Aubrey Barnes will lead an overnight retreat with the Young Lions Roar at Camp Milan Retreat Cetner for students in 8th through 12th grade. The retreat will begin on Friday, October 6 at 6:00 and last until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7.
Trameka Woods and Chris Britton, experienced spoken-word performers, will help lead workshops during the event. Dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Registration is free and available at younglionsroar.com
Pastor Robb is leading a retreat at the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Wheatland, Iowa. This is a 24-hour retreat for men who want to take a closer look at their own mental and spiritual health.
The Gospel According to Broadway was such a hit last summer that it is coming back for an encore. This summer seven shows will be featured with special performances by local theater veterans. The series will begin on July 30 and last for seven weeks. Each week Pastor Robb will make connections between the show or song, and our Scriptures. Sacred stories do not exist only in the Bible. Stories that illustrate divine truth about God’s love, forgiveness, community, friendship, and grace can be found all around us. Get ready for a reprise of last year’s most memorable series. The Gospel According to Broadway is coming back!
Those who are interested in joining Two Rivers United Methodist Church as members are invited to a lunch at Epworth Hall on Sunday, July 16, at 12:00 p.m. This is the Sunday of worship at Schwiebert Park (which is at 10:30 a.m.), so the timing should work out to come to church right after the service in the park.
At the lunch, families can learn a little history of Two Rivers Church, go over the basics of Wesleyan theology, and learn some about each other and Pastor Robb. A date for the group to take vows of membership will be selected at the luncheon. The lunch will be catered by a local restaurant, so please RSVP ahead of time. Current members who would like to participate are invited as well.
On Sunday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. the people of Two Rivers are invited to join in a multi-church worship service at Schwiebert Park. There will not be worship at the church that day. Instead, everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair to the bandshell at Schwiebert Park for a time of worship.
In addition to Two Rivers Church, there will be people and pastors from The House Church (Rock Island), New Journey African Methodist Episcopal Church (Moline), and Life Church (East Moline). This is a tremendous chance for building community and witnessing to Christ’s love in Rock Island.
The people of Two Rivers United Methodist Church, which was organized in 1833 as the first Christian church in Rock Island County, will celebrate Reconciling Sunday in worship on June 25, at 9:30. This worship service will celebrate the passing of a welcome statement that affirms LGBTQ+ people and commemorate the church’s joining the Reconciling Ministries Network.