Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sermon Preview: August 3

How is the church like jazz? Find out this Sunday August 3rd at 10:30am when we celebrate our annual Dixieland Bix service. The sermon “When the Band Begins to Play” explores the role of chaos in creation. Expect stories of sea monsters, songs that make you get up and sing, and the [...]

Sermon Preview: July 27

God comes into the world to be with us. Maybe this is good news, and maybe this is life-changing and terrifying! Join us for worship at 10:30am on Sunday July 27th. The sermon called “Couldn’t You Just Carry Us on the Beach?” will continue our summer worship series on the days of creation.

Sermon Preview: July 20

Ever feel like your dreams are in the stars but your life is on the earth? Look no further than the plants in the ground to see the promise of God begin to unfold. Join us on Sunday July 20th for the sermon “Dreams in the Dirt” as our summer series on the days of [...]

Sermon Preview: July 13

God separates the waters to make the sky, and God separates the waters so the Israelites can escape to freedom. Join us for worship at 10:30 am on Sunday July 13th when we will celebrate the second day of creation. The sermon “Set Free in the Crossing” will consider how the work of our faith is the [...]

Sermon Preview: July 6

“In the beginning…” three words that name the time when life came into being. This could be the moment of the big bang or one of the big bangs. This could be the time when the breath of God moved over the waters, or when the Word broke into the world. If you ever wonder, [...]

Songs and Critters in the Courtyard

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

Sermon Preview: June 22

Where do you hear the voice of God? Maybe in church or in the words of the people you love? This is the question considered in this week’s sermon “Whispered in the Walls and Wailed Out Loud.” Come join us for worship this Sunday at 10:30am.

Sermon Preview: June 15

Jesus gives the Great Commission to go and make disciples of all the nations. Why not begin by reaching out to youth and young people right here? Join us for worship at 10:30am on Sunday June 15th. The sermon “Believing What the Angels Say” will invite reflection on how we can share [...]

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 [...]

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