FUMC youth to hold chili supper Dec. 5
The youth group of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will be holding a chili supper on Sunday, Dec. 5, to help fund its mission trip next summer to Barnesville, Minn.
The meal will be served following church and Sunday school in Wesley Hall, on the lower level of the church. The menu includes chili, peanut butter sandwich, dessert and drink.
For more information, call the church at 283-3684.
Forgiven Trio to perform at The Barn
The Barn in rural Pana will host a Christmas program by the Forgiven Trio of Lawrenceburg, Ind., on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.
There is no charge for the program, but an offering will be taken.
This will be the last program at The Barn until April 2.
Community Thanksgiving Meal planned
The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance will host its fourth annual Community Thanksgiving Meal this Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home.
The free meal is open to anyone who would enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving with others.
Persons in need of transportation to the American Legion Home, which is located at 321 S. Seventh St., should call the First Baptist Church at 283-0313 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Caring & Sharing preparations starting
The Fayette County Caring & Sharing program – which provides Christmas baskets for needy families in the county – is nearly ready to launch its 2010 collection effort. Distribution will be Dec. 13-18.
Once again, Mother of Dolors Catholic Church will serve as the collection and distribution point for the program. Among the items being sought are: non-perishable food items, new or like-new toys, winter clothing (mittens, hats, gloves, scarves and socks), hand-held games, hair accessories, Christmas decorations and disposable tableware.
Monetary contributions are used to purchase perishable foods and special gifts. Those contributions should be made at First National Bank or First Bank locations in Vandalia.
For more information, call Bob and Marlys Hayner at 283-4579, Jackie DuPlayee at 283-2651 or Pat Rhodes at 283-5372.