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By The Staff

Vacation Bible School set at St. James

Vacation Bible School is being held this Wednesday through Friday from 6-8 p.m. daily at St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
The VBS program is open to all children, ages 3-12. On Wednesday, participants will be planting a garden. On Thursday, they will have relays. The VBS will conclude with a family night cookout on Friday. Participants in the cookout are asked to take a hot dog fork, a side dish to share and a lawn chair.
The church is located at 727 W. Gallatin St. Telephone: 283-0725.

Still time to help with summer lunches

If you were unable to attend the recent volunteer meetings for the Summer Lunches for Kids program, there's still time to help.
Those who wish to volunteer or make donations to the program but were unable to attend the meetings are asked to call Pat Rhodes, 283-5372, or Northside Christian Church, 283-1970.
The mission of the program is to provide children with free and nutritious lunches during the summer months.
Organizers have learned that more than 50 percent of the children in Fayette County schools are eligible for free or reduced lunches during the school year, and offer this program to help families who struggle to serve three meals to their children during the summer.
Last summer, 3,367 lunches were distributed to children in Vandalia, Shobonier, Vera and Ramsey.
In addition to volunteers, who help make the lunches, organizers are looking for donations of creamy peanut butter, grape jelly and cash in order to prepare the individually wrapped sack lunches.

Brownstown First Baptist plans VBS

First Baptist Church of Brownstown will host Vacation Bible School, starting on Monday, June 4, and concluding on Friday, June 8. The program will run from 6-8:30 p.m. daily.
"Come Fly With Us" is the theme.

Send news items for L-U's church page

Each week, on The Leader-Union's 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 information, call 283-3374.