2012
Left Justified: Summer thoughts in springtime
By Stanley Campbell Steve Stadelman won!? How did that newcomer beat two well-known Democrat candidates for State Senate? I heard a campaign manager chortle: “He will need a lot more signs to get any significant vote tally.”...
- Posted March 28, 2012