Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013


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Break breads together at Gloria Dei
ROCK ISLAND -- Gloria Dei Presbyterian Church, 4200 12th St., will hold a World Communion Celebration/International Soup and Bread Luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 6.
Worship will held at 10:30 a.m., followed by the free luncheon to be served from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
For information, call the church at 309-788-8986.
The church has celebrated this tradition for 20 years.
More than 17 different types of bread and nine soups from around the world will be featured.
Prayers and hymns from around the world also will be presented. Bibles, prayer books and hymnals from various Christian traditions, nations and languages will be displayed.
Some favorite soups in the previous years have included a peanut butter soup from West Africa; posole soup from the Navaho; Midwestern chicken soup; Irish stew; and Scandinavian fruit soup.
Donations will be accepted and will benefit the annual Crop Walk, also held Sunday, Oct. 6.

Augie groups perform at bishop's installation
ROCK ISLAND -- Augustana College's Chamber Singers and Augustana Kammarkor will play a part of history as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America installs its first female presiding bishop, the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, today at the University of Chicago's Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.
The service will be streamed live online at elca.org.
Dr. Sangeetha Rayapati, associate professor of music and head of the college music department's voice area, will be a featured soloist.

Christian Care walks the walk today
MOLINE -- Christian Care will host its Walk the Walk fundraising event from 10 a.m. to noon today at Prospect Park, 16th Street and 30th Avenue.
Registration will start at 9 a.m. Christian Care and Diamonds on the Avenue will sponsor the walk.
Before the walk, participants will hear a compelling story of how a grandmother lost her granddaughter to domestic violence. Healing Waters Empowerment Project will provide entertainment. Participants will receive a race bag, walk pedometer and several other goodies.
The event also will feature a silent auction and activities for children. Food and beverages will be sold. Registration will be $10. For information, call 309-786-5734 or visit christiancareqc.org.

Revelation revealed at Church of Christ
MOLINE -- The Church of Christ, 4800 38th Ave., will continue a new series titled Revealing Revelation, led by its minister, Lance Love, during 9:30 a.m. Sunday adult Bible-class sessions.
He will teach chapter-by-chapter over the next six months or so.
Classes are being videotaped and can be reviewed at molinechurchofchrist.org under the media tab. Age-appropriate classes are offered for teenagers, children and toddlers.

Bless those pets Sunday
BETTENDORF -- St. James Lutheran Church, 1705 Oak St., will host a Blessing of the Pets service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, on its east lawn.
Church members and nonmembers are welcome to bring small animals to be blessed. Animals will need to be on a leash or in a kennel.
For information, call 563-355-4161.

Lord's house seeks Christian singles
EAST MOLINE -- House of the Lord Church, 459 16th Ave., will hold a Christian Singles Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.
For information, call Carole Carbo at 309-797-4827.
The Singled Out group will host the event. Food and a "Wheel of Fortune" game will be played.

Nazarene church schedules tent revival
COLONA -- The Church of the Nazarene, 507 1st St., will hold a tent revival Thursday, Oct. 10, to Sunday, Oct. 13. Events will include:
The Rev. Richard Barriger, 7 p.m. Thursday, with a holiness theme and great gospel singing.
Hispanic youth band Broken Chains, singing and presenting the sermon Friday night.
A children's and teenagers' fest, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, games, face painting, a chili supper, the Rev Doug Sopher presenting the sermon, and gospel music.
The Rev. William Smith, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Rev. Smith has served in the Nazarene church for more than 40 years as a pastor, and worked for Nazarene Publishing in Kansas City, Mo., with Tony Fightmaster from Olivet University performing special music.
Church pastor the Rev. David Smith, 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, and Mr. Fightmaster adding special music.

Night to Honor Israel slated
BETTENDORF – The Quad Cities Night to Honor Israel will hold its 10th annual celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, preceded by a 6:30 p.m. preshow musical, at Calvary Church of the Quad Cities, 4700 53rd St.
The celebration will feature singing, dancing and praise to honor the importance of Israel.
The event will be free, but an offering will be accepted.
This year's keynote speaker will be Diana Hagee, wife of the Rev. John Hagee, founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Hagee is the author of "The King's Daughter," and is the founder of the "King's Daughter, Becoming a Woman of God" National Conferences.
Quad-Cities Night to Honor Israel events have raised $421,000 in nine years to cover Jewish immigration costs, underground hospital emergency rooms and computer labs for immigrant children to learn Hebrew and basic life skills, in addition to other humanitarian causes.
Other speakers will include Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, and two Augustana College students who will share their experiences from the Christians United for Israel meeting this past summer in Washington, D.C. The preshow will feature the Java Jews, from Des Moines.
For information, visit qcnthi.com, the Quad Cities Association of Evangelicals at qcae.org, or Iowa State Chapter of the Christians United for Israel at cufi.org.

