Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, March 8, 2014

Posted Online: March 07, 2014, 5:40 am
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Anniversary paradise plans pronounced
ROCK ISLAND -- First Paradise Baptist Church, 1520 9th Ave., will celebrate its 32nd anniversary Sunday, March 16, to Sunday, March 23.
The church also will celebrate the ordination into the ministry of Sister Althea Hickmam Campbell and the installation of the Rev. David McAdams as its second pastor. His wife, the Rev. Juanita McAdams, "went to be with the Lord" on Tuesday, Jan. 7, according to earlier obituary information.
Events will include:
--11 a.m., Sunday, March 16: "A Time of Thanksgiving" service.
--6 p.m. Saturday, March 22: Annual Gospel musical.
--11 a.m. Sunday, March 23: Worship and ordination service.
--3 p.m. Sunday, March 23: Anniversary close-out and installation service.
Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Melvin Grimes, of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Trivia night benefits Kiwanis Club
EAST MOLINE -- The East Moline-Silvis Kiwanis Club will hold a trivia night on Saturday, March 15, at the East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave.
Doors will open at 6 p.m., followed by games at 7.
Teams of up to eight people per table will cost $10 entry fee per person.
Proceeds will benefit the Children's Therapy Center, food baskets, Kiwanis "Eliminate" Project, Quad-Cities food pantries, Carbon Cliff meal site and East Moline and Silvis libraries.
For Information or advance registration, contact Bob Lee at 309-792-2373, or
People may bring their own food, but outside drinks will not be allowed.
For information about Kiwanist, visit

'Crazy Love' Bible study offered
DAVENPORT -- Newcomb Presbyterian Church, 2619 N. Division, St., will present the "Crazy Love" adult Bible study series beginning Monday, March 10.
The series will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, in the wing just off the sanctuary.
Scheduled sessions are:
--March 10: "Stop Praying."
--March 17: "There's Nothing Normal About Today."
--March 24: "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know."
--March 31: "Profile of the Lukewarm."
--April 7: "Serving Leftovers to a Holy God."
--April 14: "When You're in Love."
--April 21: "Your Best Life … Later."
--April 28: "Profile of the Obsessed."
--May 5: "Who Really Lives That Way?"
--May 12: "The Crux of the Matter."

Estate-planning is a 'woman's choice'
BETTENDORF -- The Women's Choice Center, 2711 Happy Joe Drive, will host a free "Honoring Life and the Family Legacy" estate-planning seminar from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11.
Featured speakers will be Steven R. Goebel, planned gift officer at Genesis Health Services Foundation and former Life and Family Educational Trust president, and estate-planning attorney Dennis D. Duffy, of Duffy Law Office, Davenport.
Topics will include basic will preparation; estate-plan revisions;benefits of creating a legacy through a will, living trust or family wealth plan; negative consequences of dying without an estate plan; and
the importance of conveying your values as well as your valuables.
The hour-long session will be free, but RSVPs are requested.
Register by contacting Melissa Jones at 563-332-0475 or
Refreshments will be available 15 minutes before the seminar starts.

Monastery offers many programs, opportunities
ROCK ISLAND -- St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. W., will offer the following events and programs.
For information, or to register for these programs, contact Sister Jackie Walsh at 309-283-2108 or, unless otherwise noted.
-- "Centering Prayer:" 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 28; Benet House Retreat Center; free-will offering; presenter Sister Catherine Cleary, 309-283-2118 or
-- "The Word Among Us:" 1:30-3:30 p.m. two Mondays per month, through May 19, Benet House; $50 or $5 per session, plus cost of books; participants get a guide and are encouraged to study a Scripture passage each day; a new book each month; Sister Charlotte Sonneville, 309-283-2109.
-- "Evening at the Monastery:" 4:45-7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 24; learn what life in a monastery is like in this evening of prayer, conversation and question-and-answer sessions; Vespers and dinner followed by reflection and sharing Scripture and the monastic way of life; Sister Mary Schmidt; $15.
-- "Behold Here I Am Benedictine Experience Weekend;" 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 27; free for single Catholic women wanting to know more about the importance of Scripture in Benedict's Rule; includes a tour of the St. John's Bible Heritage Exhibit, exploration of Benedictine spirituality, prayer with the Sisters and talks about what it's like to live in community; led by Sister Bobbi Bussan.
-- "Mother/daughter Morning at Benet House Retreat Center;" 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 26; breakfast and activities; presenters will be Sister Stefanie MacDonald, a preschool teacher, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy, East Moline, and her mother, Kathy MacDonald, a third-grade teacher at LaSalle Catholic School, Holy Cross, Iowa; If registered and [aid in full by March 26, it will cost $30 per mother/daughter; registrations and payments after March 26 will be $40 per mother/daughter. Space is limited, so register early.
-- "Discerning Read: A Book Club for Seekers:" "Wise Irish Women: A Journey of Love, Loyalty and Friendship to Inspire the Irish Spirit," by Patricia Connorton Kagerer and Laura Prendergast Gordon; discussion led by Sister Bussan; last session will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday April 28; $5; 309-283-2300.

Lenten concerts make noon reappearance
ROCK ISLAND -- Two Rivers United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Ave., will hold its 23rd annual Lenten Noontime Concert Series beginning at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the church's newly renovated sanctuary.
The series will begin with a return appearance of the River Valley Brass Ensemble, of Peoria.
Edgar Crockett, trumpet, and David Holcomb, piano, will present the March 26 program. Mr. Crockett holds a doctorate in composition from the University of Iowa and is a music professor at Black Hawk College, Moline. Mr. Holcomb is a well-known Quad-Cities pianist.
The Rock Island High School Chamber Singers will return to the series on April 2. They are directed by Scott Voight and accompanied by Cheryl Bolt.
The April 9 concert will feature organist Judith Litherland, a graduate of the School of Music of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. She is the organist and director of the Handbell Choir of Two Rivers Church.
The season's final concert will be presented by soprano Tamara Baugh on April 16. Ms. Baugh also is a general music teacher in the AlWood School District and directs the children's choir of Two Rivers Church. She will be accompanied by Pamela Eiker.
Each concert will begin at 12:15 p.m. and last about a half hour.
Concerts are free, but free-will offerings will be accepted.

