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By The Staff

'One Month To Live' series at Northside


What would you do if you discovered that you had one month to live? What would you do to make each day count? How would you relate differently with those you love?

Northside Christian Church in Vandalia will allow participants to ask those questions as they participate in a 30-day challenge presented by Kerry and Chris Shook, authors of the book, "One Month To Live."

The Sunday morning sermons (9 and 11 a.m.) and the Sunday evening Bible studies (6 p.m.) will deal with the 30-days-to-live topic. The monthlong series begins on Sunday, Sept. 5 and runs through the end of the month.


Sefton Township churches meet Sept. 11


The 128th Sefton Township Churches Convention will be held on Saturday,  Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at Liberty Christian Church, located five miles north of Brownstown.

Each participating church will present a program, and John Heischer will deliver the sermon.

An ice cream social will follow the program.


First Methodist to launch FUEL program


First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will kick off the school year with an ongoing Wednesday evening program called FUEL – Faith Used in Everyday Living. The first meeting will be next Wednesday.

The evening's activities start with a dinner from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by separate activities for the children, youth and adults from 6:30-8 p.m. The children will have Spiritsinger practice for 45 minutes, and then Bible lessons, crafts and games for 45 minutes. Youth members will meet in the Barn for games, worship and a youth group meeting. Adults will meet in the church library for a Bible study.

"We want this to be a time when every family can become a family of Faith Used in Everyday Living," said Stefanie Montgomery, director of youth and young adult ministries. "This program is not strictly for members of the church; it is open to every child. Parents are welcome, and we encourage them to join us for dinner and the adult Bible study. For children younger than preschool, we will have a nursery."

For more information, call the church at 283-3684.


Liberty Christian Youth Kickoff set


Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown is holding its annual youth kickoff

 The event started last Sunday with a swimming party at the Vandalia Swimming Pool.

This Sunday is youth Sunday at the church, with the 10 a.m. service focusing on young people. That evening, a concert given by nationally known band, "The Lads," will be held at 7 p.m. (See the band's website for more information: www.theladsband.com.)

Following the concert, a fireworks display will be presented outside the church.

Liberty Christian is located five miles north of Brownstown.

For more information, call 347-2271.


Mother of Dolors to hold rummage sale

Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia will hold its annual rummage sale this Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The event will be held at the parish center, which is at 705 W. St. Clair St. in Vandalia.

All items remaining will be sold at half price on Saturday.

Items for sale include clothing for infants, children and adults, as well as books, household items and more.

For more information, call the church at 283-0214.