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Member Church Events


ACT ONE program for single adults meets the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1230 5th Ave., Moline. Program for April 9 includes dinner at 6 p.m., live music by Robert Dahms at 7 and Fellowship at 8.


Grieving Through the Seasons: A Spiritual Retreat for the Bereaved will be held Friday, May 17 or Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery, Rock Island. Participants may register for either Friday or Saturday sessions. Presenters are Ann Marie Uselmann, clinical social worker with over 20 years experience journeying with those who have significant health issues as well as those in grief due to a variety of losses. and Pete Reinl, co-founder of Healing Life's Losses who has spent the last 15 years of his ministry companioning the bereaved and training others who wish to be companions. Fee: register and pay $85 in full by April 17; $100 after April 17. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. Reservations required by May 3. Register online at www.smmsisters.org/retreats, by calling the Benet House Office at (309) 283-2108 or by email at retreats@smmsisters.org.


Upcoming programs at Benet House Retreat Center, St. Mary Monastery, 2200 88th Ave. West in Rock Island:

The Word Among Us, Mondays, April 8 and 22, 1-2:30 p.m.

Taize Prayer, Thursday, April 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Encountering the Sacred Through Lectio Divina, Tuesday, April 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Drumming Circle, Friday, April 26, 6:15-8:15 p.m.

Centering Prayer, ancient form of praying, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m. Free will offering.

Centering Prayer Retreat: The Gifts of Centering Prayer, Thursday April 11 at 4:30 p.m. through Sunday, April 14 at 1 p.m. Register and pay in full by March 11-Fee $275. After March 11-Fee $290. This retreat fills quickly, so don't wait long to register!

For more information on programs and fee information, phone 309-283-2108, email retreats@smmsisters.org, or visit the website at www.smmsisters.org/retreats/retreats-and-programs.


Huge Rummage Sale, Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1705 Oak St., Bettendorf. Bargains galore! Clothing, toys, household items and miscellaneous bric-a-brac!