GriefShare coming in January

A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 12-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way.

The group at Two Rivers Church will be led by a team that is combined laity and clergy. It will meet on Monday evenings, starting January 15. It is open to all – you do not need to be a member of Two Rivers Church to participate. There is a $10 registration fee, which helps cover the cost of the GriefShare workbook. Each session will include a video presentation, group discussion, and each week people will be invited to reflections in their workbook.


Allied Youth Retreat

November 3-4 is our first Allied Youth Retreat at Camp Milan Retreat Center. This short-term event will start at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and end at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Allied Youth is a cooperation of four different Quad Cities area churches who are dedicated to sharing the inclusive love of Christ with all young people. We affirm the gender expression of all youth and affirm the sacred worth of all people.


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Gospel According to Broadway

The Gospel According to Broadway was such a hit last summer that it is coming back for an encore. This summer seven shows will be featured with special performances by local theater veterans. The series will begin on July 30 and last for seven weeks. Each week Pastor Robb will make connections between the show or song, and our Scriptures. Sacred stories do not exist only in the Bible. Stories that illustrate divine truth about God’s love, forgiveness, community, friendship, and grace can be found all around us. Get ready for a reprise of last year’s most memorable series. The Gospel According to Broadway is coming back!

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Worship in the Park

On Sunday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. the people of Two Rivers are invited to join in a multi-church worship service at Schwiebert Park. There will not be worship at the church that day. Instead, everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair to the bandshell at Schwiebert Park for a time of worship.

In addition to Two Rivers Church, there will be people and pastors from The House Church (Rock Island), New Journey African Methodist Episcopal Church (Moline), and Life Church (East Moline). This is a tremendous chance for building community and witnessing to Christ’s love in Rock Island.

Birdies for Camp Milan

By using Birdie #2399 – Two Rivers UMC Camp Milan Retreat Center you can direct your pledge to Camp Milan. If you have ever been a guest at Camp Milan, so you know what a special place it is. You also know that there are many ways that we can improve the quality of the facility and make sure that Camp Milan continues to thrive for years to come. You can donate online by CLICKING HERE.

Pledges received in the Birdies for Charity office before June 16 will be entered into a grand prize drawing. You can win a new Lexus! All pledges must be received by July 7.

After all the pledges are made, Birdies for Charity will then send us a check with all of the gifts with at least 5% added. So your $100 gift to Birdies will come to Camp Milan as $105. So please, consider supporting Camp Milan Meeting and Retreat Center, and call Brianna at 309-788-9384 to make a reservation for your next event.

Lemon Shake-Ups for Sale!

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.