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First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa St., Davenport, home to the well-known adult Sanctuary Choir. 

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New feature: 'Faces of Faith' to launch soon

A new feature, "Faces of Faith," will begin on an upcoming Saturday on this page. It is coordinated by Deirdre Baker, reporter, and filled by readers like you.

If you are willing to be interviewed about your faith, and why you choose to follow that faith, Baker would like to speak to you. Contact information: Call 563-383-2492; email:, Facebook: "Deirdre Baker" and Twitter "@deirdrebaker.

A story and photograph is planned as a regular addition to the Beliefs page.

Dixieland jazz this weekend at St. Mark's Lutheran

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2363 W. Third St., Davenport, presents Mark Johns and the "Prodigal Sons" Jazz Band on Sunday, July 23, at the 9 a.m. service. The band will play special music and lead the singing of hymns in the Dixieland style. The Vacation Bible School children will also present a message and sing.

First Presbyterian will help German refugees in 2018

First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Iowa St., Davenport, will host a rummage sale in August to benefit the outreach efforts of its nationally renowned music program.

This will aid the adult Sanctuary Choir’s trip in the summer of 2018 to work with refugees in Germany.

The sale is in the fellowship hall on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church invites residents to take part in the sale and to consider donating items to the sale.

This includes: Furniture, kitchenware, art, antiques, books, instruments, costume and fine jewelry, collectibles, linens, and tools. Clean designer clothing will also be accepted, but items not considered outerwear should be packaged in their original packaging.

Contributions may be dropped off at the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon through the end of July. To schedule a different time, or for a bulk or oversize drop-off, contact Matt Bishop, music director, 563-326-1691, or