How Are You?

When we meet a friend or are introduced to a new friend we often say, "Hello, nice to meet you." Very often when we greet someone in person or over the phone we begin with, "How are you?" That three-word question rolls off our tongues without our even thinking about it. It has become a trite question and all too often we do not give time for the other person to give a thoughtful answer, or we do not listen carefully so that the other person's response registers on our brains. We are just off and running with what we want to say. (I pronounce myself guilty of this!)

In these virus-tainted days that second greeting, "How are you?" is more important than ever. Call a friend. Call an acquaintance. Call a relative. Call someone you have not spoken to in some time. Call, and then listen. Emails and texts are OK, but the concern expressed in the human voice cannot be replicated.

In our quarantine, one day feels like the one before and sameness and routine can overtake us. I heard that one of our members delivered a restaurant meal, as a treat, to another member who could not get out of the house, an angel in our midst. What simple thing can you think of that would brighten someone's day, that would make this a red-letter day for both of you? Strap on your angel wings and go for it!

Pastor Joanne

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Our Vision is to be a church that is embracing our diversity to make a "divine difference"... Together.


We, the members of Spring Creek United Church of Christ, are a people of God centered in Christ. Responding actively to God's love, we strive to be inclusive, reconciling, and caring in our ministry to each other and to the wider community.

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Spring Creek United Church of Christ

4500 Spring Creek Road | Rockford, IL 61114

Office 815 877 2576 | Fax 815 877 6819

OFFICE HOURS | 10am-2pm Tue - Wed - Thur


Sunday Worship at 10:30am

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Embracing our diversity to make a divine difference together - LGBT friendly - welcoming to all no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey