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Saturday, June 20, 2009

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Jehovah's Witnesses hold conventions

The Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses will hold two public conventions in St. Charles, Mo. with a theme of "Keep on the Watch!" the weekends of July 3 to 5 and July 10 to 12. The events are part of a series of 319 conventions being held in 81 cities across the country this year. The St. Charles conventions are expected to draw up to 12,000 people, with many from Southeast Missouri, and will highlight benefits for readers and students of the Bible observing world developments and events. Programs for both weekends will be presented in English. Sessions will begin each day at 9:20 a.m. at St. Charles Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, Mo.

-- From staff reports

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Men's breakfast

Scott City First Assembly of God invites men of all ages to a free fellowship breakfast.

When: 7:30 a.m. today

Where: 312 Dearborn St., Scott City.

Father's Day breakfast

Centenary United Methodist Church invites men and their children of all ages to a breakfast.

When: 8:30 a.m. today

Where: 300 N. Ellis St., Cape Girardeau

Family concert

Champ Callahan and his family will perform a Mercy Rains concert at Fruitland Community Church.

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: 6040 U.S. 61 North, Fruitland

Benefit dinner

Christ Lutheran Church will hold a benefit dinner at the fellowship hall in memory of Penny Leirer, with a silent auction and drawing. Funds raised at the benefit will be matched by Thrivent Financial.

When: 3 p.m. today

Where: 248 Albert St., Gordonville

Super Saturdays Kids Carnival

Free family carnival for all ages with inflatable slides, obstacle course, games and more at Cape Community Church.

When: 2 p.m. today

Where: 2222 Bloomfield St., Cape Girardeau

Farewell reception

Grace United Methodist Church will hold a reception for the Rev. Scott Moon and Michelle Moon.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: 521 Caruthers Ave., Cape Girardeau

Vacation Bible school

* Centenary United Methodist Church will hold a free youth summer program with a game show theme.

When: 9 a.m. Monday through Friday

Where: 300 N. Ellis St., Cape Girardeau

* Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church will hold a summer youth program with a safari theme.

When: 6 p.m. Monday to Friday

Where: 3024 Highway 177, Cape Girardeau

Revival week

Randles General Baptist Church will hold a five-day revival with the Rev. Rudy Pittman.

When: 7 p.m. Monday to Friday

Where: 112 N. Henderson St., Randles

Educational program

The fourth session in a six-week educational program on Islam will be a presentation by local Muslims of personal stories of what Islam has meant in their lives. The program is at Abbey Road Christian Church.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: 2411 Abbey Road, Cape Girardeau

Block party

The First Baptist Church in Jackson will hold a block party with a performance by the Jackson Municipal Band, youth games and face painting.

When: Thursday

Where: Jackson City Park

Youth and adult project

Greater Dimension Ministries Church will hold a conference for youth ages 6 and up called "Bridge Project -- Transition for Kingdom, Transition for Life," along with praise, worship and homebuying seminars for youth and adults. The conference will focus on health, education, entrepreneurship, life skills, social and economic preparedness and having a personal and professional "God-centered" lifestyle. Cost for registration is $20 for youth ages 6 to 18 and $25 for adults age 19 and older.

When: Thursday to Saturday

Where: 723 Hackberry St., Cape Girardeau

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