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Blood drive Aug. 9 at Liberty Christian

A blood drive will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Liberty Christian Church from 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Donors are entered in a drawing to win a $250 weekly gas card, and will be entered in a car giveaway sweepstakes.
Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. Use the Liberty Christian code to schedule an appointment.
All donors must present a photo identification.

All-church garage sale at Liberty

Liberty Christian Church will hold an all-church garage sale on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the church in rural Brownstown. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Included will be clothing, knick-knacks, kitchen items, furniture and more. There will be a $1 bag promotion at noon, when buyers can get whatever they can fit into a bag for $1.
The church is located 5.5 miles north of Brownstown on College Street. For more information, call 347-2271.

Women's Christian fitness club  planned

Beginning on Saturday, a new Christian fitness club will begin at OUR PLACE in downtown Vandalia.
Called "The Spirit, Soul & Body Fit Ladies Club," the group will meet every Saturday at 507 W. Gallatin St. from 10-11 a.m.
It will include dance and exercise to gospel music. There will be a time of prayer after the class.
Participants are asked to bring water to drink.
There are no fees for the class.
For more information, call Patty Sprague at 780-1487.

Send news items for L-U's church pages
Each week, on the 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 them with our readers.
Send your news to: The Leader-Union, P.O. Box 315, Vandalia, Ill. 62471, attention Dave Bell, or e-mail to: dbell@leaderunion.com.
For information, call 283-3374.

Cross4Crowns concert Aug. 6

A concert by Southern gospel group Cross4Crowns will be held at Bethalto Church of God at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
For more information, call 259-0065.
The church is located at 800 E. Bethalto Drive in Bethalto.

The Master's Own Quartet at The Barn

The Master's Own Quartet from Fairmount, Ind., will be in concert at The Barn near Pana on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m.
Also appearing for the first time at The Barn will be the New Creation Trio from Assumption.
For more information, call Joanne Clark at 217-562-3526.

Brownstown church to host car show

Brownstown First Christian Church will host the second annual Shine for Jesus Car Show this Saturday at the Association of Christian Truckers Road Angel, located three miles west of Brownstown at U.S. Route 40 and Interstate 70. All cars and trucks are welcome to enter.
Registration is a $10 donation, and the show begins at 8 a.m. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m., and trophies will be awarded in each of three classes; Corvettes, trucks and all other Cars, with three age divisions for each class; 1957-86, 1987-99 and 2001-11.
The “Best in Shine” (show) Award will be a $150 cash prize. There will also be door prizes awarded during the show.
Indoor concessions will be available all day on-site by the Brownstown First Christian Church Youth Group.
The public is invited. For more information, contact Brent Keyes at 780-9311 or the church at 427-3687.