Category Archives: CHURCH NEWS

Arbela UMC to Host 64th Annual Lord’s Acre

Written on November 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm, by

The Arbela United Methodist Church will be hosting its 64th annual Lord’s Acre Sale on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Lunch of turkey, ham balls and all of the trimmings, including the most delicious homemade desserts in Northeast Missouri,  will be served for a free-will offering beginning at 11:00 a.m. An auction of items to answer […]

First Baptist Church Highlights November Community Worship Opportunities

Written on October 30, 2018 at 1:45 pm, by

During the month of November, First Baptist Church of Memphis will host and/or contribute to many community worship opportunities. Each Sunday in the month of November the church invites the community to join them for the activities. Starting with November 4th, First Baptist will host a Fall Festival that kicks off with games at 4:00 […]

Ministerial Alliance Seeking Volunteers for Clothes Closet

Written on August 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm, by

The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance met July 25 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church. Those in attendance were Mark Appold, Josh Black, Marie Ebeling, Dan Hite, Mary Lou Toft, Dee Wiley, Jack Sumption, and Karen Biggs. Visitors were Valerie Brown and Scott Wickert. Valerie Brown attended to speak to the group about senior life solutions. […]

Arbela United Methodist Church to Host Vacation Bible School

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:44 pm, by

All community children are cordially invited to attend three fun-packed evenings of Bible learning at the Arbela United Methodist Church, beginning July 25 through July 27. The excitement will begin with supper served at 5:30 p.m. each evening with lessons, crafts, and games all centered around the study of Galatians 5:22-23.  Dismissal is promised to […]

Josh Black Joins Baptist Church Staff as New Youth Minister

Written on July 2, 2018 at 10:29 am, by

What started as a plan to stay close to home turned into a move half way across the nation for a South Carolina man, but he and his family are at peace with the long-distance relocation as they believe it is part of God’s plan for them. Josh Black officially went to work for the […]

Memphis UMC Welcomes Reverend Mary Lou Toft as New Pastor

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:23 pm, by

The United Methodist Church in Memphis is excited to welcome and introduce Reverend Mary Lou Toft who will be serving as their new pastor beginning July 1st.  Rev. Toft is currently serving in Mt. Vernon, MO. Reverend Toft is a Divinity School graduate with a degree in Theology.  She has been an Ordained Elder for […]

Ministerial Alliance Hosts May Meeting

Written on May 31, 2018 at 11:12 am, by

The May meeting of the Scotland County Ministerial Alliance was held May 16 at the Lutheran Church.  Those in attendance were:  Mark Appold, Marie Ebeling, Dan Hite, Pamela Glasgow, Diane Koontz, Dan Hite and Jack Sumption.  Various matters were discussed. Melissa Hamm was on hand to discuss the MOMOM dental program. There will be a […]

Proud vs. Humble 

Written on August 27, 2015 at 8:59 am, by

God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. James 4:6 What does the Bible teach us about the virtue of humility? Humility is taught, commanded, and illustrated throughout the Bible. It is as important as repentance, faith, love and walking in obedience to Jesus Christ  and His commandments. Humility comes from Jesus Christ […]

New Mass Schedule for St. John

Written on August 4, 2015 at 10:24 am, by

Fr. Colin Franklin, recently installed pastor of the quad-parishes of St. John in Memphis, St. Aloysius in Baring, St. Joseph in Edina and the Newman Center in Kirksville, announced a new winter Mass schedule. Effective August 8, the weekend Mass at St. John will be at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays. There will be no Sunday […]

First Baptist Church Announces Special Easter Services

Written on March 26, 2015 at 9:29 am, by

The First Baptist Church in Memphis would like to announce their special Easter Service schedules and activities. On Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday, the Baptist church will be presenting an Easter Cantata, “Jesus Messiah” at two different times, once at 10:45 a.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. On Tuesday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m., everyone […]