Angie Suman

My group was sent to Soaring Wings Ministries in Northern CO. We helped mud, tape, and sand (drywall) the new addition that will eventually house a homeless family. We also made blessing bags and handed them out to people in need in the Fort Collins area. The Blessing Bags are bags that are filled with personal hygiene items, a pair of socks, non-perishable food, a pen, a pad of paper, and a Bible tract. Handing out the bags and homemade chocolate chip cookies was the most rewarding part of the week. The people were very appreciative. It was also rewarding to see the youth (and adults) in my group change our perceptions of the homeless community.


Andrew Michl

The person who I worked for was named Ed, and the group was called Soaring Wings Ministries. We helped Ed with some daily needs because he can’t breath in dust because it will hurt his lungs. We also helped mud and sand a new addition he is adding on to his house for the homeless people to live in. We also stained a pergola. We also made blessing baskets for the homeless. We gave them socks, deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brush and other essentials. I think making the blessing baskets was the most fun because I helped the people who were in need and those who needed it the most, more than me.


Jeff Newcomb

You have probably heard of being tired, but a “good” tired.  The “good” tired is when you go to sleep with a smile on your face.  I can’t honestly say that happened every night on the mission trip, but it happens when I think about it now.

I was teamed up with four 16 year-olds from the other church groups that joined us, Allie, Makala, Alex and Drew.  They were from Pella, IA and Evansville, IN. We were one of two teams that helped at “Soccer Without Borders.” It was a soccer camp for refugee and immigrant children who have an interest in soccer and/or just having fun.  Alex, Makala, and I worked with 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Allie worked with the Jr. High grades and Drew worked with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. The kids we worked with were all very good with us and each other. We had kids that were from Malaysia, Kenya, and other places all over the world. The night before we started, Coach Zach from “Soccer Without Borders” told us that we could not be very overt about our faith and evangelizing, but that the kids should see Christ in us.

At soccer practice, Coach Zach often had us all sit in a circle and review his rules of soccer.  The ones I remember are that we were: speak English; respect one another; listen to coach; and have fun. I was often humbled by how many languages these kids spoke when they were helping a new kid get into the group.

It was soccer in the morning, and then lunch for us all.  After that was reading class. All of us in the crew got to work with kids and books.  I was again amazed at how well some of the kids read. The day ended with recess time outside.

The 16 year-olds often gave piggy-back rides to the small ones (even the girls).  We only worked with them for four days, but the kids became quite close to the crew.  I do believe that the kids could see Christ in us. I also remember that Jesus said’ “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” (Matthew 25:40) In that way, we could also see Christ in them.

It was a sad, quiet ride back to the host church on Thursday after we finished our last day with the kids, but there were smiles through the tears.


Allie Maranda

I worked at Easter Seals which is a place where special needs adults can go play games, hang out, and have fun. As we were there it was our job to play with the adults in the morning and then in the afternoon to clean up from the day by sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, and organizing. It was such an awesome experience because the littlest things would make them happy. Like picking up something they dropped, playing a game, helping them with a puzzle, or even just saying hello and having a conversation would make their day.

Community Resource & Learning Center | Donations Needed throughout August

Who’s ready to go back to school? This August the Outreach & Missions board is partnering with the Community Resource and Learning Center to collect supplies for the upcoming school year. While you’re out school shopping (or grocery shopping if you’re little ones are out of the house) pick up an item for the Learning Center! Drop off in the red bins outside of the church office.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1” 3-ring binders
  • White multi-purpose copy paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Colored construction paper
  • Colored and white card stock
  • Washable Markers
  • Stickers (a variety such as
  • flowers, birds, animals, seasonal or anything!)
  • Baby wipes and clorox wipes
  • Paper plates, bowls
  • Napkins, cups

What is the Community Resource & Learning Center?

The Learning Center was established in 2007. It provides 5 components of Family  Literacy: adult education, children’s education, parenting education, library,
and parent-and-child-together time.

The Community Resource and Learning Center, Inc. (The Learning Center) serves families in need living in Moline, IL, and its surrounding communities. Adult students participate with their children. Our families come from around the world.

Our goal is to assist participants to gain personal and academic growth, to become more job-ready, and to help their children in school.

The Learning Center provides educational, social, and emotional support to participants through a series of well designed programs. These are provided in a strong family-based setting. Among the programs offered are English as a Second Language and Adult Basic
Education for adults and developmental child care for their children.


