MCC QC ANNOUNCES ANNUAL CHILI COOKOFF FUNDRAISER TO BE HELD AT FARGO LOUNGE SUNDAY MAY 5TH AT 5 PM PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rev. Richard Hendricks   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 08:19
Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities - Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (“MCC QC”) is a spiritual home for many that is currently without a home. “We sold our facility on Harrison Street and we are currently looking for the right building,” says the pastor, Rev. Rich Hendricks. MCC QC is currently holding its 11:00 a.m. worship services at the TriCity Jewish Center. “In the meantime,” says Hendricks, “we are still growing and seeking financial support for our ministries.” The annual chili cookoff is the church’s biggest fundraiser. This year the event is being held at Fargo Lounge in Moline and the public is invited to come and enjoy all you can eat chili and fixings and homemade desserts for just $5.

In addition, there is no cost to enter your chili in the contest, which is judged by three independent judges not affiliated with MCC QC. The church offers $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Mary Todtz, event organizer, says, “I am really excited about all the items we have for sale, about all the fun we are going to have and about the excellent entertainment!”

There will be both silent and live auction items available for purchase, including everything from free oil changes to works of art. Entertainment this year is a free will offering concert by Christian artist Shawn Thomas.

MCC QC is a member church of Churches United of the Quad Cities Area and the Church is involved in feeding the hungry ministries and supporting the works of many area nonprofit organizations.

The annual Chili Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, May 5h beginning at 5 p.m. at Fargo Lounge, 4204 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, Illinois. Doors open at 4:30 and all entries must arrive by 5:00 p.m. to be included as the chili judging takes place promptly at 5:15 p.m., followed by a time of feasting and fellowship during which people can bid on silent auction items. At the close of the silent auction will be a live auction, featuring several special items.

For more information, please call the Church office at 563.324.8281.

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