Welcome to the First Christian Church of Davenport (Disciples of Christ)
Please join us!
We are having in church services on Saturdays at 4:00pm, Masks are required.
Sunday school begins at 3:00pm
We are currently sharing space with Faith Ucc at 1630 West 38th Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52806.
We are EAST of Division Street and West of Marquette. right behind the Marcos pizza.
Church Office Hours are Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Do you need a ride to church?
Please contact Jim Perreault at 563-320-1847 to schedule a ride on our church bus.
Please call or email us. 563-322-0929 or email@example.com
This Weeks Message 06/23/22
Stay safe this 4th of July
The Fourth of July, a time for America to commemorate the passage of the Declaration of Independence, is often celebrated with parades, concerts, firework shows, family road trips, barbecues and parties where participants toast to the nation. Sadly, these holiday festivities can lead to potentially deadly consequences on the roads, especially when alcohol is thrown into the mix. Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most and often an indispensable part of life. However, they are not risk free. Making a plan ahead of time helps identify and mitigate possible dangers motorists may encounter, like knowing the roads, being aware of the weather, having a designated driver or using public transportation if drinking, understanding the effects of medication while driving, and counteracting fatigue by pulling over at a rest area to rest or stopping for the night. If you are going to travel, get your vehicle serviced and keep an emergency kit with you. Leave early, plan ahead for heavy traffic and make sure all travelers are properly buckled up.
Arriving safely at the holiday weekend destination is only part of the equation. The warm summer weather and long days allow people to enjoy many outdoor activities, each with their own risks.
When planning to barbecue, remember to keep raw foods separated to avoid cross-contamination and bacteria. Cook meats at proper temperatures, check them with a food thermometer, and refrigerate promptly if not eating right away. Keep cold foods cold, don’t let them sit in the sun. After handling food, people should always wash their hands with soap and warm water. Following these helpful hints can prevent illness.
To reduce the risk of burns, lighter fluid and flames should be kept out of reach from children and the grill should never be left unattended. Public fireworks shows are recommended, but when choosing to purchase legal fireworks for private display be sure to follow safety guidelines. Start with the instructions on the package before lighting them, never let children light them and monitor children constantly. Keep a charged water hose or bucket of water nearby, never relight a “dud” firework and light one firework at a time moving away from it once lit. Wear safety gear, such as safety glasses and gloves, and someone 18 or older should oversee the use of fireworks.
“Enjoy celebrating our nation's Independence Day and the freedoms we all fight for, but do it safely!