Partners Include:

Bethel Wesley UMC | First Congregation UCC | Moline Schools Lights On! for Learning JDMS | Thrivent Financial Choice | The Moline Foundation | Black Hawk College | Birdies for Charity John Deer Classic | Bi-State Literacy Council | Illinois Great Rivers Conference UMC | Hubbell-Waterman Foundation | Amazon Smile | University of Illinois Extension | WQPT Public Television | Thomas Jefferson Early Childhood Center | Moline Public Library | Donors like YOU

Sunday, September 9th is this years Christian Education kick off! The celebration starts at 9am with the return to Sunday School, and Confirmation classes. Adult forum resumes September 16th. The following service at 10 am will include the return of our choir and families serving in worship. Join us after the service at 11 am for a celebratory cook out with games and activities for the whole family.

Bix Sunday | July 29th | Worship 10 am Brunch to follow

Bix Sunday PhotoOn Sunday, July 29th we will be joined by the Mossman Quintet. This outstanding group will be providing special music for our service, both as part as our worship, but also to commemorate the life and work of QC legend Bix Beiderbecke. All are welcome to join in this special service, as well as the brunch following.

Brunch Menu: French Toast, fruit, bacon or sausage.

Mossman Quintet Includes: Mason Moss – Piano | Devon White – Bass
Wes Julien – Drums | Karli Bunn – Saxophone | Demetrio Lyle – Trumpet

The Mossman Quintet is an area combo led Mason Moss. Formed out of a need for a group of younger musicians in the area jazz scene. We play a wide variety of styles including swing, latin, funk, blues, and others. In memory of Bix Beiderbecke, Karli and Demetrio, guest soloists, will give the group the true dixieland feel. All of us are very excited to share our musical gifts with the congregation and hope you enjoy!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame! 

River Bandits Outing | Modern Woodmen Suite Level | Friday Aug. 3rd | Game starts at 6:35 pm

Friends, family, children of all ages are invited to be our guest for the last River Bandits game of the season. There is a $20 charge for each ticket. Children 3 and under are free. Concession stands are available for food and beverage purchases or phone service is available at our suite. You won’t want to miss this one. Come join the fun!

Sign Up Now! Call the church office 309-762-0787 or click the button below.

If you have purchased tickets you can pick them up during Office Hours or contact Wes Llewellyn on Sundays. Also day of the game, Wes will be at the ball park early.
Any questions please contact the church office 309-762-0787. Thank you!

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When:
Friday August 3rd
Game Starts at 6:35 pm

Where:
Modern Woodmen Park
Suite Level
209 S. Gaines Street
Davenport

 

 

 

 

Thanks to the vision of our Ministry Boards and the generosity of our members, we will launch Live @ FCC this fall, an audio-visual system for live streaming services and events in our sanctuary.  

Live @ FCC will allow us to live stream worship services and special events to our shut-ins and our snowbirds when they fly south.  If grandma happens to be in Arizona on Christmas Eve, she can watch her grandchildren participate in the Living Nativity on Live @ FCC.  Far-flung friends and families can attend funeral services and weddings through Live @ FCC. And everything live streamed can then be shared on our website for prospective new members who visit FCCMOLINE.ORG.

In addition, a display monitor will be installed in our Hearthside Room, along with a changing table and rocking chairs, for our many new parents who need a moment to comfort a child during worship services and other events.

Our Ministry Boards see Live @ FCC as a good way to support congregational life.  Our Spiritual Engagement Ministry Board gladly supported this initiative as a way both to care for our shut-ins and as a way to foster our music ministries.  Our Outreach and Mission Ministry Board supported Live @ FCC as a way to reach out to prospective members. Our Christian Education Board also supported this initiative because it will provide care and support for parents with young children and allow us to livestream and share the many ways our children participate in worship. Together, our Ministry Boards contributed $5,000 to support Live @ FCC.

The funds raised through contributions of our Ministry Boards is only part of the story.  Our members generously contributed $11,000 to support Live @ FCC. The total funds contributed exceed the $13,000 cost of installing the system, so we have the very good problem of looking for other creative ways to support the life and worship of our congregation.  

Thank you to our Ministry Boards for their vision and leadership and to the extraordinary generosity of our members.  It is a good thing, indeed, that we will soon be able to better share the love of God we experience in worship Live @ FCC.  

Join us for the next installment of the Gathering Events

Pool Party and Cook Out | @ Bealer’s Place | Sunday June 29th | Lunch starts at 2:00 pm

Friends, family, children of all ages are invited to join us for our church pool party! There is a delightful cookout planned which will include hot dogs and hamburgers along with various side dishes. We are hoping for good weather and look forward to seeing you! Please bring your own lawn or pool chair for seating.

Address:
Bealer’s Place
6 Pinehurst Court
Coal Valley

Directions: Drive past Naibi Zoo. Turn right about 1 mile past the zoo into the residential area.

