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Fish fry is Thursday at First Methodist

The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold its annual fish fry this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the church.

Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. For the fish fry, enter the church from the back parking lot.

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


Northside to start new series on cults

Northside Christian Church of Vandalia will be offering a new study titled "Jesus of the Cults," beginning this Sunday.

The new class will be offered during the Sunday School hour, which begins at 10:15 a.m.

The study begins this week with a session on "Mormanism and Christianity."

For more information, call the Rev. Carl Rhodes at 283-1970.


Augsburg to celebrate All Saints Day

This Saturday evening, Immanuel Lutheran Augsburg Church will celebrate All Saints' Day with a service at 6 p.m.

The sermon, titled "Appearances Can Be Deceiving," is taken from I John 3:1-3.

The church is located on the St. Peter blacktop, four miles east of U.S. Route 51.

For more information, call the Rev. Bruce Milash at 846-8383.


Catholic women to meet in Vandalia

The Litchfield Deanery, which consists of Catholic parishes in Fayette, Christian, Macoupin and Montgomery counties, will hold its tri-annual meeting next Tuesday at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a celebration of Mass by the Rev. Joseph Havrilka at 10 a.m. Registration is $1.

A memorial service for deceased CCW members will be held during the Mass. Parishes in the Litchfield Deanery are asked to send names of deceased CCW members to Rebecca Kerkhoff, deanery president. Her address is: 627 S. Elm St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471. Those names also can be e-mailed to her at rlkerkhoff@yahoo.com.

The business meeting, luncheon and fellowship time will follow the Mass at the Parish Hall.

The meeting is open to all Catholic women in the deanery.

The mission of the Council of Catholic Women is to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service.


Send news items for L-U's church pages

Each week, on the church pages, 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.

Church news also can be e-mailed to: dbell@leaderunion.com. For more information, call 283-3374, extension 227.