Join Churches United of the Quad City Area for the 38th annual QC CROP WALK/Run. This event is a Bi -State event that includes over 40 different faith groups who raise both money and awareness relating to hunger both here in the Quad Cities and around the world. This event is a 6mile/10K walk/run on Sunday afternoon beginning and ending at Modern Woodman Park.

Event: Quad City CROP WALK

When: Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Where: Modern Woodman Park, Davenport Iowa

Time: Rally and registration begins at 12:30pm with the walk/run beginning promptly at 2:00pm.

Musician performing: Lojo Russo

For more information contact: Anne Wachal, Program Manager with Churches United at 309-786-6494 or check our website at:

First Lutheran Church's 2nd Annual Blessings on the Block will take place on Sunday, August 9th from 4 - 7 PM at 615 13th Street, Erie IL. Music by Southern Grace, The Randy McKay Band and other performers. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets and enjoy evening of Christian entertainment. Free games, crafts & face painting for children (and prizes). Free snacks & beverages. In case of rain, event at EHS Annex, 6th Avenue & 6th Street, Erie.

Geared for kids ages 12 and under, "Put A Smile On A Child" will be held in recognition of National Stand for Children Day. Children, and their parents or guardians, are invited to join us on Thursday, May 28, 2009 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the PepsiCo Center on the campus of Augustana College, 1025 - 30th St, in Rock Island.

Enjoy several different children's activities along with a hot dog, chips and milk. Bring your youth group, school gorup, neighborhood, friends and family. All activities and food are free.

For more information, please contact Churches United of the Quad City Area at 309-786-6494.  Sponsored by Churches United, Swiss Valley Farms and the Rock Island Kiwanis.

Prayer... America' Hope is the focus of the 17th Annual Quad Cities National Day of Prayer.  Join us from 6:30am - 8:00am on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at The Lodge, 900 Spruce Hills Dr., Bettendorf.

The Master of Ceremonies is Mike Mickle; the Keynote Speaker will be John Bustle, Vice-President, John Deere Foundation; and special musical presentations by Scott Schaefer.

"May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you." Psalm 33:22.

Admission is $10 in advance, $12 after May 1st.  Students are $5 in advance, $6 after May 1st.  Visit any Quad Cities YMCA or email

Sponsored by: Quad Cities YMCAs - St. Ambrose University - Churches United of the Quad City Area - Augustana College.

Sister Helen Prejean will be the keynote speaker for Churches United's Delegate Assembly to be held on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00pm.  Asbury United Methodist Church in Bettendorf (18th & Mississippi Streets) will be hosting this Assembly.

Each year Churches United holds this annual meeting for its 136 member churches.  Although part of the annual meeting is for its members, the public is welcome to come and hear Sister Helen that evening.

Sister Helen Prejean, is most noted for her work with those on death row and wrote a Pultizer Prize winning book which was made into the award winning movie " Dead Man Walking" starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn.

Sister Helen resides in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned her M.A. in Religious Education from St. Paul's University in Ottawa, Canada. She has been the Religious Education Director at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in New Orleans and the Formation Director for her religious community as well as teaching both junior and senior high school students.

Both of Sister Helen Prejean's books (Dead Man Walking and Death of Innocents - each $15 or both for $25) will be available for sale following the Delegate Assembly.  Sister Helen will be on hand to autograph her books.  Proceeds from the book sales go to the Moratorium Campaign.  Petitions will also be available for those who wish to add their name to this effort to call an end to the death penalty.    Also available will be a few copies of "Dead Man Walking" autographed by Susan Sarandan, Tim Robbins and Sister Helen Prejean at a cost of $100.

Sister Helen is an articulate and eloquent speaker whosurely will move you!

For more information, please contact Churches United at 309-786-6494.