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Ministerial alliance to hold service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:59 am

A service to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25 at Bethel AME Church at 6th and Tennessee Streets in Louisiana. The program begins in the church sanctuary at 2 p.m. and refreshments will be served in the lower level immediately following the service.  Special music will be offered by members of the First Baptist Church choir. The program, which is sponsored

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  • Recovery program begins

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Recently, “Celebrate Recovery” began in Louisiana. “Celebrate Recovery” is a fellowship of people who join together to celebrate God’s healing power in their lives in gaining victory over alcoholism, divorce, sexual abuse, codependency, domestic violence, drug addition, food addiction and gambling addiction. Through 12 Steps and eight Recovery Principles people experience the power to change their lives, by gaining strength and hope. In addition, by being willing to accept God’s

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  • Area churches to hold Christmas Eve services

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Several area churches will host Christmas Eve services next week. Centenary United Methodist Church will present a Christmas Cantata on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Clarksville Christian church will hold its Christmas Eve Service Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Clarksville Christian Church, 502 S. 2nd St. in Clarksville. Buffalo Presbyterian Church on Pike 252 in rural Louisiana will hold its Christmas Eve Service on Wednesday, Dec.

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  • Annual Church Walk to be held Dec. 14

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    The Louisiana Area Historical Museum will sponsor its 21st annual Mid-Town Church Walk on Sunday, Dec. 14. A 15-minute holiday program will be held at each church, beginning at 3 p.m. at historic Bethel  AME Church at 6th and Tennessee Streets. The Walk will then progress to the First Christian Church,  First Baptist Church, Centenary United Methodist Church, Calvary Episcopal Church, and will conclude at the First Presbyterian Church at

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  • Youth group to sponsor Christmas wishes drive

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    The First Baptist Church Youth Group is sponsoring a collection drive for families in need. They will be out front of the church at 7th and South Carolina Streets on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. until noon collecting items. All donations will be taken to the Louisiana Press-Journal to fill the Christmas requests listed in the Spirit of Christmas article in the paper. Donations of toys, hats, gloves or

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  • Louisiana churches Thanksgiving dinner suspended

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    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

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  • River of Life ministries expanding thrift store

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    River of Life Church Pastor Mark Sheppard takes a break while getting the church’s new thrift shop ready in the Raintree Mall.

    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.

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