Join us on

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5pm until 7pm at

Augustana's Pepsico Center, 1025 - 30th St, Rock Island

FREE for Families

  • Fun
  • Activities
  • Dinner

A free gift of the Family Concerns committee of Churches United and over a dozen other children and family friendly organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals in teh Quad Cities.

Thank you to our sponsors: Farmer Owned Prairie Farms Dairy, Rock Island Noon Kiwanis, Augustana College, and Churches United of the Quad City Area.

Winnie's Wishes Resale Shop & More

PROM EVENT

Saturday, March 23th

1 to 4 pm

902 E. River Drive, Davenport

Many new & gently used formals, dresses and accessories all under $25

Assisting QC girls get ready for prom inexpensively while helping out domestic violence victims at Winnie's Place

** Winnie's Wishes now accepting donations of gently used prom & formal wear and accessories.

Store hours: Monday- Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-1 pm

For more information, call 563/323-5007

Wednesday, September 5th & Thursday, September 6th

Visit Happy Joe's in Aledo, Bettendorf, Colona, Coal Valley, 3 Davenport locations (Rockingham Rd, W. Locust Street, W.
50th Street/Jungle Bungle), East Moline, Eldridge, Geneseo, LeClaire, Milan, Moline and Rock Island

Happy Joe's will be giving 15% of each purchase to Churches United as a fundraiser to benefit their 24 food pantries,
3 hot meal sites and woman's shelter

Pick up, delivery or eat in

Void in conjunction with any other offer (no coupons.)

Donation will be good on any menu item purchase excluding buffet.

Present this flyer when you place your order!  http://www.cuqca.org/

Happy Joe's will contribute 15% of your order to help support Churches United Hunger and Shelter Programs.

Churches United is a Christian Organization who in part helps feed the hungry and shelter women and children in the Quad City Area.  To date this year they have served 45,531 individuals by way of emergency food pantries, served over 12,000 people at 3 meals sites, and sheltered 1527 lodging to a total of 128 women and children.  Winnie's Place stands for Women In Need Nurtured Into Excellence. The program is designed to not only provide shelter, but to help women to survive on their own once out of shelter.

Thank you Quad Cities for your many years of financial and volunteer support as Churches United has worked to meet the rising needs of hunger and shelter in the Quad Cities communities.  As you can imagine, it takes significant financial resources to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.  The community has been generous through donations to the various programs to address human need in the area.  Yet with a decrease in grant income has placed a decided pressure on other areas of income.  We are asking our communities for assistance to assure that families are able to continue to find food when they need it; that women with or without children can find a safe place to re-start their lives in a safe environment. Currently Churches United is facing a $30,000 short-fall in important income areas so the question arises:  Will you, the community help Churches United provide the food and the shelter that is so desperately needed?

Here are some thoughts about the importance of Winnie's Place, the Women's Shelter of Churches United, from someone who found hope within its walls.

I was invited to come back to Winnie's so I could get my kids back.  Well, I moved back in on a Tuesday and by Friday, I got my first weekend with 3 of my children.  Then I got to keep the youngest forever!  The twins came only on weekends for the next three weeks - now they are with me forever as well.  As for my oldest, he is back in town and is staying with my mother.  I'm not allowed to keep him overnight yet but soon I hope.  I also found a 3 bedroom, 2 baths plus a garage for 'low' through section 8.  YEAH!  We move on the 4th, which is today.  I thank God and Winnie's Place so much because without their belief in me I couldn't have done it!  I remember when I first came here - I was so unsure.  Ya'll made it possible for me to start getting' my babies back.  Thank you.  I am forever grateful and couldn't have done all this without your support, through all my yelling, and crying to you.

Will you, the community, help Winnie's Place continue the ability to provide the hope that is so desperately needed in this community and the world?  Will you, the community, provide the resources to see that those who are hungry find the food that is needed?  We invite you to consider helping us meet the needs for the next 50 years and beyond.  It is easy to donate simply go to the Churches United website - www.cuqca.org - and utilize the "donate" button.  A Donation can also be made by mailing a check to:

Churches United

2535 Tech Drive, Suite 205

Bettendorf, IA 52722

Rev. Ronald C. Quay, Executive Director

563/332-5002

rquay@cuqca.org

Churches United is a Christian Organization who in part helps feed the hungry and shelter women and children in the Quad City Area.  To date this year they have served 45,531 individuals by way of emergency food pantries, served over 12,000 people at 3 meals sites, and sheltered 1527 lodging to a total of 128 women and children.  Winnie's Place stands for Women In Need Nurtured Into Excellence. The program is designed to not only provide shelter, but to help women to survive on their own once out of shelter.

