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Royal Ball for All – this weekend!

We can’t wait to see the 2016 Royal Ball Run for Autism race shirts as All Saints Lutheran Church is listed as a Royal Supporter on the back of 1000+ shirts.  It’s not too late to order yours online! You receive a regular t-shirt if you register for the walk with Heroes & Highnesses and the Race shirts are a dry fit new balance shirt.
Mark your calendar for the Royal Ball Run for Autism & Heroes and Highness walk on Saturday June 25th and the Royal Ball Carnival on Friday the 24th! https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=123126
Here’s more details of the carnival:
Hear ye! Hear ye! All little princes and princesses throughout the Quad City area kingdom are cordially invited to attend the Royal Ball for All featuring a 1/4 mile Prince and Princess Fun Run presented by Azteca.
When: Friday, June 24 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Cost: Free Admission – Game tickets sold onsite. $10 for unlimited games & bounce houses
Where: Camden Centre, Milan, IL
Attire: All little princes and princesses are encouraged to dress for a royal ball!
Join us for a unique family event featuring royal games, treats, prizes, contests and fun including some of your favorite prince and princess characters!
Includes a $3 & $5 Meal Deal, royal-themed games, raffles, bounce houses, a silent auction, Royal Ball dance, Plus much more!
Azteca 1/4 mile Prince and Princess Fun Run: Held outside the “castle gates” at 6:30 pm. All participants will receive a unique running gear item and fun finisher prize

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness month and the Holtan’s are kicking it off by participating in a taco fundraiser for the Royal Ball Run for Autism on Thursday March 31st, 5-7pm at the Camden Centre in Milan, IL. Scott will be selling raffle tickets and Anne will be networking with families and taking pictures.  They hope to see some familiar faces!

We have several autism related events in the Quad Cities this spring. The Autism Society of the Quad Cities has an indoor awareness walk scheduled for April 16th, the Ganzo 5k is May 7th in Davenport, the Clinton Area’s Autism walk is May 21st, and the Royal Ball Run for Autism is June 25th.  Scott & Anne are on the steering team for the Royal Ball Run.

Royal Ball Run for Autism 2016 Details:

Royal Ball Run (5K Run/Walk) – Saturday, June 25, 2016

AGAIN THIS YEAR: Heroes and Highnesses Walk – a celebration walk for family and friends to celebrate the heroes and highnesses they know and love with autism.  

To register, visit www.royalballrun.com

Royal Ball for All Carnival – Friday, June 24, 2016
Camden Centre, Milan, IL

Royal Ball themed dance party, carnival , raffle / silent auction, kids fun run, food and race registration for children & their families. Packet pick up available at that time.  It’s a family-focused event to raise funds and promote awareness of autism – while also providing a valuable community experience for the Quad Cities.

sermon: “implicit bias and unconditional love”

15th Sunday after Pentecost
Isaiah 35:4-7a; James 2:1-10, 14-17; Mark 7:24-37
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

Unconditional love can be both give comfort and create discomfort—sometimes both at the same time!—but both ways, it’s love.

Click here to take an online implicit bias test.

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.

Autism Society of the Quad Cities

Last week, I visited with the president of the Autism Society of the Quad Cities. Its purpose, to:

Provide information, education, support and advocacy in the Quad Cities area to maximize the potential of persons with autism and those affected by autism.

Among other efforts, ASQC aims to expand post-secondary education opportunities for people with autism.

I plan to go to the May board meeting to learn more and build relationships. Email me if you’re interested in coming with me. -PC