It’s time to start spreading some hope and cheer around the neighborhood. The Hope Chest Thrift Store is sponsoring the Second Annual Christmas Shopping day for the children in the community to Christmas shop for their immediate family members for free.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Appanoose County Weekly Meals is an ecumenical/community organization that provides a free meal with fellowship on Monday evenings from 5-6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church on Highway 5 north of John Deere.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Centerville will be hosting a dedication service Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the recent expansion of their church.

The Solid Rock Church of God in Centerville is setting up an Extension Unit of the Salvation Army and is looking to recruit local volunteers for a 30-day bell ringing campaign beginning Friday, Nov. 23.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Faith United Methodist Church held their Trick or Trunk event Sunday, Oct. 28 from 6-7 p.m. in the church parking lot. Pictured some trunk dweller hand out candy to the trick-or-trunkers.

Whether we are a new babe in Christ or we have walked with the Lord for many years, we are still called to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. That call is recorded in 2 Peter 3:18, “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory bot…

Friday, October 26, 2018

Appanoose County Weekly Meals is an ecumenical/community organization that provides a free meal with fellowship on Monday evenings from 5-6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church on Highway 5 north of John Deere.

Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene at 405 Myra Lane, Moravia, will be having its annual Pumpkin Barn and Trunk of Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. This event is for all children up through sixth grade. Come out for an evening of carnival games, a bounce house, hayride, candy and lots…

Friday, October 19, 2018

Since the beginning of recorded time, cultures across the globe have predicted the end of our world. As global unrest and natural disasters across the planet build in intensity and frequency, many are left wondering if the time is near.

During my schooling we were studying “Pastoral Care for Spiritual Formation.” It was a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I found out in a hurry that what I knew or thought I knew, was only the tip of the iceberg.

Appanoose County Weekly Meals is an ecumenical/community organization that provides a free meal with fellowship on Monday evenings from 5-6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church on Highway 5 north of John Deere.

Heartland Pregnancy Center of Ottumwa has been serving southeast Iowa with free maternal and pregnancy services for more than 25 years. The annual fundraising banquet, “a Surprise Birthday party because every child deserves a birthday” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 at Christ’s …

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Knights of Columbus Youths of the Month for June, July and August are pictured. Pictured left to right are Bill Milani, Sofia Caraccio, Frankie Caraccio, Dominic Jones and Father Bill Hubmann.

Brushy Community Church, located on S70, seven miles north of Plano or one mile south of Bridgeview, will be hosting a Gospel Music Jam on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2-4 p.m.

Woven Hearts, originally known as “Withrow Family and Friends,” will be singing at the Gospel Sing-a-long Sunday, Oct. 14 t 6 p.m. at the Historic Second Baptist Church on 18th Street.

Life changes can be straining even when they are a good thing. It intrigues me that two of the most stressful experiences of life are death of a loved one and moving. At least moving can be a good thing, a desirable thing.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Jay Wittmeyer, executive director of Global Mission and Service for the Church of the Brethren, will be at the Fairview Church of the Brethren Oct. 7. He will lead a workshop at 3:30 p.m. entitled: Leadership in Changing Times. We will explore how to increase our capacity to be peacebuilders…

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Appanoose County Weekly Meals is an ecumenical/community organization that provides a free meal with fellowship on Monday evenings from 5-6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church on Highway 5 north of John Deere.

Jay Wittmeyer, executive director of Global Mission and Service for the Church of the Brethren, will be at the Fairview Church of the Brethren Oct. 7. He will lead a workshop at 3:30 p.m. entitled: Leadership in Changing Times. We will explore how to increase our capacity to be peacebuilders…

Matthew 23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of Heaven before men; for you do not enter, nor do you allow those entering to go in.

Friday, September 28, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018

Appanoose County Weekly Meals is an ecumenical/community organization that provides a free meal with fellowship on Monday evenings from 5-6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church on Highway 5 north of John Deere.

Monday, September 10, 2018
Friday, September 07, 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Change is not a popular word in our personal vocabulary. We only like change when it brings good fortune or adds some quality to our own lives.

Friday, August 17, 2018
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Centerville’s APC Food Pantry has completed construction of its new facility and has now moved all of their operations there.

On Saturday, Aug.11 the Hope Chest Thrift Store gave much hope to at least 70 children and youth. The students received a backpack which they could fill with shoes and clothes to help them get started out well in the new school year. They also received a packet of basic school supplies to he…

Friday, August 10, 2018
Friday, August 03, 2018

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13.

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Interruptions! Can they ever be Pleasant? Let’s look at Jesus, who lived an Interrupted Life. The fifth chapter of Mark’s Gospel relates a good example.

Friday, July 13, 2018

We all know what our five senses are, right? Sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.

Friday, July 06, 2018

It's amazing how people's eyes, ears and heart are opened to the Truth when they read the scriptures for themselves.

“This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10b

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Historic Livingston Foundation will host Cowboy Church July 7 at 5 p.m. at the site of the restored Franklin Baptist Church and Parker-Harl Museum. The site is located between Centerville and Seymour on Highway J46 to 135th Avenue and then south four miles.

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If you are on the Square certain Friday nights going forward, you may be lucky enough to find someone offering a free meal. That someone is Pastor Gabriel Dykes of the HOME Church of Centerville.

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