Church News


Calhoun Community Church
Welcome to the Good News from Calhoun Community Church. Our church family gathers at 9:30 a.m. for pre- church food and fellowship. This is a special time for visiting one with another, welcoming guests as they arrive for Worship, and signing cards of encouragement for our card ministry. We ring the church bell at 9:45 to call our church families to worship at 10:00.
Our prayer list this week includes Debby and Clint Land, Sondra Short, Jean Dittmer, Amber and Pat Dittmer and baby girl, Jerry Reed, and Dave Burson; the wars in Israel and Ukraine, our military men and women and their families, as well as those in service jobs that we depend upon daily. We pray for guidance as we continue to grow, here on the southeast corner of the Calhoun square.
Joys to celebrate: What a beautiful morning to celebrate and praise the Lord. We all enjoyed the cookies shared by Carol Lane for pre-church fellowship this morning; and thank her for sharing. Brylee Keller and Jackie Wilson lit the altar candles as well as were ushers for the collection. Special Music was a Praise Dance routine by Brylee and Jackie. Patty Dump shared the joy of attending a surprise 80th birthday party for her Aunt Margie. We are pleased to know that Debby Land and Jerry Reed are progressing and will be back in their usual pew soon. We praise the Lord for the cooler weather and the beauty of crops, gardens, and the array of beautiful flowers this spring. We are a diverse nondenominational group here at Calhoun Community Church, we try to have a little fun as well as praise the Lord during our church experience. We have Sunday school for the youngsters during our church time with Debbie Joy as teacher. It is such a joy for Ms. Debbie and the youngsters have a great time.
We invite you to be our guest any Sunday morning at 10:00, come dressed as you are comfortable. Plan to receive a blessing for your effort, bring the youngsters and we will be blessed by your presence.

Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter Day Saints)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints invites you to come worship with us each Sunday, 10am-12pm.
Sacrament Meeting is held 10am-11am.
Sunday School is held at 11 am-12pm on 1st & 3rd Sundays.
Priesthood and Relief Society meetings are held at 11am-12pm on 2nd & 4th Sundays.
Primary Class is held at 11am-12pm for children ages 4-11.
Nursery is provided at 11 am-12pm for children ages 1-4.
We have two full time missionaries (#660-890-4363) who are available to help teach us how to draw closer to our savior Jesus Christ and they are also available to help with family genealogy research. If you have questions, contact Brother Jerry Anspaugh at #660-351-3393.

First Baptist
On Sunday, Pastor Pat Findley delivered a message titled ‘What Jesus Prayed to See’. He began with describing the trinity - how our one true God reveals Himself in three persons. Jesus prayed for unity while referring to the trinity, His model for unification. While Christians may not agree on everything, there is unity in regards to the trinity. God’s people are God’s plan to share the good news of salvation. Our unity in Christ should be reflected in our unity with each other. Part of God’s glory is the authority He has given to us, creating us in His image for His mission. Jesus glorifies the Father by making a way for our salvation. Therefore, we should glorify God in a way that leads others to salvation. When we experience unity with Him, we glorify Him by sharing His story. God’s plan for church involves many different ideas and spiritual gifts, assembled together for the heart of Christ. The trinity is unity within the diversity of the Fater, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Celebrate Recovery is on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the Vansant location for anyone with hurts, habits, or hangups. Worship service times are 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and Sunday School is offered at 8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. For more information and upcoming events, please visit or find us on Facebook at ‘First Baptist Church – Clinton, MO’.
We invite those without a church home to join us in worship of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. First Baptist Church exists to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) by loving people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

First Presbyterian
Open your eyes and heart to God’s spirit. Let go of your fears and doubts. God pours his love on you, in you and through you to others. Be at peace and rejoice in God everyday. Thank Him for his loving presence. Using Acts 17: 22 – 28 Rev. Nancy Gillard brought the message The One Above All. Playing the anthem this week was our handchimes choir with the hymn “I Need Thee Every Hour” arranged by Lloyd Larson.
On Friday, June 7th the Presbyterian Women will meet at the home of Martie Zumbrunnen for their annual brunch. The food will be provided by the executive committee. All women of the church are invited.
There is now almost 100 brightly colored dresses for children in Africa hanging in our church foyer. Soon they will be packed up according to size and mailed to their distribution destination. This yearly mission project has been successfully completed for several years. Thank you to each individual who donated their time and talent to sew the dresses. The attention to detail tells the story of how love is put into every stitch. Be sure to stop by and admire them before they are packed up and shipped out in June.
Toothbrushes in all sizes are needed for the Center. Because Harvesters does not donate hygiene products, they are in demand. The Presbyterian Women request your help with this new mission endeavor. In the past we have donated several hundred toothbrushes. Let’s make a significant contribution once again. Please place all your donations on the foyer shelves.
Weekly Tai Chi classes are available for you. Tai Chi helps improve your balance and strengthen your core. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am in our Fellowship Hall and there is plenty of space for you. An advanced class is available on Mondays at 11:00 am.
You are invited to visit First Presbyterian Church. A group of friendly, loving people will be sure to make you feel at home. Worship begins at 10:30 am. A monthly newsletter and calendar of church opportunities are available on our website