United Way announces promotion
BETTENDORF -- The board of directors of Churches United of the Quad City Area recently promoted Anne Wachal to its executive director post.
Ms. Wachal has been the organizations's acting executive director and program manager. She has been employed with Churches United since June 1999, and has served as program manager and associate director for many years.

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.

Ladies Night out will treat women well
MOLINE -- The Women at the Well team of Christ the King Catholic Church, 3205 60th St., will hold a ladies night out on Thursday, March 20.
Doors will open at 5:45 p.m., followed by a simple meal at 6:30 and a Lenten reflection by Joyce Heiple titled "Becoming," based on the story of the "Velveteen Rabbit." Tickets will cost $5.
Call 309-762-4634, ext. 200 or 207, for information or to register.

DVD Lenten reflections fit for a king
MOLINE -- Christ the King Catholic Church, 3205 60th St., will offer a Lenten reflection series the first five Monday nights of Lent in it Believers Together Center and the first five Wednesday mornings of Lent in St. Francis Hall.
Monday reflections will include a simple soup meal starting at 6 p.m., followed by a DVD reflection.
Wednesday morning DVD reflections will start at 9:15 a.m.
Dates and topics will be:
--March 10/12: "What is Temptation Really."
--March 17/19: "Danger and Desire."
--March 24/26: "God Sees Into the Heart."
--March 31/April 2: "Endless Possibilities."
--April 7/9: "Why did Jesus Have to Die This Way?"
A seder meal with Deacon Matt Levy will be held on Tuesday April 15. Call 309-762-4634, ext. 200 or 207, to attend..

Seminarian student conducts Northcrest Revival
MOLINE -- Northcrest Calvary Baptist Church, 3004 56th St., will welcome Dr. Dale Allen, a student from the Southwestern Theological Seminary in Dallas, to conduct a revival Sunday, March 9, through Wednesday, March 12.
Dr. Dale Allen holds a master's degree in bible theology and Doctorate of Ministry in major Bible with a Master of Arts in biblical counseling degree.
He will preach at the church's 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday services, and will preach at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Olivet celebrates 51st anniversary
ROCK ISLAND -- Olivet Baptist Church, 1115 21st Ave., will celebrate its 51st anniversary with nightly services Thursday, March 13, to Saturday, March 15.
Services will be at 7 p.m. For information, call 309-794-9621.
Guest meditation and sermon speakers will be:
--Thursday, March 13: the Rev Arthur Ousley, New Journey AME Church, and the Rev. Corey Parker, Quad Cities Family Life Church.
--Friday, March 14: the Rev. Adrian Johnson, Gaines Chapel AME Church, and the Rev. Benny Powell, Temple M.B. Church.
--Saturday, March 15: the Rev. David McCluskey, pastor at Glorious New Jerusalem Church, Rome, Ga., featuring musical selections from local singing talent.
-- 4 p.m., Sunday, March 16: the Rev. Phillip Farrow and the Macedonia Baptist Church.
The celebration theme will be "Possessing the Promises of God," based on Second Corinthians 1:20.

Riverside thaws out bazaar plans
MOLINE -- Riverside United Methodist Church, 2420 41st St., recently announced it will hold an outdoor bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, to raise money for its children and youth ministries.
Guests can visit the bazaar for free.
More than 120 vendors, both indoor and out, will feature live woodcarving demos, handmade crafts, art, candles, antiques, collectibles, purses, scarves, jewelry, cleaning products and more.
Pork chops, hot dogs, homemade sloppy Joe's, nachos, Lemon Shake Ups and a selection of bake-sale items will be served inside the building.
Donations of clothing and nonperishable food items also will be accepted, but not required, at its Wardrobe ministry, 2418 41st St. The Wardrobe provides clothing, seasonal fresh produce and nonperishable food items free of charge to those in need year round.
A major portion of money raised from the Riverside Bazaar will help send youth on a mission trip this summer to East St. Louis. They will be working with the children and youth at the Lessie Bates Davis House and helping clean up around town.
Money raised also will support local missions such as Summer Splash, Dance Camp, visits to nursing homes and Kids Against Hunger.
For information or to register as a vendor, call 309-764-6721 or visit

Edgewood earmarks Epic Easter
ROCK ISLAND -- Edgewood Baptist Church, 2704 38th St., will celebrate an "Epic Easter" April 19-20.
Four services will be featured: 5 or 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, and 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20.
Children ages 3 through sixth grade will have their own "Epic Easter" program including puppets, stories, skits, music and a blacklight Easter egg hunt at all services. A nursery will be provided for children 2 and younger.
For information, call the church office at 309-786-7913, or visit

Consciousness, life changed at workshop
MOLINE -- A free "Change Your Consciousness, Change Your Life" workshop will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Quad-Cities ECKANKAR Center, 523 16th St.
Discussions will include spiritual exercises to expand your consciousness, transforming life's moments into spiritual learning and exploring ways God communicates with you.
It will be presented by the Illinois Satsang Society Inc., a chartered affiliate of ECKANKAR, Religion of the Light and Sound of God.
For information, call 309-762-7992, or visit


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  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
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