Church of Peace and Heart of Hope Ministries are hosting a Community Block Party on Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of 12th Street and 12th Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois. The two churches share this intersection.

The public is invited to enjoy food, fun, and fellowship together! Games are planned for the kids and bingo for the adults. Enjoy music by a DJ, and there will be a prayer station to reflect together. Chris Britton, Director of the Rock Island Christian Friendliness Youth Hope Center, and some of his poetry team will share some of their powerful poetry expressions.

The Church of Peace United Church of Christ has been located in Rock Island since 1895. Founded by German immigrants, the church was originally called Deutsche Evangelicalische Friedens Gemeinde or German Evangelical Peace Church. In 1912, the congregation built the church at its current location on 12th Street and 12th Avenue. The church is involved in outreach efforts through its Book Nook, Meal Program site, new Peacepals literacy tutoring program, ESL Classes, Immigrant Cancer Education, Diapers for Baby Jesus, and Saturday food pantry.

Heart of Hope Ministries is a non-denominational fellowship of believers that started in 2009. Heart of Hope leads Bible studies for women at the Rock Island County Jail, serves meals at the Christian Care Men’s Rescue Mission, and runs a Food Pantry and Clothing Ministry.

Contacts – Pastor Mariah Marlin-Warfield, Church of Peace, 309-788-6357
Pastor Lynda Sargent, Heart of Hope Ministries, 309-428-4752

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