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“The Jewish Cardinal” A Movie and Community Conversation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:35

See the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger; the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants; who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age; and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church; Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris by Pope Jean Paul II - and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew; earning him both friends and enemies from either group.

(2013) - 96 Minutes - Biography - French with subtitles - NR

Sunday, Sept. 28th, 2014 - 3:00 to 6:00 PM at The Rogalski Center (518 W. Locust St.) - St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

Enjoy a special screening of this movie followed by discussion with Father Joseph DeFrancisco of St. Ambrose and Rabbi Henry Jay Karp of Temple Emanuel, Davenport, on the remarkable journey of Jean-Marie Lustiger

Tickets: Adults $7; Seniors (60+) and Military $6; Students Free

For more info call (309) 793-1300 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jewish Film Festival at The Putnam PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Glenn Kass   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:29

Presented by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities at the Putnam Giant Screen Theater, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport

Admission: Adults - $7; Seniors (60+) & Military - $6; Students - Free.

All films have won multiple awards and all have adult content. For more info, contact (309) 793-1300 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The German Doctor Sunday, Sept. 7, 4:00 pm

Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where the family will be starting a new life. Eva, Enzo, and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith, to his care, not knowing that they are harboring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. At the same time, Israeli agents are desperately looking to bring the German doctor to justice.
94 minutes - Hebrew/Spanish/German - Thriller/Drama - PG 13 (2013)

Aftermath Sunday, Sept. 14, 4:00 pm

Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80’s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, and constantly receives various threats. As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue. The two brothers eventually uncover a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown.
104 minutes - Polish - Thriller/Drama - NR (Adult Content) (2013)

Igor & the Cranes’ Journey Sunday, Sept. 21, 4:00 pm

Since his parents’ divorce, 11-year-old Igor cherishes yearly visits to the Russian countryside to see his dad, Peter, a world-renowned crane specialist. On an expedition, Igor witnesses the birth of hatchling Karl, and vows to watch over him. But when Igor’s mom decides to emigrate to Israel, Igor is forced to leave everything behind. Feeling lost and needing his dad more than ever, Igor connects through his father’s video blog on the migration patterns of a family of cranes flying from Russia to Africa. In an attempt to draw his father closer and earn acceptance from his classmates, Igor comes up with an extraordinary plan to build a watering hole for Karl and the cranes’ stopover in Israel.
90 minutes - Hebrew/Polish/Russian - Family/Adventure - PG-13 (2012)

Rock Island Library Starts "Last Call Book Club" Next Tuesday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:15

Off-Site Book Club for Adults Blends Cocktails & Reading

Rock Island, IL: If you're the type of reader who likes to enjoy the occasional cocktail while discussing books with friends, the Rock Island Public Library has a brand new book club for you.

The first meeting of the Rock Island Library's new Last Call Book Club is 7:00 pm next Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Icons Martini Bar, 124 18th Street, Rock Island. Interested members age 21 and older will meet to select a list of books for future discussions, and obtain a free copy of the September read, which is The Ocean at the end of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman.

The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month in the back room of Icons. Participants are welcome to bring dinner or snacks. Drinks will be available for purchase. There is no charge to join the book club.

For information about future selections in the Last Call Book Club, call 309-732-READ,  or check the library's online calendar at www.rockislandlibrary.org.

For more events at Rock Island Public Libraries, visit the library website, follow the library on Facebook or Twitter, or sign up for free email newsletters.


Founded in 1872, the Rock Island Public Library serves the area through three locations, which include the Main, 30/31 and Southwest Branches, community outreach efforts, and online opportunities that provide resources to enhance personal achievement and stimulate the imagination.

Second Baptist Church of Rock Island Celebrates 141st Church Anniversary - “A Time Of Celebration”, Sunday, August 24, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bobbie Stegall   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 15:57

Rock Island, IL, August 11, 2014: Pastor Joseph D. Williamson III and the members of Second Baptist Church, 919 6th Avenue, Rock Island invite our family, friends, and the community to join us in celebrating its 141st Church Anniversary! This is a major milestone in the life of Second Baptist Church! The theme is “A Time of Celebration” taken from Luke 16:22-24.

The 141st Anniversary Celebration begins at the 8:00 & 10:45 a.m. worship services with our special guest Rev. Joseph Tracy of Straightway Baptist Church, East St. Louis, Illinois. The Rev. Lawrence D. Anderson and congregation of Second Baptist Church, Kewanee, Illinois will be the special guests at the 3:00 p.m. services.

Join us in celebrating the Second Baptist Church 141st Anniversary on Sunday, August 24th at 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Every Praise is to our God for keeping us daily and sustaining our church family for 141 years!

For more information, contact the church at (309) 788-0677. Rev. Joseph D. Williamson III, Pastor

Evolutionary Evangelists Issue a “Call to Greatness” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Anderson, UUQC   
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 14:55

Bestselling author and evolutionary theologian Rev. Michael Dowd will present “The Future is Calling Us to Greatness” on Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Avenue in Davenport. Rev. Dowd and his wife, Connie Barlow – an acclaimed science writer and gifted evolutionary educator - are travelling across the country accompanying the Great March for Climate Action. The goal of the coast-to-coast march is to raise awareness and inspire action to resolve the climate crisis. Rev. Dowd will also be presenting a worship service at the Unitarian Universalist church on Sunday, August 24th at 11:00am. Both events are being offered free of charge.

Rev. Michael Dowd’s bridge-building book, Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World, has been endorsed by six Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. Michael's 2012 TEDx talk, a program he delivered at the United Nations, and a New Hampshire Public Television documentary on his science-honoring message have also been well-received. Michael and Connie’s work has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Wired, Skeptic, Discover, and on CNN, ABC News, and Fox News.

Since 2002, Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow have crisscrossed North America and have addressed more than 1,800 religious and secular groups. They focus on meaningful and inspiring interpretations of big history, human nature, death, and climate change.

Michael and Connie's passion is sharing the inspiring side of science in ways that offer practical tools for living and inspiration for taking personal and collective action regarding climate change. The couple live permanently on the road, teaching and preaching an awe-inspiring, inclusive, science-based message of hope and possibility in churches and living rooms as well as in public and private schools all across North America.

“Humans, unwittingly, have become a planetary force. We are changing, irreversibly, the very climate of our world. Henceforth, any actions we take as individuals and societies will be done in the new light of climate change,” says Dowd. “What vision will carry us forward through such times and inspire us to work together? ”

The mission of our Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities (UUCQC) is to create a vibrant, welcoming, diverse church family which embraces individual searches for meaning and devotes itself to community good. For more information about the UUCQC visit www.uucqc.org.

For more information about Michael Dowd, visit www.thegreatstory.org/itinerary.html


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