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THE REV. SAYS: On day of judgment, we are accountable

In the delightful production "Green Pastures," Gabriel just can't wait to blow his horn. He keeps saying, "Is it time now, Lord?" "Can I blow my horn now, Lord?" And one of these times, I suppose the Lord is going to say: "Blow, Gabriel, blow!" Of course,

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Kramers to perform concert at First Christian Church

MOUNT STERLING, ILL. -- The Kramers will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at First Christian Church, 117 W. Washington. There is no admission for the concert; a love offering will be taken for the Kramers to support their ministry. A national and i

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Coatsburg church to hold ice cream social July 15

COATSBURG, ILL. -- St. Peter Lutheran Church, 320 Adams, will hold its annual homemade ice cream social Sunday, July 15, on both the church lawn and in the handicapped accessible and air-conditioned fellowship hall. Serving starts at 4 p.m. The menu consis

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Nelons to perform July 14

QUINCY -- The Nelons will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Madison Park Christian Church, 4700 Broadway. The Nelons are a family group led by Kelly Nelon Clark, husband Jason, and daughters, Amber and Autumn. The group brings a blend of gospel

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THE REV. SAYS: God works a miracle

Sometimes I look at my world, and it seems drab and depressing. And then, there are times when there is color everywhere, and my eyes behold a world of excitement and marvelous beauty. God works a miracle, and it is not just because some times the world

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First Christian Church to hold VBS starting July 12

QUINCY -- Family VBS, "Building God's Dream," will be held from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2, at First Christian Church, 1415 Maine. Supper will be served each night. Participants will learn about God, while playing games and helpin

Volunteers rely on faith, fundraising to save Jensen Woods
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Volunteers rely on faith, fundraising to save Jensen Woods

Heading into the final month of fundraising to buy the Jensen Woods Camp near Timewell, Gretchen Forsythe continues to focus on a Bible verse. "This all along has been a journey of faith," said Forsythe, president of the Jensen Camp Foundation.

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THE REV. SAYS: Without hope, life becomes a nightmare

There's more to life than complaining. There's always hope. When it's hot outside, I'll think cool. When it's cold, I'll think warm. When there's nothing but trouble, I'll try to whistle. When people say it can't be done, I'll remember those who have work

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Vahle to take over for Hetzler at First Union

QUINCY -- The Rev. Chuck Hetzler is anxious to begin the next phase of his career. So is the Rev. Josh Vahle. Hetzler is leaving his role as senior pastor at First Union Congregational Church in Quincy after accepting a similar position with Bethesda Grace

Area musicians celebrate restored 1929 organ
Hannibal News

Area musicians celebrate restored 1929 organ

When notes on a nearly 90-year-old instrument stop playing, you've got to get creative when performing the music. That's been the situation for the past seven or more years at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hannibal.