Church picnic

Come enjoy a wonderful day of fellowship at Camp Milan on Saturday, June 6 from 4-8 p.m. The afternoon will be full of basketball, volleyball, and playground fun. The hot dogs, potato chips, and drinks will be provided. People can bring a dish to pass, and a table setting. There are plenty of picnic tables and grills under the covered pavilion. After dinner, we’ll gather round the camp fire. If you have a guitar or drum, bring it along; and invite a friend or two.

New resources for kids and youth

There are new resources for available for kids and youth to enrich their spiritual life. The youth devotional Devozine (combined Devotional and Magazine) and kids devotional Pockets are now available in the west entrance with the newsletters and brochures.

These are also the resources that are used on Wednesday nights for Ywo Rivers Youth and Two Rivers Kids. The Kids Club meets from 7-8 in the Nursery. Kids in grades K-5 are invited to come to engage in the Bible study, activities, games, and play time. The Kids Club Book Club will be starting shortly.

Two Rivers Youth meets from 7-8 in the Movie Theater. Complete with couches, snacks, and games, Two Rivers Youth divides the hour in half with games and discussion. The Devozine readings are written by young people for youth. They provide a stimulating starting point for group discussions.

Wednesday Nights at Two Rivers will continue to meet through May with the following schedule:

5:30 Dinner

6:00 Happy Hearts Dance and Bell Choir

7:00 Sanctuary Choir, Two Rivers Youth and Two Rivers Kids

If you would like to add to the Wednesday night experience by leading a Bible study, or some other small group, contact the church office at 309-788-9384,

Coming May 8-9

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored DreamcoatOn May 8 and May 9 at 7:00 p.m., The Center For Living Arts will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the sanctuary of Two Rivers United Methodist Church. Dino Hayz directs a cast of 54 kids from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Tickets for the show will be $10 a piece. Tickets will be on sale on Sundays leading up to the production.

The production of Joseph is entirely kids from kindergarten through 8th grade. It includes four members of Two Rivers Church. Dino Hayz, the director at the Center For Living Arts, recently directed and starred in the production of Godspell that showed at Two Rivers on Palm Sunday.

The Center For Living Arts is a theater located just a few blocks from Two Rivers Church, at 2008 4th Avenue. They produce two kids’ musicals every school year, and one youth production a year. Over the summer, they host theater camps for kids and youth.

Country-Western Night April 18

dancingOn Saturday, April 18 at 3:30, Two Rivers will have a day featuring both kinds of music: Country AND Western. At 3:30, an experienced line-dancing instructor will be in Epworth Hall to give basic lessons. At 4:30, a square dance caller will take over. at 5:30, we’ll have a meal. These two different experienced instructors will be on hand to make sure everyone is having a great time. The afternoon promises to be a fun event for first-timers and savvy dancers alike. Spectators and “People Watchers” are welcome too. Don’t worry about the ten-gallon hat or boots, just bring a pair of shoes that will glide across the tile. And don’t forget to invite a friend.

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Bennigan’s on April 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Ladies-Night-OutApril’s Sisterhood Get-Together will be Monday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern in downtown Rock Island. All women are invited to come, and all are encouraged to bring a friend as well. There will be a devotion, dinner, fellowship, and a fun time with friends. Contact the church office at 309-788-9384 for more details. Bennigan’s is at 226 17th Street in Rock Island. Each month the ladies’ group decides to meet at a different restaurant in or around Rock Island.