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Religion

  • We don't need resolutions – we need a new life

    Are you a Christian? Likely most of you would say, “Of course” – I would not be reading the Minister’s Forum if I wasn’t a Christian.

  • Catholic Daughters members hear reports

    The Mother of Dolors’ Catholic Daughters meeting on Jan. 5 was called to order by Regent Debby Themig, who opened with the pledge to the flag and one decade of the rosary for Brian and Virginia Garner. Everyone was asked to finish this rosary on their own.
    Correspondence included thank-you cards from Bonnie Murray, Lighthouse Pregnancy Center and Port Arthur International Seafarers Center, and a letter from George Green with correct address for his mother, Gertrude Green.

  • Church Briefs

    Liberty hosting financial training

    Liberty Christian Church will host Financial Peace University training for nine weeks, Feb. 5-April 2.
    The sessions will meet for about 90 minutes each week, starting at 6 p.m. They include video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, presenting Biblical, practical steps on handling money.
    The church is located 5½ miles north of Brownstown on College Avenue.
    For more information, call John Schaub at 292-2160 or email him at topcutwalnut@gmail.com.

  • Sometimes, we are able to answer our own prayers

    A few years ago, making and keeping – or failing to keep – resolutions for the new year was more talked about than in recent years. But it is still important to set goals, and the New Year holiday is a great time to start fresh on a new journey.

  • VCA Christmas Program

    Vandalia Christian Academy students presented their Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Vandalia.

  • Start the new year by practicing your follow-through

    The new year is here, and with it is often comes a resolution to get into shape.
    I have been to a store that sells used exercise equipment. It is called Second Wind Exercise Equipment. I have observed that following Christmas, many stores have sales on exercise equipment.
    They offer discounts and incentives for purchasing the most modern and up-to-date equipment.
    A few months later, folks begin selling their latest and greatest exercise equipment simply because they don’t use it.

  • We don't need resolutions – we need a new life

    Christmas is over, and as 2014 draws to close we look forward to a New Year. It’s that time of year when many people make New Year’s resolutions.

  • Church Briefs

    Northside Christian adds service
    Due to increased attendance, Northside Christian Church in Vandalia will begin holding an additional Sunday morning service on Dec. 7.
    The new service times are 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
    Northside Christian offers a blend of traditional and contemporary music in a casual atmosphere. For more information, call 283-1970.

    Methodist Christmas cantata is Sunday

  • Operation Christmas Child

    This year's Operation Christmas Child netted 2,322 shoe boxes of Christmas items. Last week, members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Vandalia Community High School loaded the boxes into a trailer for transport.

    First United Methodist Church in Vandalia served as the relay center of Fayette and Montgomery counties. Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide children’s project of Samaritan’s Purse that used gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting boys and girls know that they are loved and not forgotten.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It is the time of the year that we need to remember the reason for the season of celebration and history of Evergreen Outreach.
    The foundation of Evergreen Outreach is based in the Bible (Mathew 25:40), which inspired Phyllis Rames (the founder) more than 45 years ago. It means that whatever you do to the least of these, you have done to me (Christ). It points to Christ’s life of kindness and mercy, which we are to emulate.