Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dancers from Burundi

Last Thursday evening, April 26,  my daughter Rebecca and I attended a fund raising dinner for World Relief, Moline, that took place on the campus of St Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.  After the meal World Relief made their case for support and then there were various performances by groups of young adults who are [...]

Delegation, May 1-8, 2012

A delegation of Midwestern church people are off to Southern Mexico to celebrate the 15th anniversary of INESIN, an ecumenical organization whose purpose is to bring together religions and cultures, particularly Mayan people.

The delegation will take place May 1-8 and travel will be to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.  Participants include clergy and [...]

Engagement Party

I was honored to be invited to an engagement party for one of the young women in the Light Mission Pentecostal Church, which shares the building with the Church of Peace.  Here is a photo from my phone of the bride-to-be, Violet,  pinning something on the lapel of the groom-to-be.  There is a little stylized [...]

Holy Land Presentation

On Sunday April 15 at 9:00 am in the Lounge, Karen and Darryl Anderson will present a program on their recent trip to the Holy Land.  This promises to be a very interesting and informative spiritual journey, especially at this time of year.  Please plan on joining us; and as always, invite a friend!

Women’s Guild Salad Luncheon

“Tiptoe Through the Tulips” a Salad Luncheon Sponsored by the Women’s Guild
May 3, 2012, Serving 11:00 – 12:30
Ticket Cost is $7.00
Church of Peace, United Church of Christ
1114 – 12th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

Closet Rehab

 It is always a challenge to occupy a 100 year old building.  Our sanctuary was built in 1912, and the lower level of that 1912 structure is getting some rehabilitation.  There is a small room that we now use for a closet, but was actually used as the church kitchen when the church began, that [...]

Palm Sunday

 Today was Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday at the Church of Peace.  The service began with a procession with palms – which included the choir, the children, the confirmands and a few of the rest of us also.  Josh read the account of the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem from Mark, and the children’s choir sang. [...]

Intersession Meals Program Wrap-Up

Thanks to our volunteers for so generously donating their time to the Intersession Meals Program held March 12-23.  We served approximately 2,800 meals to children and 370 meals to adults in the Family Literacy Program during the 10-day break from school.  This number includes not only Church of Peace but also the King Center.
  Those [...]