Posted Online: Aug. 23, 2013, 3:42 am

Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

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Prayer service marks march's 50th anniversary
MOLINE -- Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church,1201 13th St., will hold a prayer service for peace at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
The sanctuary will remain open after the service for prayers until 8 p.m.

Find free clothes on Broadway
ROCK ISLAND --Broadway Church, 710 23rd St., will hold a clothing give-away from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.
For information, call the church at 309-786-2631 or

Guest speaker to discuss Honor Flight at meeting
DAVENPORT -- The Better Breathers Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, atKelly's Medical, 1801 E. 54th St.
Guest speaker Steve Garrington will discuss the Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities program and traveling with oxygen.
The club is alocal support group for adults with chronic lung disease.It meets at 1:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month at Kelly's Medical.
The group'spurpose is to give people with lung disease and their families or caregivers the skills and knowledge to help manage their condition and improve their quality of life.
It is free tothose with lung disease and their families.
For information, call Brandy Kellenberger at 563-275-3224 or email

Fundraiser benefits boy with rare diagnosis
MILAN -- A fundraiser for Jorden Fischer, 7, and his family will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the Milan Community Center,2701 1st St. E.
Jorden has been diagnosed with Erythropoietic Protoporphyria, which means he can't be exposed to sunlight or most artificial lights without suffering intense pain, swelling and blistering.
It will cost $10 per person, with eight adults per trivia table; $5 per child for the fun room; $3 for walking tacos. A cash bar, bake sale, door prizes, 50/50 and a DJ/music/dancing also will be featured.
For information or to reserve tables, call Amy VanSeveren at 309-798-1990 or Jamie McWade at 309-230-6950.
An account in Jorden's name also has been established at all Quad-Cities DHCU locations.
An earlier benefit had been held by Stacee DeShane and a team from Lowe's, assisted by East Moline Zion Lutheran Church members donating baked goods and raffle items. A story in last Saturday's Faith & Values section mistakenly said the fundraiser had been held at the church.

Praise festival featured at LeClaire Park
DAVENPORT -- A Festival of PraisewithLincoln Brewster will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in LeClaire Park, 400 W. Beiderbecke Drive.
For information, visit or call 563-359-7617.
An opening celebration will be led by Dave Meumann and the High Praise Band.
Admission will be $10 at the gate. No tickets will be necessary. Children 12 and younger will be admitted Free.
Gates will open at 5 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis.
The concert is sponsored by High Praise Unlimited.

Community dinner served by Riverside
MOLINE --Riverside United Methodist Church will have its next free monthly Community Sunday Dinner at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, in the church's basement dining hall.
The church is at 712 16th St.

Meet, greet church's new pastor
DAVENPORT -- Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ, 3420 Jersey Ridge Road, will hold a meet-and-greet opportunity for the Quad-Cities community to get to know the church's new pastor and staff leader, the Rev. Dr. Christine Isham, during its 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, worship services.
Rev. Isham previously served in three other churches and has experience in a variety of different sized church communities.
Her educational background includes Drew University Graduate School, Madison, N.J., doctorate in Ethics, 2005;Clinical Pastoral Education, Barnes Jewish Hospital, fall 2003;Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Ill., Master of Theological Studies, 1990; andDePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., Bachelor of Arts degree in French, 1988.

Tasty treats, entertainment served at coffeehouse
EAST MOLINE -- Christ United Methodist Church, 3801 St., will hold a "Taste and See Coffeehouse" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today.
Guests may share their talents or just enjoy a great night of entertainment.
Call Carl or Maureen Dittmar at 309-792-2732 if interested in sharing entertainment.

Bold, eternal concerts make tour stops
MOLINE -- A Bold and Eternal concert featuring American Idol contestant Phil Stacey will make some Quad-Cities stops in September.
Concerts will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at New Life Fellowship, 2345 19th St., Moline, and at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Bethel Church, 3535 38th Ave., Rock Island.
Other tour stops will include 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Calvary Assembly of God, 432 N. Linwood, Galesburg; 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Rock River Christian Center, 1800 Prophet Road, Rock Falls; and at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Faith Center, 4721 S. Main St., Rockford.
The Rev. Rick McGough also will present "3 Bold Statements With Eternal Importance," and Paula Sands, of KWQC-TV6, will share her testimony at the Moline and Rock Island shows.
At the Rockford, Rock Falls and Galesburg events, Nathan Woessner, 6, who survived after getting buried under 11 feet of sand for more than 3 hours at Indiana Dunes, will share his story.
A video titled "Everything" also will be shared at all five shows.
For information, call 309-762-7314 or visit

Faithful gather for Saturday sing, potluck
MILAN -- Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 660 10th Ave. W., will hold a Saturday Night Sing at 6 p.m. today.
A potluck supper will follow the singing event.