Breeze-Courier | Taylorville, IL
weather sponsored by
Hickory Estates of Taylorville




Advanced Search
search sponsored by


LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE




home : news : religion August 27, 2016

Minister's Message: Church potential
I am excited of the potential churches have to accomplish.
Friday, August 26, 2016


Summerfest returns to Kincaid Church of God
KINCAID, Ill. — Kincaid Church of God will be hosting their second Summerfest tomorrow in the church’s back parking lot. The event is designed for ages four through twelve, and those four and under to be accompanied by an adult.
Friday, August 26, 2016

VisionWay Christian School adds new staff members
TAYLORVILLE — VisionWay Christian School (VCS) is blessed to add several individuals to their teaching staff this year.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Faith-Extreme Teen Group Attends Powerlightfest
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Powerlightfest is an annual Christian musical festival at the Illinois State Fair targeting youth and young adults.
Friday, August 26, 2016

The purpose-driven swimming superstar Michael Phelps
Pastor Rick Warren has heard his share of inspiring stories about people reading "The Purpose Driven Life."
Friday, August 26, 2016

Groups press Walgreens on religious restrictions
CHICAGO (AP) — Four groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union are asking Walgreens for reassurance that its partnership with a Catholic health care system to run in-store clinics in the St. Louis area won’t limit women’s access to birth control.
Friday, August 19, 2016

Tower Hill Free Methodist to host Wes Wheeler
TOWER HILL, Ill. — Wes Wheeler will be in concert at the Tower Hill Free Methodist Church, 207 Erie at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 28.
Friday, August 19, 2016

Kincaid Church of God hires two new pastors
KINCAID, Ill. — August 1st marked the start for new pastors, Chris and Sarah Rose at the Kincaid Church of God. Chris is the Family Care Pastor, in charge of youth and children’s services, and Sarah is the Administrative Pastor handling events, volunteers, and media for the church.
Friday, August 19, 2016

Minister's Message: Remember who your dad really is
TAYLORVILLE — Almost eight years ago, a major transition was taking place in our nation’s capital as a new president was being sworn in to his position.
Friday, August 19, 2016

On Religion: Family and faith: Healing the hillbilly ties that bind
This was one call for water-leak help that the next-door neighbors in Middletown, Ohio, could not ignore.
Friday, August 19, 2016

Minister's Message: Full of joy and thanksgiving
TAYLORVILLE — Scripture states “This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it”, and “in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God”  Many of us know these verses, and yet recognize that so many seem ungrateful and do not display a joyful countenance.
Friday, August 12, 2016

FCWC Bible School raises funds for orphanage
TAYLORVILLE — FCWC closed three nights of “A Game of Life” Bible school with a new record of 26 adult and teen workers ministering to 114 children. Each night covered a new topic: “A Life of Freedom”, “A Life of Faith”, and “A Life of Fishing”.
Friday, August 12, 2016

Second Annual Singin' in the Tabernacle Sept. 17
COWDEN, Ill. — The second annual “Singin’ In the Tabernacle” will be held September 17, 2016 under the tabernacle at Cowden Free Methodist church Camp. The concert begins at 10:00 am, and will break for a catered lunch then resume concluding at 3:30 p.m. 
Friday, August 12, 2016

Terminally ill woman holds party before ending her life
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness."
Friday, August 12, 2016

Our respect for Islam should lead us to avoid generalizations
Moments before the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, an Islamic State leader warned "Crusaders" that this rite was being held on a North African beach for a reason.
Friday, August 12, 2016

Joy Assembly Youth Group Completes Service Project
STONINGTON — CROSSTraining youth group from Joy Assembly in Stonington just completed their July service project.
Friday, August 5, 2016

Ministerial Association 'Church Feud' fundraiser tonight
TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Ministerial Association is sponsoring the fourth annual “Church Feud” Fundraising Event, based on the popular TV show “Family Feud”.
Friday, August 5, 2016

Faith Community Teens Enjoy Water Night Activities
Friday, August 5, 2016

Dysart family to perform at Pawnee Methodist Church
PAWNEE, Ill. — This Sunday, August 7, 2016, the Dysart family will be sharing their ministry of music during the 9:45 a.m. worship service at the Divernon United Methodist Church. At 5:30 p.m. the Dysart Family will be performing a special concert at the Pawnee United Methodist Church. There will be a free will love offering taken at each performance.
Friday, August 5, 2016

