UU Church of Stockton
In Memoriam: Marion Parker
- Created: 29 January 2016
On May 18, 1940, she married Rex Parker in the Grandview Methodist Church in Dubuque Iowa. After several years living in Rockford, the couple spent their entire life in Stockton. Rex preceded her in death on March 7, 1998.
She graduated from Warren High School in the class of 1935 and Platteville Normal School (now the U of W at Platteville.) She taught in Equal Rights, Pucket and Kent Country schools, as well as the Stockton School district, and she retired from the Warren School District. She also was an assistant librarian at Highland Community College.
She was a member of the Stockton Woman’s Club, the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, and the Stockton Universalist Church (now the Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton,) where she served as a Sunday School Superintendant and sang in the choir.
She is survived by her son, Dennis Parker (Betty Woodburn); daughter, Melody Heidenreich; 5 grandchildren: Todd Heidenreich, Derick Parker, Angela Heidenreich, Leann (Brian) Fischer, and Rachel Wilcox, as well as eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Hugh; and her siblings, Marlow, LeRoy and Helen Scace, and Aileen (Kenneth) Kerlin.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, February 6th at 11:00 am at the Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton with visitation beginning at 9:30 am. Interment will take place at the Morseville Cemetery in Stockton with luncheon at the UU Church of Stockton to follow. A memorial fund has been established.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 5:30PM December 24th
- Created: 15 December 2015
Please join our UU Stockton family for our 116th Christmas Eve gathering, featuring the UU Stockton choir.
Many blessings for a wonderful holiday season and happy new year 2016!
You Better Watch Out! (Santa is Coming)
- Created: 21 December 2015
Sermon from December 20th, 2015, by Rev. Erik David Carlson on the historical and mythological sources for our modern-day Santa Claus myth.
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Future Saint Nicholas striking Unitarian Arius during the council of Nicaea.
SCOTUS Stands on the Side of Love
- Created: 27 June 2015
The legal and economic implications of marriage are astronomical, and so too is the public affirmation of commitment and love as recognized in a wedding ceremony. We again applaud the Supreme Court for making this most basic of human institutions open to all and we look forward to doing our part to ensure that every couple who wishes to be married in a beautiful sanctuary dedicated to love may continue to do so.
In recognition of this historic moment in the history of our nation, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton will extend our offer of free weddings to any same sex couple who wishes to be married in our sanctuary through the end of June, 2016.
Rev. Carlson represents Stockton MInisterial Association at Awards Banquet
- Created: 27 June 2015
Our own Rev. Carlson along with Pastor Brenda Morris represented the Stockton Ministerial Association at the annual meeting of the Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities which awarded the SMA a $1500 grant to start the emergency Temporary Housing Voucher program. The program will allow congregations and the Stockton Police Department to purchase rooms at a reduced rate to provide emergency housing to community members in need.
In the 12 years the JDCCFC has existed, it has raised over $800,000 for Jo Daviess County government and non-profit groups, and will hold its next fair at Grant Park in Galena on October 10th & 11th, 2015.