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St. Paul to host series of conversations on poverty
Davenport, Iowa - St. Paul Lutheran Church will host Rethinking Poverty, a series of conversations about socioeconomics, beginning on Monday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

The monthly discussion will be led by a variety of people who share a common purpose: work in understanding how poverty affects individuals, communities, and institutions - and how change can happen in order to lessen the impact.

The first topic will be led by Barb Brunkan, social worker and consultant. It is titled, What does poverty look like in our community?

"No matter your walk of life, poverty is a reality to be understood in order to be bridged," said Dana Welser, who guides St. Paul’s partnership with two neighborhood schools - Madison Elementary and J.B. Young K-8. "We hope that these conversations will inspire some new ways of thinking."

Following Aug. 31, additional conversations will be held on Sept. 28, Oct, 26, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul.

St. Paul Lutheran Church is at 2136 Brady St. Light refreshments will be served. The series is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at
Questions? Contact Dana Welser, 563-326-3547, ext. 225, or

Press Release Issued June 18, 2015:

Churches United of the Quad City Area asks all houses of faith as well as the greater Quad City community to join with them on this day, June 18, 2015 in prayer and unity as we denounce the horrible tragedy of the killings at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church located in Charleston, South Carolina.

We pray for Rev. Clemeneta Pinckney and those members who were brutally shot and killed as well as their families. We ask for prayer for the church family of Emmanuel A.M. E church that they find strength and hope within this senseless tragedy.

We as Christians who need to practice what we preach should also ask for prayers for the family of Dylann Roof who is the alleged shooter in this horrific killing. The throws of violence and hate need to stop. We as Christians and partners of faith need and should be the voices of change, of LOVE and PEACE and of sharing the word of God.

Upcoming from our friends and church members:

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
1915 W Kimberly Road - Davenport
Available to the community:
Free Noon Meal - on the last Saturday of every month
Free Clothing Closet 9am-11am every Saturday, located in the Southeast corner of our building

Watch our video above to see just how Churches United makes a difference to so many in the Quad City area. This video was made possible by a gracious grant from the Hunt & Diane Harris Foundation


William Campbell and the Maia Quartet perform 'Piano Quintet' at the 50th annual delegate assembly - click here to listen to a portion of this amazing composition
If you have trouble clicking to hear the files, right click on the link above and select "save target as" to download to your computer - then play

See Kit Miller, Shelter Program Manager, from a recent Mediacom Newsleaders broadcast:

Thank You !
Churches United recently received awards from the following:

* Friendly Thrift Center - General Ministry

* Illinois Conference of the UCC - Hunger Ministry

* Iowa 80/CAT Scale Go Iowa Endowment - Hunger Ministry

* Iowa Annual Conference of the UMC - Hunger Ministry

* Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation - Hunger Ministry

* Riverboat Development Authority - Shelter Ministry


Come in and browse this spacious and neat resale store with a purpose!
Anything sold at Winnies wishes store goes to benefit "Winnie's Place" - a shelter for women with or without children who are homeless or victims of domestic violence. Stop at our resale shop and help support Winnie's Place!

1605 Harrison Street - Davenport, Ia - 563.323.5007
Winnie's Wishes has moved to 1605 Harrison Street, Davenport.
We are across the street from Greatest Grains. There is parking on the side street or in the Hilltop public lots by Greatest Grains and Rocks Grill.

Please bring donations in small quantities rather than by the car/truck full! It is taking us time to get organized and we are not able to process huge donations in a timely manner!

Thank you for stopping in to see us and bringing donations. If interested, we are in need of volunteers! Ask for an application at the shop or contact Kit Miller at 306-764-9466 for an application to be mailed/emailed to you!

Holiday Train Photo