Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 3

As an intermission between Republican politicians, the Allegiance Color Guard from Dundee came marching by. Horses pulling a stage coach also added interest. A necessary component of any parade with horses is a place to put any horse apples. The … Continue reading

Kairos – Prison Ministry that Changes Lives

“God says, ‘If you don’t love your brother, you don’t know me.’” That was part of what Bud Gregory of Kairos Prison Ministry of Illinois had to tell of his weekend experiences at Stateville participating in four-day weekend retreats for prisoners. … Continue reading

The Big Bangs

University of Chicago doctoral student Tyler Natoli spoke to the United Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake Saturday morning about his stay in Antarctica. He has just returned. He is part of the team that … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Methodist Church Quilt Sale This Weekend

Great place to find reasonably priced gifts, so I’ll just re-run last year’s article below. This is where I buy my $15 gifts for our Crystal Lake Kiwanis Christmas grab bag. I’ve even found items for $10. The items are … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Methodist Church Quilt Sale This Weekend

Great place to find reasonably priced gifts, so I’ll just re-run last year’s article below.  This is where I buy my $15 gifts for our Crystal Lake Kiwanis Christmas grab bag. This weekend the Scrappy Quilters of the United Methodist … Continue reading

A Letter from Joplin – Part 1

What follows is the first part of a long note from my sister, who lives in Joplin. Mercifully, her family lives in Leawood, about a quarter of a mile south of the Interstate on which I saw a photo of … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Irregular

It was before the Maundy Thursday night service at the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake. I was taking pictures of the choir, which was scheduled to sing five songs during the service. Why my Andy’s Family Restaurant Emmaus … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A County Fair Booth

Besides the cows and pigs and rabbits, turkeys and rabbits, there were a fair number of religious groups at the McHenry County Fair. I saw two familiar faces. They had handed out a number of Spanish Bibles at the immigration … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A County Fair Booth

Besides the cows and pigs and rabbits, turkeys and rabbits, there were a fair number of religious groups at the McHenry County Fair. I saw two familiar faces. They had handed out a number of Spanish Bibles at the immigration … Continue reading

Ivory Coast Admitted to Full Status in Methodist Church

Haven’t seen me write much on foreign countries here, have you? I’ve written about the building of really inexpensive schools in Angola by Rise, International. I’ve written a story about a Methodist missionary who will is trying to teach Zambian … Continue reading