Thank you Quad Cities for your many years of financial and volunteer support as Churches United has worked to meet the rising needs of hunger and shelter in the Quad Cities communities.  As you can imagine, it takes significant financial resources to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.  The community has been generous through donations to the various programs to address human need in the area.  Yet with a decrease in grant income has placed a decided pressure on other areas of income.  We are asking our communities for assistance to assure that families are able to continue to find food when they need it; that women with or without children can find a safe place to re-start their lives in a safe environment. Currently Churches United is facing a $30,000 short-fall in important income areas so the question arises:  Will you, the community help Churches United provide the food and the shelter that is so desperately needed?

Here are some thoughts about the importance of Winnie's Place, the Women's Shelter of Churches United, from someone who found hope within its walls.

I was invited to come back to Winnie's so I could get my kids back.  Well, I moved back in on a Tuesday and by Friday, I got my first weekend with 3 of my children.  Then I got to keep the youngest forever!  The twins came only on weekends for the next three weeks - now they are with me forever as well.  As for my oldest, he is back in town and is staying with my mother.  I'm not allowed to keep him overnight yet but soon I hope.  I also found a 3 bedroom, 2 baths plus a garage for 'low' through section 8.  YEAH!  We move on the 4th, which is today.  I thank God and Winnie's Place so much because without their belief in me I couldn't have done it!  I remember when I first came here - I was so unsure.  Ya'll made it possible for me to start getting' my babies back.  Thank you.  I am forever grateful and couldn't have done all this without your support, through all my yelling, and crying to you.

Will you, the community, help Winnie's Place continue the ability to provide the hope that is so desperately needed in this community and the world?  Will you, the community, provide the resources to see that those who are hungry find the food that is needed?  We invite you to consider helping us meet the needs for the next 50 years and beyond.  It is easy to donate simply go to the Churches United website - www.cuqca.org - and utilize the "donate" button.  A Donation can also be made by mailing a check to:

Churches United

2535 Tech Drive

Suite 205

Bettendorf, IA 52722

 

 

Rev. Ronald C. Quay, Executive Director

563/332-5002

rquay@cuqca.org

Churches United is proud to present:

"Put a Smile on a Child", Tuesday May 22nd, 2011 from 5 - 7 pm at Augustana's Pepsico Center.  FREE information from area agencies, FREE fun activities and FREE hot dog supper.   Sponsored by the Family Concerns Committee of Churches United of the Quad City Area - cuqca.org

On Thursday, March 22nd at the First Covenant Church, Moline, located at 3303 - 41st Street in Moline, Churches United of the Quad City Area will host its annual delegate assembly and the entire community is invited to join us.  This will be the 51st annual Delegate Assembly and this year we will again look at the various ministries of this ecumenical group and review the budget for this current year.  This year we have invited three clergy women to talk about their experience working in the church but also working ecumenically.  One key mission for Churches United is to honor the diversity in the Church as well as within the larger faith community.  What are the challenges of working within one faith yet engaging others in a positive and inclusive manner?  The three members of the panel are:

  • Rev Katherine Mulhern, Pastor, Edwards Congregational, UCC, Davenport
  • Sister Marilyn Ring, Chaplain, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
  • Rev. Dawn H. Roucka, Director, Illinois Chapter of Church World Service

If you would like more information about this ecumenical gathering please contact Rev. Ronald C. Quay, Executive Director, Churches United at (563) 332-5002.

Inter-religious discussions with

Imam Saad Baig, Islamic Center of the Quad Cities

Rabbi Tamar Grimm, Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center

Fr. Mike Schaab, St. Pius X Catholic Church

 

 

A Year in the Life: Calendars, Holy Days and Celebrations at the Mosque on Jan. 19

Islamic Center of Quad Cities, 6005 34th Ave., Moline

A Look at our Books: Sacred Texts and Scriptures at the Synagogue on Feb. 16 

Tri City Jewish Center, 2715 30th St., Rock Island

Womb to Tomb: Life Cycle Events and Rites of Passage at the Church on Mar. 15 

St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2502 29th Ave., Rock Island

Plan to join us on Thursdays from 7-9 pm.

 

All are welcome!

 

For more information, contact Barb Roedel  793-7356.

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