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By The Staff

Catholic women to hold deanery meeting

The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women of the Litchfield Deanery will meet this Thursday at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Gillespie. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 10 a.m., a business meeting and a luncheon.
Carlos Tejeda, associate director for the Office of Marriage & Family Life of the Springfield Diocese, will be the speaker at the luncheon. His topic will be "The Value of Marriage and Family Life."
The Litchfield Deanery consists of Catholic parishes in Macoupin, Montgomery, Christian and Fayette counties. For information, contact Joyce Knodle at 217-538-2085 or Rebecca Kerkhoff at 283-1628.

Jump For Joel Marathon is Sept. 24

Plans are under way for this year's running of the third annual Jump For Joel Marathon in St. Elmo at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.
The race, which allows participants to run, bike or walk (or a combination of the three) the 26.2 miles, is used to support the organization's effort to purchase food for more than 100 children at Gathiga Children's Hope Home in Gathiga, Kenya.
The event is organized by Lindsay Lash and Shana Stine. Registration fee is $26.20
"We've had a difficult time keeping up with the needs at GCHH recently," Lash said. "In particular, the food prices have skyrocketed with the shortage of corn in Kenya, and we're finding it increasingly difficult to feed the 106 children there."
For more information, call Lash at 292-0984. Stine can be reached at shana@jumpforjoel.org.


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.

First Presbyterian schedule changes

First Presbyterian Church of Vandalia has changed its worship schedule for the fall.
Sunday School will be at 9 a.m. and the worship service will be at 10:30 a.m.
 
Revival next week at Crown Point

Revival services will be held next week at Crown Point Church, beginning on Sunday and concluding on Thursday.
Speaking on Sunday at 6 p.m. will be Johnny and Elaine Gomez of Visalia, Calif., will be singing and preaching at 6 p.m. Sunday.
On Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m., the Rev. Greg LeDuc of Campground Church in Greenville will be speaking.
Crown Point Church is located seven miles south of Vandalia on Carlyle Road. For more information, contact the Rev. Pete LeDuc at 339-1646.