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Quad Cities Interfaith

DECEMBER 21, 2018
We at Quad Cities Interfaith are so grateful to our community. Our work in social justice is successful and made possible through partnerships and meaningful relationships with individuals and community organizations.
We wish you peace, joy and justice--now and throughout the coming year.

Read our newsletter to find out how you can get involved in QCI's work of "Creating a More Just Society." 

In this newsletter:

If you would like more information or would like to get more involved, call 563-322-4910 or email
Quad Cities Interfaith would like you to consider making an end-of-year donation to our organization. QCI strives to create a more just society in many ways--including congregational and community engagement and recruitment around social justice issues, Some of the issues we have focused on in the last year include immigration rights, voter engagement, mass incarceration and restorative justice, and breaking the school-to-prison pipeline. We also partner with many social justice groups on other issues.

All donations made to Quad Cities Interfaith are tax-deductible. All donations postmarked by December 31 can be deducted for 2018 tax purposes.
Quad Cities Interfaith
601 Brady St., Suite 208
Davenport, IA  52803

Follow this link to make an online donation.
Issues Assembly 
Tuesday, January 22nd

6:30 - 8 p.m.
Location TBD.
Eat at Happy Joe's in Rock Island. Get some yummy food AND support QCI!!!

Thursday, January 31
1412 30th St.
Rock Island

8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
(Promo is good all day,) 

Be sure to mention that you are dining to support Quad Cities Interfaith, and a portion of your payment will be donated to us.

This fundraiser is valid on dine-in or carry-out. It is not applicable to delivery. Call ahead for fastest service  309-788-8777. Check out the menu! Order ahead and save time.
Rozz-Tox Mixers--a new, fun, creative way to support QCI AND have great conversations! Find out more about Rozz-Tox.
 Next class starts March 4, 2019
This full-time, 13-week class will cover math, job/life skills, blueprint reading, OSHA, stick welding, construction equipment operation, shop time, and hands-on projects.

The application process requires several steps,
Find out more!
The Illinois Department of Transportation created this program to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged persons working on IDOT projects. This program is at no cost to the participant..

HCCTP graduates are working in these trades: Carpenters, Laborers, Cement Masons, Plumbers,  Painters, Insulators, Ironworkers, Millwrights,Operating Engineers, Roofers, Sheet Metal Workers,and Electrical Workers. 
Register online at:
Or call or email Paul Fessler at (309)796-5729,
Blue Christmas Service - December 21
St. Paul Lutheran Church will offer its Blue Christmas worship
Friday, Dec. 21,
6 p.m.
2136 Brady St., Davenport.
This service of hope is designed for anyone in the community who may not feel like celebrating. During the holidays, grief, illness, aging, depression, loneliness, unemployment, and loss can be magnified.
The Blue Christmas service acknowledges pain and longing, while offering hope and comfort for the broken-hearted. In the gathering darkness of December, anticipate the light of the world. 
Questions? Contact Ann McGlynn at or 563-326-3547.
 Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat
2664 145th Avenue  - Wheatland, Iowa 52777
For more info and to register:
563-336-8414 /

All programs include a delicious homemade meal prepared with local and organic ingredients.
Prairie Retreats January/February 2019
January 2019:
Wed, January 2 | 10:00am
Mass with Fr. Francis Odoom

Thurs, January 10 | 9:00am-3:00pm
Day of Reflection on Gratitude
Sr Kathy Sadler, OSF
Mon, January 14 | 9:30am-3:30pm
Come to the Quiet: The Way of Wholeness and Holiness
Pat Shea
Sat, January 26 | 9:30am-3:30pm
Act of Power
Kathleen Collins

Sun, January 27 | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Taizé Prayer at HMC
Sr. Margaret Kruse, OSF, Linda Clewell & BJ Keegan

February 2019
Wed, February 6 | 10:00am
Mass with Fr. Odoom

Tues, February 12 | 9:30am-3:30pm
Come to the Quiet: The Way of Suffering
Pat Shea

Wed, February 20 | 9:30am-3:30pm
Mandala Retreat
Sr. Joellen Price, PBVM

For more information:Our Lady of the Prairie Retreats
QCI's devoted treasurer Joe Heinrichs will be performing. Find out more about Eagles and Ivories Ragtime Weekend.
Meeting Schedule: 

Mental Health Task Force
Saturday, January 5
5 p.m.
3707 Eastern Avenue, Davenport

Scott County Mental Health Court Meeting 
Thursday, January 10, 2019
5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities
3707 Eastern Avenue

Nominating Committee Meeting
Monday, January 14
5:00 p.m.
Theo's Java Club
213 17th St.  RI

QCI Board Meeting
Monday, January 14
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Broadway Church

Tuesday, January 15, 2019⋅7:00 – 8:00pm
Monthly on the third Tuesday
Third Missionary Baptist Church
222 W 14th St, Davenport, IA 52803, USA

Gamaliel of Illinois and Iowa Leadership Retreat
Thursday and Friday, January 17th and 18th
Cenacle Retreat Center, Chicago

Faith Leaders Caucus
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
12:00 noon – 1:00pm
Monthly on the fourth Tuesday
Location TBD

January 22 
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Location TBD

Eat at Happy Joe's in Rock Island
Wednesday, January 30
All-day fundraiser benefiting QCI
Eat in or take-out

Social Justice Mixer and Old-School Hip-Hop Dance Party
Thursdays - January 31, February 28, March 23

For more information on any of the above activities, contact 563-322-4910
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