Posted Online: Dec. 29, 2012, 1:00 am

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

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Metropolitan Community Church to meet at Tri-City Jewish Center

ROCK ISLAND — The Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities temporarily will hold worship services at 11 a.m. Sundays at the Tri-City Jewish Center, 2715 30th St.

For information, call the church at (563) 324-8281 or visit mccqc.com.

One of the church's first homes was destroyed by an electrical fire in January 1994. Temple Emanuel in Davenport allowed the congregation to meet in its building until finding a new home at 31st and Harrison streets in Davenport.

The Metropolitan church recently sold its Harrison Street facility and seeks a larger building with adequate parking and handicapped accessibility.

Tri-City Jewish Center leaders have agreed to let the church meet there as the search for a new site continues.

So when the congregation lost its home in Rock Island, it took refuge at the Jewish Temple in Davenport. Now, when the congregation leaves its home in Davenport, it will take refuge at the Jewish Center in Rock Island, noted a recent news release.

"God has called us to go and we will go where God leads us," said pastor, the Rev. Rich Hendricks. "I am so pleased that we will have a temporary worship home at the Tri-City Jewish Center, and we are very grateful for their hospitality."

Multicultural New Year event will be Jan. 5

ROCK ISLAND — A New Year Multicultural Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St.

Celebrate the New Year with dance, music, stories, poems, drawings and more from around the world presented by its newest community members.

For information, call the church office at (309-786-2631).

Satva Center to host Art of Giving Light program

ROCK ISLAND — The Satva Center, 709 19th St., will host "A Day of Light" program from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

For information, call (309) 793-7881, visit satvacenter.com or email info@satvacenter.com.

Members of the Chicago Sukyo Mahikari Center, a non-profit organization of individuals who practice the Art of Giving Light, will lead the program.

Presentations at 2 and 4 p.m. will demonstrate how to purify your mind and body, offer the gift of Light to others in love and service, and practice the integration of spiritual principles and values in your daily life.

This event is free.

For information about the Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritual Development, visit sukyomahikari.org.

Beg your pardon

Tom Fox, a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Rock Island, who is leading a drive to collect "flood buckets" to help Super Storm Sandy victims in Staten Island, N.Y., can be reached at (563) 391-8942 or at Jfox8942@q.com. An article in the Dec. 22 Faith & Values section listed an incorrect area code and email address.