Posted Online: Sept. 28, 2012, 7:30 am

Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

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Otto Schaab, left, Linda Marcus, Don Heister and Marilyn Schaab will help serve at the 32nd annual hog roast from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Colona United Methodist Church, 1 1/3 miles east of Colona on Cleveland Road/Dayton Corners. Menu items will include roast pork, cheese potatoes, slaw, baked beans, applesauce, beverage and dessert. Carryouts will be available and a bake sale is planned in conjunction with the hog roast. Tickets, at $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and younger, will be available from church members, at the church office and a limited number at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church for the ‘No More Malaria’ campaign and the church missions committee to fund various projects. For information, call the church at (309) 792-1661.
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Sheila Westlund, left, and Lori Thomas, representing the missions committee at Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road, Colona, will help with a used book/media sale to benefit Haiti. The sale will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6. The sale will include used books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and puzzles.
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Mary Schoeve, left, and Kathy Schneider, help promote the annual card party hosted by the Sacred Heart Altar and Rosary Society in Moline, set for Sunday, Oct. 7, at Culemans Hall, 1400 16th Ave., Moline. Card games to be played will include bridge, 500, euchre and poker. Many raffle and door prizes will be given away. Desserts will be served at 1 p.m. For information, call Ms. Schoeve at (309) 236-2408 or Ms. Schneider at (309) 764-6825.
Singer to perform concert at service

MOLINE -- Unity Church of the Quad Cities, 5102 47th Ave., will welcome performer Mari Harris for a 1 p.m. "Where I am Today" concert on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Ms. Harris, a Davenport native, is an inspirational singer and speaker now based in Minneapolis.

She is an award-winning singer/songwriter, speaker and actress.

Her concert will feature gospel to easy listening music, including standards and her originals.

She also will be joined by two special guests, her siblings, Anne Davis and Coleman Harris.

Mari Harris also will perform at the church's 10:30 a.m. service.

For information, call (309) 762-1066.

It will cost $10 at the door, but no one will be turned away.

Her ''Where I Am Today'' CD also will be available to buy.

Retreat plans events for October

WHEATLAND -- Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Ave., will hold the following events and activities in October.

Thursday, Oct. 4: ''Knit One, Pray Too!'' 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; led by Ann Green, Ann Johnson, Karen Brooke; a day of knitting, fellowship and prayer for beginning and seasoned knitters alike; bring size 11 or 13 knitting needles and 3-6 oz. skeins of yarn to create a prayer shawl, scarf or special gift for someone in need of comfort; $20 fee.

Tuesday, October 16: ''Harvest Comes to the Quiet,'' 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $20 fee.

Friday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 21: ''Weekend Retreat for Women,'' 7 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Sunday; led by Sister Ramona Kaalberg; $200 fee.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: ''The Autumn Time of Life," 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; led by Sister Mary Bea Snyder;

designed for people approaching retirement, the struggles with letting go, the search for who I am now, the anticipation of closer relationships with family, friends and God. Audience: 65-plus; $20 fee.

Visit to learn more about Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat.

To register call: (563) 336-8414 or

All retreats include delicious homemade meals, using local and organic ingredients whenever possible.

Men get night out at Christ the King

MOLINE -- Christ the King Church, 3209 60th St., will host a "Men's Night Out" chili supper and meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Phillis, and his topic will be "Patriotism."

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and chili will be served at 6:30.

Tickets cost $5 and will be sold after all Masses, or call the parish office at (309) 762-4634.

Arsenal opens 'Attic' to help community

ARSENAL ISLAND -- The Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club recently announced its 2012-2013 season opening of The Arsenal Attic Thrift Shop and Boutique.

It will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and every third Saturday.

The boutique is on Gillespie Street in the lower level of Building 60, North entrance.

It is open to the public, but people need to show a driver's license to go through security at the Arsenal.

Money raised gets distributed in the community in the form of grants or scholarships at the end of its season in May.

Donations or consignments are welcomed.

For information, call (309) 782-6977, or visit Facebook and search for Arsenal Attic.

Get free items at Rock Island church

ROCK ISLAND -- Two Rivers United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Ave., provides free clothing, toiletries, nonperishable food items, books, magazines and various household items at 11 a.m. the last Saturday of every month.

A free meal follows at noon.

