Posted Online: July 05, 2013, 11:00 pm

Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, July 6, 2013

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Bill VanLue, left, and the Rev. Mike McBride, pastor at Atkinson Congregational Church, 201 W. 2nd St., prepare for the church’s annual ice cream social to be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, on the church lawn and inside the building. Sandwiches, homemade pies, cakes, homemade ice cream and beverages will be served.
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Carol McCall, Carol Taube, Trish Dudek, Agnes Barnhouse, Hilde Wray and Joyce Stephens prepare for an annual pork chop dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 2431 1st St., Coal Valley. The menu will include a pork chop sandwich, hot dog, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, applesauce, baked beans, dessert and beverage. It will cost $8 for adults and $4 for children between the ages of 5 and 12. For information, call the church at 309-799-3511.
George Crowe, left, Jeri Lauer, Beckie Fredrick, and, in back, Joan Grothusen and Barb Brooks were June winners of St. Anne’s Bingo for Cash night. This month's event will be held Thursday, July 11, in Cleary Hall at St. Anne’s, 1705 6th St., East Moline. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by games starting at 6:30 p.m. Tacos, hot dogs or Chic-fil-A Sandwiches will sold between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. The event will include 14 regular bingo games, plus specialty games. Admission will cost $15 for a six-game card. Additional cards will cost $5.
Nathan Skjerseth, left, in back, Carl Loweth, Thiara Smith; and, fourth row, Bec Parrish, Leanna DeWild, Sherri Stafford; and, third row, Gale Dover, Beth Carlson, pastor Kerrin Kirkpatrick, Carol Jackson; and, second row, Judy Hoenk, Sue Kromminga, Kay Basham; and, in front, Jo Winegar, Rona Loweth, Mackenzie Carlson, and Gary Littrel, will be among a group of 22 people going to Zimbabwe, Africa, on a mission trip, including 16 people from Asbury United Methodist Church, and six from two other churches. Their trip to Africa University will be from July 23 to Aug. 7. Mission trip members will work on a farm that supplies their kitchens; do cleaning and painting projects; and work with students and faculty at a Fairfield Children's Home. A fundraising rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 13. Many household items, tools, lawn equipment, furniture, an electric drum set, baskets and a Toyota truck topper will be available. No clothing or TVs will be sold. For information about Africa University/VIM go to and Follow the mission trip's progress on facebook-Asbury VIM Africa Trip 2013. Mission team members not pictured are the Rev. Ron Carlson, Nancy French, Lauren Loonsfoot, Dawn Miller and pastor Emmanuel Naweji.
Anthony Petree, Elizabeth Gavin and Connor Wesemann, show some of the money raised by students attending an "Everywhere Fun Fair" vacation Bible school held from June 24 to June 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th St., Moline. Eighty children attended and raised $250 to combat malaria through Lutheran World Relief. The money was sent to the Lutheran Malaria Initiative campaign to help end malaria deaths in Africa.
VBS lands at Port Byron's Bethel Baptist
PORT BYRON -- Bethel Baptist Church,27308 108th Ave N., will hold a vacation Bible school from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19.
It will featureBible lessons, songs, games, memory verses, activities and a 5:30 p.m. supper.
For information, call Glenda DeDoncker at 309-721-0196.

Free healings share a Satva light
ROCK ISLAND -- The Satva Center, 709 19th St., will offer free personal healings from 3 to 5 p.m. today, Saturday, July 6.
Walk-ins are welcome. For information or registrations, call309-793-7881 or email
This "Day of Light" event will be led by members of the Chicago Sukyo Mahikari Center, a nonprofit organization of individuals that practice the "Art of Giving Light."
Attend a presentation at 3 p.m., receive light at 4 p.m., followed by a 4:30 p.m. class to learn how to purify mind and body, offer the gift of light to others in love and service and practice integrating spiritual principles and values in daily life.
The next Sukyo Mahikari Course for Spiritual Development will be July 26-28.
For information, visit

Find free clothes, home decor at Broadway
ROCK ISLAND --Broadway Church, 710 23rd St., will host a clothing and home decor giveaway from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20.
For information, call 309-786-2631 or

Quad-Cities native ordained in Kansas
Native Quad-Citian, Beth A. Sonneville celebrated her ordination into the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Saturday, May 18, in Lenexa, Kansas.
The Rev. Sonneville is a member and associate pastor at Shawnee Park Christian Church in Lenexa, where the celebration was held.
Her parents, Tina (Guzzo) and Donald Sonneville, were present for the celebration.
Rev. Sonneville is a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School in Moline and Alleman High School in Rock Island.
She is a food scientist whose passion is food justice. She also serves as a chaplain at a 32-bed hospice facility in Kansas City, Mo.

Savory select meals make a smart choice
A "Smart Choice Food Program" has added a box of "Savory Select Meals" to its offerings. The new box contains seven "heat-and-serve diabetic-friendly meals" and costs $24.
Contents will include:
-- Pineapple ham steak with sweetpotato patties and peas
-- Baked lemon pepper fish over rice with vegetable medley
-- Country fried steak with gravy, potato wedgesand green beans
-- Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes and carrots
-- Baked chicken with herb dressing, gravy, broccoli and cauliflower
-- Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables
-- Southwestern omelet with cubed potatoesand stewed tomatoes.
Smart Choice offers a basic "Smart Box" costing $36 and other "specialty" boxes such as this new one.
Orders are due by Wednesday, July 17, at hosting sites: New Life Fellowship Church, Moline, 309-757-5711; St. Albans Episcopal Church, Davenport, 563-386-4087; and God's Family Baptist Church, Grand Mound, 563-593-4787.

Block party connects kids to school supplies
BETTENDORF -- Connection Church will hold a block party at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at 4374 State St.
Freefood, entertainment and a backpack and school supply giveaway will be featured.
Two inflatable bouncers, a dunk tank, biketune-ups and raffle prizes also will be available.
Free food will include sandwiches,chips, popcorn and freezer pops.
Call 563-355-0919 or for information. People who don't call ahead may still attend but, most likely,won't be able to receive a backpack and school supplies because they're limited.
The block party is in its third year. Fortychildren gotbackpacks and school supplies in 2011. The number rose to 150 last year. This year's goal is to help200 children.

Life Line screenings offered at Faith
MOLINE -- Faith Lutheran Church, 1611 41st St., will host a Life Line Screening on Friday, July 19.
The screening will help identify peoples' risks of stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis.
Screenings will include carotid artery;abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound; peripheral arterial disease -- PAD;osteoporosis; atrial fibrillation.
Pre-register by calling 800-324-9458 to make an appointment.
Life Line Screening was established in 1993 and has since become the nation's leading provider of community-based vascular screenings.