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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 70th annual teacher's breakfast to start the new school year was Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Lake Ridge Church. Each year the Paris Area Church Women hosts this breakfast for everyone involved in … more
CrossPoint Apostolic Sanctuary of Paris is getting its own building for the first time, and the whole thing is going to be put together in a single day. Church in a Day is an event created by … more
For the past three summers, St. Mary’s Catholic Church has hosted the Totus Tuus program, in which the Springfield Diocese sends college students around the state, to teach children and … 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
Paris and Edgar County residents will join Americans from 50 states as they gather for the annual National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 2. The Paris Ministerial Fellowship will once again host a … 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
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
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
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
“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
Lake Ridge Christian Church will present its annual adult musical “Christmas at Lake Ridge” Dec. 1-2 at the church on the Steidl Road. The musical, for those from seventh grade through adults, … more
When Ryan Fletcher graduated college in 2008 the world lay before her until a week after graduation when she learned she was pregnant. “There went the career path,” she said. Facing a … 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
For almost 150 years, the Horace Baptist Church has been going strong. “Our faithful worshippers and the people committed to our church contribute to the work that is going on in our … more
A prayer to write for a prestigious Christian magazine has been answered. Jeanette Levellie recently won a writing contest to attend a workshop about writing for Guidepost Magazine, a publication … 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
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
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary of the Woods are utilizing technology specifically the Internet to educate the public and introduce their congregation, ministries and activities to more … more
The small congregation of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church in rural Kansas is planning a supper and gospel music song event as a large fundraiser in the effort to replace the roof at the church and … more
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