Zion Lutheran dedicates
addition to the church

Zion Lutheran Church, 439 3rd Ave. S., Clinton, will dedicate a new addition to the church at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7.

Bishop Michael Burk, from the Southeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will preside over the service.

The renovation includes an elevator, which goes to five levels, making the church handicapped-accessible. In addition, a gathering space, conference rooms and church offices have been added and the library enlarged. The choir room, main parish hall, dining room and kitchen have been completely remodeled, and handicapped-accessible bathrooms have been added on the main floor.

Refreshments will be served after the service. The public is invited to share in the celebration.

Church announces
July 13 block party

Connection Church, 4374 State St., Bettendorf, will host a neighborhood block party at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13. The event will feature free food, entertainment, and a backpack and school supply giveaway.

Two inflatable bouncers, a dunk tank, bike tune-ups and raffle prizes will provide a fun, family-friendly afternoon. Free sandwiches, chips, popcorn and freezer pops will be available.

The party, now in its third year, will continue the tradition of giving away backpacks and school supplies to children in need. This year, the goal is to help 200 children.

Quad-City families who would like to receive a free backpack and school supplies should call Connection at 563-355-0919 today. Those who do not call ahead are still invited to attend, but will not receive a backpack since supplies are limited.

Ashbury hosts
rummage sale

Asbury United Methodist Church, 1809 Mississippi Blvd., Bettendorf, will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 12, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13.

The sale will include many household items, including tools, lawn equipment, furniture, baskets and a Toyota truck topper. There will be no clothing or television sets.

Proceeds will go toward a mission trip to Africa University in Zimbabwe, Africa. Sixteen people from Asbury and six from other churches will participate, leaving July 23 and returning Aug. 7. While there, the Quad-Citians will work on a farm that supplies the university’s kitchens, clean and paint facilities, work with students and faculty, and minister at a children’s home.

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St. Anthony’s
plans car raffle

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Davenport, will raffle off a 2013 SRT Viper Coupe to benefit its educational and scholarship programs.

The drawing will be held Aug. 25. Tickets are $125 each or $300 for a three-pack. Other prizes include up to $5,000 cash, a 50-inch LED television and more.

The proceeds will help support the church’s youth scholarship and education programs, continued education, mission trips and youth ministry.

Requests for tickets must be received by noon Aug. 23, by faxing the church at 563-322-5136 or by visiting www.stanthonysdavenportiowa.org.

Sponsors of the raffle are Jeff’s Car Corner, Halligan-McCable-DeVries Funeral Home, Mike and Cindy Hagen, Precision Dental Designs, Robert Belman/Principal Financial Group, Hy-Vee Food Store (West Kimberly Road), River City Tire, Tri-State Siding and Windows, and Veit’s Vettes and Collector Cars.