March Movie Matinee

Joseph movie showingJoin us on March 21 at 2:00pm for a wonderful March Movie Matinee!

We will be showing

Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Classic Family Musical

“Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

This movie showing is free and open to the public.

Popcorn and water will be provided.

2015 Lenten Noontime Concert Series

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The 2015 Lenten Noontime Concert Series of Two Rivers United Methodist Church, Rock Island will begin its 24th season on Wednesday, February 25, at 12:15 p.m. in the church Sanctuary.

The series will begin with an appearance by The RiverBend Bronze Handbell Ensemble.  This group is directed by Larry Peterson of Augustana College and is a community-based ensemble that has presented several concerts in the area.

Michael Wahlman, Cello and Robert Elfline, Piano will be playing for us on March 4.

The Rock Island High School Chamber Singers will return to the series on March 11.  They are directed by Scott Voight and accompanied by Cheryl Bolt.

Gregory Etzel, Baritone will sing on March 18. Gregory, a native of Moline and former member of Two Rivers Church, is the Director of Music at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, and also is a member of the River Valley Brass Quintet and the Peoria Municipal Band.

Edgar Crockett, Trumpet, and David Holcomb, Piano will present the program on March 25.   Edgar holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Iowa and is currently a professor of music at Black Hawk College, Moline.  Dave is a well-known pianist, having performed at many venues in the Quad City Area.

On April 1, our last concert of the season, Stephen Steely, Organ will perform for us. Stephen is the Director of Music at First Lutheran Church, Moline and Temple Emmanuel, Davenport, and also plays for several Sunday Masses at St. Plus Church in Rock Island.

 

The Lenten Noontime Concert Series is presented by the church for the enjoyment of its members, those who work in the downtown Rock Island area, for the retired, and for all those who love great music.  The concerts begin at 12:15 P.M. and last approximately one/half hour and will take place in the church Sanctuary.  The concerts are free of charge, but freewill donations will be gladly accepted.

Ash Wednesday

ash wednesday picAsh Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time when everyone has the opportunity to reflect, repent, and encourage renewal in their spiritual lives.
Everyone is invited to begin their Lenten journey with Ash Wednesday worship at 6:30p.m. on February 18 at Two Rivers. Everyone will have the opportunity to take the sign of the cross in ashes as a representation of repentance and a commitment in allowing God’s work of renewal in their lives.

Two Rivers Hockey Night

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Two Rivers Hockey Night

Join Two Rivers on Friday , February 6 at the I-Wireless Center in Moline for an exciting night of hockey. Our Quad Cities Mallards will be taking on the Wichita Thunder. Sign up on Sunday in the west entrance or call the church office to get our $10/person group rate. We will meet in the west entrance of the church at 6:15pm to go over to the I-Wireless Center as a group.

 

Simpson College Chamber Choir Concert Feb 20

The 32-member Simpson College Chamber Singers

As part of a regional tour, the 32-member Simpson College Chamber Singers from Indianola, Iowa, will present a concert of sacred and secular choral literature at 7:30 PM, on Friday, February 20, at Two Rivers United Methodist Church, Rock Island. The concert is free and open to the public. Under the direction of Dr. Timothy A. McMillin, the Chamber Singers will perform a wide variety of choral pieces, including compositions by Palestrina, Bach, Duruflé, Thompson, Gibbs, Childs, Gjeilo, Walker, and others.

Located in Indianola, Iowa, Simpson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts institution of roughly 1,500 full-time, residential students affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college is recognized nationally for the excellence of its music program. The Chamber Singers is the College’s newest choral ensemble and performs regularly both on and off campus. Upcoming engagements include a performance with the Des Moines Symphony in May 2015.

This concert occurs as part of a 5-day winter tour through the communities in Eastern Iowa and Illinois.

What is a United Methodist?

Pastor Robb will lead a Sunday school class from 10:45-11:45 a.m. in the Keystone Room will have a different format than usual. All are invited to attend the class called “What’s a United Methodist?” The class will be held during the six weeks of Lent, starting February 22, and lasting until March 29.

At the end of the six week class, participants will be invited to take vows of membership into the congregation of Two Rivers United Methodist Church on Easter Sunday, April 5. Current members are invited to participate in the class. It can be a both a good refresher for the fundamentals of our faith as well as a way to get to know some of the new members.