Pioneering Healthier Communities

Pioneering Healthier Communities

I have been here in Washington D C for a conference on Pioneering Healthier Communities, sponsored by the YMCA. Our presenter this morning was Marlene Schwartz, PhD, who is the Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Here organization has been in...
A Picnic for 700 Kids!

A Picnic for 700 Kids!

It is pretty hard to get adequate photos of a picnic for about 700 children. This I learned yesterday, July 15, at Lincoln Park in Rock Island. The event that gathered all these children was the last day celebration for the Rock Island Parks and Recreation summer...
First Day of Summer Family Literacy

First Day of Summer Family Literacy

Today, July 5, marks the first day of the Summer Family Literacy Program here at the Church of Peace. We cooperate in a similar program during the school year along with other partners. This summer we are doing the program on our own for the month of July. Three are a...

Non-Discrimination Policy Passed at Congregational Meeting

“The Church of Peace does not discriminate or refuse to offer programs or services to persons on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability.” On Sunday, June 26, 2011, at our regular June Congregational...
33,226 Meals served this Summer!

33,226 Meals served this Summer!

From June 6 to August 12, the Church of Peace served 33,226 meals to 14 different sites.  Eleven sites were in Rock Island and three in Moline.  We supervised a second kitchen at Hope UCC where the meals were prepared for the sites in that area.  Thanks to our staff....

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