Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012


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Metropolitan Community Church to meet at Tri-City Jewish Center

ROCK ISLAND — The Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities temporarily will hold worship services at 11 a.m. Sundays at the Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th St.

For information, call the church at (563) 324-8281 or visit mccqc.com.

One of the church's first homes was destroyed by an electrical fire in January 1994. Temple Emanuel in Davenport allowed the congregation to meet in its building until finding a new home at 31st and Harrison streets in Davenport.

The Metropolitan church recently sold its Harrison Street facility and seeks a larger building with adequate parking and handicapped accessibility.

Tri-City Jewish Center leaders have agreed to let the church meet there as the search for a new site continues.

So when the congregation lost its home in Rock Island, it took refuge at the Jewish Temple in Davenport. Now, when the congregation leaves its home in Davenport, it will take refuge at the Jewish Center in Rock Island, noted a recent news release.

"God has called us to go and we will go where God leads us," said pastor, the Rev. Rich Hendricks. "I am so pleased that we will have a temporary worship home at the Tri-City Jewish Center, and we are very grateful for their hospitality."

Multicultural New Year event will be Jan. 5

ROCK ISLAND — A New Year Multicultural Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St.

Celebrate the New Year with dance, music, stories, poems, drawings and more from around the world presented by its newest community members.

For information, call the church office at (309-786-2631).

Satva Center to host Art of Giving Light program

ROCK ISLAND — The Satva Center, 709 19th St., will host "A Day of Light" program from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

For information, call (309) 793-7881, visit satvacenter.com or email info@satvacenter.com.

Members of the Chicago Sukyo Mahikari Center, a non-profit organization of individuals who practice the Art of Giving Light, will lead the program.

Presentations at 2 and 4 p.m. will demonstrate how to purify your mind and body, offer the gift of Light to others in love and service, and practice the integration of spiritual principles and values in your daily life.

This event is free.

For information about the Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritual Development, visit sukyomahikari.org.

Beg your pardon

Tom Fox, a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Rock Island, who is leading a drive to collect "flood buckets" to help Super Storm Sandy victims in Staten Island, N.Y., can be reached at (563) 391-8942 or at Jfox8942@q.com. An article in the Dec. 22 Faith & Values section listed an incorrect area code and email address.
















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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