Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 18, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Hope fills Ecumenical Sunday celebration
MOLINE -- Hope United Church of Christ, 3324 41st St., will celebrate an Ecumenical Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20.
Guest preacher will be Illinois Conference minister, the Rev. Dr. Jose Morales.

Trinity table talks replicate Martin Luther practice
MOLINE -- Trinity Lutheran Church, 14th Street and 14th Avenue, Moline, will hosting Monday evening "Table Talks" at 6:30 p.m. at Front Street Brewery in Davenport.
Martin Luther used to gather his friends, colleagues, and students around a table to discuss current affairs and religious issues of the day. Trinity Lutheran will replicate this practice every Monday and welcome all to join.
For information, call (309) 762-3624.

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 or email
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

Schindler's giant list commemorates Holocaust
DAVENPORT -- The movie "Schindler's List" will be shown at the Putnam Museum's Giant-Screen Theatre at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
The showing will be held in commemoration of the United Nation's "International Holocaust Remembrance Day," the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The Putnam Museum, Holocaust Education Committee of the Quad Cities and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, will co-sponsor the event.
Tickets will cost $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, students and military, $5 for youth, or free with museum admission or membership.
Seating is limited, so call to buy tickets in advance at (563) 324-1933, ext. 242.
"Schindler's List" is a Steven Spielberg film, and winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
The film is based on the story of Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust.

Find free nonprofit fair at SouthPark
MOLINE -- SouthPark Mall will host a 501(c)3 non-profit fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
Nonprofit organizations in the Quad-Cities area will display and promote their local 501(c)3 businesses.
This free event will only be for the first 100 businesses.
RSVP by calling (309) 797-8450 before Friday, Feb. 1. Participants will be given a table and two chairs set up in the commons area starting in Younkers Court.

Interfaith memorial service celebrates lost leader's life
DAVENPORT -- A public interfaith memorial service and celebration of life for the Rev. Ron Quay, longtime executive director of Churches United of the Quad Cities, will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 2, at the Unitarian Church of the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave.
The Rev. Quay died on Dec. 28, after a brief illness, at Trinity Rock Island. A private funeral was held on Dec. 31, and cremation rites followed.
According to Cathy Bolkcom, chaplain and friend of the family, Rev. Quay's wife, Marcy Doyle, and his sons wanted to give the public and the faith communities with whom the Rev. Quay worked a chance to come together and celebrate his life and his work.
Rabbi Henry Karp, Cantor Gail Karp, Lisa Killinger from the Muslim Community, First Baptist ministers Debbi and Flint Miller, Metropolitan Community Church Pastor Rich Hendricks and Unitarian Minister Jay Wolin will participate in the Celebration of Life.
All are welcome. Memorials in Rev. Quay's name can be made to Churches United or to the family for a local memorial to be arranged.
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home in Rock Island handled arrangements for the family.

Lord's house seeks Christian singles
EAST MOLINE -- House of the Lord Church, 459 16th Ave., will hold a Christian Singles night from 6 to 9 p.m., today, Saturday, Jan. 19.
For information, call Carole Carbo at (309) 797-4827.
Chili will be served for a $2 or $3 donation.
People may bring snacks or desserts to share.
The event is open to all single Christians age 30 and older.
After the meal, several card or board games will be played.

Women's ministry reaches higher heights
DAVENPORT -- The Women's Ministry of Higher Heights Missionary Baptist Church will hold its annual Women's Day Program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Jefferson Edison Elementary School, 1027 Marquette St., which serves as the church's worship site.
Sister Sharon Malone, first lady of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Rockford will be the guest speaker. Her theme will be "God's Command, God's Commission, Our Call," based on Matthew 28:18-20.
Sister Malone serves as a teacher in the Ministers' Wives Division of the Baptist General State Congress of Christian Education and is President of the Interdenominational Ministers' Wives and Widows.
Women attending are asked to wear white.

Learn Buddhism basics in one day
DAVENPORT -- Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, 502 ½ West 3rd St., will present a ''Buddhism 101'' day course from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.
The course is for anyone interested in learning about the origins, beliefs and practices of Mahayana Buddhism. There will be four sessions with time for questions after each session.
It will cost $25 per person. A vegetarian lunch will be provided.
Preregister by phone at (563) 322-1600, or by emailing
Topics to be covered will include:
--Who was Buddha Shakyamuni?
--What is Enlightenment and how is it attained?
--What are the core beliefs of the Buddhist faith?
--How can someone live a Buddhist way of life in today's modern world?
Joe Gauthier, Buddhist teacher at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, will lead the course.
For information about him, the course or the center, visit
The center was founded in 2005 under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso; Internationally renowned Buddhist meditation master and scholar. Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union, a worldwide network of Buddhist Centers that are located in more than 40 different countries.
Mr. Gauthier is a Buddhist teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition.

Hand-bell festival rings in the new year
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Great Rivers Conference Chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts will hold its 25th annual hand-bell festival on Saturday, Feb. 23, at First United Methodist Church, 2941 South Koke Mill Road.
Registration deadline for the event will be Wednesday, Jan. 23.
The event will begin with an 8 a.m. registration. Ringing will start at 9 a.m. and will continue until 3 p.m. A lunch break will be held.
Registrations will cost $35 per ringer for churches with a fellowship member, and $40 per ringer for churches without fellowship membership. Registrations accepted after Jan. 23, will be charged a $10 late fee. Fees include a light continental breakfast and lunch. Registrations are nonrefundable after Jan. 23, but substitute bell ringers may be made.
For information, contact Marilyn Hirschman, P.O. Box 138, Farmer City, IL 61842-0138, (309) 928-2067 or email
The festival will feature Christine Anderson as its clinician. Ms. Anderson is an internationally acclaimed hand-bell soloist, clinician and composer. She will lead a "technique ringing" class in the morning's first class, followed by "repertoire reading'' and "Mass ringing" sessions.
Past festivals have drawn more than 200 ringers from throughout the Midwest.


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