Religion briefs

Thursday, October 3, 2019

MINER, Mo. — A benefit auction will be held at 5 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Chapel By the Lake. All proceeds will go to Nicholas Simmons for medical supplies and bills after he was injured in an accident. There will be food and drink as well.

SIKESTON — LIFE CHAIN 2019 will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the intersection of Main and Malone. This national event is a public witness of pro life individuals praying for our nation and an end to abortion. Churches from Sikeston and the surrounding area will stand silently and prayerfully holding signs that support life and oppose abortion. For more information, call Kathy Mitchell 472-0357 or Michelle Terrell 471-4649.

BERTRAND, Mo. — The 73rd homecoming at Cornerstone Church, 307 West Cedar St., in Bertrand will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6. Guest singers will be Heavenly Highway. Dinner will follow the service.

SIKESTON — Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at First Baptist Church, 1101 N. Main, in Sikeston in the community room located at the south end of the church.

CWF is an inter-denominational gathering without any membership requirements. Attendees can enjoy muffins, coffee, juice, fellowship and inspiration. A $2-donation is always appreciated; no reservations are necessary. Please remember to bring paper products for the community service project, The House of Refuge.

Lola Armstrong of Charleston will be the speaker. A graduate of East Prairie High School, she as a young woman moved to St. Louis where she worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in the billing department. There, she met her husband, Bill Armstrong, a former paratrooper in the U.S. Army and later a supervisor with TWA. They traveled the world and on one of the planes diverted to Newfoundland on Sept. 11, 2001, following the attack on the World Trade Center. She will share her faith journey and ways to keep Christ in the center of life.

MINER, Mo. — Miner Baptist will hold their annual Judgement House on Oct. 16, 19, 20, 23, 26 and 27. An alternative to the haunted house, Judgement House is a 6-scene walk-through drama that makes people aware of the reality of heaven and hell. It also shows those who attend that hell is the ultimate haunted house. This year’s never before seen presentation is entitled “Why.” Wednesday tours are from 6-8 p.m. with Saturday tours 5-9 p.m. and Sunday tours 5-8 p.m. Tours begin every 12 minutes and last one hour. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations at (573) 471-4266 are recommended. Children should be at least 10 years old and admission is free.

SIKESTON — The Willing Working Women’s 12th Annual Women’s Conference will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18 and 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 127 W. Trotter, in Sikeston.

The theme is “Jesus is the anchor of my soul.” Speakers will be Evangelist Gloria Wilderness of Faith Temple Complex Church of God in Christ in Hayti on Thursday; Bishop Ron Webb of Mount Calvary Powerhouse Church in Poplar Bluff on Friday; and Dr. Kimberley Blissett of Divine Temple Church of God in Oran on Saturday.

Registration is at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Lunch will be served on Saturday after the service.

CHARLESTON, Mo. — The Charleston United Methodist Church will hold its 25th Annual Bar-B-Q on Oct. 18 at the Family Life Center located at 1700 E. Marshall St. in Charleston, Mo. The serving time is from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Barbecue sandwiches, slaw, baked beans, desserts and drinks will be served. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Adult tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Carryouts are available. For more information contact the church office at (573) 683-6188.

SIKESTON — Concordia Lutheran Church, 836 Park Ave. in Sikeston, is hosting its annual Oktoberfest Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Family Life Center. 

The menu includes smoked bratwurst, ham, large all beef hot dogs, applesauce, sauerkraut, slaw, German potato salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, buns, bread, dessert and drink.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are free. Dine in or carry out. Everyone is invited to attend worship at 10:30 a.m.  Please call 471-5842 for tickets or more information. Contact the church at

SIKESTON — A gospel meeting at Shady Acres Church of Christ, 1440 Ables Road in Sikeston, will be held Oct. 20-23. The guest speaker will be Spencer Furby. Four meetings are scheduled on Oct. 20 beginning at 9 a.m. Mission Possible; 10 a.m. Submit to One Another; 4 p.m. Youth Emphasis (all ages); Sunday 5 p.m. Why Return to God. Other meetings are Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. What Was That Look?; Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Is the Servant Listening and Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Ready or Not…

SIKESTON — The Green Memorial Church of God in Christ, 113 Clayton Ave., will hold a free community dinner from 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

MINER, Mo. — The Miner Baptist Church will present Celebrate Recovery every Tuesday night. It is a Christ centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurts, habits or hang-ups of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. with Large Group Worship at 6 p.m., Small Group Sharing at 7 p.m. and desserts at 8 p.m. Call 471-1331 for information. Child Care provided.

DEXTER, Mo. — For those who are struggling with addiction or struggling with life, there will be a group that meets Sunday nights at 6 p.m. at Risen Church, 15 E. St. Francis in Dexter. The group aims to restore hope, change lives and reclaim relationships through God’s love and Biblical truth. Free child care will be provided. Find them on Facebook (@fixedbyjesus) and Twitter (@fixedbyjesus).

MORLEY – The Church at Morley, 112 N. Kirkwood, will host a free dinner the first Saturday of each month. Residents of the city are invited to bring their families and eat, starting at 6 p.m.

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