Pentecost discussion of LGBTQ inclusion

Pentecost is June 5. This is the day that we celebrate the “birth of
the Church.” We commemorate the story in Acts when the Holy Spirit descends upon the disciples. They have an ecstatic religious experience. Peter declares to the gathering crowd, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Young people will see visions. Your elders will dream dreams.”

We will gather to discuss our vision and our dreams of what Two Rivers United Methodist Church can be. We are facing a crossroads in the United Methodist denomination. As the Church grapples with issues of sexuality, gender, and inclusion, decisions have been delayed for several years by the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions, technology difficulties have delayed decisions that were set to be made in 2020. It has been decided that the next General Conference will take place in 2024, where decisions about the nature of the future church will be made.

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Trunk or Treat

On October 31 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Two Rivers will host a Trunk or Treat celebration in the west parking lot. Kids and parents are invited to come in costume and “trick or treat” around the parking lot, where several cars will be parked to give out candy.

If you are interested in being a “trunk,” please contact the church office at 309-788-9384 or sign up in the west entrance on Sunday morning. Trunks do not need to be decorated, but everyone is encouraged to get into the fun of the day. Costumes are welcome – but not required.

Jazz Sunday

The Edgar Crockett Trio will lead our music in worship on Sunday, September 5. Edgar is one of the premier jazz performers in the Quad Cities. The trumpet, piano, bass trio will share classic hymns with a jazz style. They will be sure to get your toes tapping and lead a lively, joyful celebration of God’s love. Pastor Robb will finish his two-part series called “Kindness Matters” and examine the second half of the Book of Ruth.

Concert series

Two Rivers United Methodist Church is going to host the 26th Lenten Concert Series. The lineup is an exciting mix of classical, jazz, blues, and folk music. These concerts are perfect for a lunch-hour break, starting shortly after noon, and ending before 1:00. These are all Wednesday afternoons, starting February 21.

Lenten Concerts 2018

2/21 Bret Dale and the RME Travelers

2/28. Rock Island High School Jazz Band

3/7 Rockridge Madrigal and Show Choir

3/14 Rob Leveridge, Music for Peacemaking and the Common Good

3/21 Craig Irvin , American Baritone

3/28 Edgar Crockett and Dave Holcomb, Jazzmen

Church Picnic and Movie

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Saturday, July 29, Two Rivers Church will host a picnic and movie night under the stars at the Camp Milan Retreat Center. This is an all-church picnic. Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided. People are invited to bring a side dish to share. The meal will be served at 6 p.m.

After dinner, all are invited to stick around and see what the STEAM Camp kids were up to all week. The work of the STEAM Camp will take place for kids Pre K through 6th grade during the early part of the week. All the kids in the STEAM Camp and their families will be invited to come to the picnic and show off the work they had done during the week. There will also be outdoor games for everyone to enjoy.

At dusk, a movie screen and projector will be set up for our first “Movie Under the Stars.” The movie will be a Disney-Pixar classic that fits the STEAM Camp theme of robotics and science. People should bring lawn chairs and blankets to set up in the lawn as the movie screen will be set up on the edge of the covered pavilion.