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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:35

All are welcome to join us for Churches United’s 53rd Annual Delegate Assembly on March 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Bettendorf Presbyterian Church, 1200 Middle Rd.

Learn about Churches United’s ministries and our accomplishments in the past year. Come and join us for an interesting, inspirational gathering!

Our featured speaker will be Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes:

*Senior Minister at the Riverside Church, New York.

*President of the Healing of the Nations Foundation

*Hailed by Newsweek magazine as one of the 12 “most effective preachers” in the English-speaking world

Churches United is trying to engage the faith community and the art community together. Through this new endeavor, there are some Christian artists of faith who will be sharing some of their artworks at the Delegate Assembly. They are:

Ted McElhiney, sculptor and painter, whose life-sized portrait of Bix Beiderbecke is one of his most recognized works.

William Karl Smith, conceptual sculptor, whose spiritual themes are prominent.

Kimberlyn Aust, Bettendorf photographer, whose Redemption and Grace series has been called “thought-provoking, meditative and moving.”

Once the Delegate Assembly is over, the artists, along with other Christian artists, will move their works to the Bucktown Center for the Arts, for a showing called Expressions of Faith – 2D & 3D Art on March 28.


Get Your Tickets to the Mad Scientist Ball! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Putnam Museum   
Friday, 21 March 2014 12:36
Experience the Putnam's NEW Science Center, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.

Evening also includes surprising science demonstrations, live and silent auctions, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and a cash bar.
Attire: Cocktail. Lab coats encouraged.
VIP Lounge $1500 - SOLD OUT
Table (for 8) $1250 * Individual Ticket $125
VIP Lounge and table pricing includes corking fee.

Limited space available! Reserve yours today by clicking here or call Lindsey at (563) 324-1933 ext 221

You won't want to miss our live auction featuring:
•  Six tickets to New York Fashion Week with deluxe, four-star accommodations
•  Behind-the-scenes look and 4 tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium
•  Private, behind-the-scenes Kennedy Space Center tour
Special thanks to our 2014 Host Committee:

Chairs: Steve & Kelli Grubbs Committee Members: Mark & Rita Bawden • Frank & Teresa Clark • Glen & Carrie Hummel • Karie John • Rick John • Todd & Lori Johnson • Chad & Angela Lewis • Steve McCann & Heidi Parkhurst • Jim & Melissa Sears • Michele Stoos • Aaron Tennant • Anita Wubbena • Mike & Sara Thoms • Jim & Melissa von Maur • Dana & Faye Waterman

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Written by Aleshia Chiesa   
Friday, 21 March 2014 11:09

-SouthPark Mall and Habitat for Humanity Builds Bond Ahead of Earth Day-

MOLINE, Illinois, Mar 17, 2014 – The future is even brighter for SouthPark Mall. Recently the property shared reinvestment plans that include the removal of the food court as well as the former Sears department store.

Construction is set to start in April with a formal grand opening set for November. Today, SouthPark Mall is building a new partnership with Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities.

Earth Day is set for April 22nd, but South Park Mall is celebrating early. As wood, bricks, and retail fixtures come down, new uses for those items are providing support for the work of Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities. Habitat will be rescuing furniture, wood tables, clothing fixtures, sinks, grid wall, metal shelving, lockers and more, prior to demolition. All these items will be donated by SouthPark to be resold by Habitat ReStore. Items from SouthPark will be available to the public at the Habitat ReStore Wed 10-7, Thurs and Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-3 beginning immediately. More information about the ReStore can be found at

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities is a local bi-state affiliate of an international, ecumenical, Christian, non-profit organization that builds simple, decent, affordable houses for and in partnership with families in need who then purchase the homes from HFHQC on a no-interest mortgage. The Quad Cities affiliate was organized in 1993 by a group of Quad Citians who traveled to Homestead, Florida to assist with home building efforts after Hurricane Andrew. Since that time, HFHQC has built 73 homes.

“Proceeds from the sale of these items will help provide simple, decent, affordable housing to hard-working partner families,” said Cindy Kuhn, Director, Habitat ReStore. “Our community benefits from reusing these items, rather than buying or producing new items. And these usable materials don’t needlessly end up in our landfills.”

Each home, generously subsidized by donated and/or discounted building supplies, materials and skilled labor and utilizing much volunteer labor currently costs about $90,000. These funds and volunteers come from churches, individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses and other community groups. HFHQC activities are governed by a local, elected volunteer Board of Directors which work through volunteer committees with coordination by the Executive Director.

“We are committed to building on our community relationships,” said Aleshia Chiesa, Marketing Manager, SouthPark Mall. “Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities is a great cause and we are proud to offer our support.”

For up to date information on the redevelopment of SouthPark Mall, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Macerich is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the Company’s website at


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Written by Linda Martin   
Monday, 17 March 2014 08:06
A grants submission deadline has been announced by the Moline Foundation.

Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply if they serve the citizens of Moline and the surrounding region, including the Quad Cities.  All materials necessary to receive funds are due in The Moline Foundation offices by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 or must be postmarked by or on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Any non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, including those who have never received Moline Foundation funding in the past, is welcome to apply.

An application should consist of eleven copies of a written request stating the name and address of the organization, its mission, names and addresses of Board members, income and expense statement, balance sheet, and the specific purpose for which any money received would be used including a project budget. The name, telephone number, and email of a contact person must also be included. The requested materials should be mailed according to the above deadline. If you need further information, please call Linda Martin at the Moline Foundation at (309) 764-4193 or visit the website at

The Moline Foundation offices are located at the Deere-Wiman House, 817 11th Avenue, Moline.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, workforce development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities region in both Iowa and Illinois. Counties served by the Moline Foundation include Scott County in Iowa and Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson, and McDonough Counties in Illinois. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts and works with citizens to achieve their goals to improve the community.


CHRISTIAN CARE RECEIVES FUNDING from the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in America PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Friday, 14 March 2014 08:04
Rock Island – Christian Care is pleased to announce it has received a $1,000 grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to help support its emergency feeding program. Funds will be used to help feed the hundreds of individuals who visit its Community Meal Site every year.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men. The organization serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illness.

Christian Care's community meal site is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday, and for breakfast and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. If you know of someone in need, call Christian Care's crisis hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at

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