Reserve your place at this year's 4th Annual QCI Fundraising Breakfast
"Honoring Our Founders, Embracing Our Future"
Join Quad Cities Interfaith on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 for QC Interfaith's 4th Annual Fundraising Breakfast at the St. Ambrose Rogalski Center from 7:30am - 8:30am. This year's theme is "Honoring our Founders and Embracing Our Future" Reserve your seat or table of 8 for your congregation. There is no cost for the breakfast, but this is a fundraising event, and there will be an ask for individuals to support our work. As you know, funding for the work we do always difficult to come by and the more sustained individual donors we have, the stronger we become. This is a meaningful one hour event- short but powerful!
This year's theme is to highlight our work ,but to reflect on how this organization came to be and to
honor four of the leaders who helped create QCI in 1986. This year's leaders to be honored or remembered are:
Reverend Ken Kuenning, Pastor Emeritus, Church of Peace in Rock Island
Monsignor Marvin Mottet, former pastor, Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport
Reverend William Grimes, former pastor, Second Baptist Church, Rock Island
The Honorable Thomas Kilbride
New this year! We encourage individuals, community groups and congregations to take an ad in our Ad Book, which is another way to show your support for QCI's work. Pricing is as follows: Breakfast sponsor $500.00, Full page $350.00, Half page $200.00, and Business Card $100.00. To place your ad, please call Beth at QCI 563-322-4910 ASAP.
This is always a popular event so we strongly urge you to make your reservations as soon as you can by calling 563.322.4910. Can't wait to see you!
Quad Cities Interfaith held a Fire of Faith Gathering on October 25, 2012 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport, Iowa. Our event brought people of many faiths together to work on Rekindling our Communities, Rekindling our Economy, and Rekindling our Democracy. The event was a re-commitment ceremony for the 20 member congregations and explanation of the Fire of Faith Campaign kicking off in 2013. Through Fire of Faith QCI will provide intensive support and training for members to reinvigorate their congregations and strengthen their connections to the faith community in the Quad Cities. For more information, contact Leslie at QCI.
What's New at QCI
Pictured below is Reverend David Bigsby, Gamaliel of IL, as he addresses our event by informing us of the introduction of the Fire of Faith Principles. Thank you Rev. Bigsby for coming to our event. We appreciate that you could be apart of our program.
QCI Issue Updates
Transportation and Jobs Equity
As part of Gamaliel of Illinois, the task force is working to secure a State wide Project Labor Agreement (PLA) from the contractors,unions and Illinois Department of Transportation that will include requirements for diversity in the work force on all transportation projects in Illinois. The Task Force is also looking to build a local monitoring committee in early 2013, that will hold accountable IL DOT on the Community Benefits Agreement principles it agreed to for the passenger rail project coming to the Quad Cities. Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 14th at 10:00am at Church of Peace-12th and 12th in Rock Island. Join us! For information, please contact Reverend David Geenen, Task Force Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine this situation: Your six-year-old child has a fever and a sore throat. You’re worried, so you take him to the doctor. You say, “I notice he talks little. Little by little and he has difficulty eating and swallowing.” The doctor asks you, “Does he have a sore throat?” Pretty straightforward, right?
But now imagine the same situation when your first language isn’t English, and you have to bring someone, in this case a family friend, to interpret for you, and this is how the friend translates what you told the doctor: “She says he is talking like, like lazy, whatever he says all the time, and plus he is not eating at all.” Then, when the doctor asks about the sore throat, your no doubt well-meaning friend keeps interrupting and doesn’t let you answer the question.
Research is starting to show that medical communication problems caused by language barriers are not only distressing, they are also potentially dangerous.
Medical interpretation and translation are key health care services in reducing health disparities. There are many other issues of disparity, of course: geography, ethnicity, physical and mental limitations, but the disparities caused by language services in our communities are the current focus of the QCI Health Equity Task Force.
Our next meeting is Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 6:30 PM in the QCI office. We will be providing an orientation for new members on the work we have done to date and our proposed plans for 2013. Please join us. We hope to have at least one representative from every congregational member of QCI as we address the challenges of improving health equity in the Quad Cities!
The immigration task force will working on their issue and action for 2013 at their meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday, November 27th
at the Village Inn on Harrison Street in Davenport. We are looking for every member congregation to send a representative to this task force. Please call QCI office at 563.322.4910
for more information.
QCI is in the process of developing a round table on education and is looking for clergy and community leaders to join together to establish round table that will identify and advance local issues and connect to regional and national education issues. If you are interested please email us at
. A kick off meeting will be announced in November!
Continuing Series -Race Matters at St. Ambrose University
Friday, November 9th, 7:30 pm Concert, and November 13th, 7 pm United States Uprising: The Self-Emancipation of Slaves and the Spread of Jubilee after the Civil War.
For more info and Race Matters updates visit: www.sau.edu
Gamaliel of Illinois Leadership & Legislative Day
G of IL leaders and organizers will meet in Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 27, for a morning leader’s meeting and afternoon visits with legislators.
We will begin a discussion about base building (core team development), schedule a retreat of leaders from across Illinois in January, discuss the state wide jobs
and minority hiring issues, and the state wide education issues.
Tuesday, December 11th - 6:30pm
QCI Leadership Assembly
St Mary's Church , 516 Fillmore, Davenport
This will be our final meeting of the year! There will be some work around strategic planning 2013 but mostly fellowship !
Come and join us for a meal together, to reflect on 2012 and
renew our commitment to making 2013 our best year yet!