Pleasant Plain Friends; Prairie View UMC; First Baptist; Heartland Pregnancy Center
Gospel music artists at Pleasant Plain Friends
PLEASANT PLAIN — Gospel music artists The Phil & Pam Morgan Family will be appearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Pleasant Plain Friends Church in rural Pleasant Plain.
The multimedia concert is part of the group’s “Take A Stand” ministry tour. “Take a Stand” is not only the group’s signature song, it is a triumphant theme considering Pam Morgan was once told she would never stand or walk again.
The husband and wife team from Kansas City, Mo., began singing together full time in 1996, but their ministry came to an abrupt halt June 4, 2000, when their van crashed into a bridge and she was thrown onto the roadside. Pam Morgan suffered numerous injuries, including a broken neck that left her paralyzed from the chest down. Top surgeons said she would never feel or move most of her body again.
The couple immediately began a prayer chain from their website that soon circled the globe. Feeling and movement began to return to Pam Morgan’s limbs. In one year, she progressed from being wheelchair bound to walking unassisted.
Specialists still have no explanation for Pam Morgan’s recovery, but the Morgans attribute it to the power of God.
Exactly one year after the accident, Phil and Pam Morgan walked into a Nashville studio to record “Living Proof.” Phil Morgan, an award-winning songwriter, composed all the songs on that CD, as well as many recordings that followed.
Prairie View to host annual turkey supper Oct. 29
OLLIE — Prairie View United Methodist Church will have its annual turkey supper beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at the church near the intersection of Packwood Road and Highway 78.
The menu will include turkey and all the trimmings, as well as a salad bar and homemade pies.
Take-out orders must be placed prior to 5 p.m. by calling the church at 641-667-2502.
A freewill offering will be taken for the meal.
First Baptist plans business meeting, potluck Sunday
First Baptist Church in Fairfield will have a potluck and quarterly business meeting following its 10:15 a.m. worship Sunday.
Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service.
Heartland Pregnancy Center plans banquet
OTTUMWA — Heartland Pregnancy Center, which has been serving Ottumwa and the surrounding communities for more than 20 years, is gearing up for its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Indian Hills Community College cafeteria in the Arts and Science Center Building.
Cost per ticket is $12.50. Tickets can be reserved by calling the center at 641-683-3030 or Jean Dorothy at 919-5324 by Oct. 25.
“The banquet is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and we’d love to see each seat filled,” said Heartland’s board chairman Therese Cummiskey. “You’ll get an excellent meal and a great keynote. And this year, we’ll also be adding some silent auction items.”
The guest speaker will be Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The Family Leader.
The nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing “compassionate Christian care ... to families experiencing needs related to pregnancy.” It has served more than 16,000 client visits since it opened in 1993.