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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
Choices Pregnancy and Health center had a serious problem. The nonprofit’s windows were falling to pieces and it did not have funds to spare for replacements. Thankfully, the organization was … 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
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
Members of the First United Methodist Church at Paris are again giving up part of their Christmas Day to prepare a community Christmas dinner. “There are a lot of people who may celebrate … 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
The City of Paris annually declares the second week in September as Faith In Action Week honoring the local ministry that utilizes a large network of volunteers to help people with health conditions … 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
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
Easter — which many Christians consider the holiest day of the year — is Sunday (April 1). Also referred to as Resurrection Day and Pascha, Easter is the Christian holiday … more
The congregation of the Scottland United Methodist Church is hosting a 135th anniversary celebration Sunday, Aug. 12, at the rural Edgar County church.The small but extremely faithful congregation … more
The Paris High School graduating class of 2018 celebrated new beginnings with the Lord’s blessings.Baccalaureate service was held Wednesday (May 23) at the First Methodist Church of Paris. The … more
CHRISMAN – A year ago, the Rev. Nick Butcher of Chrisman Christian Church, and Trisha Brinkley began a food pantry to serve the community. It was a partnership between the church, and a previously … more
“If so many people know about human trafficking, why haven’t we stopped it?” That question was asked by a classmate after I finished my persuasive speech at the Lake Land College Kluthe … more
Nativity scenes come in all shapes and sizes but the Christmas season displays represent an important happening – the birth of Jesus. Paris resident Joan Mattingly has erected a small manager … more
An Illinois man will share his story of faith, illness and recovery at the First Christian Church Tuesday, April 17, according to FCC member David Dick, who has helped coordinate the evening.Eric … more
Tomorrow is the last Sunday of 2018. It is also the last Sunday Michael Dixon will lead the Paris First Christian Church – Disciples of Christ in worship. Dixon is retiring after a 40-year … more
For a little more than a year, Linda Macy-Jones of Kansas has been crocheting lap blankets for veterans. The Kansas native, who returned to her hometown after traveling with her ex-husband who was … more
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