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Life changes from season to season. Most don’t like change, while others embrace it. This is exactly what one hometown native continues to do as she prays for her direction from God. Andrea Whiston explains her walk in life as blessed and exciting, stating, “I allow the Lord to lead me. The …

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Holy Rosary School staff and students were busy celebrating Catholic Schools Week(CSW) January 26 – February 1. The chosen theme this year for the week was Meeting Jesus at Holy Rosary School-Following His Way. The school held an open house on January 30 seeing approximately 300 guests durin…

Did Jesus ever say until you get fixed, I can’t help you or I can’t set you free? No, He never said that. Jesus said the truth will set you free! We invite you to come on Thursday nights 6:30 - 8 p.m. for Bible Study and fellowship at the Monroe City Nutrition Center, located on main street.…

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Hannibal True Church hosted Dean Braxton, of Ashburn, Virginia on Sunday, November 17 at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Braxton shared his testimony, which has been featured on the 700 Club and heard around the world with a crowd of people, including several in attendance from Monroe City.

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On October 12, the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Indian Creek will host the Rosary Crusade at 12 p.m. The crusade will be led by Veronica O’Connor, of Indian Creek, at the young age of 100. This year marks 102 years of the Our Lady of Fatima, of Portugal.

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Joyful Love Ministries hosted their first Ladies Conference bringing women of the community together for fellowship and laughter. On Saturday, September 28, approximately 150 ladies from the surrounding area gathered at the KC Hall to grow together in Jesus Christ. Each was given a gift bag …

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On Tuesday, April 16, Coach David Kirby spoke to the crowd about his walk in faith at the twenty-second Lenten Breakfast. Kirby gave a testimony touching the audience as he explained growing up with an alcoholic father and a caring mother. He shared how his mother encouraged him throughout t…

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The First Baptist Church of Monroe City celebrated their one hundred-fiftieth anniversary on Sunday, March 24. A crowd of nearly 300 gathered to remember the past, as well as anticipate the future.

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A hometown native and serviceman of the United States Coast Guard is asking for his community’s support to help make a difference in others’ lives. Yeoman Second Class Brandon Moore, will depart for the Dominican Republic to take part in an integral mission trip. Moore stated, “My home churc…

Ivy and Beau Kauble wait their turn as Rylan Moss plays the toss game at the Baptist Church block party held on Sept. 9. More than 150 guests enjoyed the family friendly event.

Swinkey Days for Kids was held July 9-11. The annual event hosted 165 participating kids ages 4 and older. Each child received a blue t-shirt with the verse Matthew 5:16 Let Your Light Shine, the theme for the week printed on the back.

Members of the community including Janet Painter, Sister Suzanne Walker and Carly Youngblood take part in the annual March for Life held locally January 21.

Trista Gottman, age 10, attends Marilyn Braxton’s Bible study on life changing Green Smoothies held at True Church in Hannibal. Braxton is seen here with True Church pastor Teri Maher.

Pastor Danny Kinzle Praise Reports: LaDonna Berry & Tommy Franklin are back to Church, and Emma brought her Mom to Church. Prayer Requests: Darrell Foss, Lorraine & Barbara, Roberta & Harley Dodson, Mary Walkup, and Wanda Darling. We sang, “Happy Birthday” to Ethan Jones & Br…

Please join us for Wednesday night bible study at 6 p.m. located at the Lake Gazette. Please use side door to enter. Come as you are and enjoy praise and worship music by Kingdom of God Ministries. There is no dress code or denomination only to have a heart for Jesus or the desire to learn a…

November is moving right along and so are all the activities at our church. This week the Ladies Guild will be having their monthly meeting on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.  Pies for the Holidays as the church ladies will be making homemade pies for the Thanksgiving holiday. These are pre-orde…

Area Catholics and others devoted to the Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton, the nation’s first African American priest and today a candidate for sainthood in the Catholic Church, will commemorate the 120-year anniversary of the priest’s death with a pilgrimage procession to his grave in …

The block party in North Park on Saturday July 23 was fairly well attended even with the extreme heat. Those in attendance enjoyed free snow cones, hotdogs and nachos.  The children loved the bounce house.

Service hymns for Sunday were, “At Calvary,” “Down at the Cross,” “I Love to Tell The Story,” and “When the Roll is Called up Yonder.”  Bro performed the special music. Wayne Z.  Pastor Glenn offered prayer requests and invocation.

Addiction Free in Christ is offering a new seven Step Support Group Meeting Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at Paris Presbyterian Church, 330 West Caldwell, in the Church Basement, Paris.

Hospitality Sunday will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, in the KC Hall following the 9:30 a.m. Mass.  Join us for a great breakfast and good company.

Praise was said that several of the Hunnewell Mission Church congregation went to Little Union Baptist Church for a fish fry Saturday night. They really enjoyed it. Mary’s family arrived home safely after the reunion; Jimmy Watkins is home; the children had a great week at camp and Angela Ca…

Pastor Schamber welcomed everyone and we began the service with the singing of the hymn, “Praise The Almighty.” The sermon hymn for Sunday was, “Rise! To Arms With Prayer Employ You.”