Olympic medalist to lead annual Crop Walk

BETTENDORF — Olympic medalist Dan Steele and WLLR's Dani Lynn Howe will lead the 41st annual Quad City Crop Walk on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Bring a sack lunch and listen to musician Lojo Russo from 12:45 to 2 p.m.

Meet Mr. Steele, a Sherrard High School graduate and bronze medalist with the 2002 U.S. men's bobsled team. He will sign autographs from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

The annual walk will begin at 2 p.m., rain or shine, and is sponsored by Churches United of the Quad-Cities Area.

The walk raises money for world hunger. It raised more than $60,000 last year and is the oldest walk in the Midwest. It is always in the top 30 of 100 walks in the country.

For information, contact Churches United at (563) 332-5002 or email

See Chesterton impersonation on Oct. 7

ROCK ISLAND — Chuck Chalberg will present his GK Chesterton impersonation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2208 4th Ave., in the church's Schroeder Hall.

Mr. Chesterton is known as the most joyful and witty Catholic apologist of modern times.

Mr. Chalberg regularly portrays the great English author on "GK Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense," on EWTN, at 8 p.m. Sundays, and routinely delights audiences throughout the U.S. with his historical impersonations of other American and British characters.

The event will be hosted by the Quad Cities Chesterton Society.

Following his free performance, Mr. Chalberg will answer audience questions about the incomparable Chesterton.

A free-will offering will be taken. All ages welcome.

For information, call Jerry or Donna Schroeder at (309) 764-8657.

Lincoln-Grant play will help Wounded Warriors

MOLINE -- Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, 2131 11th St., will host a benefit performance of a new play titled ''The Chronicles of Lincoln and Grant'' at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

The Civil War-era show is co-written and performed by local actors Tom Swenson and Dan Haughey, who will portray Lincoln and Grant, respectively, in a 50-minute performance.

The play will feature key reflections of Lincoln and Grant as they struggle through the early years of the Civil War, attempting to grapple with their public and private lives.

Augustana College professor Dan Lee will moderate a discussion with the actors after their performance.

Dessert will be served after the discussion.

A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the Wounded Warriors program.

The church's activity center is handicapped accessible.

For information, call (309) 764-0619 or visit

Enjoy fall luncheon from Methodist women

PROPHETSTOWN -- The Prophetstown United Methodist Women will serve its annual fall luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19.

An express lane will be offered to those in a short lunch hour, and a carryout lane also will be available.

The luncheon menu will feature hot beef and chicken casseroles, an array of salads, breads, desserts, coffee and tea.

Only 250 tickets will be available for advance-sale only.

Tickets will be sold by any circle member, at Hartig Drug or from chairwoman Betty Dennis at (815) 537-2906. If no answer, leave a message including a name, phone number and the number of tickets needed, and they will be held at the door.

Tickets will cost $7 for children, $2.50 for children 3-10, and free for children younger than 3.

Get free clothing Wednesday in Moline

MOLINE -- The Moline Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3529 53rd St., will give away clothing and household items from 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Donations of such items may be dropped off at the church from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, or can be left at the back door of the church at any time.

Take in multicultural dialogue at mosque

MOLINE — "Under the Tent of Abraham" a Muslim-Jewish-Christian Women's Dialogue in the Quad-Cities will continue from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Moline mosque, Masjid Al-Ihas, at 6005 34th Ave.

Sessions are free and no registration is required.

The discussion will focus on a faith-in-action theme.

Prayers from each of the faith traditions will be included.

Swedish Hogmassa service set at Jenny Lind

ANDOVER — Jenny Lind Chapel will host the annual Swedish Hogmassa worship service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

The Rev. Michel Clark, assistant to the bishop of the Northern Illinois Synod, will share a sermon in English. Bertl Sandin, of East Moline, will lead the liturgy in Swedish. Deanna Swanson will serve as the organist. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

Free-will offerings will be accepted to support the maintenance and preservation of the chapel.

Enjoy gospel music and praise in Colona

COLONA — Eagle Summit Community Church, 204 E. Spring St., will hold an afternoon of gospel music and praising the Lord at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

It will feature Randy Koch and Jerry and Carol Stratton. The Rev. Dr. Edmon Clemmons will host the event.

Music, fellowship, a drawing and a potluck will be held. People are asked to bring friends and dishes to pass. The church will furnish drinks.

For information, call (309) 799-8442.