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About Ben Frentzel

I'm a Journalism student in the Strategic Communication sequence at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It's basically a big fancy name for Advertising and PR.

Christmas giving options are available at Grace Bible Church

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By BEN FRENTZEL

neighborhoods@ColumbiaMissourian.com

All they want for Christmas is what they need.

Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Road, is organizing a couple ways this season for people to donate much-needed items to local children.

  • New shoes are being collected for children of the Quest School. To donate, e-mail office@gracebiblecolumbia.org.
  • A winter coat drive started Dec. 12. The coats will help children at one or more local organizations. Leave new or gently used winter coats at a designated area in the church lobby.
  • If you’re unsure of how you can help and would like to send a check, make it payable to Grace Bible Church with “Christmas benevolence” in the memo line.
  • Canned goods are still being collected for the church’s Mobile Home Outreach. People are encouraged to bring a few items per month throughout the ministry, which begins in January.
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Grace Bible Church plans mobile home community outreach

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By BEN FRENTZEL

neighborhoods@ColumbiaMissourian.com

Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Road, is putting its theme for this year into action – love one another.

Beginning in January, a small group of members will make regular visits to mobile home communities near the church to hand out canned goods and messages from the church.

“This is a method we could use to break the ice,” said Conrad Hake, one of the ministry’s key organizers. He said there are no strings attached and the purpose is not to be condescending. Continue reading

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“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” at Grace Bible Church

Grace Bible Church is performing this year’s Christmas musical at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 and at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas” is set in 1941 and is meant to entertain and challenge people to think about their hopes.

Tickets can be picked up Sunday, Nov. 21 at a table in the church lobby or by calling the office at (573) 449-6794.

– Ben Frentzel

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‘Study Break’ at Grace Bible Church

College luncheons are taking a break until next semester at Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Rd. But there’s still a hang-out planned for college students in Columbia before Christmas.

Worship Pastor Rob Pilant invited swamped scholars to a “study break” at Grace Bible Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. The agenda includes studying, playing games and simple relaxation.

-Ben Frentzel

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Columbia children take tour of ‘Horror Veggies’ art series

Chris Talley, 26, led a group of children from Columbia’s Finest Child Development Center through his graphic art series Friday, Oct. 29. His “Horror Veggies” paintings were on display at Parkade Center, and each one fit into the elaborate story he told. 

Check out an audio slide show about the art and story on the Missourian website.

– Ben Frentzel

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Halloween costumes and fun at Nite Lite Bright Lite festival

By BEN FRENTZEL

neighborhoods@ColumbiaMissourian.com

Grace Bible Church, 601 Blue Ridge Road, held its second annual Nite Lite Bright Lite festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31.

The event was a chance for both members and nonmembers to bring their families, dress up, get their faces painted and have some old-fashioned Halloween fun. Continue reading

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Haunted house and art at Parkade Center

By BEN FRENTZEL

neighborhoods@ColumbiaMissourian.com

Ben Gakinya had a classic idea – a haunted house for the local children. But this year, that simple concept grew into something unique.

Moberly Area Community College teamed up with Parkade Center for a spooky fundraiser Friday, Oct. 29. Toiletries and cash were accepted as donations to benefit Coyote Hill Children’s Home. Continue reading

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