Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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 dialogue with fast food restaurants, including McDonalds, about [...]

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 program for children.So groups arrived in [...]

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 few differences. During [...]

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 Meeting, the Church of Peace United Church of Christ of Rock Island, Illinois, adopted a non-discriminaton [...]

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.  For 49 days these people [...]

Bix Jazz Service is Coming

The Church of Peace will conducts its 11th annual Jazz Service on Sunday, August 7th.  Invite your friends to this special service with music provided by our church members.

Come and Celebrate “Blues Sunday”!

“Blues Sunday” will be celebrated at Church of Peace on July 3rd.  We will also observe our country’s birthday by singing patriotic songs.  The Praise Band and Praise Singers will be joining in , and it should be a “rocking good time”!  Wear you red, white and blue.