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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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  • First Christian Church to host “Revive Our Land”

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    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

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  • ‘Both Hands’ mission to repair home, raise funds for adoption of child

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

    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

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