Saturday, October 21, 2017

Cute Photo

Here I am with Meghan and her two sons, Charles and Oliver, in our regular spot for children’s time in worship.  I post it because we all look our best!  My last Sunday worship at Church of Peace was filled with warm memories and fond wishes.

Bishop Leontine Kelly

Bishop Leontine Kelly died at age 92 on June 28, 2012.  She was the first female African-American bishop in the US and in the United Methodist Church.  She had an unusual career and there were many unlikely turns that brought her to the prominent position in the church.  That story is readily available in other […]

Best of Bix Service

With the 2012 Bix service coming up on August 4.  We have put together our best Bix music on this page, with some other Blues and Jazz favorites.  Hope to see you on August 4! Roll Jordan Roll Just a Closer Walk with Thee Jericho What a Friend we Have in Jesus When the Saints […]

Church of Peace announces interim pastor

The Church of Peace in Rock Island, Ill. is happy to announce that Ms. Tammy Ebensberger has been named our interim pastor will lead our worship service starting July 8th. Tammy is a lifelong resident of Iowa – currently living in Clinton. She is married to her husband Mark; and they celebrated their 25th Wedding […]

Full video of Rev. Swartz retirement weekend

Michael’s retirement program from Saturday night and his final worship service can be found below. Saturday Retirement Program Sunday last worship service

Work Camps return to the church

A work camp from Edwards Church in Davenport will be here from June 17 to 22.  We will be working with tutoring in the ESL program, and will also be partnering with the Project NOW.  Some evening programs are being planned with local agencies and church for them to experience.  They will be stain in […]

New Job

From:  Ed Hanna Sent: Friday, June 08, 2012 2:56 PM Subject: QCAIR Development Director and Program Director It is my pleasure to announce that contracts have been signed for an interim Development Director and an interim Program Director for QCAIR.Rev. Dr. Michael A. Swartz, retiring pastor of Church of Peace United Church of Christ, Rock Island will be the […]

ESL Classes Continue at the Church All Summer

The ESL program, which usually ends the third week of May, received extra grant money for the summer and their program will continue through June 28th.  The family Literacy program that the church hosts and sponsors the ESL families runs July 8th through Aug. 3rd. This means that our ESL students will have a one […]

Summer Food Program – day 2

 It is not a good sign to arrive in the church parking lot and see that the service and repair truck of the commercial kitchen equipment company has already arrived.  Fortunately, they were able to respond quickly.  Our walk-in cooler had problems in the night and the temperature was above the acceptable point.  We lost […]

Bike Rack at Church

One of our church families has donated a bike rack for the church and here I am with it in the spot where I hope it will be installed.  Soon.You may remember the photo of bikes inside the building from last summer.  Children ride their bikes to church so they can eat lunch.  Now there […]

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