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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.”

Praise was said for a great time of fellowship Saturday night at the Church. There was a hot dog roast with homemade ice cream; the Berry’s went to Corbin’s birthday party; Sandy Humphrey, Sandy Berry, Nancy Ryan, LaDonna Berry and some ladies from New Oakland Church helped serve lunch at Ca…

Music for Sunday morning was, “Specials,” “Dream of Home,” and “He’s Sanctifying Me.” Congregational hymns were, “Amazing Grace How Sweet the Sound,” “Because He Lives,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.”

The opening video for Sunday evening service was, “Same Power by Jeremy Camp.”  The lyrics talk about the same power that lives in us if we are a born again believer.  They say, “I can walk down this dark and painful road. I can face every fear of the unknown. I can hear all God’s children s…

Pastor Schamber welcomed everyone and began the service with the singing of the hymn, “Lord Open Now My Heart to Hear.” The sermon hymn for Sunday was, “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise.”

The Monroe City United Methodist Church and Christian Church will have Cave Quest Bible School. All preschool children to fifth grade are invited to come to the United Methodist Church on 218 Catherine Street Sunday July 17-22 from 5-8 p.m.

Praise was said for the Foss Family being back; Grandpa Oak, who is visiting with Cadin and Seth and for Angie, who had surgery and does not have cancer. Prayers were requested that God bless America and our leaders, traveling mercies for our families, Slim Goulian, David Wright and Lois Gou…

Pastor Schamber welcomed everyone and began the service with the singing of, “Let Us Ever Walk with Jesus.” Pastor Schamber’s message came from the book of Isaiah 66:12-13. “For thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river and the glory of the nations like an everflow…

The opening video for Sunday evening service was all vocal version of Lee Greenwood’s, “God Bless the USA” by the Home Free Group.  The lyrics are very appropriate for the July 4 weekend and remind us to take pride in our liberties, which were won at the high price of those who were lost in …

“There’s A Land That is Fairer Than Day,” “I’d Rather Have Jesus.”  Special music by: Bro. Wayne Zumwalt.

Hunnewell Mission Church Bible School children. They are (front row, left to right) Kaitlin Harder, Elisabeth Harder, Hunter House, Emme Roberts, Emmylyn Large.(second row) Lauren Harder, James Harder, Jr., Austin House, Riley Roberts and Abbie Harder.(Third row) Seth Kinzle, Destiny Large, …

Right: Chase Pennewell, Hannah Harrison, Adrian Mehrer, & Ashley Terrill (not pictured) were presented with scholarships from the First Baptist Church of Monroe City.The scholarships were presented by Youth Leader, Tracy Shivley

Children who are going into Kindergarten through sixth grade are admitted free on Saturday, July 23rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Monroe City First Baptist Church. Lunch will be served and transportation is available. Enrollment forms can be found at www.fbcmonroecity.org or at the church offic…