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The churches of Louisiana will not hold the annual free Thanksgiving dinner for area residents this year at the Centenary United Methodist Church, according to Methodist church council member Sara Drummond. No group came forward to assemble, cook and serve the dinner which fed 300 people in 2013, Drummond said. There are hopes the dinner can be put on again next year, she added. For the full story, see the
Flush with donations, the River of Life Church Community Bargain Shop in Louisiana is expanding into two more locations. The shop was expected to open a facility at the western end of the Raintree Mall last week and plans to occupy the old ALPS grocery store across Georgia Street some time next spring, according to Pastor Mark Sheppard. “We just needed more room,” Sheppard said. “We had to have it.
On Saturday, Nov. 1, the First Christian Church of Louisiana will open its sanctuary for people to gather together to “Revive Our Land” through an evening of music, prayer, and proclamations for revival. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 517 South Carolina Street. In addition to honoring Pike County veterans, elected officials and candidates in this pre-election event, the church hopes to have a
In conjunction with the “Both Hands, One for the Orphan, One for the Widow” mission, on Saturday, Oct. 18, Chris and Leslie Fuller (Ray) and their family and friends will be working on the home of Maymie Wheeler, who lives in Clarksville, and raising funds for an upcoming adoption of a Chinese youth. Wheeler has been a widow for 41 years and has lived in the same house since the
Dr. and Mrs. Bill Maupin are the new pastor and first lady of the First Baptist congregation in Louisiana. Bill was born in Louisiana and grew up on a farm south of Eolia. His wife, Brenda, is from Laddonia and they met while attending Hannibal LaGrange University. Bill and Brenda have three children and 18 grandchildren who also reside in Northeast Missouri. The pastor and his wife are returning to
Some people don’t like to clean windows but for some it’s a business with bright overtones. Jacksonville Art Glass of Jacksonville, Ill., has just reinstalled the stained glass at the First Baptist Church in Louisiana after rebuilding and cleaning the windows over most of this year. The effect is breathtaking and the refurbished windows were introduced to the public at a special unveiling on Sunday, Sept. 28. “The glass is
First Baptist Church has completed the restoration of the stained glass windows in the sanctuary. Twenty-seven windows were removed from the building, completely disassembled, cleaned and put back together. The result is brand new windows that were first put in over 150 years ago. There will be a dedication during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Sept. 28. An open house will be held from 2-4 p.m. that same