Mt. Calvary Apostolic Pentecostal
“Jesus is the Best Friend”
Friend: a person who has a strong liking for the trust in another.
-A person who is not your enemy.
-Someone who helps you grow and supports you in tough times.
Jesus is not our enemy, supports us in tough times, and cares for us. We have to have a relationship with God.
James 4:4.
You have to believe in God to have a friendship with him. God wants us to trust him and believe in him. Abraham was called a friend of God because of his righteousness.
The angel of the Lord (usually, when it says the angel of the lord, that is God himself) and two other angels visited Abraham. They came as men and ate with Abraham, as it was custom to eat the meal that was prepared when travelers visited.
Many will question about God being a spirit. He didn’t have to be hungry in order to honor the custom. Jesus came in the flesh, and he ate while he was down here.
We want to be in a position where God says he knows us. That he can call on us because he knows he can count on us to do what he needs to get done. That is why he can call us his friend.
God viewed Moses as a friend. This is the relationship God wants for us.
Exodus 33:11.
Proverbs 18:24.
Elijah met with the 400 prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel. He had God in his heart. When we do things how God wants it done, he will be there for you.
Job 1:20-21.
Though Job lost everything and his friends run him down, he remained faithful to God. Even when his wife told him to curse God and die.
Peter told the beggar at the gate, that he had no gold, but in the name of Jesus, get up and walk. God sent the comforter to us when Jesus ascended to heaven. Peter had his friend with him.
John 15:13.
David killed a lion and a bear. God could have done it, but he used David, who gave God the credit. David saw God’s power. When David killed Goliath, Israel saw the power of God through David.
Paul had a thorn in his side, in our weakness, God performs miracles. Jesus is the best friend a person can have. God Bless.

Urich Baptist
We gathered on this Lord’s Day to worship our Savior Jesus Christ. Clint Keeney rang the church bell. Mrs. Julia Klinefelter led in the congregational singing with Mrs. Dixie Collins playing piano. We rejoiced with Jim Kelsay, Clint Keeney, and Emilee Stoneking on their birthdays. Randy Vogt and Clint Keeney collected the offering.
The scripture passage from interim Pastor Steve Sowell’s sermon was from Romans 2: 1-29. In this passage we are reminded that we are all sinners, but are to remain strong in our faith and repent of sins. The Ten Commandments are our guide to living a Christian life. We all have excuses for what we do, but it is necessary for us to abide in Christ, desire to be with Him, and to live daily to serve and please Him. Have a blessed week and spread love and kindness.

Valley Center United
Because of your promises, I believe.
We are an open and affirming church and welcome all to come and worship with us next Sunday morning at 9 am.
We send our love and best wishes to Dick and Laurie Stinnett for their 40th wedding anniversary and to Rev. Dane and Sharla for their 33rd wedding anniversary! Our mission leader Jim Neuenschwander gave us a report about our churches next mission trip. These trips are always a time of long days of hard work, reflection, fellowship, all mixed in with a lot of fun and laughter! These trips are truly a blessing to us as we step out and serve others that are in need. It is a feeling that is never forgotten. We thank the workers who cleaned up the tree and playground debris after the heavy winds and rains that came through the Valley Center community.
Our sermon this morning was, “Banishing our Hesitation”.
When do we push forward and when do we pause? Throughout our lives, we seek to understand where God is and what he is saying to us. Without any hesitation and by trusting in his plans, we do what God wants us to do.
But there are days that we may just ‘freeze’ and don’t know what to do. We hesitate and don’t have the traction to move forward and find our way. We may even feel insecure and a little fearful.
During each of these moments of our lives, whether we feel confident or not, it is important that we stop and listen to God and seek out what he is saying to us. It is about being courageous and believing in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. It is about the intentionality of learning from Jesus and sharing the Good News.
We are to set an example of Discipleship, not only as an individual, but also as the church.
Jesus extends his hand to you and offers healing, even when you don’t ask. He offers it without question or negotiation. We give thanks for his never-ending presence in our lives.