DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 24, 2020) — With the entire world in crisis over the COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural for people to be filled with anxiety and fear over an uncertain future. This is not the time for blaming, scapegoating, and hate.

Over the past several weeks, there has been a significant increase in the local distribution of recruitment flyers by the Neo-Nazi White Supremacist hate group, the National Alliance. The mission of One Human Family QCA is “to welcome & protect the life, dignity, and human rights of all people in all places in our community.” This is our current response to these recruitment efforts.

Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCCQC) invites the community to attend the Annual Chili Cook-Off and Cookie Contest on Sunday, March 18 from 4:30-7pm. DAVENPORT, Iowa, March 7, 2018 – MCCQC invites the public to attend the Annual Chili Cook-off and Cookie Contest held at the church located at 2930 West Locust, Davenport, across from the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.

February 28, 2018 – QUAD CITIES – “It is time for us to step up our game,” says One Human Family QCA co-founder, Rev. Rich Hendricks of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities. “Too many of our neighbors have been burdened with messages of hate from white supremacists.

Ten years ago, Rev. Rich Hendricks had an idea to bring the community together – over food – resulting in what may have been the Quad Cities’ biggest diversity potluck dinner ever called “Hands Across the Table for R...

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Interfaith Table-Talk Sunday, April 10, 2016. From 6pm until 7:30pm at the Muslim Center of the Quad Cities, 2115 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf.

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Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities - On Sunday, January 10, 2016 the Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (“MCC QC”) will present its Outstanding Community Service Awards during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. The public is invited and ligh...

With the historic United States Supreme Court decision today making marriage equality the law of the land, MCC QC invites the Quad Cities to come celebrate this landmark event.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm with free toasts of sparkling grape juice for all, followed by a rally in the sanctuary where we will hear about what the decision means for our community from some key leaders.

For more information please contact Rev. Rich Hendricks at 563.940.9630 or at richdhendricks@msn.com

"At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black."  George Clooney

Our young people being recruited to join hate groups and terrorists like ISIS.  People believing that all Muslims are the enemy.  It is time to stand united against hate.

Too many local shootings and acts of violence.  Acts of anti-semitism alarmingly rising in the United States.  Hate mail and threats in Iowa and discriminatory laws against LGBT people nationwide becoming rampant.  It is time to stand united against hate.

"Religious freedom" being used as a false mantra to cloak fear, hate and prejudice.  Immigrants and people of color living in fear for their lives.  It is time to stand united against hate.

Good people who used to understand the concept of separation of church and state, being led down the path of enthroning some people's definition of Christianity as our state religion.  It is time to stand united against hate.

On Monday, April 6th at 7:00 pm at the Metro Community Church of the Quad Cities, 2930 W Locust, Davenport, there will be an organizing meeting for an event to be held later in August: "Going to the River to Pray: The Quad Cities Standing United Against Hate."

We as a community are not powerless against hate.  Now is the time to stand united to remind ourselves and to show the world that the power of love is greater than the forces of evil in our world.'

Any individuals or groups that support this simple premise are invited to come and help plan this summer's event.

For more information contact Rev. Rich Hendricks at 563.324.8281.

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