December 2013 QCI Newsletter - Year End Edition! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Quad Cities Interfaith   
Friday, 06 December 2013 11:54
Thank you Quad Cities for Our Biggest Turnout Yet for our 2013 Individual Donor Fundraising Breakfast!! At the breakfast we were able to hear testimonials from Rev. Clark Olson-Smith, Deacon David Elliott, and Clyde Mayfield.  All of whom described the importance that QCI has to our community.  Rev. Olson-Smith talked about his work with ROC at All Saints Lutheran Church.  Deacon Elliott shared his story and gave us a better understanding to his advocacy in the Health Equity Task Force.  Similarly Clyde Mayfield talked about the Jobs Equity Task Force.  Ana Garcia Ashley, the Executive President of Gamaliel, was also present and she gave a firing speech about Rekindling the Fire. We raised $10,000

Leadership Actions and Events

Transportation and Jobs Equity

Just Announced -Save the Date!

Saturday January 11, 2014

Worker's Rights & Jobs Summit

Location TBA

Hosted by Quad Cities Interfaith, the Illinois Department of Labor and other community organizations.

This free session will be from10 am to 2pm and will address:

  • workers rights and safety

  • assistance for job seekers

  • information on apprenticeship training in contraction trades

  • a discussion of QCI's100 Ready Workers Campaign

Information about the new Highway Construction Careers Training Program at Black Hawk College.

Lunch will be provided. Watch this space for more information

Rekindling Our Congregations (ROC) 2013 Listening Campaigns Comes to a Close

The five congregations participating in the ROC this year are wrapping up their listening campaigns and in January will debrief and develop next steps for strengthening their lay leaders and developing their ministries.

QCI is developing another ROC cohort for 2014. On Wednesday, December 11 at 1pm, at Zion Lutheran Church - Marquette Street in Davenport, some of the current ROC clergy are hosting a get together for congregations and their pastors to learn more about the ROC and what it can do to strengthen your work in congregations. If you are interested in joining us, space is limited so you must make a reservation to attend this event. Please call 563.322.4910.

Community Events

Friday, December 6th: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities' Immigration Project Team presents the first Friday Film.
Showing The Graduates/ Los Graduados
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave, Davenport, IA 52807
Child care available if the church is contacted in advance at 563-359-0816

Saturday, December 14: NAACP #4019 Annual Holiday Bazaar - Free Admission!
Third Missionary Baptist Church
222 W. 14th St. Davenport, IA

Vendors, Clothes, Jewelry, Hats, Mugs, Calendars, Cards, Food, Variety of Gifts for home and the holidays! Everyone welcome! Come shop and eat at "Vera's Kitchen" and enjoy Gumbo, Cobblers, Nachos and Hot Dogs!

Call Shirleen Martin if you are interested in being a vendor. 563-386-1500

Sunday, December 15: A Night in Bethlehem: A Hands-On Holy Land Experience
Free (Dinner Included) 4:00pm -7:00pm.
All Saints Lutheran Church
5002 Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA
Live Nativity, Animals to pet and feed, Crafts and Activities for kids --Invite your friends and family!


QCI has moved- our new address in 601 Brady Street Ste. 208 , Davenport Iowa 52803.

QCI Leadership Assembly meets next Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 pm at St. Mary's Church in Davenport - 516 Fillmore. Please RSVP to 563-343-3284 if you are joining us, as we will be proving dinner.

PLEASE NOTE: The QCI office is closed beginning Wednesday December 25th and reopens Thursday, January 2, 2014 --

Best wishes for a Happy New Year!!!

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