Trivia Challenge – April

AnswerWilliam Shakespeare

Thursday – He is credited with writing 37 plays.

Wednesday – He was 18 when he married Anne Hathaway.

Tuesday – He invented over 1,700 of our common words.

Monday – This man would presumably be 454 years old today (if his baptism, which was recorded, took place 3 days after his birth).

Trivia Challenge – March

AnswerPeace Corps

Thursday – The program was established by Executive Order 10924, issued by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961.

Wednesday – Nearly 220,000 Americans have served in 141 countries through this organization.

Tuesday – Its purpose is to promote world peace and friendship.

Monday – This week’s answer is a government organization.

Minister’s Conference

Dear Brethren,

It is with extreme humility and thankfulness that we invite you to a minister’s conference to promote the unity of the church and the revealing of more truth. The church in Jerseyville has a long history of hosting such meetings beginning in the 1930’s and through every decade to the present. We have been blessed to have had the leaders of the past and present bless this local church with their presence. Please attend and prayerfully work to make this a profitable meeting.

The format for the services will be as follows:

Tuesday, April 17

Wednesday, April 18

Thursday, April 19

Friday, April 20

4-6pm Soup

7:00 Minister’s Meeting

8-10am Continental
Breakfast (plus Bacon)

10:30 Minister’s Meeting

3:00 Dinner

7:00 Minister’s Meeting

8-10am Continental
Breakfast (plus Bacon)

10:30 Minister’s Meeting

3:00 Dinner

7:00 Minister’s Meeting

8:30-10:30am Continental
Breakfast (plus Bacon)

10:30 Band Practice

11:00 Open Service

2:00 Dinner

There will be a meeting for the sisters Tuesday Evening at 7 pm, Wednesday 11 am, and Thursday evening 7 pm. The ladies’ meeting will be held at Open Door House of Praise across the street at 512 S. June St.
If any of the sisters would like to go to Josephine’s Tea Room and Gifts in Godfrey on Thursday, April 19, please call (618) 466-7796 and mention Gospel Assembly Church to make reservations for 11 am.

We pray for and look forward to your safe arrival. Please pray that God will have His way in this meeting.

Respectfully yours,
Clyde M. Shaw, Samuel Shaw, James Beck

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;…..Matthew 6:33


Beds in homes are extremely limited and are often pre-arranged. Godfrey Church also is assisting us with beds. If you need lodging, please call (618) 593–7301 as soon as possible.

If possible, please come prepared to take care of your own lodging. Below is a list of Motels in the area; please contact them as soon as possible.

Super 8

Jerseyville, IL

(618) 965-8520

Jerseyville Harvest Inn

Jerseyville, IL

(618) 498-6886


Hampton Inn & Suites

Alton, IL

(618) 433-8999

$115 mention
Gospel Assembly

Best Western Plus

Alton, IL

(618) 433-9900

$94 mention
Gospel Assembly Church

Best Western Premier

Alton, IL

(618) 462-1220

$109 group rate
code 31G

Super 8

Alton, IL

(618) 465-8885


Comfort Inn

Alton, IL

(618) 465-9999

$79 mention
Gospel Assembly Church

Also, there are several Bed & Breakfast establishments in the area.


We have a number of RV hookups. There are 3 – 30 amp & water hookups and 3 – 20 amp & water hookups. We also have 2 dumping stations.


If anyone from your church would like to work during the meeting, please send the information in an email to Information needed is NAME, Department (Kitchen, D. Room, Usher, etc.) and day and time.


Also, if you need transport from the St. Louis Airport please email Name, Airline, Flight # and Time of Arrival to If you cannot email, please call (618) 593-7301 with your information.

Trivia Challenge – January

AnswerLouis Braille

Thursday – At the age of 15 he created his own system of reading for the blind that is still used today.

Wednesday – Uncommon for that era, his parents made many efforts to raise him in a normal fashion.

Tuesday – He was blinded in both eyes as the result of an early childhood accident.

Monday – This French man was born in 1809 and died in 1852.

Trivia Challenge – December


Thursday – She also commissioned the building of its great Church of the Nativity in 327.

Wednesday – Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, promoted its rebuilding.

Tuesday – This city was destroyed during the second-century Bar Kokhba revolt.

Monday – This is a city whose name in Arabic means House of Meat.

Trivia Challenge – November

AnswerLydia Maria Child

Thursday – She is best known for writing a poem about visiting her grandfather’s house in 1845. It was called “The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day.”

Wednesday – She loved to visit her grandfather’s house.
Tuesday – She was born in 1802 and died at the age of 78.
Monday – This woman was an activist who fought for the rights of slaves, women, and Native Americans.

Did you know . . . by Makayla (2017-18 edition)

5/22/18 – In total there are said to be around 400 million dogs in the world.

3/19/18 – A type of monkey in Japan which is called a Macaques can use coins to buy vending machine snacks.

1/23/18 – Swans only have one partner for their whole life. If their partner dies they could pass away from a broken heart.

11/2/17 – Over forty million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving.

Did you know . . . by Joel (2017-18 edition)

5/21/18 – A 12 oz jar of peanut butter requires about 540 peanuts to make.

3/15/18 – If coloring wasn’t added to Coca-Cola, it would be clear. (The rumor that it would be green is false.)

12/19/17 – There are approximately 25-30 real Christmas trees sold in the Ū.S. every year.

10/24/17 – The spring peeper is named for the sounds it makes as a sign winter is over and spring is coming.

Trivia Challenge – October

AnswerSydney Opera House

Thursday – After 15 years of construction, this building was opened and dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II on tomorrow’s date in 1973.

Wednesday – Its different roofs look like ships’ sails in the harbor.

Tuesday – It is built on the Nennelong Point in Sydney, Australia.

Monday – This building is the most famous work of Danish architect, Jørn Utzon.