Illinois News

Operation Christmas Child unites denominations

Three Pittsfield churches cross denominational lines, uniting the community under the shared goal of helping foreign children in need. The annual Operation Christmas Child Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13.

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Religion

Church Women United to hold forum on Jensen Woods Foundation

Church Women United will be holding a public forum to discuss the Jensen Woods Foundation at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Bethel AME Church, 905 Oak in Quincy.

Illinois News

Nauvoo Temple closed through December for repairs

The Nauvoo Temple closed for repairs Monday and will remain closed through December 17. The repairs will allow crews to improve insulation in different areas of the temple, including the outer envelope and the star windows.

Quincy News

New Start Rescue Mission may have to close doors

QUINCY -- New Start Rescue Mission will likely have to close its doors at some point this fall if directors are unable to raise $45,000. The two-story mission, which has been at 936 N. Sixth since it opened in late 2007, provides a temporary residence for

Quincy News

March for Jesus a ‘great time for the community'

"March for Jesus" returns Sept. 29 to downtown Quincy. "It's a great thing, a great time for the community," said the Rev. Bruce Rice, executive director of contemporary Christian radio station WGCA FM-88.5, and one of the organizers of the march.

Religion

Community Funfest targets building relationships

QUINCY -- The Rev. Kyle Frink hopes Saturday's Community Funfest is the first of many. "This will be an opportunity to reach out to those around us, and hopefully build some relationships," said Frink, who is associate pastor at Union United Methodist Chur

Religion

The REV. SAYS: The King is with us

There is a story coming out of ancient England that says that workers in a factory one day were amazed to discover that their king was working alongside them at a lathe, and had been doing so for a long time without being recognized. When the news got out

Paws and Prayers ministry keeps pets with owners
Quincy News

Paws and Prayers ministry keeps pets with owners

When Victoria Dry found out that many of the patrons at Salem Evangelical Church's Saturday meals were in jeopardy of losing their pets, she was compelled to help. The result was the Paws and Prayers Pet Food Ministry.

Religion

THE REV. SAYS: 'Hope' is a beautiful word

The book of Lamentations in the Old Testament is a series of poems and elegies, written after the capture of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. Written, assumably by Jeremiah, it is a series of heartbroken cries. Listen to his opening words: "How lonely sits the city

Quincy News

Leadership summit draws raves from participants

There were some noticeable buzzwords during Thursday's session of the Global Leadership Summit at the Crossing, most notably "leadership" and "community."