Out of al of the places I have chosen to worship, First Assembly offers something the others do not. The sense of family there is unique. Aside from the praise and worship, which is lively and energetic (along with a nice mix of traditional and contemporary), and the preaching, which is inspired, the church offers a feeling of community. There is a nice component visible in that you can witness several generation in worship together. That's powerful.
In Jeff, there's only one place to go for engagement, family, or wedding photos and that's Linda's. Everyone goes there. I challenge you to look through any resident's photos and not find one from Linda's. They are always of high quality. Moving to this area caused me to be a let learner of this fact, after i used a different wedding photographer. Never again.
Compared to other malls in the area, Columbia Mall stands head and shoulders above, but compared to malls in St. Louis it is found lacking. There are a lot of stores: Gap, Abercrombie, American Eagle, that cater to youger adults, but few for adult professionals. They could use a Banana Republic of a J.Crew. The best part is the children's area, which is phenomenal. My little guy would still be there if I let him, on the Carousel or the padded "vehicles."
Take a walk among the beauty of God's creation. Break away from civilization on well-marked paths that cross prairies, forests and ponds. Breathe the fresh air and watch the wildlife around. It's a great place to spend an afternoon. Check out the in door center as well. The exhibits are interesting for you whether you are 8 or 80. A family can have a blast, but so can a person seeking solitude.
The acountants are all good at Evers & Company, but one stands above the rest. Julie McMillian makes all of her clients feel like they are her only clients. She has a sweetness about her that accents her knowledge and competence in all things accounting. Trusting people with your finances is a huge risk, but it never feels risky here. And that's saying something.
For a town the size of Jeff City, a place like St. Mary's lets folks rest easier knowing that their medical needs are taken care of. When my wife's grandfather had a stroke, the whole family flocked to the hospital. There was a semi-reunion there. I remember the laughter echoing through the lunchroom as stories were retold. It was a place to reconnect, even in a time of loss and sadness. That's not just care, but soul care. Whatever you call it, it's good medicine.
They do a heck of a lot more at Jim Lewis than just tires, which they do very well in their own right. The hood release on my Chevy Lumina was pulled free from its handle on a winter morning and Phil and the guys spent the day trying to fix it for me. They didn't have the part, obviously, but they ordered it, sent someone to pick it up and repaired it by the next morning. Pretty good for some "tire" place.