Unitarian Universalist Church hosts healing discussion for Rockford community

ROCKFORD, Ill (WIFR)--- On Saturday, church leaders hosted a public and open discussion with the community and the congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Church.

This discussion comes after the deaths of Eddie Patterson and officer Jaimie Cox in August of 2017.

"Ripples from that and decisions that were made from there have created some disconnection within our congregation and within our community," says church board member, Ellyn Ahmer.

The church invited Pastor Danny Givens to help facilitate the discussion. The main goal of the forum is to create and fortify existing relationships.