On August 5, 2022 we will have a Church Picnic at Camp Milan. Everyone is invited to this celebration. The Methodist Men will help grill hamburgers, hot dogs, and provide lemonade. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share.
Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., so please come a little early to make sure your dish is available to share. After dinner, we will have games for kids of all ages, including bean-bag toss, basketball, and other carnival games. There will be a campfire for s’mores too!
Bring a lawn chair if you want to enjoy the “Movie Under the Stars” at 8:30 p.m. We will show a classic family-friendly movie on the big screen hanging from the pavilion a few minutes after sunset (which is 8:15 p.m.).
After the movie we will have a kids and youth lock-in. Kids must be registered before the night of the event to sleep over. They should bring their own bedding and toiletries.
6:00 Dinner under the pavilion
8:30 Family Movie Under the Stars
11:00 Youth Lock-In begins in the Retreat Center
11:00 a.m. Lock-In ends and parents pick up.
REGISTER YOUTH FOR LOCK-IN
A hard copy of a signed medical release form is also required.
Volunteers can help raise funds and awareness for Camp Milan at the Rock Island Artists’ Market on Sunday, July 17 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. The Rock Island Artists’ Market is an open-air market at the Skeleton Key Antique shop across the street from Two Rivers Church.
Our booth will sell lemon shake-ups and popcorn to shoppers at the market. Lemon shake-ups are a quick and easy way to make a refreshing glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade. We also have a small popcorn popping machine to make fresh-popped popcorn. At the last market, we made a little over $200 for Camp Milan. In addition to the fundraiser, we raised awareness for the facility by posting our posters and handing out brochures and flyers to customers.
We are hoping to fill two shifts – from 11:30-2:30 and 2:30-5:30.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HELP
Pianist Andrzej Kozlowski will share a breathtaking performance at Two Rivers United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased online by clicking here. This concert is a fundraiser that will be split between the Rock Island Music Scholarship Fund and the Two Rivers Church Youth Fund.
Kozlowski is the owner of the Sound Conservatory, a new music academy and shoppe in downtown Rock Island. Located at 2235 Third Avenue in Rock Island, the Conservatory features seven different instructors, including voice, piano, strings, brass, bassoon, and guitar. Recent concerts featuring Kozlowski and other area musicians have raised scholarships for students from both Edison and Washington Junior High. Pastor Robb and his daughter Lucy started taking piano lessons with Andzej in March.
Andrzej Kozłowski was born in Gdynia, Poland but in 1992 he and his family emigrated to the United States permanently. At the age of 14, he began piano lessons with concert pianist Dwight Pelzter, but due to the teacher’s health complications the lessons ended after only 9 months. After a few months of self-teaching, Andrzej’s piano tuner referred him to a renowned pianist and composer Zaven Khatchadourian, with whom he further continued his studies till his sudden death in 2003. He went on to continue his studies at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University in music education but shortly after moved on to study piano performance at the Juilliard School.
As a pianist, Andrzej has dedicated his career specializing in the music of Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin. One of the most important national dances of Poland, the polonaise’s majestic and ceremonial character allowed Chopin to express his own patriotism. Pianist Andrzej Kozlowski will share his vision on these iconic works by one of Poland’s greatest composers.
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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Youth Group and Kids Club will restart on Wednesday, May 25. This first meeting will be at Two Rivers UMC from 3:30 – 5:30pm. Starting June 1 we will meet at Camp Milan for games, discussion, and dinner. We will meet from 3:30-5:30 every Wednesday. We are happy to announce that we will be joined by the youth group from Trinity Lutheran Church of Moline. Volunteers are needed to help with dinner, games, and be a part of our discussions. If you are interested in volunteering or participating in Youth Group activities, please contact the church office at 309-788-9384.
Be a part of our team for the Pride 5K on June 12. As a way to culminate the May Madness health initiative, all are invited to join Pastor Robb for the Pride 5K on Sunday, June 12 at 8:00 a.m. His goal is to complete the race and get back to church to lead worship at 9:30 a.m.
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