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A Missouri First: All White, All Black Churches Merge To be Bethel-Providence Christian

By Jeremy Thomas

History was made at Bethel-Providence Christian Church, 14700 New Halls Ferry, in Florissant on Sunday June 26. After weeks of planning and getting approval  from the two different churches, the all white congregation of Bethel and the all black congregation of Providence have joined together to form Missouri’s very first merged all white and all black congregations.

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North County Churches Uniting to Honor Mayor Lowery, Chief Wolf and Educators

North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU) will honor a number of  outstanding leaders in the community and the Metropolitan St. Louis Area at its 7th Annual Awards Dinner on April 10 at SSM DePaul Health Center in the May Center

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Send Us Your Community Photos For Print & Website

With the start of a new year, we are looking for more community participation in our newspaper and website.  Continue to send local news to: independentnws@aol.com.

This year, we plan to run more local photos of events from the Florissant Valley community. What might not appear in our print version, may appear be on our website: flovalleynews.com.

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North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU) Essay Winners

North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU) honored the winners of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Pratory Essay Contest last Sunday at a  MLK Celebration at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley.

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Sacred Heart Catholic, Atonement Lutheran, and St. Mark’s United Methodist Celebrate Joint Thanksgiving Service

By Carol Arnett

For 30 years, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Atonement Lutheran have celebrated Thanksgiving with an ecumenical service the night before, on Wednesday. Three years ago, St Mark’s United Methodist Church began participating.

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St. Andrew’s Methodist Celebrates 45th Anniversary

St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, 3975 N. Highway 67, in Florissant, known for its diversity, celebrated its 45th anniversary over the weekend with several events.

On Saturday, a  pot luck dinner was held followed by a musical review. On Sunday, a special service was held and a new renovated worship area was dedicated.

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