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Salem Church service focuses on Retreat House

QUINCY -- The 9 a.m. service Sunday, July 16, at Salem Evnagelical United Church of Christ, 435 S. Ninth, will feature stories about the Ursa Retreat House from those who have spent time there. The service will center around the parable of the sower and ho

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Victory Boys Quartet to perform July 23

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Victory Boys, a quartet from Mount Vernon, will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at First Christian Church, 117 W. Washington. There will be a pulled pork dinner from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. The quartet started in 2007 and has released

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Pittsfield church to host VBS

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Calvary Baptist Church, 180 S. Franklin St., will hold Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, through Wednesday, July 19. Children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are invited. The theme is "Discovering the

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Lighthouse Baptist Church holding vacation bible school

QUINCY -- Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1419 Kochs Lane, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 17-20. Registration will start at 6 p.m. each night. This year's theme is "Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street Where Jesus Makes a Dif

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THE REV. SAYS: 'Without vision, the people perish'

You may remember in the story of "Alice in Wonderland" that Alice came to a fork in the road. She asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, "What road do I take?" The cat asked, "Where do you want to go?" "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," s

Pilgrimage commemorates 120th anniversary of Tolton's death
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Pilgrimage commemorates 120th anniversary of Tolton's death

A small crowd of area Catholics honored the memory of Fr. Augustus Tolton -- the nation's first African-American priest and a candidate for sainthood -- by making a pilgrimage to his grave Sunday.

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THE REV. SAYS: Where is the humanity?

What does it mean to be human? Does it mean that we are thinking beings? Does it mean that we make decisions? Does it mean that we have a conscience, a soul, a spirit that continues after the physical body dies? We are more than animals, though we

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St. Peter Lutheran Church to hold annual ice cream social

COATSBURG, Ill. -- The annual homemade ice cream social at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Coatsburg will be held Sunday, July 16. Serving begins at 4 p.m. on the church lawn or in the air-conditioned, handicapped accessible hall. The menu will include homem

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Columbus Christian Church to celebrate the Fourth

COLUMBUS, Ill. -- Columbus Christian Church will celebrate the Fourth of July during its Sunday, July 2, service. Worship will be at 10:30 a.m., followed by light lunch.

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Faith Baptist Church to host medieval-themed Vacation Bible School

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Faith Baptist Church of Camp Point will host "Over the Moat Drawbridge to the King" vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 10 through 14, at the church. "Over the Moat," a medieval-themed VBS that focuses on God as the king, w