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Lenten Luncheon schedule set

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By Panzi Blackwell

The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance this week announced the schedule and speakers for this year's Lenten Luncheon series.
The luncheons are held each Wednesday during Lent, beginning at noon and concluding by 1 p.m. They are held at a different church each week.
This year's theme is "Unity."
The following is this year's lineup:
Feb. 29 – First Christian Church (283-2001). Speaker: Scott Smith, First Church of God youth pastor.
March 7 – First Church of God (283-1718). Speaker: Ryan Paine, layman at First Baptist Church.
March 14 – St. James Lutheran Church (283-0725). Speaker: Courtney Taylor, Northside Christian Church youth leader.
March 21 – Mother of Dolors Catholic Church (283-0214). Speakers: A "Medley of Ministers," including the Rev. Robert Weaver of First Baptist Church, the Rev. Robert Francisco of First Christian Church  and the Rev. Rodney Caswell, First Assembly of God.
March 28 – First United Methodist Church (283-3684). Speaker: J.D. Vieregge, layman at First United Methodist Church.
April 3 – First Baptist Church (283-0313). Speaker: Bud Morrison, layman at First Christian Church.
To help the host church prepare enough food, participants are asked to make reservations at the church hosting the luncheon each week.