Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, June 22, 2013

Posted Online: June 21, 2013, 2:20 am
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Adoption Option runners get early start today
COAL VALLEY -- The 4th annual Adoption Option 5K Walk/Run will take place at 7:30 a.m. today, Saturday, June 22, at Coal Valley Municipal Park.
Organizers hope to attract 400 runners and walkers to participate in this year's event and hope to raise $10,000 this year for the Dave Thomas Foundation, which promotes and helps fund adoptions.
Corn Crib Nursery and Blackhawk Bank & Trust are the title sponsors.

QC Interfaith organizes immigration reform rally
ROCK ISLAND --Quad Cities Interfaith, partnering with World Relief, QC Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees, League of United Latin American Citizens and Casa Guanajuato, has organized a Dream for All Rally for Immigration Reform to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park,Rock Island.
Featured speaker will be Pedro Lopez, of Iowa, whose mother was deported by immigration agents in 2008 as part of raid on the Postville Agriprocessors plant, which is one of the largest raids in U.S. history.
Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba also will speak, and U.S. Reps. Dave Loebsack and Cheri Bustos have been invited to speak.

Prairie Retreat center offers programs in July
WHEATLAND, Iowa --Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat,2664 145th Ave., will offer the following retreats and programs in July.
Register by contacting 563-336-8414 or Learn more about the retreat center by visiting
Programs will include homemade meals prepared with local and organic ingredients.
-- July 1-8, begins at 7 p.m.; ends at 10 a.m.;Private or directed retreat; optional spiritual direction- $50/session. Massage extra. Any combination of days. Fee: $60 per day.
-- Wednesday, July 3, 10 a.m. to noon:Mini-retreat; 10 a.m. Mass; $8 fee.
-- Sunday, July 7, 5 p.m.:Taize vigil service; supper follows; freewill offering.
-- Wednesday, July 10, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: "Mid- Summer Come to the Quiet;" $20.
A second edition of the Spirit of the Prairie cookbook is available for $10.50 each. Contact 563-336-8414 or to arrange for pickup at the Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. Or call 563-374-1092 to pick up your cookbook at The Prairie; $5 shipping/handling if mailed.

Tickets available for Burning Lights Tour
MOLINE --Grammy-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Christ Tomlin with special guest Louie Giglio will bring the Burning Lights Tour to the iWireless Center, Moline, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Tickets went on sale Friday, June 21.
For information, visit
Ticket prices are reserved lower bowl only for$40, $30 and $25, including handling fees; $2 off for groups of 15 or more people.

Pacem in Terris award heads to France
DAVENPORT -- Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche, an international federation of communities in which people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together, will receive the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award.
For the first time, the Davenport-based award will be taken overseas, to France, where Bishop Martin Amos will present the award to Mr. Vanieron July 7 in the village where he founded L'Arche in 1964.
The award honors Pope John XXIII and commemorates his 1963 encyclical letter Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth). Previous award recipients include John F. Kennedy (posthumously), Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Cesar Chavez, Sister Helen Prejean and Lech Walesa.
A local public celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University in Davenport.

Trinity Lutheran to install associate pastor
MOLINE -- Trinity Lutheran Church, 14th Street and 14th Avenue, will install the Rev. Kate Morris as associate pastor at a 10 a.m. service Sunday, June 23.
Church youth will provide lunch after the service.
Freewill donations will be accepted.

Colona Methodist corralling VBS students
COLONA -- Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road, will hold a Sonwest Round-Up vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon the week of June 24-28 for children ages 3 years through those completing sixth grade.
Registration will be taken through Monday, June 24. For information, call the church office at 309-792-1661.

Leaving a message at Milan Presbyterian
MILAN -- First Presbyterian Church, 1620 1st St., will welcome Faith & Values editor Leon Lagerstam to speak at its 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 23.
Mr. Lagerstam will share "Stormy Weather" for a younger audience and a main message titled "Please Try Your Call Again."
Scriptural references will include 1 Kings 19:1-15 and Luke 8:26-39.

Enjoy outdoors worship at Church of Peace
ROCK ISLAND — The Church of Peace, 1114 12th St., will hold an outdoors worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 30, in its courtyard.
This casual service will feature music and many favorite old-time hymns.
Right after worship, a picnic potluck and activities for all ages will be held at the large shelter at Sunset Park, 18th Street and 31st Avenue, Rock Island.
For more information, call 309-788-6357 or visit or on Facebook.

St. Matthew invites kids to the mountaintop
MILAN — St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 W. 12th Ave., will host a vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28.
An open house, which will include an ice cream social, will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27. The open house also will include a visit by Gracie Comfort Dog, a Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog from Davenport, which recently was deployed to Moore, Okla.
This year's theme will be "Tell It On the Mountain." Students will learn about God through five mountaintop Bible accounts where God meets his people with messages of his might and grace.
Registration is open to children ages 3 through junior high.
For more information or to register, call the church at 309-787-4295 or go online at

Bethel Wesley women plan ice cream social
MOLINE -- Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church's women's group will hold an ice cream social from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the church, 1201 13th St.
Cost will be $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for children 10 and younger.
Sloppy joes and Polish sausages will be sold for $3 each, and hot dogs will cost $2.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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