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Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

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Daveyon Wells, left, Quanterrian Brooks, Asia Rockwell, Mike Meadows, Christine Harmon, Nehemiah Rodriguez, Jesse Rockhold, Katie Colbrese, Bryce Bragg, Zachary McCall, Vanessa Cruz, and Tanner Ruark, representing the Spring Forward Learning Center at First Presbyterian Church in Milan, promote a trivia night fundraiser to be held Friday, Feb. 22, at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, 1307 W. 4th St., Milan. Doors will open at 6 p.m., followed by trivia games at 7 p.m. Ms. Colbrese is the center's executive director, and Mr. Meadows is an intern from Augustana College in Rock Island. The church will host the contest, and all proceeds will benefit the afterschool tutoring program. The contest will cost $10 per person for teams of up to eight players. Mulligans and doublers will be sold, as well as beverages and desserts. Raffles and a 50/50 drawing also will be featured. People are welcome to bring snacks. Mr. Trivia will lead the event. Reserve tables by calling 309-787-4661.
Karen Doy, left; with Phil and Marian Paulson, invite area residents to the "Red Dress/Red Tie" Luncheon to be held at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Rd., Colona. The free event will include a light soup and salad luncheon, and speakers in the field of cardiology and nutrition. Heart disease risk factor screenings will be offered. Babysitting will be available. For reservations or information, call the church at 309-792-1661 by Friday, Feb. 22. Mrs. Doy serves as interim manager, cardiac rehabilitation and cardiac diagnostics at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport. Mr. and Mrs. Paulson are congregational care ministers, adult/women’s ministers at the Colona church.
Lisa Cousins, left, representing the Geneseo Women’s Connection, and Jane Kiser, Geneseo, show a "tie purse" made by Mrs. Kiser, who will tell how she makes the purses from neckties at the February luncheon meeting of the Geneseo Women’s Connection to be held from 11:30 to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at The Cellar. "Learning About Different Ties" is the theme of the event and guest speaker Rita Ford, Geneseo, will share a "Ties That Bind" message. The event will cost $10 per person. Make reservations by calling 309-944-1255 or by emailing
A water well dug in December in Kalapuka, Zambia, was thanks to money raised during a 2011 health promotion walk by members of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Church members will embark on a spring wellness walk titled "Walking to the Well — Back to Kalapuka." Parishioners will "re-walk" the 8,800 miles from Rock Island to Kalapuka to "visit" the new well, celebrate with the villagers, and praise Christ who made it all possible. Registration for this 8 week health promotion sponsored by the church's Wellness Committee will be Saturday, Feb. 16, Sunday, Feb. 17, Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, after Masses. The walk begins Sunday, March 3, and concludes Saturday, April 27. Spiritual reflections will be included in walk packets and pedometers will be sold. Church members raised $6,000 in the fall to pay for well installation. Villagers had previously walked miles daily to get water from a polluted stream shared with livestock.
Beat some cabin-fever blues
HILLSDALE — Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 124 N. Butzer St., will host a free "Fun Day - A chance to get out and beat the cabin fever blues," from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.
Board games, card games, dominoes, small puzzles and free bingo will be featured.
A light lunch will be provided.
For information, call 309-256-9685.

Faith art magnifies God's mercy
ROCK ISLAND — An "Art of Faith" group will present its second annual "Art of Faith-Magnify God's Mercy" sacred art show and sale to be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb, 23, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Farrell Hall 2901 24th St.
No cost to attend. Free-will donations will be accepted.
Meet aspiring, amateur and professional artists, share your faith, and appreciate Christian art in your faith community
Artist demonstrations will be held throughout the show. Children's art from the creative workshop and the home-school co-op will be displayed.
Featured sacred artists will include: Rita Tomanek, Iowa City, Iowa, painting; Leanne Spacek- Marengo, Iowa, icon writing; Jill Rodts, Milan, painting, drawing, poetry; Cyndi Jarvis, Davenport, mixed media; Jeanette Doran, Eldridge, Iowa, icons; Susanmarie Miller, Dubuque, Iowa, calligraphy; Millie Douglas, Erie, wheat weaving; Dennis Carlson, Rock Island, wood carving; Don
Barry, Rock Island, wood working; Sharon Ade, Moline, holy cards; John Meng-Frecker, Omaha, Neb., watercolor; Julie Gray, East Moline, quilting; Roy Plasschaert, Rock Island, wood working; Lois Hull, Geneseo, drawing, poetry; Paul Herrera, Milan, calligraphy; C.K. Best and Katrina Best, Macomb, painting and jewelry; Taryn Watkins, Nauvoo, painting; Scott Schoonmaker, Moline, painting and wood working; Gabby Schadt, Davenport, drawing, Alba Goebel, Chillicothe, portrait painting and Nick DiGioia, Moline, mixed media.
Featured musicians Feb. 23 will include: Sarah Ade, Mary Ade, Sharon Ade, singing, cello and piano, 2 to 3 p.m.; Harper's Delight, five harpists including Lydia Olson, from 3 to 4 p.m.; Jerry Schroeder, Ben and Jeremiah Schulyer, 4 to 5 p.m.; John Miller and Chris Dunn, guitarists, 5 to 6 p.m.
Guest musicians Feb. 24 will include: Mr. Miller and Mr. Dunn, noon to 1 p.m.; and Ms. Schadt, piano, 1 to 2 p.m.

