Upcoming Church Service Against Trafficking and Retreats |

JAN. 23

Prayer Service to End Human Trafficking: Attacking Trafficking, a local faith group dedicated to ending human trafficking, will be hosting a Prayer Service to End Human Trafficking on Sunday, January 23 at 2 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3510 W Central Park Ave., Davenport. Attacking Trafficking is made up of local faith groups united in their fight against all forms of human trafficking and to offer help and healing to survivors.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

The prayer service, now in its tenth year, will include remarks from retired Davenport police officer Hank Jacobsen. Jacobsen will talk about how trafficking affects our community, what other crimes are associated with it, and why it matters to the public. It will include information from law enforcement.

Attacking Trafficking will also provide a brief overview of its priorities for 2022. The group will provide ways for community members to get involved to help end trafficking in Iowa. For more information, visit Attackingtrafficking.org, check out our Facebook page, or email [email protected] Reservations are not required.

FEB. 1

Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat: How to Embrace Fear in Our Lives and Discover Hope and Courage!, Sr. Linda Greenwood, OSF, Online Only, Tuesday, February 1, 6-7 p.m. This virtual program will attempt to name the small and big fears we encounter in our life. Learn to learn from these experiences and notice the opportunities they can provide: lessons of hope and courage. Price: $40 for 4 sessions.

FEB. 5

Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat: Introduction to A Course in Miracles (ACIM), Rev. Jay Williams, Saturday, February 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Therein lies the peace of God. This retreat will include the basic elements placing ACIM in a theological, philosophical and psychological context for easy access and demonstrate how ACIM integrates these elements into a very useful technology that can improve the efficiency and quality of our agency in the world by finding peace and recognizing the presence of love. Price: $35 including lunch.

Jerry B. Hatch