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Friday, 11 October 2013 10:02

Welcome to Quad Cities Interfaith Newsletter

October 2013

Register now for .... "Fire of Faith!"

QC Interfaith’s 5th Annual Individual Donor Fundraising Breakfast
Thursday, November 7th, 2013, 7:30 am – 8:30 am

(Registration begins at 7:00am)
Rogalski Center at Saint Ambrose University
518 W. Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa

Reservations are required. RSVP : 563-322-4910

This one hour event will showcase our work as people of faith who
are transforming our community and establishing justice. There is no cost to attend the breakfast. Guests will be asked to make a charitable gift to support Quad Cities Interfaith’s mission. It is through community support that QCI is able to build local leadership and create systemic change.

There are other ways to support QCI- place an ad in our Ad Book for our Breakfast
Breakfast Sponsor

(Includes Ad, Sponsor Sign at event)              $500.00

Full Page Ad (Includes 2 tickets)                     $350.00
Half page Ad (Includes 2 tickets)                     $200.00
Business Card Ad (Includes 1 ticket)              $100.00

Leadership Actions and Events

Transportation and Jobs Equity

QCI leaders joined Gamaliel of Illinois to meet with Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider in September. Our leaders successfully achieved the placement of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)  at Black Hawk  College. HCCTP is a training program designed to place more minorities and women in the construction trades. The HCCTP class begins in 2014.  

The next meeting of the Transportation Equity/100 Ready Workers Project will be Wednesday, October 23rd at 10:00 am at Martin Luther King Center - 630 7th Avenue Rock Island, IL  61201.

We continue to develop the 100 Ready Workers project, and have developed a survey tool to assess what skills potential participants may have an may need to work on. We are working with community groups and congregations to create a pipeline of workers who want to prepare themselves for jobs in construction and other fields.

Reverend Michael Swartz, Ann Schneider, Illinois Secretary of Transportation, QCI Director Leslie Kilgannon and Jobs Equity Task Force Leader George Barajas.


Gamaliel leaders gathered October 8th in Washington, DC as part of a Day of Action of community activists and faith leaders to call on Congress to move the House Immigration reform bill to a vote. QCI is organizing local meetings with our Congressional delegation this fall to discuss their support for the House Immigration bill and call on our Members to keep immigration reform moving forward.

Health Equity

The Task Force continues to work with the local health systems to ensure equitable access to medical translation services for those whose first language is not English. Task Force members is in dialogue with Genesis and Trinity Health Systems. By working together, our community is removing barriers to access to professional medical translations services for those in our community.

Rekindling Our Congregations (ROC) Listening Campaigns Have Begun

This Fall, four local congregations - Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Anthony's Church, All Saints Lutheran and St. Mary's Church, Davenport, are engaging in the Rekindling Our Congregations (ROC) Listening Campaign within their congregations. A listening campaign is a campaign of intentional, deep listening to the members of a congregation, to develop relationships and to strengthen congregations.

That deep listening is being done by a team of congregation members who conduct one to ones with their fellow members. A one to one is a natural, but uncommon conversation with someone you want to know better, to learn about their values, life and motivations. It's a relationship building tool for congregations . When we are relationship with one another, that is when we can see our values exercised in the world.

When the ROC listening campaigns are finished, the congregations will debrief about what they have learned, and then work on a plan to engage leaders in ministries and to reach out to deepen their engagement in the community. Rekindling the Fire of Faith!!!!!

For more information about the ROC campaign, call Leslie at 563.322.4910.

QCI Director training leaders at St. Mary's Church, Davenport in the One to One as part of the ROC Listening Cmapaign.

QCI holds Trivia Nite Fundraiser

The competition was fierce, but friendly, at September's trivia night fundraiser. Watch this space for our next trivia night fundraisers in January and March 2014. Thanks to all who came out and supported QCI!!!!

Community Events

Saturday, October 12th . Poverty Simulation Experience. 9:30am-12:30pm. Just Faith, MLK Center, Churches United and U of I Extension. At the St. Pius X Catholic Church - Farrell Hall - 2502 29th Avenue, Rock Island, IL. For registration 309-738-0002.

Sundays - October 27, November 24, 2013 & January 5, January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27, and May 25,2014. Music Session at 4:30 p.m. Vespers at 5:00 p.m.

Celtic Music Session And Celtic Vespers
at Gloria Dei Presbyterian Church, 4200 -12th St., Rock Island

Music sessions is a time for musicians of all instruments and styles to come together for sharing and learning Celtic tunes. Musicians are invited to share some of the tunes during the vespers. Music for the vespers will be available in advance.

Saturday, November 2 Dia De Los Muertos - Free Family Fiesta Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Casa Quad Cities and Figge Museum.

Celebrate El Dia de los Muertos at the Figge! Families will enjoy making a variety of projects including skeleton masks, clay figures, and learn to make and decorate traditional sugar skulls. Special snacks, music, story time and a film will also be on the schedule along with gallery activities. Ballet Folklorico will cap off the scheduled activities with their performance of traditional dance in the Grand Lobby.

9 a.m. Saturday, November 2 Día de los Muertos 5K Race/Walk

A partnership between Casa Quad Cities and the Figge Art Museum

Celebrate El Dia de los Muertos and Halloween by dressing up for this family-friendly run/walk on the Davenport Riverwalk (Ripley St. at Biederbeck Dr.). To register visit www.casaqc.org.

QCI is On the Move - Really! Office Relocation!!

The QCI office has relocated to the Priester Building - 601 Brady Street Suite 208 in Davenport. Just three blocks up on Brady Street from the old office - more office space and still close to downtown IL and Davenport!

We do have a few needs - we are in need of a bookcase to replace the built in we had to leave behind, and a medium sized meeting table - round or rectangular . Please call the QCI office at 563.322.4910 if you'd like to help. Also would appreciate anyone who is especially good at hanging pictures.

Drop by for visit!

QCI Leadership Assembly meets Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30 pm at St. Mary's Church at 516 Fillmore Street in Davenport.

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