Rockford Urban Ministries holds annual Good Friday walk - – Rockford’s News Leader

Rockford Urban Ministries holds annual Good Friday walk


For the 29th year, Rockford Urban Ministries held its Good Friday Walk for Justice, which visits 14 stops around Rockford to call attention to the plight of the city's less fortunate.

The walk, which takes about an hour and 15 minutes, started at 9:00 a.m. at Shelter Care Ministries on North Church Street and wound its way to Beattie Park at the corner of Park Avenue and North Main Street. On their way, walkers stopped and prayed at locations that serve the community like the Winnebago County Justice Center, the Public Safety Building, and the Luther Center.

"The stops have also included places that need improvement in the city's compassion-such as the jail and a bank. We also pray for our leaders at the State and Federal buildings, for better communication through the newspaper, and a special prayer at the bridge for east-west side relations," Rockford Urban Ministries Director Stanley Campbell said.

The group carries a 10-foot, 75-pound cross throughout the walk.

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