"Seek the well-being of the city, for it is by seeking its well-being that you will find your well-being"

Jeremiah 29:7


Then Now

Though it is only one mile square, the area of Rockford served by Jeremiah Development is the heart of the city. Bordered by State Street on the south, Whitman on the north, Rockton on the west and the Rock River on the east, it encompasses cultural, religious, government, educational, and commercial facilities along with hundreds of single- and multi-family homes. For Rockford to develop to its full potential, the heart of the city must thrive. That is the goal of Jeremiah Development.

Luminary_Logo.PNGLoaded Brush Luminaries

Join 20 of Rockford's Luminaries as they create PAINTINGS of historic landmarks & scenery from a DOWNTOWN neighborhood... and you can take one home! Place your bid in the Live Auction with Paul Logli and Mike Robinson - the "Dueling Auctioneers!" Luminaries are instructed onsite by the entertaining artists of 317 Studio & Gallery. Also featuring fabulous hors d’oeuvres, libations from Kryptonite Bar - try the "Luminous Elixir," and the satisfying brews of The Rockford Roasting Company! PLUS everyone gets in on the fun w/ the Jumbo Paint-By-Number!

TICKETS: Just $25.00 per person @ www.eventbrite.com/event/15105629344/ or call Kathi at 630-452-5234. 

*Luminaries are those who illuminate, improve, and inspire our community. The subjects of the paintings are derived from the historic neighborhood bordered by Whitman St., the Rock River, State St., and Rockton Ave. The area is assisted by Jeremiah Development, a non-profit organization advocating for the well-being of the neighborhood. Event proceeds will be utilized for the 2015 Summer Work Camp, coordinated by Rockford Urban Ministries. Volunteers from all over the United States will come to Rockford to revitalize several homes in the neighborhood by painting exteriors, cleaning-up yards, and doing a wide variety of helpful repairs. Your support is truly appreciated!