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Playing fun games, working on scripture memory verses and performing children’s Christian songs with accompanied motions, the Good News Club at Carolyn Wenz School is bringing children closer … more
KANSAS – The extremely small, but very, active congregation at Pleasant Hill Christian Church is working diligently to raise funds for a new roof and small improvement projects to the country … more
David Laborde has pastored Community Bible church since 1985. He was straight out of seminary, CBC was his first church and he’s never had any desire to leave.“The people didn’t … more
While many Americans will celebrate New Year’s Eve with champagne and parties or an evening around the TV with a bowl of popcorn, some Christians choose to wave in the New Year at church.The … more
A traveling statue of the Virgin Mary dedicated to a message of world peace will be at St. Mary’s Church for a special visit March 19. The statue is traveling during the month of March in the … more
Rick and Karie Beauchamp, of Paris, started traveling the country in a recreational vehicle  19 months ago for a serious purpose.They are traveling the entire country, going to various churches … more
Mike Slaven has been a magician for almost 40 years, and it is a tool he finds useful for talking about his faith.His interest in magic started from watching Mark Wilson's “Land of … more
The new year has always been a time for setting resolutions and goals, making big plans and fresh starts.Some people face these new beginnings starry eyed and excited for all they'll accomplish … more
The annual Faith in Action of Edgar County Chili Soup and Chili Cookoff and the upcoming Trivia Night are important fundraisers for the local non-denominational ministry.The cookoff at Lake Ridge … more
Paris natives Elgin and Christina Combs knew they needed to listen to God’s calling shortly after he clearly gave a message to Elgin Combs.“I was going to sleep and kept seeing three … more
Kevin Levellie, pastor at Nevins Christian Church for 17 years, has always been a natural public speaker and active in the church from a young age.When he was 15, youth in Levellie’s home … more
Paris native Kathy Gleckler, missionary to Kenya for 39 years, is back in the U.S. on furlough, and will be in her hometown Sunday.Her goals while on furlough are to meet with people who have … more
Millions of Christians across the world are in the midst of marking an important period of time that began March 6 — the festival of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 days during which Christians … more
Navy veteran Mike Field has always been mindful of security everywhere he goes. As a church member, he takes that even more seriously.He is a member of a large church in Southern Illinois with around … more
The Paris High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes held the annual Field of Faith fellowship and worship service Wednesday evening, Oct. 10, at the school. The student-led event provides a … more
Heritage Family Church of Paris has a tradition of hospitality.  The congregation is welcoming and always ready to make new friends. The church even has guest quarters built onto the church to … more
Signs are everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes serving as an important visual communication tool to create a message for a specific audience. They are so ubiquitous even the group Five … more
Final plans are being put in place for the weeklong eighth annual Totus Tuus for children and teens in the St. Mary’s Church parish, according to Cherise Murphy, who is one of the local … more
Those who frequently pass First Christian Church on Main Street may have in the last few months noticed a change to the front landscaping.A metal sculpture, parts of which are painted a bright, … more
Tuesday evening Children clad in every kind of costume imaginable were roaming the streets of Paris Tuesday evening for Halloween. Not only were neighborhood homes opening their doors to … more
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