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Pictured left to right Kiwanian Joe Meeks, Kiwanis 2014 outstanding spiritual leader Dick Wamsley, and Kiwanis president Chris Weittenhiller


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club held its annual Prayer Luncheon at noon on Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

The Prayer Luncheon is a yearly event held by the local Kiwanis Club, to highlight the importance of spiritual values as part of the club's beliefs.

Long-time Kiwanis member and recently retired senior minister at Taylorville Christian Church, Reverend Dick Wamsley, was named the Outstanding Spiritual Leader by club officials this year.  Wamsley has organized the annual Kiwanis Prayer Luncheon for most of its 23 years of existence.

Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Cary Holman was a guest at the meeting, and told the local Kiwanis members that they were an example of service.

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Guest speaker was Doctor Randy Perry, recently retired directing pastor at Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal. Perry pastored the Taylorville United Methodist Church from 1990 thru 1999.  He told Kiwanis members and guests, that people of faith are all on the same side in ministry, quoting Scripture.

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Numerous guests attended Tuesday's Kiwanis Prayer Luncheon, including 5 members of the Taylorville High School Kiwanis Key Club, and 7 members of the Raymond-Harvel Kiwanis Club.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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