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Sunrise service, breakfast on Sunday at St. James Lutheran

St. James Lutheran will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. this Sunday.
Following the service, a breakfast will be served.
The church is located at 727 W. Gallatin St. in Vandalia.
For more information, call the church at 283-0725.

Easter morning schedule is announced by Bethel Baptist

Bethel Baptist Church will hold a full morning of activities this  Sunday as it observes Easter.
The schedule includes a sunrise service at 8:15 a.m., a breakfast at 9:15 a.m., an Easter egg hunt at 9:50 a.m., Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. and a musical program called "Redemption: The Power of the Cross," presented by the church choir at 11:15 a.m.

Christ Tabernacle in Herrick plans special Easter program

Christ Tabernacle will present a special Easter program titled "A Beautiful Exchange" this Sunday at 10 a.m.
Following the service, a helicopter Easter egg drop will be held at 11:30 a.m.
The church is located at 10 N. Myers in Herrick. The telephone number is 428-5600.

Metro Community Church to hold two services on Easter

Metro Community Church of Vandalia will hold two services on Easter morning. The first will be at 9 a.m. and the second will be at 10:45 a.m.
The church meets in the gymnasium of Vandalia Junior High School.
Dress is casual and the music is contemporary.

Garage sale planned for April 26 at Liberty Christian Church

Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown is planning a garage sale on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the programs for young people at the church.
A dollar bag promotion will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The church is located 51/2 miles north of Brownstown on College Street.
For more information, call 347-2271.

Gospel sing at American Farm Heritage Museum on April 26

A gospel sing will be held on Saturday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville.
Performing there will be The Liberty Belles from Columbia, Mo., and Sons of the Father from West Frankfort. Included in the group are Les Snyder and his two sons, Chris and Brent.
Dave Ramsey's 'Financial Peace' course now at FUMC

A nine-week course designed to help individuals and families gain control of their finances is now underway at First United Methodist Church.
The class will be held each Wednesday or Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Called Financial Peace University, the course features taped lectures by Dave Ramsey.
For information, call the church at 283-3684.

'Down East Boys' concert May 3 at Bethalto Church of God

The "Down East Boys" from Reidsville, N.C., will present a concert on Saturday, May 3, at Bethalto Church of God.
The Southern gospel quartet will perform at 7 p.m. at the church, which is located at 800 E. Bethalto Drive in Bethalto.
For more information, call Tom or Sheron at 259-0065 or visit the website: www.southerngospel4u.org.

Christ Tabernacle to hold Friends Day on Sunday, May 4

Friends Day will be held on Sunday, May 4, at Christ Tabernacle in Herrick.
Members are urged to invite someone to the 10 a.m. service that day.
Following the service, a meal catered by Witt's Smokehouse will be served. That meal is free to all visitors.
The church is located at 10 N. Myers St. in Herrick. The telephone number is 428-5604. The website is www.christtab.com.

Brownstown First Christian Church holding free breakfast

Members of the women's ministry and ladies fellowship at Brownstown First Christian Church are following Jesus' command to "love your neighbor as yourself" by holding a free sausage and pancake breakfast.
The breakfast will be held Saturday, April 26, from 8-10 a.m. at the church.

Submit church news to The Leader-Union's church page

Each week, on The Leader-Union church page, we present news about events in Fayette County churches.
If your church has news items or if you're planning an event, let us know and we'll share the information with our readers.
E-mail your news to: dbell@leaderunion.com. If e-mailing is not possible, send your news to The Leader-Union, P.O. Box 315, Vandalia, Ill. 62471, attention Dave Bell.
For more information, call 283-3374, extension 227.