JOPLIN, Mo. —
~ The Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E. Seventh St., has scheduled three events.
A time of worship with the Word will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at
the church. The public may attend. Details: 417-673-1943.
The quilting group will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 and 17,
in the Green Room at the church. Details: Cleta Chappell, 417-499-4717.
³The Early Church,² a new video series by Ray Van Der Lann, will be shown in
the Green Room at 9 a.m. beginning Sunday, Sept. 8. For details contact Jim
Sheldon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ The Rev. Calvin Smith, with Creation Ministry International, will be guest
speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 4 at Abundant Life Campus, 6663 E. Newman Road.
The public is invited to attend.
~ A churchwide rummage sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 7, at Spring City Baptist Church, 6086 Dutch Elm Road in the Spring
All proceeds from the sale will go to the church¹s building fund.
~ A personal growth workshop will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7, at Unity Church of Joplin, 204 N. Jackson Ave.
The workshop is based on the book entitled ³The Four Agreements² by Don
Miguel Ruiz. The facilitator will be the Rev. Joy Walker, an ordained Unity
The workshop is designed to assist participants in identifying self-limiting
beliefs and consider new agreements to bring about freedom, joy, happiness
and a more fulfilling life.
Lunch will be provided. A suggested love offering of $25 would be
appreciated, but is not required.
Details and reservations: 781-6116, and leave a message.
~ James Wilson, a minister from Las Vegas, Nev., will preach Sunday through
Tuesday, Sept. 8-10, at the House of Prayer.
Wilson will preach at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services on Sunday, and at 7
p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
The church is on Highway 43, 10 miles north of Stone¹s Corner.
~ Willamae, a country comedienne, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8,
at Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid Ave.
Willamae is the country comic creation of Patti Beth Anderson. Often
referred to as ³The Minnie Pearl of Grand Lake² in Northeast Oklahoma,
Willamae¹s brand of humor includes tales on herself, her family, and she
pokes a bit of fun at good sports in the audience.
~ Four State Christian Singles recently elected new officers for the coming
Taking office on Sunday will be Jean Williams, of Webb City, president, Don
Eiken, Carthage, vice president, and Martha Tilton, Carthage,
Serving on the board of directors will be Connie Bolt and Debbie Lorenz,
Parsons, Kan., and Terry Heeter and Eric Tiregol, of Joplin.
Four State Christian Singles meets each Tuesday at Ryan¹s Steakhouse, 510 S. Range Line. Dinner is at 6 p.m. for dinner and programs begin at 7 p.m. The programs feature speakers and topics of interest to Christian singles. A variety of social events also are scheduled each month. The group is a non-profit nondenominational ministry.
Details: Jean Williams, 417-483-5700.
~ Boyce Mouton will be the guest speaker during the service at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday at Alba Christian Church, Main and Hatch streets.
Mouton has been a preacher for more than 50 years. He had student ministries in Illinois and Kansas and full-time ministries in California and Missouri.
He and his wife, Betty, have been serving with the Christian Church in Carl
Junction since May 1978. For 22 years he hosted the daily radio program
~ A first Friday gospel sing is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Fairview
Christian Church, 2320 Grand Ave.
This month¹s performers are Crawford and Co., and guests The New Tulsans, of Tulsa, Okla., and Linda Simmons, of Joplin.
The concert is free and open to the public, no tickets are necessary.
The gospel sing is held the first Friday of each month.
~ A fundraising spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the Andy Brown
Scholarship will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at
Central United Methodist Church, 6 S. Pennsylvania St.
The lunch includes spaghetti and meat sauce, salad, bread, drink and
dessert. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 11. Take-outs
will be available. Donations are welcome and tax receipts will be available.
Hosted by the church and organized by Andy¹s friends, all proceeds from the
meal will benefit the Andy Brown Scholarship, which is presented each year
at Webb City High School to a graduating senior. It is awarded regardless of
Brown, who grew up at Central United Methodist Church, graduated from Webb City High School and Missouri Southern State University. He died in a
mortorcycle/truck collision on Sept. 26, 1998, at the age of 22.
Details: Eileen Nichols, 417-483-8139.
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan.
~ First Methodist Church, 1310 East Ave., will begin a study of the Focus on
the Family¹s series ³Faith Lessons on the Holy Land² at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
The 15-week series is an in-depth video of the buried, distant, or otherwise
forgotten places where the stories of the Bible actually happened. The
series was written by Ray Vander Lann.
Coffee and cookies will be provided.
Details: 620-856-5996 or 620-856-5259.
~ A singing fellowship will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at New
Beginnings Fellowship, 320 W. Fifth St.
People are invited to bring and sing a couple of gospel songs. Finger foods
will be served after the song service and those attending are asked to bring
Pastor Ed McAfee invited the public to attend.
~ The Christian Writers Fellowship will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7,
at the Girard Public Library, 128 W. Prairie St.
This is a nondenominational group of beginning and experienced writers whomeet to inspire one another, share ideas, and help in perfecting the writing craft. Visitors are welcome.
Details: Sally Smith at email@example.com, or Julane Hiebert at
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