Monday, October 20, 2014

Chapel Wedding

Nan Wischnak and Todd Ewen were married at the Church of Peace this Saturday in the chapel.  Nan is the daughter of Brian Wischnak who is the sexton of the church.  Nan was also the work camps director for two summers.  I was a joy to officiate at the service.

Church reception Palm Sunday

Please join us after Church on Sunday, April 1st in Fellowship Hall to welcome our new member, Tammy Walker, and to honor our two Confirmands, Evan Wignall and Micah Elliott.  Baskets will be available for both young men for cards and/ or gifts you may have.  Cake and refreshments will be served by the Education [...]

Good Friday Cross Walk

Gloria Dei Presbyterian Church will sponsor their annual cross walk on Good Friday beginning at 8:55 am in front of the Rock Island City Hall.  The walk last approximately 2 hours and the group stops in front of churches along the route for a short prayer service.  After the walk is finished, a light lunch [...]

Easter Egg Hunt

All children are invited to our annual Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 8th at 9:45 a.m.  THe hunt will be outside if the weather permits and inside if it is inclement weather.  The invite includes grandchildren and friends also.  See you there!

Church Cabinet Meeting

We are reviving the Church Cabinet, which is an all church planning group.  We would like at least one representative from each church organization to attend and bring dates that the group’s plans through June 2013.
This is quite long range (15 months), but this is necessary today.  We’ll meet in the lounge immediately after worship [...]

Rummage Sale

Woman’s Guild will host a sale on April 19-20 from 10 am- 4pm each day.  No clothes will be sold; but gather all your furniture housewares, and other items except clothes and bring them to the parsonage.  For any questions, see Donna Boyle

Holy Week Worship Activities

Sunday, April 1- Palm Sunday
10:30 am Worship in our Sanctuary
11:30 am Reception for Confirmads and New Member
Thursday, April 5 – Maundy Thursday
11:30 am Mid-week Lenten Service
12:30 pm Light Lunch
7:00 pm Worship
Friday, April 6 – Good Friday
9:00 am Cross Walk
12:00 pm Lenten Worship at Friendship Manor
7:00 pm Worship
Sunday, April 8 – Easter
6:30 am Longview sunrise Community [...]

STAND AGAINST CANCER

We had a news conference at the Church of Peace to launch a book in the Stand Against Cancer that was funded by the Susan G. Komen Quad Cities group.  The first photo is of Amy Westfall, from Komen.  After that is the news release that tells our story in detail.

The StandAgainst Cancer Program (SAC) is [...]

Church of Peace hosts media event for Health Initiative

Explaining the need for mammograms and pap smears to immigrant women—who don’t speak English—is a challenge for health care workers and those trying to help the immigrants assimilate into a new country.  Thanks to a “Susan G. Komen Quad Cities” grant, there is a new picture book designed to educate the women about the procedures.
A [...]

Family Literacy at the Putnam Museum

 It is difficult to get photos of 80 or so people enjoying an experience together, but here are a few photos of the last day of the Inter-Session of Family Literacy Program that meets here at the Church of Peace.  We took two busses over to the Putnam Museum in Davenport.

 This dad has his family [...]

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