Area musicians celebrate restored 1929 organ
Hannibal News

Area musicians celebrate restored 1929 organ

When notes on a nearly 90-year-old instrument stop playing, you've got to get creative when performing the music. That's been the situation for the past seven or more years at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hannibal.

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Public invited to organ rededication concert in Hannibal
Hannibal News

Public invited to organ rededication concert in Hannibal

Trinity Episcopal Church's newly restored 1929 Kilgen organ will be rededicated during a concert featuring the organ at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at the church, 213 N. Fourth St. in Hannibal.

Strawberry tells Crossing crowd he's content with new mission in life
Quincy News

Strawberry tells Crossing crowd he's content with new mission in life

The New Straw was on display Thursday night at the Crossing in Quincy, as former big league baseball star and ex-prison inmate Darryl Strawberry spoke to a live crowd of 1,500 about how he turned his life around by turning to God.

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Poodle skirts and carhops -- for a cause

QUINCY -- If you remember poodle skirts, homemade milkshakes and carhops you might want to check out Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ's 50's Style Drive-In Diner on Saturday.

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THE REV. SAYS: Lo and behold, there is serendipity

Have you ever asked yourself the question, "Which words sound nice? Which words do I like the best?" Let me try out a few: lollipop, tickle, lickety-split. Or here is a beautiful Jewish word "Shalom." It means almost anything you want it to mean: hello,

LIFE STORIES: Spiritual experience leads to ministry after 20-year career
Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Spiritual experience leads to ministry after 20-year career

An intense white light conversion experience called Martha Brune Rapp away from her public relations job and into the ministry.

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Watoto Children's Choir to perform June 19

QUINCY -- The Watoto Children's Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Vermont Street United Methodist Church, 818 Vermont. The public is invited; the concert is free, but a love offering will be received. Pri

Religion

Lesters kick off Summer Concert Series June 10

MOUNT STERLING, ILL. -- First Christian Church, 117 W. Washington, will begin the sixth annual Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. June 10 with the Lesters from St. Louis. A love offering will be taken for the group. A meal will be served prior to the concert

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Pastoral anniversary celebration set for June 10

QUINCY -- Dr. Orville and Lady Lena Jones will be honored with a pastoral anniversary celebration at the 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. services Sunday, June 10, at First Baptist Church, 739 N. Eighth.

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THE REV. SAYS: You've got the wrong God, buddy

Bad theology is at the heart of much of the trouble within today's church. We literally do not worship the same God. When I was in seminary, I did not enjoy the study of theology because it seemed so difficult and complex. And frankly, much of it is, and