Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 10, 2012, 9:10 am
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Quilters believe, display together
MOLINE -- A quilter's group at Christ the King Catholic Church will hold a quilt display from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in theBelievers Together Center, 3209 60 St.
The quilters group was organized July 10, 2007, by Nancy Grandinetti. It has seven members, ages 65 – 88, who have met twice a month for the past five years, and has distributed more than 225 handmade quilts that have been distributed to homebound/shut-in parishioners, Family Resources, the Christ Child Society, nursing homes, and shelters for woman and children.
Group members also accept new 100 percent cotton quilting fabric to continue their work.
The group also has helped prepare 40 fleece Linus blankets for the Ronald McDonald House and for the church's annual Advent workshop.

Do they charge by the foot?
ROCK ISLAND -- Broadway Church, 710 23rd St., offers a monthly foot clinic from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on the first Monday of each month.
Two nurses will be available to soak peoples' feet, massage them with lotion, and trim toenails.
The clinic will cost $25.
People are asked to bring two towels along.
Reservations are required.
For information or to sign up, call the church office at (309) 786-2631.

Evangelists fill church with living hope
DAVENPORT -- Living Hope Community Church, 216 West Hayes, will welcome two guest speakers as a part of its 10th anniversary celebration.
Impact Ministries International Evangelist Tom Stamman, from Apple Valley Minnesota will speak at 6 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 10, and at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.
Dr. Jon and Helen Jenkins will speak at 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, and at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The Jenkins are from Troutman, N.C.
Child care will be available Sunday morning.
An offering will be accepted.
For information, call the church at (563) 326-4673 or visit its website.

Meet Morrison Methodists at annual tour, bazaar
MORRISON --The Morrison United Methodist Church Home for the Holidays Bazaar committee will host its annual Holiday Home Tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 10.
Tickets will cost $10 each
The bazaar will feature locally made crafts, homemade pies, cookies, jams and candies. An annual Theme Basket Silent Auction also will be held. Bids will be announced at noon.
Breakfast at the Bazaar will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. Crafters will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Morrison United Methodist Church, is at 200 West Lincolnway, in Morrison.

Mexican fiesta hits the mark
SILVIS -- St. Mark's Church, 1550 7th Ave., will hold a Mexican Fiesta fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 10.
Meet new vicar the Rev. Peter Vaughn and his wife Linda Vaughn, andcelebrate St. Mark's 45th anniversary.
The event will cost $8 for adults $8; $5 for children under 12, or $20 for a family of four.
Call (309) 792-3306 for information.

Poetry slam raises youth hopes, funds
ROCK ISLAND -- A 2012 Christian Friendliness YouthHope Poetry Slam fundraiser will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, The Establishment Theater, 220 19th St.
Doors will open at 5 p.m., followed by live poetry at 6 p.m.
Tickets will cost $12, and may be bought at Moline or Rock Island YouthHope centers or at

And then there was light
ROCK ISLAND -- The Satva Center, 709 19th St., will offer ''A Day of Light'' presentation from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.
Members of the Chicago Sukyo Mahikari Center, a non-profit organization of people who practice the ''Art of Giving Light'' will lead the presentations.
For information, visit, or contact the Satva Center at (309) 793-7881, or

Churches give thanks in various ways
The following churches have reported the following Thanksgiving dinners, services of activities. Any other churches wanting to list their Thanksgiving related programs in Faith & Values should email information to Faith & Values editor Leon Lagerstam at, or mail them to his attention at The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.

--Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, 1201 13th St., Moline:a free bilingual Thanksgiving worship service and dinner, 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18; including entertainment after dinner by Hispanic National Folklore Dancers;(309) 764-0619.

--Broadway Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island: free annual community Thanksgiving dinner, 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22; potluck dinner but with meat, potatoes, and drinks provided; website; email, or call (309) 786-2631.

--Rock Island Community Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at First Baptist Church, 3020 30th St.; the Rev. Christos Margellos, Saint George Orthodox Church, Rock Island, presents sermon; participating Rock Island congregations areFirst Baptist Church,St. James Lutheran Church,Saint George Orthodox Church,Saint Pius X Catholic Church,Second Baptist Church, andCongregation Beth Israel at the Tri-City Jewish Center.

--The Word Church, 19255th Ave., Rock Island:Community Thanksgiving Meal, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

--First Baptist of Colona, 305 First St., Colona: 11 a.m. program with music, followed by annual free Thanksgiving dinner for seniors; (309) 236-6188.

--First Congregational Church, UCC, 2201 7th Ave., Moline: 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day breakfast at the Son Cafe, followed by 10 a.m. Thanksgiving worship service, with some church members dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans.


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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