Develop dreams at volunteerism conference
MOLINE -- The fourth annual Northwest Illinois Volunteerism Conference will be 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Western Illinois University Riverfront campus, 3300 River Drive.
Registration deadline will be Saturday, Oct. 12.
The conference theme will be "Developing Dreams."
Keynote speaker will be KeeKee Pregracke, mother of Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands and Waters. A panel of educators, youth leaders and other community leaders, including the Rev. Fred Nettles, chair of Serve Illinois Commissioners, and Moline Mayor Scott Raes also will be featured. After lunch, breakout sessions will include youth, diversity, disabilities inclusion and understanding personality types issues.
The conference will cost $35 or $20 for students and seniors.
For information, visit nwivc.net, or call 309-793-4425.

Animals blessed, coffee served
ROCK ISLAND -- The annual Blessing of the Animals service will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in the circle between the parish house and First Lutheran Church building, 1600 20th St.
If unable to bring a pet, people may bring photographs instead.
St. Joe's Coffee House also will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the church's parish house. Coffee, tea, water and goodies will be available. Donations will help St. Joe's Evening Meal site, which serves meals weeknights in Rock Island.

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

Madagascar pastor shares stories
DAVENPORT -- Newcomb Presbyterian Church, 2619 N. Division St., will host guest speaker and international peacemaker the Rev. Helivao Poget to its 5 p.m. worship service today.
After services, dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
Rev. Poget has served as an ordained pastor with the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar since 1989.
She teaches at the Federation of Protestant Churches' theological institution, and started an outreach ministry for youth, women, prisoners and developmentally challenged people, providing them alternatives to living on the street and protecting them from human trafficking.

Texan, Kenyan speakers scheduled
MOLINE -- Trinity Lutheran Church, 14th Street and 14th Avenue, will host the following special speakers at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13.
Oct. 6: Ed Rescharlau, a Lutheran layman from Texas, will be at Trinity to tell about Water to Thrive, a program that drills wells in Ethiopia and other countries. He recently returned from Ethiopia, where he joined Wartburg College students in dedicating three new wells.
Oct. 13: Nelly Cheboi, an Augustana College student from Kenya sponsored by Trinity.
For information, call 309-762-3624.

Reservations not needed for reservation benefit
DAVENPORT -- The Performing Arts Series at First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa St., will hold a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, featuring the Pamela York Trio, to raise money for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
The trio hails from Houston, Texas.
Tickets are available through the church office at 563-326-1691. Tickets will cost $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Monastery makes programs available
ROCK ISLAND -- St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. W., will offer the following programs and activities.
For information or to register, visit smmsisters.org, or contact Sister Jackie Walsh, unless otherwise noted, at 309-283-2108 or retreats@smmsisters.org.
"Centering Prayer," 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesdays through May 28, Benet House Retreat Center, led by Sister Catherine Cleary, free-will offering, 309-283-2118 or ccleary@smmsisters.org.
"The Word Among Us," 6:45-8:15 p.m., two Mondays each month through May 19, retreat center, Sister Charlotte Sonneville, $50 for the series or $5/session plus cost of books, 309-283-2109.
"Pots, Pans and Brooms: Benedict's Tools for Everyday Spirituality," 9 a.m-noon, Saturday, Nov. 9, retreat center; Sister Marianne Burkhard, $20, plus a $8 lunch option.
"Benedictine Experience Weekend, "Behold, here I am" Rule of St. Benedict and Psalm 33," 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, St. Mary Monastery, single Catholic women focusing on importance of Scripture in Benedict's Rule, touring the St. John's Bible Heritage Exhibit, exploring Benedictine spirituality, praying with the Sisters and talking about what it's like to live in community, led by vocation director Sister Bobbi Bussan, free.
"Discerning Read: A Book Club for Seekers," 6:30-8 p.m., Mondays, through April 28, at the retreat center, led by Sister Bussan, $5 per session or $35 for series if paid in advance, 309-283-2300.
Books include: "Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard," by Liz Murray, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16; "Wise Irish Women: A Journey of Love, Loyalty and Friendship to Inspire the Irish Spirit," by Patricia Connorton Kagerer and Laura Prendergast Gordon, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Marc h17 and April 28.
"Friday Night at the Movies," 6-9 p.m. Fridays, Sister Bussan, $10/session, featuring: Nov. 22, "The Hurricane" (1999), Rubin Hurricane Carter is wrongly imprisoned for murder; Jan. 24, "The Long Walk Home" (1990), Two women respond to Martin Luther King; Feb. 21, "The Magic of Belle Island: (2012), A wheelchair-bound author has passion for writing; and March 28, "Awakenings" (1990), Coma victims awaken with a new drug.
"Journey to the Center: Am afternoon with Thomas Merton," 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the retreat center, presented by Dr. Francine Green, a psychotherapist and counselor from Muscatine, $25.

















 




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