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Faith & Values briefs for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

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Betty Schultz, Blanche Cobert, Carol Podlashes, Joyce VandeHeede and Roger VandeHeede enjoyed playing bingo in January at St. Anne’s monthly bingo for cash night. The next one will be St. Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, in Cleary Hall at St. Anne’s Church, 1705 6th St. East Moline. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by games at 6:30. Sloppy Joe’s, hot dogs, or Chick-fil-A sandwiches, beverages and desserts will be sold between 5:30 and 6:30. The event will feature 14 regular bingo games plus specialty games. Admission will cost $15 for a six-game card. Additional cards will cost $5 each. Call (309) 755-5071 to check on any weather cancellations.
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Monica Lieving, Lily Corbin and Brooke Van Houtte invite the public to a soup supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road. Ham and bean and chicken noodle soup will be served. Ham and turkey sandwiches and dessert also will be available. Free-will donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit youth-group activities including a work camp mission trip to Garnett, Kan., in July.
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The Rev. Tom Janikowski and members of Trinity Anglican Church, 1818 6th Ave., Rock Island, will hold a Shrove Tuesday pancake lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. The lunch is sponsored annually by St. Margaret's Guild. Pancakes and sausages will cost $2.50 for children and $5 for adults.
Baptists to hear a Joyful Noyz
EAST MOLINE -- First Baptist East Moline, 4021 9 1/2 St., will hold a Gospel Music Concert at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 9.
Featured artists will be aJoyful Noyz ministries from Galesburg.

Church has a heritage of helping
ROCK ISLAND -- Heritage Church, Rock Island campus, 4801 44th St., offer several support/recovery groups that provide healing and hope in various seasons of life.
For information or to register for one of the following programs, call the church's Community Life office at (309) 732-0033 or email
--Grief Share: A video seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close to them; 13-week class beginning Wednesday, Feb.20; 6:30–8:30 p.m.; $15 class workbook
--Divorce Care: Learn ways to heal from the hurt of divorce and look expectantly at what God can do in your life; 13-week class; begins Thursday, Feb. 21; 6:30 – 8 p.m.: $15 class workbook.
--Freedom Seekers Study and Support Group: For women struggling to move past an emotional wound from their past that is negatively impacting their present; 12- week class; begins Monday, Feb. 25; 6-8 p.m.; $15 "A Time to Heal" class workbook.
--Chemical Recovery: confidential support group for those struggling with alcohol or drug addictions, using the 12-step program and Biblical comparisons; open to men and women; meets every Thursday year-round; 7–8 p.m.; No registration necessary.

Monthly pro-life Mass marked
DAVENPORT -- A monthly Quad Cities inter-parish pro-life Mass will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
The church is at 417 N. Main St., Davenport.

Church fulfills chocolate fantasies
MOLINE --Elim Covenant Church,5201 18th Ave., will host its annual Chocolate Fantasies fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 9.
Chocolate recipes and a chocolate fountain will be among features. Bake sale proceeds will help raise money for various missions and church needs.
For information, call the church office at (309) 764-6920.

March over to monastery's retreat center
ROCK ISLAND -- The Benet Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery,2200 88th Ave. W., will hold the following events and programs in March:
"The Word Among Us": Read, reflect, pray and share with other committed Christians who respond to the challenges of Scripture in everyday life; participants get a guide, study a Scripture passage each day, and share a new book each month; presenter Sister. Charlotte Sonneville; two Mondays each month, March. 4 and 18; 6:45-8:15 p.m.; fee: $5/session and cost of books. For information, call (309) 283-2109.
"Centering prayer": a weekly method to foster a deeper relationship with God; Sister Catherine Cleary leads; 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; free-will offering.
"Discerning Read": Edward Little's book, "Ears to Hear: Recognizing and Responding to God's Call," directs program's focus; Sister Bobbi Bussan, leads; 6:30-8 p.m., Mondays, March 11, 25; April 8, 22; fee: $5/session or $30 for the series, if participants supply their own book, or $48 for the series, including the book.
"View the new creation story with faith-filled eyes": view a "Journey of the Universe" video and consider how the creation story affects our understanding of God and our role in the universe; time for quiet reflection and sharing included; presenter Sister Sandra Brunenn, prioress at St. Mary Monastery; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 16; fee of $33 includes. lunch.
"Holy Week Retreat": participate with the monastic community in silence, prayer and the solemn liturgies of the Last Supper, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; 4 p.m. Thursday, March 28,to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 31; contact Sister Catherine Cleary at (309) 283-2118 or to discuss schedule; $160.
For information or to register, unless otherwise noted, contact Sister Jackie Walsh at (309) 283-2108 or

Churches United participates in hunger challenge
BETTENDORF --Churches United of the Quad City Area again will participate in a Feinstein Foundation Hunger Challenge.
The Feinstein Foundation will donate $1 million among agencies participating between the challenge dates of March 1 through April 30.
For information, contact Anne Wachal at Churches United at 563-332-5002 or

Coffeehouse visitors invited to taste, see
EAST MOLINE --Christ United Methodist Church, 3801 7th St., will hold its next "Taste and See Coffeehouse" event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in its Fellowship Hall.
Participants may perform perform music, poetry, readings or share any talents God has blessed them with, or enjoy the wonderful talents shared by others, along with fellowship and refreshments.
"Taste and See Coffeehouse" is free and welcome to everyone. Performers are asked to call Carl and Maureen Dittmar, at (309) 792-2732, to reserve a spot.

