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Married couples and parents gathered together on Saturday, July 24 to experience the God First Marriage and Family Conference hosted by Joyful Love Ministries at the Knights of Columbus Hall. There were approximately 35 couples in attendance, ranging from newlyweds to couples who were celebr…

Weekly Challenge: Each day this week, try not to beat yourself up about any poor choices of your past. Let those negative feelings stay in the past. Greet each day as a new beginning with the strength of Jesus to do better than yesterday.

Weekly Challenge: Encourage those around you with a smile and warm greeting, never pass up the chance to share about Jesus.

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The traditional old cruise strip came alive Saturday night as community members, both young and old, joined in the second annual Cruise for a Cause. The event was sponsored by the Monroe City Fidelis Club on Saturday, May 1 at 6 p.m.

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The Ministerial Alliance hosted the 2021 seniors for Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Clara Minor and Connor Pfaff gave inspirational testimonies to the crowd. There were 39 seniors in attendance for the gathering. Family members, pastors and frien…

Weekly Challenge: Smile more throughout your day knowing Jesus is at the center of our life!

Weekly Challenge: Identify an area you need to improve on and ask Jesus to help you overcome the weakness.

Weekly Challenge: Recognize your own ugliness and allow God to clean you up. Sometimes we just need to take out the trash.

Weekly Challenge: Stop and think….before committing yourself to any activity or conversation in your day.

Weekly Challenge: When you speak, commit to speak the truth, keeping good credit with God and others. Seek His help to live truthfully every day.

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The Just As I Am Cowboy Church, in spite of horrible cold, slick roads and a global pandemic held their Valentine’s Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction on February 13. The youth followed that with a pancake and sausage breakfast Sunday, February 14. Mary McGee reports that the efforts raised $2…

Weekly Challenge: Show actions of love to those who mean the most in your life.

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Weekly Challenge: Be careful whose advise you seek, pay attention to your endurance and reaction.

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Weekly Challenge: Live everyday focusing on the destination you are working towards—Heaven.

Weekly Challenge: Choose to be positive in all situations. Even in the darkest of times we can be a light to others.

Weekly Challenge: Practice loving those around you with unconditional love.

Weekly Challenge: Live each day embracing the peace of Christ in all situations. If you are doing your best, trust God to do the rest.

Weekly Challenge: Be diligent in taking care of what you have. Example: house, children, spouse, self, relationship with Jesus, vehicle and finances.

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Weekly Challenge: Set aside one hour each night of quality time with your family.

Weekly Challenge: Make your reactions acceptable by showing encouragement and love in replace of sharp and painful words.

Weekly Challenge: Stabilize your weakness into strength by using resistance to the enemy’s tricks. Overcome bad habits, useless speech and ungodly actions by exercising faith and steadfastness being firmly planted in Jesus Christ.

Weekly Challenge: Live your life each day having the qualities of salt. Be careful not to lose your flavor.

Weekly Challenge: Guard the content of your thoughts. When an impure thought or negative comment comes to mind, be quick to throw it beneath you. Casting it aside, giving the thought no room to grow.

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Weekly Challenge: Practice looking up scripture for every trial you are facing and put the truth of what it says actively in your life.

Weekly Challenge: Live with a purpose, live each day displaying peace and love in the midst of the worldly darkness.

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Monroe City Christian Church welcomed the public to a Front Porch Prayer Service on Wednesday, July 8. The service brought guests from the surrounding area including Hannibal, Palmyra, Hunnewell and Hull, IL. Those attending brought their lawn chairs to gather in front of the church steps wi…

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The Monroe City Christian Church is holding a Front Porch Prayer Service for everyone to join in unison as a community to share in prayer, hear Gods word and worship together. The service will be held in front of the church Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m.

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Weekly Challenge: Tackle adversity with the joy and peace Jesus Christ offers to each person.

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We live in a world of hurt and disillusionment

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The First Baptist Church will host a discussion on race relations on Sunday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend. First Baptist Church Pastor Chad McMath and Promiseland Family Church with Pastor Paul Washington and Pastor Ed Talton will join together in leading the service.

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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…