Thursday, July 24, 2014

Annual Bix Service

On Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival Weekend, Church of Peace will hold its 14th annual Jazz Service, August 3.
The sounds of Dixieland get everyone’s toes tapping to the beat of our Dixieland band and singers.  The service includes performances of traditional favorites.
Invite your friends to this special service with great music provides by our church [...]

Songs and Critters in the Courtyard

Check out the pictures from Sunday’s Songs and Critters in the Courtyard.
Blessing of the Animals

Church of Peace Dedicates New Vision Statement

After many months of work, meetings, questions, research, thought and reflection, the Church of Peace United Church of Christ in Rock Island, Ill., has determined its new vision statement.  It only seemed fitting to bless and dedicate the new statement on Pentecost.
Then at the end of the service this past Sunday, [...]

Birdies for Charity

It’s time to make your guess for Birdies for Charity. A pledge for is enclosed with this issue of the Visitor. Turn it in by Sunday, July 6th. 100% of your tax-deductible donation will return to the church after the tournament, plus bonus bucks donated by John Deere. Last year we raised over $4,000. With [...]

Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure
June 14, 2014
The Church of Peace Team will walk in memory of Diane McCarthy.
Plan to walk with our team or “sleep in” as a part of the team.  You can register online ( or Registration Forms will be available in the Narthex during the month of May.
Co-Chairs Mary Oelschlaeger and Deb Bernauer

Annual Church Rummage Sale Purchased at the Parsonage – June 5 & 6

June 5 and 6

Donations: While spring cleaning, please save your household items, linens, towels, furniture, toys, books, purses, jewelry, etc. No clothing or shoes, please. Drop off items at the parsonage from May 17-June 2.
Volunteers: Please plan to help with organizing, pricing, and/or working at least 1/2 day during the sale. We will have an [...]

CPR/AED Classes

CPR/AED Classes
Many church members completed CPR/AED classes two years ago when we purchased our AED.  Certification needs to be renewed every two years.  Classes are scheduled at the following times and places.
Church of Peace Fellowship Hall
May 12th 5:30 to 8:30
First Congregational Church-Parlor
May 15th
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
If you are interested in taking the [...]

Christ’s Resurrection Turns the World, and Church of Peace, Backwards, Upside Down, and Inside Out

On Sunday, April 27, Church of Peace members celebrated the world shaking power of Christ’s resurrection with an upside-down, inside out, first shall be last service. Many members wore articles of clothing backward or inside out. The service began with a Postlude and Benediction, and ended with Words of Welcome and a Prelude. In his [...]

Holy Week Events

April 6: 6th Sunday of Lent Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14
John 11:1-45 Music: Bell Choir: Your Table I
April 13: Palm Sunday
Scripture: John 12:12-30
Music: Children and Adult Choirs: Canon of Praise
April 17, 7 pm: Maundy Thursday Scripture: John 13:1-17;31b-35 Music: Adult Choir: Jesus so Lowly
April 18, 1 pm: Good Friday
At Friendship Manor
Scripture: Selections from John 18:1—19:42
April 20: Feast [...]

Church of Peace and QC Singer Concert Posted online

Click on the links below
Bell Choir
QC Singers
Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger Bell Solo
Praise Band
Combined Group

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