House on Rock plans movie night Aug. 19
  EDINBURG — On August 19 there will be a free showing of the movie "A Matter Of Faith" coming  to House on the Rock Church, 314 N Grant St, Edinburg at 6:30 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks will be available.
Friday, August 5, 2016

Minister's Message: Home
Our family recently attended a conference in California and then took a few days to visit some of the beautiful national parks in the state. We had been looking forward to this trip for a couple of years so we were excited when the time finally came.
Friday, August 5, 2016

The symbolic death of Father Jacques Hamel is sacrilege
One after another, news reports about violence at Catholic churches in France kept stacking up.
Friday, August 5, 2016

Davis Memorial takes mission trip to Detroit
DETROIT, Mich. — Several members of the Davis Memorial Christian Church (DMCC) partnered with the Central Christian Church (CCC), of Decatur for a mission trip to Detroit July 24-28 and worked through Rippling Hope (RH) Ministry.
Friday, August 5, 2016

St. Mary School wins office technology contest
TAYLORVILLE — After weeks of voting, waiting with baited breath, and closely monitoring the polls, St. Mary School in Taylorville emerged as the top vote-getter in a contest that will see the school outfitted with new office technology to the tune of $15,000.
Friday, August 5, 2016

Vatican panel to study female deacon issue
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has set up a panel to study whether women could serve as deacons, a role now reserved to men.
Friday, August 5, 2016

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive cruelty
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis paid a somber visit in silence to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday, with his only public comment a guest book entry begging God’s “forgiveness for so much cruelty.”
Friday, July 29, 2016

Presbyterian Church presents Night of Close Harmony
TAYLORVILLE — The Committee is a barbershop quartet that loves to perform for audiences, large and small. Formed in 2011, The Committee has multiple Top-Five finishes in competition on the Illinois District contest stage and is the 2015 Illinois District 2nd place quartet.
Friday, July 29, 2016

Prayer rally for area children, schools August 6th
TAYLORVILLE — What could God do with a prayed-for generation of children?
Friday, July 29, 2016

Faith greater than fire: Southern Baptists to meet Sunday at American Legion
TAYLORVILLE — Just days after their church was consumed by fire, members of Taylorville Southern Baptist Church have found a new and temporary place to worship.
Friday, July 29, 2016

First Baptist Church of Morrisonville plans VBS
MORRISONVILLE — Join the action at First Baptist Church of Morrisonville July 31–August 4 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s Bible School is Cowabunga Farm -- Growin' with Our Faithful God. There will be exciting Bible stories, crafts, games, skits, snacks and prizes. 
Friday, July 29, 2016

Minister's Message: 'The pastor's prayer'
One of the joys for a pastor is praying for his members.  Such a prayer may go like this.
Friday, July 29, 2016

Bible School at Faith Community Worship Center
TAYLORVILLE — “The Game of Life” will be the 2016 theme of Vacation Bible School at Faith Community Worship Center in Taylorville. 
Friday, July 29, 2016

On Religion: Changing church documents in the age of same-sex marriage
Couples looking for a wedding venue in Albuquerque, New Mexico, used to be able to consider the modern, high-tech facilities at Desert Springs Church.
Friday, July 29, 2016

Obama decries Muslim discrimination
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says discriminating against Muslim Americans “feeds the lie” that the West is at war with their religion.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Vatican ratchets up defense of pope's document
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is striking back at conservative critics of Pope Francis’ landmark document on family life, ratcheting up its defense of the pope with new vigor as bishops begin implementing the document around the world.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Illinois District Quartet champs to perform at Night of Close Harmony
TAYLORVILLE — Drive Time, the 2014 Illinois District Quartet Champions, represent the Sterling-Rock Falls, Bloomington, Coles County, Frank Thorne, and St. Charles, Mo. Chapters.
Friday, July 22, 2016