Nonviolence power can transcend gun violence
ROCK ISLAND -- "Transcending Gun Violence Through The Power Of Nonviolence" will be presented by guest speaker,David Cortright, at 1 p.m.Saturday, March 9, atAugustana College'sHanson Hall of Science, Lecture hall No. 1.
The free lecture is open to all
Mr. Cortright serves as Policy Studies director for the Kroc Institute at Notre Dame University. He is a nationally recognized speaker on peace issues and has written extensively about nonviolent social change, nuclear disarmament, and the use of multilateral sanctions and incentives as tools of international peacemaking.
He also has written many books, including his most recent work titled "Ending Obama's War."
His presentation will be sponsored by JustFaith QC, a local group which addresses peace and nonviolence.
The event will be hosted by Augustana College Campus Ministries.
Call or email Jack or Mary Knepp at (309) 738-7806 or for details.

House of the Lord seeks singles
EAST MOLINE --House of the Lord Church,459 16th Ave., will host a Christian Singles Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
For information, callCarole Carbo at (309) 797-4827.
Hot dogs with the works will be served. Guests are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert.
Cards and board games also will be played.
The event is open to all single Christians age 30 and over.

Sizzling steaks served for supper
MOLINE --Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church,12th Avenue and 13th Street, will hold a steak supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
For information, call the church at (309) 764-0619.
Supper will be served family style and will include pie/cake and beverage.
Tickets will be available at the door. It will cost $9 for a steak dinner, $6.50 for a ground beef dinner for adults, and $4 for a ground beef dinner for children under 10.

Poker chips kissed for good luck
DAVENPORT --Kennedi's Kisses will hold its third annual poker tournament fundraiser Friday, March 8, at Modern Woodmen Park.
Doors will open at 5 p.m., followed by the first hand dealt at 6 p.m.
Proceeds will help young families suffering the loss of a child.
Seats are limited, and are expected to sell out. Buy-in will be $40 with one $20 re-buy.
Prizes will include a first-place award of a trip for two to Las Vegas, plus a $1,000 entry into a World Series of Poker qualifying event. Other prizes will be awarded to a minimum of top-six finishers.
Pre-registration is recommended at Registration also will take place the night of the event until all seats are sold.
For information, contact: Kennedi's Kisses, 120 Crestview Drive, Eldridge, IA, 52748, or call Matt Sherwood at (563) 529-4623 or email
Kennedi's Kisses is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 to assist families suffering the loss of a child and with the financial burden of burial.
It was founded by Matt and Crystal Sherwood following the death of their young daughter, Kennedi Eve, on April 27, 2009.

Bring blankets to warm their wagons
MOLINE -- A local chapter of the Christ Child Society of the Quad Cities will sponsor a "Warm Our Wagon" event from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at Christ the King Catholic Church hall,3209 60th St.
People attending are asked to bring winter heavy blankets, sleepers and clothes in sizes newborn-24 months.
The Harp Circle will perform. A basket raffle and refreshments will be featured.
Society members provide layettes to mothers in need of clothing for their babies.
Layettes are given to Trinity Regional Health System, Women's Choice Center and Child Abuse doula program.

Trivia night to test St. Patrick's members
SHEFFIELD — St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 231 West Atkinson St, will host a trivia night at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at its parish hall.
Eight-person teams are encouraged to register with a $100 entrance fee. There is a 20 team limit for the night, so register early.
Contestants of all ages are encouraged to participate.
First prize will be $250, and second prize will be $100.
Free snacks will be provided, and ice-cold drinks will be sold. A 50/50 raffle also will be featured.
Find registration forms with the rules and regulations on the parish's website at, or call the parish office at (309) 935-6911 or email Kristal LeRette at

Lutheran ladies lend Lenten brunch
MOLINE — The women of Trinity Lutheran Church, 14th Street and 14th Avenue, Moline, will sponsor a WELCA Lenten Brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb.16 in Founders Hall.
The Rev. Kate Morris will be the guest speaker.
Trinity's church men will sponsor Lenten Breakfasts beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 and will continue each Saturday until Easter in Founders Hall.
A short devotional service in the chapel will follow each breakfast.
For information about either activity, call the church office at (309) 762-3624.

Early learning center enrolling youngsters
EAST MOLINE — St. John's Lutheran Center for Early Learning, 1450 30th Ave., is enrolling 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2013-2014 school year.
Parents may schedule personal tours by calling director Morgan DeBlieck at (309) 792-0755 or by visiting

Temple lights some revival fires
SILVIS -- Fellowship Temple Revival Center, 1705 14th St., will sponsor a "Revival Fires" event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, to Saturday, Feb. 16.
Guest speaker will be evangelist, the Rev. Harold Lam. Special music will be featured nightly.
For information, call (309) 797-9623.

Prophet, teacher fills Word of Life
ROCK ISLAND -- Word of Life Christian Center,1804 7th Ave., will welcome prophet and teacher Gene MayWednesday, Feb.13.
He will lead the 7 p.m. service.

Lutherans jazz up worship services
ROCK ISLAND -- First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th St., will hold a Jazz Service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, led by BobBosco, Dave Hamburg, Todd Slothower, Ron Morton and Gary Ciccotelli.
"Christ Be Our Light" will be the morning's theme."
The hand bell choir willplay "Aria" and the Senior Choir will sing "This Little Light of Mine."
AMardi Gras lunch will be served in Fellowship Hall after the service.