Just wrapped up a video conference with city and county officials, folks from Emergency Management, hospital administrators and local clergy and we’re being told that right now there is very little need for volunteers to help out with the COVID-19 crisis locally. The CEO at Genesis did say they are gearing up to be able to receive and sterilize home-made mask for the patients and staff there. He will be sending out information regarding how to make them and how to get them into the hands of those who need them As soon as I have that information I’ll pass it along. There is andRead More →

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be following the recommendations from the CDC and local governments to close the doors of the church to all gatherings, including Sunday morning worship. We will be making regular updates via the church Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bettpres) and plan to also stream Sunday morning worship on the church Facebook page, as well as YouTube (www.youtube.com/c/bettendorfpresbyterian) so you might be connected to BPC from home.Read More →

Jesus’ impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown because history doesn’t connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name. He is history’s most familiar figure, yet he is the man no one knows. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental. From the Dark Ages to Post-Modernity he is the Man who won’t go away. And yet . . .you can missRead More →