Public welcome to Churches United free Sunday dinner|
MOLINE -- Hope United Church of Christ, 3324 41st St., in partnership with Churches United of the Quad Cities Area, will host a free dinner every Sunday night.
Doors will open at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of need or income.
Bus transportation is available from Hillside and Spring Brook Courts.
For information, call (309)762-1419.
'Chronicles of 'Lincoln and Grant' to benefit Wounded Warriors
MOLINE -- Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, 1201 13th St., will host a benefit performance of a new play, titled ''The Chronicles of Lincoln and Grant," at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1.
Quad-Cities actors and co-authors Tom Swenson and Dan Haughey will portray Lincoln and Grant, respectively, during this 50-minute performance.
A free-will offering will be taken, all of which will be donated to the Wounded Warriors program.
The play will feature reflections of Lincoln and Grant as they struggled through the early years of the Civil War, attempting to grapple with their public and private lives and their faith, while trying to balance loyalties to family, friends, fellow citizens and history.
A question-and-answer period with the performers will be held immediately following the performance.
Dessert will be served after that.
Mr. Swenson, of Davenport, and Mr. Haughey, of Moline, earlier have portrayed their characters in solo performances at schools, libraries and museums across the country.
Wounded Warriors has assisted church pastors, the Revs. Sonia and Julio Alvarado, whose son, Sgt. Luis Alvarado, critically was wounded in Afghanistan in November. Sgt. Alvarado has been in intensive care in San Antonio, Texas, and now in Tampa, Fla. He recently was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
The church is handicapped accessible.
For information, call (309) 764-0619, or go to www.bethelwesley.org.
Gospel singer Penrod to perform at Adler on July 13
DAVENPORT -- Guy Penrod will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Adler Theatre, 136 East 3rd St.
Reserved tickets will cost $18, $24 and $30.
Tickets also will be available at the Adler Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 745-3000 or at select Ticketmaster outlets.
Mr. Penrod's latest recording, "Hymns," debuted at No. 1 on Nielsen Soundscan's Southern Gospel retail chart and No. 5 on the Current Contemporary Christian chart following its release in March. His 2010 Dove Award-nominated release, ''Breathe Deep,'' continues to be a benchmark for country recordings within the Christian marketplace, featuring successful mainstream country and southern gospel radio singles.
A 2011 Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Mr. Penrod made his Grand Ole Opry debut last year. Prior to his solo career, he had spent 14 years with the Grammy and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band.
Two Rivers United Methodist to offer free Saturday lunches
ROCK ISLAND -- Two Rivers United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Ave., will provide a free meal at noon every Saturday.
Anyone needing a meal is invited.
Vineyard Church members to give donations 'in-kindness'
DAVENPORT -- Members of the Vineyard Church of Davenport, 2402 W. Kimberly Road, will spend Saturday, June 23, traveling across the Quad-Cities to do "random acts of kindness."
It will be the fourth year that the 150-member congregation will conduct this operation.
Members will give away free lunches, wash cars, host kids games, do a cookout at a local mobile home park, give away dog treats and clean "messes" at dog parks, and pick up trash along Kimberly Road, all for free.
Donations will not be accepted nor will any strings be attached.
Concert to raise money for malaria research, treatment
ALEDO -- A "Malaria No More'' benefit concert will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Aledo Band Shelter.
The concert will feature a group of local church praise bands from Aledo, Illinois City, Reynolds, Moline Riverside and Christ Geneseo United Methodist Churches. Additional local musicians from Antioch Baptist and a men's chorus ''The Called," from Moline, "Quarter Till," local soloists Sarah Jahn and Steve Schuler also will perform.
Esther Lamidi, an African student from Western Illinois University, will speak about living with malaria.
Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies of malaria, all caused by a parasite transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is preventable, treatable and beatable.
The concert will raise money for malaria treatments and research. A $10 donation can save a life.
Refreshments and food also will be available from the Reynolds UMMEN's group.
For information, call the Rev. Mark Slaatte at (309) 428-4449.
Summit of Hope to help parolees get back on feet
ROCK ISLAND -- A Summit of Hope will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, at the Stern Center, 1703 3rd Ave.
The event is designed to provide a one-stop environment for local parolees to put their lives back together.
The Project of the Quad Cities and Illinois Department of Corrections are collaborating to stage this event.
Services to be offered include: state identification, counseling, transportation, food, clothing, shelter, primary health-care referrals, screening for blood pressure, diabetes, HIV testing and care, veterans' information, employment services and a variety of other social service agencies.
Numerous faith-based organizations also will lend a hand.
Local parole offices have invited parolees to attend.
For information, contact Stephanie Carmichael with The Project of the Quad Cities at (309) 762-5433. The Summit of Hope's website is www.summitofhope.org.
Immanuel Lutheran to hold program on coping with grief
ROCK ISLAND -- Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3300 24th St., will hold a community education program titled ''Grief/Loss and How to Cope'' from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21.
For information, call (309) 786-3391.
Gospel Music Night at Living Hope Community Church
DAVENPORT -- Living Hope Community Church, 216 West Hayes, will host a Gospel Music Night at 6 p.m. Friday, June 29.
John Butcher, former singer with the Oakridge Boys Quartet, will perform.
The public is invited to this free concert.
Light refreshments will be served after the show.
The church also will hold a parenting conference titled "Relationship Tools for Family Success, Friday, July 20.
The conference will feature nationally known speakers.
It will cost $20 per person, or $30 per couple.
Call the church at (563) 326-5673 or pay online at www.biblicalparenting.org.
More information about the church may be found at its LivingHopeQC.com website.
Christian Care in R.I. gets $7,000 grant to improve mission, shelter
ROCK ISLAND -- The Scott County Regional Authority recently awarded a $7,000 grant to help Christian Care make needed improvements at its rescue mission and domestic violence shelter in Rock Island .
Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses.
Anyone in need can call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.
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