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Community Bible Church hired David Johns as the associate pastor Jan. 29 through a unanimous vote of the congregation.Johns interned for the church last summer and has served the church since then. … more
When Karl Marshall was a young minister in Ohio, he attended church with a retired pastor who fought in World War I. Some of Marshall’s vivid memories are of the man picking up left over programs … more
The woman who is the longest-serving church organist in Edgar County is retiring this weekend and will be honored by her church for 55 years of dedicated service.Patricia Curl Roush cannot remember a … more
Hosting a Gathering in Solidarity event to coincide with the Women’s March on Washington Saturday is just one of the many ways the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary of the Woods support … more
The Paris High School Interact Club recently had a McEvent night to raise money for an international project.An extension of Rotary International, the nationwide Interact Club program is in its … more
CHRISMAN – The praise band at Sugar Grove Methodist Church, affectionately called the “Sugargroovians,” has just released a worship CD.The band has been together for five years, but … more
In November, Marianne Meister wrote a blog post called “The Forgotten Ones,” which quickly spread throughout Facebook. The blog drew attention to the fact there are single moms and … more
MARSHALL — The desire that no person will spend the holidays alone is still the main focus of the upcoming Marshall First United Methodist Church’s annual Community Christmas … more
Each year, Christmas for Kids has a wrap party at Lake Ridge Christian Church to get the bulk of their work done efficiently. This year, 140 community members came together to help wrap and deliver … more
The days until Christmas have been fewer and fewer lately, and as December zips by I’ve been struck by just how inappropriately I’ve been going about this Christmas season.I remember how … more
Christmas for Kids is celebrating its 10th anniversary providing Christmas presents to Edgar County Children, thanks to a solemn promise made to its founder, Amanda Pate Fessant, as she lay dying … more
The members of the First United Methodist Church are busy planning the fourth annual free Christmas Day dinner, scheduled Sunday, Dec. 25, beginning at noon.“This is something our members feel … more
Paris High School senior Johnna Sanchez recently returned from a weekend leadership training and missions trip to Gurabo, Puerto Rico.Sanchez applied with Abante International almost two months ago … more
Church Skate Night at Twin Lakes Roller Rink provides safe, family-friendly recreation throughout the cold winter months.The event is always 6-8 p.m. the second Monday of each month October through … more
There are changes at St. Mary’s Church and parish thanks to the new parish priest, the Rev. Ronald Hilt, who assumed leadership of the church Oct. 1.Hilt, a native of Glen Carbon, knew … more
OAKLAND – Every year at Walnut Point State Park 600 people come from 17 different states to participate in Father Son Camp.Father Son Camp has been going for 22 years and is a long-standing … more
The Paris Ministerial Fellowship will host its 23rd annual Paris Community Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m.  Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Knights of the Columbus Hall, according to the Rev. Michael … more
Attendance at the 2016 Fields of Faith event by the Paris High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes more than tripled from previous years.A record number of 176 people attended the Oct. 12 … more
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