Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

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Tabernacle Baptist Church to celebrate 106th anniversary

MOLINE — The Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2601 15th St., Moline, will celebrate its 106th church anniversary, at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14.

Special guest will be the Rev. Barry West, of Holy City Baptist Church, of Springfield, Ill.

The theme will be "A Well Balanced Church," based on Acts:2:42-47.

Sovereign Grace Orthodox Presbyterian moving services

MOLINE — Sovereign Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church will move its Sunday worship services to the Davenport Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4444 W Kimberly Road, Davenport, beginning Sunday.

The move from its former Youth Hope in Moline site, will allow more families to attend each week and will provide additional outreach opportunities to the Quad-Cities community, according to the Rev. Ken Golden.

The agreement between the two churches is similar to those used by other congregations between the two denominations, which meet on different days during the weekend.

Visitors can join the congregation each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school and worship at 10:30 a.m.

A group of Quad City natives started Sovereign Grace in 2008 to fill a spiritual need in the area with a biblically based, Christ-centered church that taught historic Presbyterian and Reformed beliefs.

For information, log on to sovgraceopc.org or call (563) 445-7605.

Mystic series explores Islamic Mysticism

ROCK ISLAND — "The Way of the Mystics" Series continues at the Satva Center with "Islamic Mysticism: Being a Sufi" to be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the center's Healing Arts Building, 709 19th St.

This special event will be led by Cyrus Ali Zargar. The presentation will explore three central Sufi practices, Dhikr (remembrance), Muraqaba (self-vigilance) and Muhasaba (self-reckoning).

These three practices aid the seeker in reaching the ultimate goal of knowing oneself. If undertaken with proper awareness, these practices can unlock a way of perceiving in which the reality becomes one's hearing, sight and action.

To register, call (309) 793-7881.

It will cost $20 per person; or $10 for students.

Dr. Ali Zargar is a scholar of Islamic studies, focusing on Sufi literature, and a professor at Augustana College. He received his doctorate from UC Berkeley in 2008.

His book "Sufi Aesthetics," published by the University of South Carolina Press in 2011, uncovers the secrets of mystical perception among two famous Sufi figures, both contemporaries of Rumi, one of whom is Sufism's major thinker, Ibn al-'Arabi. Along with the lecture, his poems, rendered in fresh translations, also will be read.

Comedy Sportz group to perform at Grandview Baptist Church

ROCK ISLAND — Guys in Ties from Comedy Sportz will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Grandview Baptist Church, 4316 N. Ripley St.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This event is for for singles 21 and older.

Refreshments will be served and a freewill offering will be accepted.

For information, call (563) 391-4308.

Humility of Mary celebrating Second Vatican anniversary

DAVENPORT — The Congregation of the Humility of Mary invites everyone to a Mass to Celebrate the Opening of the Second Vatican Council in 1952.

The Eucharist will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Humility of Mary Center — Magnificat Chapel, 820 West Central Park Ave.

Celebrants will be the Revs. Robert McAleer and John Hynes.

The liturgy will be celebrated, followed by light refreshments.

UCC hosting annual garage sale fundraiser

MOLINE — Union Congregational Church, UCC, 1811 53rd St., across from Two Rivers YMCA, will hold its annual garage sale and lunch stand/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday.

Items for sale will include Halloween and Christmas decorations, household items, TV and wooden stands, antique and decorative glassware, baskets, pictures and wall hangings, hardback and paperback books, CDs, towels and bedding, children's items and clothing, men's and women's clothing, including plus sizes, shoes, and lots of miscellaneous items.

Raffle tickets will be sold for a YMCA membership.

A lunch stand with sloppy joes, chips, pop, coffee and individual baked goods.

Proceeds from the sale will support the church and its ministries.

Call the church office at (309) 797-4553 for information.

House of the Lord hosting Christian singles night

EAST MOLINE — House of the Lord Church, 459 16th Ave., will hold a Christian singles night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

For information, call Carole Carbo at (309) 797-4827.

The host for the evening will be the "singled out group" that will provide chili.

"Wheel of Fortune" will be played.

People may bring a side dish or snack.

The event will be open to all single Christians age 30 and older.

Bountiful Harvest Gala & Auction will be Oct. 13

ORION — Mary, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 1402 10th St., will hold its 11th annual "Bountiful Harvest Gala & Auction" Saturday, Oct. 13.

Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner for a free-will donation.

A live and silent auction will be held.

A drawing will be held for four $1,000 prizes, one $2,000 prize, one $3,000 prize, and a grand prize of up to $10,000.

Raffle tickets cost $100 each. Shares of tickets also may be bought. Call the parish office at (309) 526-8422 for details or to buy tickets.

