Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Get Ready for Rally Day: September 7

Save the date: September 7 is Rally Day. Start the day with breakfast at from 8:30 to 9:15 am. Then, kids of all ages will enjoy Kendall Davis’ boomerang demonstration from 9:15 to 10:00 am. Get reacquainted with Church of Peace’s Ministry teams and committees. Then enjoy worship at 10:30 am to kick off the [...]

Finding God Around the World

We are planning a special service for Sunday, August 31. Have you ever ventured beyond the Quad Cities? Have you ever experienced the presence of God in a place far from home? If your answer is “yes,” please talk with Pastor Mariah or email her at

Labor Day Parade

Once again, we will participate in Rock Island’s Labor Day Parade!  It is on Monday, September 1st at 9:30 am.  We invite everyone to join us!  You can ride in the truck or the hayrack if you don’t want to walk the whole route.  It will be loads of fun!  If you want to help [...]

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 [...]

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