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Israel marks 70 years as a country this week

JERUSALEM (AP) — Is Israel a success as it turns 70? As Israelis commemorate the milestone this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage.


Friday, April 20, 2018


Faith Community Youth Perform At Regional Rally
Friday, April 20, 2018

Dixie Melody Boys to play in Tower Hill Apr. 28

TOWER HILL, Ill. — The popular Southern Gospel quartet, The Dixie Melody Boys will be featured at the Tower Hill Free Methodist Church, located at 204 North Erie in Tower Hill, Ill. on Saturday, April 28 during the 5 p.m. music worship event.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Children in church: Do they belong or not?

CHRISTIAN COUNTY — Yes, children DO belong. They are not the “FUTURE of the church”, they ARE the church NOW. As long as we think church is for adults, and children must first shed their innocence and childhood in order to be qualified as a church-member, then children will never belong:  “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder then, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these,” Jesus says famously in Luke 18. 


Friday, April 20, 2018

Larry Norman and the wars over 'Christian' music and art

When Larry Norman released "Upon This Rock" in 1969, its rock-star sizzle and blunt faith put the album in the soundtrack for millions of lives as the "Jesus Movement" revival surged onto the cover of Time magazine.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Billy Graham, Shirley MacLaine and 30 years of 'On Religion'
Through the decades, the Rev. Billy Graham was known for saying three words over and over: "the Bible says."
Friday, April 13, 2018

Pastor appreciation at FCWC
Jerry and Amber Thorpe were officially appointed Lead Pastors of Faith Community Worship Center on January 3, 2007, and have capably led the congregation over ten years. The Thorpes, along with their two children, Tyler, age 22 and Emily, age 15, are dedicated to the ministry of the church and are active in the the Taylorville Community.
Friday, April 13, 2018

KCOG to host Youth World Evangelism Rally
Churches of God from the Central Districts of Illinois will be coming together on Sunday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kincaid Church of God for a Youth World Evangelism Action (YWEA) Rally.
Friday, April 13, 2018

FBCA students participate in IACS tournament
Faith Bible Christian Academy participated in the Illinois Association of Christian Schools Fine Arts & Academic Tournament in Schaumburg, Illinois on March 15-16. Several students entered artwork, tested in different academic subjects and acted in duets or a group performance.
Friday, April 13, 2018

Seeing others
Friday, April 13, 2018

Wanda Mountain Boys to perform in Pana
PANA — For the last 25 years the Wanda Mountain Boys have established themselves in the Gospel Music community in the Midwest community in the Midwest. The Quartet is continuing the tradition set forth by their founding members as they share their unique sound and style with congregations across Mid-America. 
Friday, April 6, 2018

Quarter auction at Kincaid Church of God
KINCAID — Kincaid Church of God (KCOG) will host its first ever Quarter Auction Fundraiser Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.  
Friday, April 6, 2018

House on the Rock Church to host movie night
EDINBURG — The House on the Rock Church, 314 N. Grant St. in Edinburg, will host a free movie night on Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. The movie, “Charge Over You” will be shown and free popcorn and drinks will be served.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Young Europe headed into a post-Christian future
After years of worrying about Europe's future, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany put his hopes and fears on the record during a 2001 interview.
Friday, April 6, 2018

When you find the donkey, you'll find your destiny
TAYLORVILLE — In 1954 a milkshake salesman named Ray Kroc was traveling the country trying to sale his “Milk Shake Multi-Mixer.” Sales were plummeting, so it got Ray’s attention when a burger stand in San Bernadino California purchased eight of his multi-mixers.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Taylorville Southern Baptist Church opens its doors nearly 2 years after fire
TAYLORVILLE — In July of 2016, the Taylorville Southern Baptist Church burned, causing heavy damage and destroying most of the interior of the building. Caused by a heater in the Baptistry, the fire forced the congregation to relocate from their home church to a rented room on West Vine Street.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Faith Community Worship Center Holds Huge Easter Event For Kids
Friday, April 6, 2018

Minister's Message
Friday, March 30, 2018

Stations Of The Cross
Friday, March 30, 2018

The symbolism of a French officer's sacrifice and his heroism
Three years ago, a French police officer traveled to the Basilica of Sainte-Anne d'Auray near the Brittany coast, seeking yet another change in his already eventful life.
Friday, March 30, 2018