Church of Peace celebrating building's centennial

ROCK ISLAND — The Church of Peace, 1114 12th St., will celebrate its church building's centennial year with a Heritage Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

The service features flute music by Walter Haedrich, favorite hymns and German scriptures.

A German dinner and entertainment featuring "100 Years in 10 Minutes" and kid's games will he held at 11:30 a.m.

The catered meal will feature bratwurst and hot dogs, German potato salad, green beans and pasta salad. It will cost $7 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. Buy tickets in advance by calling (309) 788-6357 or visit ChurchofPeaceUCC.org.

4-H celebrating its National Youth Science Day

ROCK ISLAND — National 4-H Week will be celebrated Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 13.

Wednesday is 4-H National Youth Science Day.

In celebration, University of Illinois Extension, Rock Island County 4-H will offer the Eco-Bot Challenge to fifth-grade classrooms and youth agencies between Wednesday through mid-November.

The goal is to help youth enhance engineering skills by learning to think like a robotics engineer, assembling their own robots, also known as Eco-bots, and control surfaces in order to manage an environmental cleanup. They then will test the interaction between the Eco-Bot's environmental engineering design features and various control surface configurations to determine the most effective environmental cleanup solution for a simulated toxic spill.

Volunteers are sought to attend an upcoming training so they can help 4-H take the program out to schools and youth agencies in the Illinois Quad-Cities. The volunteers will be given supplies and can then select a classroom or community youth group to work with based on the volunteer's schedule. The volunteers will help youth assemble their own Eco-Bots.

Volunteers may attend training sessions at Rock Island County Extension, 321 West 2nd Ave., Milan, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday; or from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Augustana College.

Depending on need and sizes of volunteer groups, other training sites can be offered.

Register for the training online at U of I Extension, Rock Island County's website: web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs or call (309) 756-9978.

More than 400,000 4-H youth participate in robotics and engineering programs through 4-H Clubs.

Fall also is the time Rock Island County 4-H starts its new program year and October is the perfect time to join or form a new 4-H club.

To learn more about joining or starting a club call University of Illinois Extension/4-H at (309) 756-9978.

Q-C Evangelicals to hold Night to Honor Israel

MOLINE — A Night to Honor Israel, sponsored by The Quad City Association of Evangelicals, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at Calvary Church of the Quad Cities, 4700 53rd St.

The event will feature a night of celebrating, dancing, singing and giving honor to the State of Israel. In addition, a free-will offering will be taken.

Money raised this year will help the integration into Israeli society of 600 "brand new" Ethiopian immigrants who will begin arriving in Israel this month. In addition, a portion of the money raised will go to help fight anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activities on American college campuses.

The annual event has raised $363,132 in eight years, which has been used for the resettlement costs for immigrant families to the Sha'ar Hanegev Region near Gaza; to help with the absorption costs and employment training of hundreds of Ethiopian Jews in southern Israel; and assisting hospitals in sheltering their facilities in case of emergencies.

Speakers this year will include:

— Christians United for Israel African American Outreach Director Michael Stevens, founder of University City Church of God in Christ in Charlotte, N.C. He is a North Carolina A&T State University graduate, earned a Masters of Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University, is a doctoral student at ORU, and is an executive board member of the National Church Growth Conference of the Church of God in Christ.

— Maya Karmely, Israeli Consul for Public Affairs for the Midwest, who has a Masters of Science Degree in cell research and immunology from Tel Aviv University and has been published in the International Journal of Cancer and Cancer Research Journal.

— Keynote speaker David Barton of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage. He is the author of numerous best-selling books and addresses more than 400 groups each year. Time Magazine called him "a hero to millions" and also named him as one of America's 25 most influential evangelicals.

For more information, please call (309) 793-1300.

Church presentation to focus on response to homosexuality

ROCK ISLAND — A "Contemporary Challenges Facing the Church" series of presentations led by the Rev. Michael Schaab, priest at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2502 29th Ave., will continue with a session about the Catholic Church's response to gays/lesbians/bisexuals/transsexuals from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church's Farrell Hall.

The presentation will examine the Church's position on homosexuality, a study of the pastoral response to homosexual people and viewing of a video in which homosexual Christians express their faith and their sexual identity.

For information, call (309) 793-7356. A free-will offering will be accepted.

First Lutheran celebrating rebuilding of organ

MOLINE — Stephen Steely, minister of music and organist at First Lutheran Church, 1230 5th Ave., will perform a special concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, to celebrate the rebuilding of the church's pipe organ

The organ originally was installed in 1982 but had deteriorated. Berghaus Organ Co. has repaired or replaced every pipe in the organ, as well as replacing and upgrading the electronic controls in the instrument.

An exciting new feature of this work is the addition of Musical Instrument Digital Interface controls, which allow the pipe organ to communicate with other computer devices. Using an Allen digital sound module, the organist now has access to hundreds of additional sounds to enhance musical performances.

