Becoming Beloved Community

This is an important opportunity to join a movement for positive change in our community. People from three churches are invited to participate in this groundbreaking program. Two Rivers UMC, The House, and Riverside UMC will be coming together for frank discussions and powerful learning. The workshops will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Mondays, starting June 10. The location will rotate between the host churches. There will be refreshments at the gatherings.

The six-week dialogue workshop and training is led by Kaleidoscope Institute facilitator, Rev. Dr. James Fielder. The course is designed to help embrace and enact the vision of Becoming a Beloved Community, a lifelong spiritual journey. Change happens in the space between comfort and fear, what has been described as the Grace Margin.

The work of the Kaleidoscope Institute is based on respectful communication and building relationships where people can change and learn. This is powerful anti-racism training that includes exploring historical and contextual instances of oppression and racism in which we all participate.

Through invitational dialogue, wondering together, questioning assumptions, telling historic truth, we can begin to overcome systems and patterns and begin to plot a new course.

This is an important step toward making our community stronger. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to live toward the Kingdom of God and work together for justice and inclusion. This can be the start of something big here in the Quad Cities, and you can be a part of that vision.


New members lunch

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.

Grief support group

Grief Recovery Group

Grief Share healing and recovery group informational meeting March 26.

GriefShare is a 13 week program designed to help bring healing to those who have lost a loved one. Grief has no set time frame. You can be a part of the group if your loved one died recently or years ago. On March 26, there will be an informational gathering at Two Rivers Church to learn more.

GriefShare groups meet Sundays at 3 p.m. in the parlor of Two Rivers United Methodist Church. The parlor is upstairs, and provides a comfortable setting to talk, watch a video, and share some refreshments. The purpose of the meetings are to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:


Video seminar with experts

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus

After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection

During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

The GriefShare program is based on the Bible, and takes a Christian approach to healing. The group will be facilitated by Pastor Robb McCoy. If you are interested in becoming a part of the GriefShare group that will launch on March 26, please fill out the form below. A suggested donation of $20 for the 13-week program helps pay for the workbook and refreshments that are included in each meeting.