Visiting Memphis 50 years after King's assassination
Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader’s shocking murder on April 4, 1968, marked one of the most significant moments in U.S. history.
Friday, March 30, 2018

United Methodists still waiting for the final shoe to drop

After decades of fighting about sex and marriage, the world's 12.5 million United Methodists are still waiting for a final shoe to drop.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Area teens invited to youth service
TAYLORVILLE — Youth Pastor Jeff Hefner invites teens from the community ages 12-19 years to attend the Saturday, March 24 Faith Extreme (F-X) Youth Ministry service at 7:00 p.m. at Faith Community Worship Center in Taylorville. 
Friday, March 23, 2018

Kincaid church to host community Easter egg hunt
KINCAID — This weekend at the Kincaid Park, Kincaid Church of God (KCOG) will be hosting their second Community Easter Egg Hunt from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018.
Friday, March 23, 2018

Sisters of Faith attend "Joy" women's conference
DECATUR — Ladies gathered from throughout Illinois this past weekend to attend a "Choose Joy" Women's Conference at the GT Church in Decatur, Illinois. The conference was under the leadership of Mrs. Letha Witter from the Illinois Church of God Department of Women's Ministries and Mrs. Jordan Maples from the Illinois Department of Youth and Discipleship. 
Friday, March 23, 2018

Christ, our Passover lamb
TAYLORVILLE — So grateful to our God that He told His people to remember His Holy Convocations /Feasts, and celebrate them always. Passover is one of them. Most of the western church world call it Easter.
Friday, March 23, 2018

Church of Scientology launches TV channel
The Church of Scientology launched its own TV channel with a vow that it will be candid about every aspect of the church and its operations but isn’t seeking to preach or convert.
Friday, March 16, 2018

Polar Plunges and Easter dinners at KCOG
Last Sunday at Kincaid Church of God (KCOG), the church had their World Missions Celebration Service and their change drive for world missions.
Friday, March 16, 2018

Character
Friday, March 16, 2018

FCWC To Host Easter Eggstravaganza March 31
Teen, adult, and senior adult workers combined their efforts on Family Night to stuff thousands of colorful plastic Easter eggs with wrapped candies, toys, or stickers.
Friday, March 16, 2018

Finding the faith in 'a wrinkle in time'
When her children were young, author Madeleine L'Engle used to take them on nighttime visits to the top of Mohawk Mountain, not far from the family's 200-year-old Connecticut farmhouse.
Friday, March 16, 2018

Christians key patrons for Jews moving to Israel
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s founding fathers, who etched a commitment to encouraging Jewish immigration into the declaration of independence, might be surprised to find that, seven decades later, the state is relying on Christians to fulfill that promise.
Friday, March 9, 2018

Movie night at the House on the Rock Church
EDINBURG — The House on the Rock Church will host a free movie night on the third Friday of the month starting March 16 through October 19.
Friday, March 9, 2018

Some churches dropping 'Baptist' from names
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Rev. Dan Brown is one of several Baptist pastors leading his congregation to change the church's name in hopes of bringing more people through the doors.
Friday, March 9, 2018

Minister's Message

TAYLORVILLE — Christians believe that when they die they will go to heaven and on the last day physically rise again. There is more to this belief and understanding than just to be the crutch we need in life. 


Friday, March 9, 2018

Billy Graham's children say their loving goodbyes
A few years before World War II, a 13-year-old girl in China wrote a prayer for her future husband.
Friday, March 9, 2018

Kincaid Baptist spring reviva1
KINCAID — The members of the Kincaid Baptist Church invite you to attend their Spring 2018 Revival Services. This event begins on Sunday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. This year the evangelist for the week will be Brother Ed Chinaka of the Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
Friday, March 2, 2018

Spirituality in Health Care conference to be held Apr. 24
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Health care providers and students of all disciplines and faith traditions are invited to attend the 2018 Spirituality in Health Care Conference: Conflict as Catalyst for Understanding on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The conference, with presenter Ann M. Garrido, DMin, associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, will be held at the Chiara Center in Springfield, IL.
Friday, March 2, 2018