Parking: Park is available along the street! (Carpooling is encouraged with mostly street parking available)

Sign Up Now! Call the church office 309-762-0787 or click the button below.

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Church Rummage Sale Fund-Raiser Coming Soon!

Join us this August for our Church Rummage Sale!

All funds raised will go to support the ministries and life of the church and to off-set the recent expenditures needed to keep our building in good condition.

Sale Dates:

Thursday August 16th | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday August 17th | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday August 18th | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

***Times are subject to change***

Click the links below for more information.

Donation Drop OffPlanning Meetings – Volunteer Roles –  Sign Up Here


Donation Drop Off Dates:

Donations needed! It’s time to clean out those cabinets and sheds and save your items! All donations must be gently used and in good condition. NO CLOTHES. Household goods, books, furniture, vehicles, etc.

Daytime Drop Off Times:

Please bring all donations in through the North Door

Starting July 11th – Call ahead during office hours (309) 762-0787
(9am – 2pm Monday – Thursday)

Evening Drop Off Times:

Thursday July 26th, 4pm – 6pm
Thursday August 2nd, 4pm – 6pm
Thursday August 9th, 4pm – 6pm

Week of Drop Off Times:

Sunday August 12th | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday August 13th | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday August 14th | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please place donations in the CE Wing classrooms. Follow all posted signs as you enter and please sort your donations by room. NO CLOTHES. Household goods, books, furniture, vehicles, etc. all accepted.

***Times are subject to change***

 

Church Rummage Sale Fund-Raiser Coming Soon!

Join us this August for our Church Rummage Sale!

All funds raised will go to support the ministries and life of the church and to off-set the recent expenditures needed to keep our building in good condition.

Sale Dates:

Thursday August 16th | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday August 17th | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday August 18th | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

***Times are subject to change***

Click the links below for more information.

Donation Drop OffPlanning Meetings – Volunteer Roles –  Sign Up Here


Planning Meetings:

Sunday August 12th | Following Worship

If you cannot make a meeting, be sure to sign up for the planning team or volunteering the day of the Rummage Sale or click here.

 

Church Rummage Sale Fund-Raiser Coming Soon!

Join us this August for our Church Rummage Sale!

All funds raised will go to support the ministries and life of the church and to off-set the recent expenditures needed to keep our building in good condition.

Sale Dates:

Thursday August 16th | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday August 17th | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday August 18th | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

***Times are subject to change***

Click the links below for more information.

Donation Drop OffPlanning Meetings – Volunteer Roles –  Sign Up Here


Volunteer Roles:

MORNING Greeter/Sorter

Greet customers as they enter the sale, assist customers as needed, answering questions, guiding them throughout the sale & restrooms. May take items for “hold” to a table behind the cashiers. NO HOLDS OVERNIGHT unless paid for in full.  During the sale hours the goods will need to be maintained and kept tidy.

AFTERNOON Greeter/Sorter

During the sale hours the goods will need to be maintained and kept tidy. Prepping the goods for the next day. Greet customers as the enter the sale, assist customers as needed, answering questions, guiding them throughout the sale & restrooms.  May take items for “hold” to a table behind the cashiers. NO HOLDS OVERNIGHT unless paid for in full. During the sale hours the goods will need to be maintained and kept tidy.

Cashiers

Take cash & credit card payments. Record sales as directed by head cashier.

Security Roamer

Watch over the Rummage Sale. Including keeping customers in designated areas, enforcing the NO SMOKING policy, assist cashiers in keeping payments safe & secure, make sure merchandise doesn’t walk out.

Designated Opener (7:30 am – 8:30 am)

Arrive at 7:30 am. Let VOLUNTEERS ONLY in the church. Doors will be set to open at 8:00 am by office staff. Turn on lights, check air conditioning temp, etc.

Designated Closer (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)

Arrive at 1:30 pm to start closing process. Announce to shoppers “We will be closing in 30 minutes.” 10 minutes – “Please take your selections and please pay the cashiers by the door.” Assist Cashiers with closing. Doors will be set to close at 2:00 pm by office staff.

Clean Up Crew (Saturday 12 pm – 2 pm)

Volunteers will be needed for clean-up. Making the church presentable for worship on Sunday.

Transportation/Donation Crew

Volunteers will be needed to ensure leftover goods are transported to the donation drop site. This team, under the Leadership of Steve Schippers, will also, as needed, assist with transporting goods TO the church for the Rummage Sale.

***Times are subject to change***

More details to follow!
Interested in volunteering? Click the button below to sign up!

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