Religion

Pastoral anniversary celebration set for June 10

QUINCY -- Dr. Orville and Lady Lena Jones will be honored with a pastoral anniversary celebration at the 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. services Sunday, June 10, at First Baptist Church, 739 N. Eighth.

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THE REV. SAYS: You've got the wrong God, buddy

Bad theology is at the heart of much of the trouble within today's church. We literally do not worship the same God. When I was in seminary, I did not enjoy the study of theology because it seemed so difficult and complex. And frankly, much of it is, and

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St. Rose of Lima to hold monthly services June 1-2

QUINCY St. Rose to hold monthly services St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Eighth and Chestnut, will hold its monthly First Friday and First Saturday devotion on Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, at the church. Friday's service will begin at 5:30 p.m. with

Three local men to be ordained as priests
Illinois News

Three local men to be ordained as priests

Three men from Western Illinois -- Aaron Kuhn, Mark Tracy and Dominic Rankin -- will be ordained as Catholic priests Saturday and begin the next phase of their journey in faith by celebrating Mass in their hometowns Sunday.

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THE REV. SAYS: Faith a special kind of anticipation

Have you seen the old TV commercial with the boy waiting for the catsup to come out of the bottle ... and then a choral group sings "Anticipation ... anticipation"? I really can't get very excited about catsup. But I do share the excitement of waiting for

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THE REV. SAYS: After the agony, comes the ecstasy

In a recent TV movie, a woman coming out of surgery was told by her friend, "Honey, it's OK now, you're out of danger." To which the patient replied, "How can I be out of danger if I'm not dead?" It's a point well taken, that as long as we're still alive,

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Salem Church to host Pet Blessing May 19

QUINCY -- Salem Church will hold a Pet Blessing at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Heritage Park, 435 S. Ninth (across from the church). There will be short service and then each pet will be blessed individually. There will be a photo booth with props where

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THE REV. SAYS: There is good news today

What a thrilling phrase, but tell us, "Is there really good news?" "Yes. It is the good news about mankind." The Christian church is here to affirm that whereas much of the world considers the human creature to be of little value, there is a God who consi

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Music Mayhem to be held May 6

QUINCY -- Music Mayhem will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Lutheran Church of St. John, 3340 State. Doors open at 5 p.m. A variety of music will be presented by the church's One Voice singers, One Voice junior singers, choir members and musicians.

National Day of Prayer events in Quincy to focus on unity
Illinois News

National Day of Prayer events in Quincy to focus on unity

Unity is the overriding theme of this year's National Day of Prayer events Thursday in Quincy. "We will be praying for unity in our city and our government, praying that the people will come together," said the Rev. Bruce Rice, executive director of WGCA FM 88.5, Quincy's contemporary Christian radio station.