F-X Teens And Leaders Attend Christian Event
BRANSON, Mo. — F-X Youth Ministries spent a couple of days at the Welk Resort in Branson, Mo. Feb. 23-25. Pictured from left in the first row: Carson Hefner, Kaitlyn Michaud, Youth Leader Tiffany McArdle, Youth Pastor Jami Hefner, Emily Thorpe and Alex Olivio; second row: Brandon Hefner, Taylor McArdle, Brandon Snow, Tabitha McArdle, Madi Maross and Sierra Patterson; third row: Youth Pastor Jeff Hefner, Youth Leader Tim McArdle.
Friday, March 2, 2018

Minister's Message - Taizé: The meaning of faith and life
TAYLORVILLE — “Where can we find a meaning to life?” asks many young people today.
Friday, March 2, 2018

Hockey With The Bishop
SPRINGFIELD — Teachers and students from the Parish School of Religion at St. Rita’s Parish in Kincaid had dinner and then attended “Hockey with Bishop Paprocki” at Springfield’s Nelson Center on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The event was a fundraiser for Catholic charities. The trip was enjoyed by all. Retired Blackhawks player Grant Mulvey was also in attendance and signed autographs during a free skate after the game. Pictured from left are Giana Pop, Mallery Williams, Carol Sedlock, Cindy Tilley, Bishop Paprocki, Tessa Anderson, Jenna Pop and Emma Anderson.
Friday, March 2, 2018

On Religion - Jeff Bell: A traditional Catholic stuck between political labels
Unity was the theme during the 1992 Democratic National Convention, with nominee Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, joining hands with delegates as they sang an anthem called "Circle of Friends."
Friday, March 2, 2018

'God understands': Quotes from Billy Graham

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham died Wednesday at age 99. He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history. Here are some quotations from the man who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Faith Community hosting gospel singer
TAYLORVILLE — Sunday, February 25 Faith Community Worship Center will host guest gospel singer and guitarist, Gail Garrett, from Kennett, Mo. in the 10 a.m. service. 
Friday, February 23, 2018

VCS students learn importance of godly character

TAYLORVILLE — Every day, VisionWay Christian School (VCS) students learn the importance of godly character. The fruits of the Spirit, such as kindness and gentleness, are explained to even the youngest children and students are recognized and rewarded for demonstrating these qualities throughout their day as they interact with staff and peers. In addition, this year our chapel services, centered on a Christ-like Challenge, have continually taught and encouraged children to live out these qualities in real-life situations.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Graham described as 'most powerful evangelist since Jesus'

Oklahoma was shrouded in grief after the deaths of 168 people -- including 19 children -- in a homegrown terrorism attack at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City in 1995.


Friday, February 23, 2018

'In the silence'

TAYLORVILLE — Where do you see God? Where do you sense you are in the presence of the Divine? Wouldn’t it be great if God wore a GPS and we had a monitor so that at any point of time we could look at the monitor and pinpoint God’s exact location?


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ancient beard traditions shape the face of Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AP) — Facial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, nationalism and ideals of masculinity.
Friday, February 16, 2018

French bishop declares nun's recovery as 70th Lourdes miracle
PARIS (AP) — A French bishop declared this week that the recovery a long-debilitated nun made after she visited the shrine in Lourdes was a miracle, the 70th event to be recognized as an act of divine intervention at the world-famous Catholic pilgrimage site.
Friday, February 16, 2018

Minister's Message: Help wanted
TAYLORVILLE — Where do you go when you need help? Recently I was walking across a room with my arms full of stuff and I was about to drop most of it to the floor. I couldn’t actually see who it was, but I knew someone had walked into the room, so I hoped for the best and said, “A little help please!” I know you’ve been there haven’t you? Maybe the circumstance was small or perhaps it seemed overwhelming, but at some point we all recognize that we need some help. In 1908, the universal distress signal, “SOS”, became an internationally recognized cry for help. Today, even young children in America are familiar with three simple numbers that call for help, “911.” We see it in the lyrics of a famous Beatle’s song, “Help, I need somebody!” The truth is that even though we may resist it, we recognize that eventually we all need help. Where we go for that help is critically important.
Friday, February 16, 2018

On Religion: Friendship trumps politics at prayer breakfast; faith transcends
In the world of "woke" Twitter, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is a white-supremacist, fundamentalist, homophobic NRA lackey who has tested God's patience by opposing gun control.
Friday, February 16, 2018

DMCC holding Getting in Touch with Jesus classes

TAYLORVILLE — “Getting in Touch with Jesus” is the Lenten theme at Davis Memorial Christian Church. Lent is a time when Christians and church examine their relationship with Jesus. 


