Category Archives: Coming Up

Highlighted Up Coming Events

Goal Setting Meeting

On Saturday, 11 January, all Council members and church members are encouraged to help take the Christmas decorations down at 9:00 am.  Following will be a Goal Setting meeting at 11:00 am. Lunch will be served after the meeting. Please join us!

2020 Schedule of Lay Servant Ministries Classes

All Classes are open to anyone. For those on the lay servant or lay speaker tracks, “Basic” is required as a first class. After “Basic”, there are 6 specific classes required to become a certified lay speaker. Those classes are noted and are also open to anyone. A lay servant needs to take one advanced class after the “Basic” to receive certification as a lay servant.

Contact Claudia Emken, Spoon River District Lay Servant Ministries Director at cemken@mymctc.net with questions or to register for these classes.

All classes will be posted on the IGRC calendar on the Lay Servant Ministries page at the conference website, igrc.org.  <!–split–>

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 8 am to 6 pm. Deadline to register: 1/18/20 Galva Grace, 108 SE 2nd St, Galva, IL.  CLASS TITLE:  “Life Together in the United Methodist Connection” (Polity; this is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker).

Saturday, April 25, 2020 8 am to 6 pm. Deadline to register: 4/4/2020 Kirkwood UMC, 215 S Kellogg St CLASS TITLE: “Leading Worship” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker).

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 8 am to 6 pm. Deadline to register: 8/29/2020 Maquon UMC, 322 East Street, Maquon. 3 classes are offered:

CLASS TITLE: “Called to Preach” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker).

CLASS TITLE:  “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker)

CLASS TITLE:  “Public Prayer” (open to anyone. This is one of six required classes toward certified lay speaker)

More classes, including “Basic”, “Living Our UM Beliefs”, and alternate advanced classes will be added to the calendar as plans are finalized. All classes will be posted on the IGRC calendar on the Lay Servant Ministries page at the conference website www.igrc.org.

Christmas Events

CHORDBUSTERS CHRISTMAS SHOW (fundraiser for Churches United Food Pantry) —  Friday, 6 December, 7:00 pm, Activity Center.

PRISCILLA CIRCLE CHRISTMAS PARTY- Lunch at Noon on Monday, December 9 at Riverfront Grille, 4619 34 St. Ct., Rock Island. Meet at 11:30 in the church parking lot to car pool .

COOKIE WALK (sponsored by UMW) —  Saturday,December 14, 8:00 am – Noon, Activity Center.

EVANS’ OPEN HOUSE  —  Sunday, December 15, 3:00-5:00 pm, Activity Center.

CALLAHAN FAMILY CHRISTMAS RECITAL – Sunday, December 22 – 3:00 pm – In the Sanctuary

Angel Child

December 1 & 8 we will have our fireplace in the hall with angel child names on it. Please take an angel or two and bring your wrapped gifts back to church by December 8th (for the Learning Center) December 15th for other. Thanks so much for your support!

On-Going

Pecans for Sale – $10 a bag – (this season’s crop)

Dining Club Books:  $35 (the church receives $10 of this amount) – Save money at local restaurants!

Christmas Poinsettias—$8.00 per plant (red, white and pink). (Order forms in bulletins.)