On Religion: Religious liberty and the Utah compromise on gay rights issues
From the start, the "Utah compromise" on religious liberty and key gay-rights issues had that special sex appeal that made news.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Gloriana Chamber Choir in concert Saturday
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Springfield’s professional choral ensemble, Gloriana Chamber Choir, will present “Life and Breath: Songs of Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water” on Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Springfield and Sunday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m. at Clegg Chapel on the Blackburn College campus in Carlinville.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Kids from Faith Community excel at youth camp
MT. ZION, Ill. — Five campers from Faith Community Worship Center attended Church of God youth camp this week at Camp Warren in Mt. Zion.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Stonington, Edinburg churches appoint new pastor
STONINGTON — The Stonington and Edinburg United Methodist Churches are pleased to announce the appointment of Pastor Caleb McGregor to serve the dual (two-point) charge.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Nun who stood up to Billy the Kid to be subject of TV series
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Italian-born nun who once challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs, opened hospitals and schools in the American Southwest and is now on a path toward possible Sainthood soon will be the subject of a TV series.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Minister's Message: Wild goosing
TAYLORVILLE — Even after attending three times, I remain blown away by the Wild Goose Festival.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Woman of Distinction
St. Rita Parish in Kincaid chose Mrs. Gayla Las to receive the honor of this year’s Annual Woman of Distinction for their Parish.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Worship part of Indiana fishing club's mission
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — For most bass club members, tournament fishing is serious business.
Friday, July 15, 2016

First Presbyterian Church presents 4th annual Night of Close Harmony
TAYLORVILLE — 4 Tonight, has been singing together only six months but do not lack in experience. The quartet represents the Bloomington and Peoria, Ill. chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society. With combined experience of more than 120 years, don’t let the newness of 4 Tonight fool you, they are no strangers to entertaining audiences.
Friday, July 15, 2016

Mission family conference in Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — Harvest Rain is the theme of the annual LRM Missions Family Conference in Litchfield, August 2-5. 
Friday, July 8, 2016

Kincaid Baptist announces VBS week
KINCAID — The members of the Kincaid Baptist Church invite your children to attend their Vacation Bible School (VBS) activities each evening, 6-8 p.m., beginning Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15.
Friday, July 8, 2016

Morrisonville churches to host vacation Bible school
MORRISONVILLE — The Presbyterian, Catholic, and Methodist Churches of Morrisonville will be hosting Vacation Bible School during the week of July 11.
Friday, July 8, 2016

Inspirational Christian music concert July 23
STONINGTON — There will be a free Christian music concert Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the First Baptist Church, 211 W. North Street in Stonington beginning at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 2016

Minister's Message: How much do you know, God?
Friday, July 8, 2016

On Religion: Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt never hid her quiet, strong faith
Once a year, Seymour United Methodist Church in Tennessee held a "Laity Day," in which folks from the pews would handle all the clergy stuff one Sunday -- including the sermon.
Friday, July 8, 2016

'Chosen Ones' back at United in Faith Church
PANA — On Sunday July 10, starting at 6 p.m. family singing group "The Chosen Ones" return again to United in Faith Church for a concert blending traditional and progressive Southern Gospel Music with light Contemporary Christian Music. This concert is part of United in Faith Church's program of bringing music groups, especially Christian Music Groups, to the Pana community.
Friday, July 1, 2016

Minister's Message
TAYLORVILLE — “Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight”, “…put your trust in the Lord your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed,”  “…blessed is he who trusts in the Lord,” “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord” are Scripture statements in Proverbs, 2nd Chronicles and Jeremiah.
Friday, July 1, 2016

Bond at Tower Hill Free Methodist July 2
TOWER HILL, Ill. — Johnathan Bond, of Young Harmony, will be in concert at Tower Hill Free Methodist Church on July 2 at 5 p.m. The church is located at 207 N. Erie Street.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Pope praises Armenia's past, avoids 'genocide'
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Pope Francis hailed Armenia's steadfast Christian heritage today as he arrived in the former Soviet republic for a three-day visit to commemorate the centenary of the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians that the pope himself has called a "genocide."
Friday, June 24, 2016

Bloodless medicine centers treat patients with objections to transfusions
PITTSBURGH (AP) — No matter how desperate the situation, Patricia Hawk won't accept another person's blood in her veins.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Dalai Lama Speaks On Forgiveness And Compassion
The Dalai Lama is shown greetings Tibetans as he arrived in Boulder, Colo. on Wednesday.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Minister's Message: The Lord is good
Friday, June 24, 2016

On Religion: Trump tries, again, to nail down a Christian testimony
Friday, June 24, 2016

Drug Court Rewards
The Rev. Bill Kerns provides gift cards for the County’s Drug Court to Associate Judge Brad Paisley.
Friday, June 17, 2016

First United Methodist Flamingo Fun
TAYLORVILLE — Several flocks of pink plastic flamingos have been spotted inhabiting the yards of Taylorville residents during the month of June. The ostentatious lawn ornaments are part of an ongoing fundraiser by the Taylorville First United Methodist Church that is designed to support their youth group.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Morrisonville movie night
MORRISONVILLE — The First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville will host a movie night on Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. This month’s movie is “War Room.” 
Friday, June 17, 2016