Friday, February 9, 2018

Kincaid church to host World Missions gathering

KINCAID — On February 16-17, Kincaid Church of God (KCOG) will host a World Missions Gathering at the Church. 


Friday, February 9, 2018

Bathing

TAYLORVILLE — For a brief time as a kid I did not want to take baths. To say the least, my parents were annoyed by my resistance. Fortunately, this tussle did not last long as mom and dad prevailed. 


Friday, February 9, 2018

David Koresh, Bible prophecies and the tragedy of Waco

The recording tape was rolling on Feb. 28, 1993, when Branch Davidian leader David Koresh called Larry Lynch at the McLennan County sheriff's office.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Hit comedy 'Bible Bingo' coming to Effingham
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Bingo, laughter, goofy prizes, and a bit of the Bible! Vicki Quade (Late Night Catechism) and Nuns4Fun Entertainment are proud to present Bible Bingo: A Comedy with God, Games & Goofy Prizes February 11 at the Effingham Performance Center. Show time is 3 p.m.
Friday, February 2, 2018

LGBT exclusion eliminated from adoption bill
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House on Thursday unanimously passed a sweeping revamp to the state's adoption code, seeking to revive an ambitious overhaul that stalled last year when a controversial "religious freedom" clause was added by the Senate.
Friday, February 2, 2018

Jews for Jesus presenting Passover Seder meal
PANA — Jews For Jesus will be presenting a Passover Seder Meal  hosted by Faith-In-Action on Thursday, March 22, 2018  beginning at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Pana.
Friday, February 2, 2018

Faith Extreme Youth Attend WinterJam
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Teens and chaperones from Faith Extreme (F-X) Youth Ministries at Faith Community Worship Center attended WinterJam at the Scot Trade Center in St. Louis on Saturday, January 27. The venue was filled to capacity for the Christian event. Pictured from left are: Youth Pastor Jami Hefner, Youth Leaders Tiffany and Tim McArdle, Taylor McArdle, Tabi McArdle, Kaitlyn Michaud, Sierra Patterson, Madi Maross, Carson Hefner, Brandon Hefner. Not pictured, Youth Pastor Jeff Hefner.
Friday, February 2, 2018

Minister's Message: Stray cats, stray thoughts
TAYLORVILLE — Scripture says “the thoughts of the righteous are just, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful”, and “wash your heart from evil, that you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts lodge within you?”, and “the Word of God is living and active and sharper than a two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge between the thoughts and intentions of the heart”
Friday, February 2, 2018

On Religion - Pope Francis: Satan is behind fake news, whether we know it or not
Maybe it's author Michael "Fire and Fury" Wolff hinting that President Donald Trump is having an affair with United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.
Friday, February 2, 2018

Carry your own weight

TAYLORVILLE — We sometimes think aloud that another person should “carry his (or her) own weight.” That’s the way our culture operates. People are supposed to tend to their own business. They are supposed to provide for themselves financially, physically, and emotionally. They should be sure that they are not a burden on other people.



Friday, January 26, 2018

Edinburg First Baptist Church to host The Chosen Ones

EDINBURG — The Chosen Ones Gospel music recording artists, The Chosen Ones, will be in concert on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.


Friday, January 26, 2018

New series of First Place for Health begins at Faith Community Worship Center

TAYLORVILLE — First Place for Health (FP4H) will begin a new eight-week series at Faith Community Worship Center on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Getting in touch with Jesus
TAYLORVILLE — The Lenten season occurs when congregations and individuals prepare for the celebration of Easter. This is the time to reflect upon our lives and our relationship with Jesus. It is a period of 40 days beginning on Ash Wednesday. The Davis Memorial Christian Church (DMCC) 2018 Lent theme is “Getting in Touch with Jesus”.
Friday, January 26, 2018

Evangelicals taking a more complex look at 'life'issues

Back in his days as a youth pastor, Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma spent lots of time begging church members to teach Sunday school.


Friday, January 26, 2018

















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