The last few weeks have been busy for our Quad Cities Interfaith Community. Our new lead organizer Aaron Wagner has met with many of you, and hopes to meet with all of the individuals involved or interested in in our work. We also had a large group go to a rally in Springfield, Illinois. It was informative and energizing. You can see some of the photos HERE.
In conjunction with a rally held in Cedar Rapids to protest the raid in Mount Pleasant, IA, QCI held a local gathering outside the office of Senator Chuck Grassley. Many faiths and community organizations were represented. Attendees felt a bond with each others and with the families affected by the raid. If you'd like to see some photos and videos, follow this LINK.
We are grateful to be part of this community and are proud of our work in "Creating a More Just Society."
If you would like more information or would like to get more involved, call 563-322-4910.
QCI is a proud supporter of the Pride Streetfest. Please find more information--including how to volunteer-- by following this link: https://qcunitypride.org/schedule
Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC) will be having a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Quad Cities Interfaith on
Friday, June 16th
4 - 7 p.m.
2930 Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52804
The cost is $10 for plate with salad and bread. $1 desserts also available.
People can order ahead for take-out 563-324-8281. ♥ All proceeds go to QCI!! ♥
Invitation to Quad City Interfaith
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump used the phrase, "Make America Great Again." Apparently by this he really means "Make America White Again," and his recent attempts to deport many hardworking, law-abiding immigrants attest to his true goals. By his decisions to break up families and his referral to these people as "animals," he has shown that he wants to make racial injustice the law of the land. We at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities disagree and have decided to join the Iowa Sanctuary Movement as a host congregation. This means that we will offer our congregation as a refuge to someone who is in immediate danger of deportation while that person takes his or her case through the court system.
We are inviting Quad City Interfaith to join us in forming a Sanctuary Coalition along with other faith based organizations and related community agencies to spread the cause of Sanctuary, to encourage other congregations to take this step, and to offer support to those congregations willing to host people in their congregations. We will be inviting many other congregations to join us in this effort and to attend a Sanctuary Workshop in July at our congregation featuring Erica Johnson from the Iowa Sanctuary Movement. We know that this is a long way out on your calendars, but we wanted to give you time to consider this step.
A more formal invitation will be forthcoming at a later date. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our minister, Rev. Jay Wolin at our church office, 563-359-0816, or John Dunsheath, chair of the Sanctuary Task Force, 563-343-1746. Sanctuary Task Force of the UUCQC
Voting is the main way to effect change in our society. In order to raise voter turnout, individuals need to be energized and informed and empowered. One of QCI's active task forces is Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) and now is a great time to get involved.
Have you had the chance to meet our new Lead Organizer, Aaron Wagner? He would love to connect with you. Contact him. 641-990-4594 or firstname.lastname@example.org set up a One-on-One.
QCI is seeking a second organizer. Find the job posted on our FB page: HEREor on Indeed.com
Let's get these signs on lawns throughout the QCA! They are available through various organizations, including One Human Family and MCCQC. $10 donations are requested (but not mandatory) for each sign. Call 563-322-4910