Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, June 15, 2013

Posted Online: June 14, 2013, 2:20 am
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By Leon Lagerstam,
The Rev. Jeffrey Samuel (photo)
Learn how Christianity's practiced in Muslim cultures
MOLINE — All Saints Episcopal Church, 2420 41st St., will welcome guest preacher, the Rev. Jeffrey Samuel, to its 9 a.m. service on Sunday, June 23.
He will speak about howpeople practice Christianity in a Muslim culture.
Rev. Samuel is visiting the U.S. on a speaking tour to raise awareness of what it is like to live in and practice Christianity in a predominately Muslim country.
He is a graduate of The Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, obtaining a Diploma in Theological Studies in 2011.
The service is open to the community.
For information, call the Rev. Roger Hungerford at 309-797-2515.

Immigration rally dreams for all
ROCK ISLAND — Quad Cities Interfaith will hold a "Dream for All" rally for immigration reform at 10 a.m.Saturday, June 29, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park's bandshell.
The rally will be designed for people to pray, bear witness and call on congress and the president to pass comprehensive immigration reform that is humane, has a clear path to legal citizenship, has a just and fair legalization process and stops the deportations that are tearing families apart.
Testimonials about how the broken immigration system hurts families and the community and how communities of faith can act for justice will be featured.
Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities, QC Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees and World Relief are partnering with Quad Cities Interfaith on the day's program.
People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
For more information, call 563-322-4910.
Quad Cities Interfaith also will hold its fourth annual taco night fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Azteca 3 Restaurant, 2400 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf.
Tickets will cost $10 per person for a taco buffet dinner. Drinks and gratuity are not included.

African missionary graces Colona church
COLONA — Grace Community Church of the Nazarene, 507 1st St., will welcomemissionary Ermias Mekuria Chollye, from the Horn of Africa, as its guest speaker on Sunday, June 30.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m.

Family recreation night, VBS slated
MOLINE — First Baptist Church,1901 29th St., will hold a"Break into Summer!" family recreation night for the community from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19.
A free hot dog supper, water games, relays, face painting and activities for all ages will be featured.
The church also will hold a "Jesus, My Savior, My Friend" vacation Bible school, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28.
Register ahead or at the door. It is for children ages 3 to 12.
For more information about either program or about the church, call 309-762-4581.

Entertainers sought by church's coffeehouse
EAST MOLINE — Christ United Methodist Church, 3801 7th St., will hold its next "Taste and See Coffeehouse" from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 22, in the church's Fellowship Hall.
People are welcome to share their talents. Call Carl or Maureen Dittmar at 309-792-2732. Free food and entertainment will be available.

House of the Lord 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, June 15.
For information, call Carole Carboat 309-797-4827.
This month's event will have a picnic theme.
Hot dogs will be provided. People may bring any items they normally would take to a picnic.
Following the meal, cards and other games will be played.
Anyone 30 years of age or older is invited.

Free meals served Saturdays
ROCK ISLAND — Two Rivers United Methodist Church,1820 5th Ave., provides a free meal at noon everySaturday.
Anyone needing a meal is invited.

Church concert continues chamber's anniversary
DAVENPORT — Chamber Music Quad Cities will continue its 20th anniversary celebration with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Great Room of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th St.
Works by Schubert, Beethoven, Matthias Pintscher and Salvatore Sciarrino will be presented.
The artistic director of Chamber Music Quad Cities is violinist and Moline native David Bowlin. He will be joined by bassist Philip Alejo, cellist Katinka Kleijn, pianist Spencer Myer and violist Maiya Papach.
Mr.Alejo performs as associate principal bass of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and was just appointed assistant professor of bass at the University of Arizona.
Ms. Kleijn is a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Myer was gold medalist of the 2008 New Orleans Piano Competition and has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra and Southeast Iowa Symphony, among many others. Ms. Papach is acting principal of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Bowlin is assistant professor of violin at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and performs across the U.S. and abroad as a chamber musician and soloist.
The concert will cost $12 for adults and $5 for students at the door.
For information, call 309-797-0516 or visit

Stay in the Quad-Cities for this mission trip
BETTENDORF — Asbury United Methodist Church,1809 Mississippi Bvd., will sponsor a youth mission trip on Monday, July 15, to Wednesday, July 17, and invites any sixth- to 12th-graders to join the group to perform mission projects in the Quad-Cities.
Youth will meet at the church to participate in local community service projects such as helping at local shelters, thrift centers and nursing homes, while enjoying fellowship, fun and growing closer to God.
Lunch will be provided each day, and a special youth service will be offered in the evening on Tuesday, July 16.
Youth are invited to sign up and attend all or part of the three-day mission. It will not cost anything to participate, but youth need to contact the church office to register by Sunday, June 30.
Additional adult volunteers also are needed to provide group transportation, serve lunch or help in coordinating activities.
For information or to sign up, call the church office at 563-355-5218.

Seek spiritual signs beyond meditation
MOLINE — ECKANKAR, Religion of Light and Sound of GOD, will present a free, public workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Quad Cities ECKANKER Center, 523 16th St.
The "Beyond Meditation, A Spiritual Experiences" workshop will outline keys to accelerate the pursuit of truth and spiritual techniques to aid any seekers of God in their quest for enlightenment.
A free spiritual experiences guidebook and CD also will be given.
For information, call 309-762-7992.

A VBS to fall in love with
MOLINE — Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2601 15th St., will conduct its annual vacation Bible school for all ages from Monday, June 17, to Friday, June 21.
It will begin at 6:15 p.m. Monday, with registration. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Adult classes run through Friday. Youth classes will be held Tuesday through Thursday. Friday will feature a fun night with games, activities, prizes and food.
This year's theme will be "LOVE," taken from John 15:9-17. Five ways to remain in God's love will be taught.
Church pastor is the Rev. Dr. Melvin L. Grimes.


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