The public is invited to attend this free celebration concert, featuring music by Bach, Beethoven, Dandrieu, Widor and others. A reception honoring the work of First Lutheran's Worship & Music Committee will be held after the concert

For information, call Stephen Steely at (309) 762-3375.

Discussion to be held on the church in Corinth

ROCK ISLAND — St. Ambrose assistant professor of theology Micah Kiel will share a "Stones of Corinth" presentation from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Benet House Retreat Center, 2200 88th Ave. West, Rock Island.

A $20 fee will be charged.

For information, contact Sister Jackie Walsh at retreats@smmsisters.org or (309) 283-2108.

When St. Paul wrote his letters to the church in Corinth, he addressed strange issues such as how women wear their hair and whether or not to eat meat sacrificed to an idol. While to Paul and his community, these issues were important, they are essentially meaningless to us. What can archaeology and history tell us about PaulÂ’'s community in Corinth and what he wrote and why?

Catholic sisters holding Vatican II lecture series

DAVENPORT — The Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi River Valley will sponsor a four-part lecture series in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church.

"Celebrating Vatican II: Sharing the Vision" will be held at venues throughout the region through April 2013. The series, which coincides with the "Year of Faith" being observed by the Catholic Church, is free and open to the public.

The lecture series explores four key themes of the council as follows:

— 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University, Davenport: Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz "What Happened at Vatican II? Keys to Understanding the Council." Dr. Gaillardetz is the McCarthy Professor Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College, author of "Ecclesiology for a Global Church" and co-author of "Keys to the Council."

— 2 p.m. Dec. 2: Dr. Zeni Fox, "The Laity after Vatican II: Collaboration in Ministry," Clarke University, Dubuque, Iowa.

— 2 p.m. Feb. 24: Dr. Massimo Faggioli, "Liturgical Reform: the Crucial Impact and Legacy of Vatican II;" St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hiawatha, Iowa.

— 2 p.m., April 21: Dr. Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA and Bishop Daniel Turley, OSA; "The Church in the Modern World: Vatican II's Challenge for Our Time" at Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Church, Clinton, Iowa.

Registration will not be required.

Follow-up sessions to each of the four lectures will be offered in sponsoring cities.

"Celebrating Vatican II: Sharing the Vision" is sponsored by The Catholic Sisters of the Upper Mississippi Valley: Carmelite Nuns, Eldridge; Congregation of the Humility of Mary, Davenport; Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wis.; Sinsinawa Dominicans, Sinsinawa, Wis.; Sisters of Mercy, West-Midwest Community, Omaha, Neb.; Benedictine Sisters, Rock Island; Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa; and Sisters of Charity, BVM; Sisters of the Presentation, Sisters of St. Francis, Sisters of the Visitation, and Trappistine Nuns, all of Dubuque, Iowa.

For details see facebook.com/catholicsisters or call Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, (563) 242-7611 or Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Davenport, at (563) 336-8404.

Women's Choice Center celebrating 10th anniversary

BETTENDORF — The Women's Choice Center, a Bettendorf pregnancy-help medical clinic will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a free concert by Kathy Troccoli at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Adler Theatre in Davenport.

Christian music performer Kathy Troccoli's history with the Women's Choice Center dates back to her first spectacular Praise for Life concert in 1997.

Tickets for her upcoming performance can be picked up at the Women's Choice Center, 2711 Happy Joe Drive, Bettendorf. The center's open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

A final ticket pick-up event will be held between 9 a.m. and noon today, Saturday, Oct. 6, for those unable to pick them up during clinic hours. Attendees will be asked to provide contact information for each ticket they pick up. Tickets will be required for admission to the concert.

For information on the concert, go to www.wcc10th.org.

Ms. Troccoli is celebrating 30 years of music and ministry. She's had 22 recordings, 17 No. 1 radio hits, 19 Dove Award nominations, two Dove Awards, and three Grammy nominations. She also was selected as one of the "Most Influential Christian Women in America" by Today's Christian Woman magazine readers.

The center also will serve as the site for the 22nd annual Life Chain from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. For information, visit www.womenschoicecenter.org.

Presentation to be held on 'Spiritual Wisdom of Dreams'

MOLINE — Quad Cities ECKANKAR Center, 523 16th St., will host a "Spiritual Wisdom on Dreams" presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The free class will be open to the public.

Learn how to:

— Remember and interpret dreams

— Reunite with a departed love one

— Get practical help in everyday life

— Grow spiritually with the Light and Sound

— Meet spiritual guides and masters.

For information, call (309) 762-7992 or visit www.eck-illinois.org.

It will be presented by the Illinois Satsang Society, a charter affiliate of ECKANKAR, Religion of the Light and Sound of God.

A free book also will be available.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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