Teens find 'fast' way to fight world hunger
MOLINE — Teenagers from Faith Lutheran Church, 1611 41st St., will participate in a World Vision 30-Hour Famine from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, until the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 23.
They will collect can goods for a local food pantry, accept pledges to support World Hunger, fast for 30 hours at a lock-in, and learn about world hunger.
They will join the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation.
Funds raised by 30 Hour Famine participants will help feed and care for children in communities in need around the globe through World Vision. A portion of the funds raised will assist families in need in the U.S. Since 1992, 30 Hour Famine has raised close to $150 million. World Vision works in nearly 100 countries, helping about 100 million people every year.
Hunger and preventable diseases claim the lives of more than 20,000 of the world's children every day, and nearly 1 billion people go hungry every day, according to World Vision materials.
Visit or call 800-7-FAMINE for information. For information about World Vision, visit

Take off to attend QCAIR meeting
ROCK ISLAND — The Quad Cities Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees -- QCAIR -- will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Martin Luther King Center, 630 7th Ave.
"We have our official business that we must take care of, but the fun part will be the ethnic dancing and the culturally diverse food," said interim program director Nana Ouro-Agoro.
"Glimpse of the Philippines" will provide dance entertainment, along with a Togo Dance Troupe. A Bhutanese group may also attend. Special foods will be provided by various ethnic groups and American food will be catered in for less-adventurous eaters.
The event will mark the organization's first anniversary. QCAIR officially was organized Feb. 23, 2012, with 29 member organizations representing both Illinois and Iowa.
Eight different ethnic community-based organizations were included in that original group. Four additional organizations have signed on in the last year.
QCAIR gathers community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies, churches, school districts, community colleges, governments and other groups who provide services to immigrants and refugees with a Quad-Cities-wide focus.

Baptist youth shares spaghetti talents
MOLINE — The young people of First Baptist Church, 1901 29th St., will hold a spaghetti supper and talent show Friday, Feb. 22.
The supper will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7 p.m.
The supper menu will include spaghetti with either meatballs in marinara or chicken alfredo, along with salad, garlic bread and a homemade dessert.
The talent show will include a bamboo pole dance by Burmese youth, vocal performances by returning college students, youth and Becky Lee Hinton, who is one of the youth leaders.
Tickets will cost $10 for adults, and $5 for children age 10 and under.
For information or to make reservations, contact Nancy Lee at

Harriers support annual Red Dress Run
ROCK ISLAND — The Quad City Hash House Harriers - Raccoon Chapter -- QCH3 -- will partner with the Quad City chapter of the American Heart Association for its 3rd annual "Red Dress Run," Saturday, Feb. 23.
The run will begin at 1 p.m. at the Daiquiri Factory, 1809 2nd Ave., Rock Island.
Stops for games, contests, cold beverages, and socializing will be featured.
Proceeds and donations will be go to the American Heart Association. Last year, QCH3 raised almost $1,000 for the American Heart Association, and pre-registration numbers indicate that amount will exceeded this year.
A post-run celebration also will be held at the Daiquiri Factory and will include live music by Just Chords.

Youth unify to press for success
DAVENPORT — United Now to Ignite Today's Youth (UNITY) will present a Press for Success youth educational conference Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2.
A youth fun night will feature basketball, volleyball, games and music at Beyond the Baseline, 1540 West 12th St. Concessions also will be sold.
A youth education day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Western Illinois University, 3300 River Drive, Moline. Seminars, career networking session, a young professional panel and free breakfast and lunch will be served.
Kierra Sheard and Bold Right Life will present a "BRL Quad Cities Kick-Off Musical" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Pentecostal Church of God, 1234 Ripley St., Davenport. The event will introduce a Bold Right Life QC Choir and Dance group. Special guests will include a BRL Chicago Choir, Chris Searcy, Nue Breed and YouthHope M.A.D. Skills.
For information or to register for education day activities, call 563-508-3397;; or on Facebook QC Unity Youth-Group.
For BRL information, visit; or on Facebook BRL Quad Cities.