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“Sunsets,” said my friend.  “Or the seashore, especially during a storm.  Or a field of wheat, stirred by riffles of a breeze.  When you see something like that, you just have to believe there’s a creator.  So much splendor can’t be simply the result of chance.”

BOWLING GREEN – The First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, located at the corner of Church and Broadway Streets, will be serving a free breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.  The breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee.  Everyone in the community is…

PAYNESVILLE – The  officers and members of Bethel AME Church in Paynesville will be celebrating their pastor, Rev. C. Jessel Strong, and his wife, Arvella, at their second year appreciation program.

EOLIA –  Madyson Dawn Brown of Eolia has been named as the 2019 recipient of the Hannibal LaGrange University scholarship, awarded by the Missouri Baptist Foundation.  She will be honored at Resurrection Church in Eolia, Mo., on Sunday, Aug. 18.

“Going to church,” said my friend. “It just seems so hypocritical. I mean, the people who attend regularly aren’t any better than the rest of us. I guess I’ve always felt it’s more honest to admit that I’m not a Christian — not that I think I’m particularly evil, but I’m no saint, either. Th…

After he began serving both the First Presbyterian Churches of Bowling Green and Louisiana on January 1st of this year, Reverend Dr. James “Jay” Ayers will now be officially installed.

On December 9, the congregations of the First Presbyterian Churches of Bowling Green and Louisiana voted to extend a formal call (job offer) to Rev. Dr. James “Jay” Ayers to serve both churches effective January 1, 2019. Rev. Ayers is the first, full-time, ordained Presbyterian minister to s…

In this 2015 file photo, volunteers gather with the final group of boxes prior to distributing them to low-income Pike County families. Pictured above, from left are: Ronnie Bybee, Brian Orf, Vernon Korte, Doug Korte, Donna Long, Yvonne Hofen, Mary Oberman, Donna Merz, Shirley Schuckenbrock,…

“Campfire 1801” was the theme for VBS at New Harmony Christian Church during this past weekend. This was in keeping with the celebration of the church’s 175th anniversary. In addition to learning Bible stories, the children enjoyed learning about customs in the homes and churches during the …

Curryville Baptist Church invites all children age 3 years through 7th grade to join them for their annual Vacation Bible School beginning on Sunday, July 8, through Thursday, July 12, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. each evening.

Malia Bridwell will readily tell you her life is lead by faith, a strong faith that caused her to change career paths in 2010. Bridwell, a missionary in Strasbourg, France, is currently visiting in Louisiana. She will share some of her experiences on Sunday, August 27, at Centenary United Me…

Nearly 200 Pike County area residents filled the Main Exhibition Hall at the Pike County Fairgrounds for the fair’s annual Gospel Music program. The event, which is sponsored by the Prayer in Action in Christ Together (P.A.C.T.) group and the Bowling Green Ministerial Alliance, is open to al…

A Ecumenical Vacation Bible School will be held Monday – Friday from Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21 at First Christian Church from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Following Sunday morning Mass, members of the congregation at St. Clement Catholic Church paused to honor their priest, Father Bill Peckman, who has been reassigned to another parish near Boonville.

This week’s Minister’s Message was written and submitted by Pastor Keith Barnhart of Edgewood Baptist Church in rural Pike County.

Many times in our lives we will encounter situations in which we feel like life is spinning out of control, and that we have lost our handle on things.

It’s that time of year again. If you aren’t sure what I mean by that, then keep reading. March 1st is the start of Lent with Ash Wednesday.

Author, speaker, pastor’s wife and mom, Rhonda Rhea, of Troy, will be speaking at a Women’s Retreat Saturday, Mar. 18, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Elsberry Lodge in Elsberry.

This week’s Minister’s Message was submitted by Rev. John Pinkston, of the First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green.

The student body of St. Clement Catholic School in rural Pike County includes, front row, from left: Philip Bibb, Cheyene Lawrence, Bristol Ankelman, Xander Baker, Marshall Charlton, Faith Bishop, Payton Turner, Lucca Arrezzio, Jocelyn Grote, Hudson Crane, and Dallas Bair; second row, from l…

The First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, located at 8 North Broadway at the corner of Church and Broadway, will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, February 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. Snacks and homemade sandwiches will b…

Women’s CryOut Prayer Evening will be held on Friday, February 17, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Education Building of Second Baptist Church, Bowling Green. Interested women are encouraged to join with women from across our county as we cry out to God in prayer and worship on behalf of ourselve…

Jamie Graham, owner of Wild Creations Taxidermy, was the featured speaker on Saturday evening at the annual Frankford Wild Game Supper. The supper is hosted annually by the congregation of the Frankford First Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church.

After the angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds the Bible says: “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:13-14, KJV).

Noix Creek Baptist Church on Highway 54 west of Louisiana celebrated its 185th anniversary on November 12 and 13. A crowd of friends, former members, and a former pastor gathered for prayer, congregational singing, church history, testimonies, special music, a concert and a refreshing message.