Farewell reception for Pastor Raymond Radae, June 26
EDINBURG — Pastor Raymond Radae of the Edinburg and Stonington United Methodist Churches will be retiring at the end of June. Please join the Edinburg church family for a farewell reception to be held in his honor on Sunday, June 26 from 2-4 p.m. at the Edinburg church located at 102 W. Douglas.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Holy Trinity Honors Grads, Holds Communion
Holy Trinity Parish in Stonington recently celebrated high school graduates with a special blessing. Following mass, the Altar and Rosary Society hosted a reception.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Winfrey's 'Greenleaf delves into megachurch drama
ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey wanted to deliver a story revolving around one of the biggest institutions in the African-American community: The Black Church.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Minister's Message: The opportunity to hate
TAYLORVILLE — The psalmist wrote, “In sin did my mother conceive me.”  And because it is our nature to sin, we will hate one another. We will do it in thought, word or deed.
Friday, June 17, 2016

From Tulsa to Texas, bishop's homemade crosier in hand
When the newly elected bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tulsa visited his future residence, one of the first things he checked out was the garage.
Friday, June 17, 2016

Baylor's clash of two religions
For half a century or more, journalists seeking insights on religion news in America have given a consistent answer to the question, "Who you gonna call?"
Friday, June 10, 2016

Grace Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
TAYLORVILLE — The Grace Baptist Church will hold vacation Bible School Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, 2016 at 900 Northern Avenue in Taylorville.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Bells in Motion at Central Christian Church
DECATUR, Ill. — Bells in Motion, an English Handbell Ensemble, held a concert Sunday June 5 at Central Christian Church in Decatur, Ill.
Friday, June 10, 2016

In sign of unity, Christians renovate Christ's tomb together
JERUSALEM (AP) — A team of experts has begun a historic renovation at the spot where Christians believe Jesus was buried, overcoming longstanding religious rivalries to carry out the first repairs at the site in over 200 years.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Southern Baptists talk racial unity with black Baptist head
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Ferguson, Missouri, exploded two years ago with racial unrest that spread across the nation, the newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention was moved to action.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Evangelicals feel alienated, anxious amid declining clout
BENTON, Kentucky (AP) — Pastor Richie Clendenen stepped away from the pulpit, microphone in hand. He walked the aisles of the Christian Fellowship Church, his voice rising to describe the perils believers face in 21st-century America.
Friday, June 10, 2016

Minister's Message: Our baptism
TAYLORVILLE — Baptism is not about gaining membership in a local congregation (rather we become Jesus’ disciples serving a local church) or earning a ticket to heaven (one does not earn their way to heaven).
Friday, June 3, 2016

Lesters in concert June 11, Tower Hill Free Methodist
TOWER HILL, Ill. — The Lesters, from St. Louis, Missouri, often called "St. Louis' First Family of Gospel Music," have been sharing the Word through song for four generations. With more than a 90-year history and numerous albums behind them, the group proudly brings the third and fourth generation to the stage for a sound that is 100 percent Pure Lester.
Friday, June 3, 2016

VisionWay Christian School 8th Grade Grads
TAYLORVILLE — VisionWay Christian School recently held their graduation ceremonies for eighth grade students.
Friday, June 3, 2016

Orthodox Christian spiritual seat issues call for unity
CAIRO (AP) — The spiritual seat of the world's Orthodox Christians today issued a call for unity ahead of the first ever meeting of the faith's 14 independent churches that is expected to discuss the churches' common future and efforts to heal the nearly 1,000-year rift with the Roman Catholics.
Friday, June 3, 2016

Powerful Catholic voice from Africa judges America on sex
When United Methodists argue about sex and marriage, these doctrinal struggles usually evolve into clashes between progressives in America and conservatives in the growing churches of the global south, especially Africa.
Friday, June 3, 2016










Trinity Dodge Fixed

NewsWebPagesOpinionPeopleObituariesAg & BusinessSportsContact Us
Subscriptions | Username & Password Reminder | Change Password | Life

Breeze-Courier & Printing | 212 S Main St. Taylorville, IL 62568 | (217) 824-2233 |
website@breezecourier.com

© Copyright 2014 Breeze-Courier & Printing. All Rights Reserved.
Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Breeze-Courier & Printing.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved