Series focuses on meaning of Mass

St. Anthony Catholic Church, 417 Main St., Davenport, will present “A Biblical Walk through the Mass” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month during November through April.

The five-part DVD series will help attendees understand the Mass and bring meaning to what is said and done in church each week. For more information, call 563-322-3303.

Two Rivers church celebrates 180 years

Two Rivers United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Ave., Rock Island, will host a huge celebration for its 180th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 27.

The day's schedule of events will include a 9 a.m. time of fellowship with beverages and pastries followed by a 10 a.m. worship experience before ending with more fellowship time and lunch at 11:30 a.m.

All past, present and future friends of Two Rivers are welcome.

Church honors retiring pastor

The Pentecostal Church of God will host a retirement celebration in honor of Bishop McArthur and First Lady Esther Anderson at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the church, 1234 Ripley St., Davenport. The event will include a concert and reception.

The couple has served the Pentecostal Church of God and the Quad-City community for 35 years.

The celebration will continue at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17, as District Elder Mark and Lady Saleta Anderson are ordained and installed as new leaders of the church. Bishop Lance Foster from Omaha, Neb., will be the speaker.

The community is invited to participate. For more information, contact Ashley Allen at 563-508-3397.

Wall hanging celebrates new addition

A large, three-piece quilted wall hanging, created in celebration of the completion of a new church addition, was dedicated in September at Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ in Davenport.

The panels were hand-quilted by Marilyn Riedesel, a member of the church, and consist of more than 5,500 1½-inch squares set in muted colors. Figures of various ethnicities are depicted, arms outstretched, and appear to be traveling a winding road.

Special frames, built by church member Steve Wildemuth, were created so the fabric could be stretched and attached to the upper wall area of the church's new narthex.