Pumpkin time!
Nancy Hoover, on left, and Charles Culley unloaded pumpkins from New Mexico on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Trinity United Methodist Church. The pumpkins are shipped from the Navajo reservation near Farmington, N.M., and sales also support the Hopi, Pueblo and Zuni tribes. The annual pumpkin sale at 6600 Greenyard... Read more
Auditions for the musical, “Christmas: The Untold Story,” will be held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 16-17 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at First Baptist Church, Centralia, 2920 Kingsdale Road, N. Chesterfield.  http://www.aletheamccollin.com/auditions.html Read more
Community meal: Local church continues offering free suppers twice a month
Chester Baptist Church offers some food and fellowship twice a month. The congregation has been hosting free evening dinners on the first and third Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. from September through May since 1999. This year the church decided to change the name from “companion dinners” to... Read more
GCA building gym for community
A 21,000-square-foot gym is planned for Guardian Christian Academy, a facility that will be available for the nonprofit XZone after-school program and other community functions. Wynne Lankford, the lead pastor at Southside Church of the Nazarene, which uses the 68,000-square-foot GCA building for services, spoke about the plans last... Read more
Ivey Memorial UMC and Gettings scholarships awarded
From left, sponsor Linwood Gettings, Matthew ‘Teddy’ Lipscomb, Rickey Booth, and Pastor Anita May Lucord are pictured above. Benjamin Holt is not pictured. Lipscomb, Booth and Holt each received $1,000 scholarships. Booth was awarded the Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church Scholarship, which is given to a church member. Booth... Read more
Village News goes to Israel!
A group of 22, mostly from Chester United Methodist Church, journeyed to Israel in October for a spiritual pilgrimage and vacation. In the background is the ancient walled city of Jerusalem as viewed from the Mount of Olives. Read more
Navajo Nation pumpkins made trip to Chester
An 18-wheeler packed full of pumpkins and gourds of different shapes, sizes, and colors recently arrived at Trinity United Methodist Church. Volunteers of all ages unloaded the produce onto the church’s front lawn at 6600 Greenyard Road. The church has partnered with Pumpkin Patch, pumpkinusa.com, each of the last... Read more
A local congregation will be offering something unique for its Good Friday service this year. Second Baptist Church, 5100 W. Hundred Road in Chester, invites the public to its 7 p.m. service on March 30, which will feature four jazz selections led by the church’s music minister, Cory Brown.... Read more
Enon Baptist Church has had a rich history and has always been a big part of the Enon community. Enon Baptist Church celebrated their anniversary on Oct. 8. John Alexander Strachan started holding worship and prayer services in his home at Point of Rocks in 1845. He and his... Read more
Enon Baptist Church has had a rich history and has always been a big part of the Enon community. Enon Baptist Church celebrated their anniversary on Oct. 8. John Alexander Strachan started holding worship and prayer services in his home at Point of Rocks in 1845. He and his... Read more