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Religion

  • Operation Christmas Child drop-off begins on Monday

    First United Methodist Church in Vandalia is again hosting Operation Christmas Child for this year, with collections being accepted beginning on Monday.
    The church, located at 127 N. Fouth St., is the Vandalia Relay Center for Operation Christmas Child, through which shoe boxes from both Fayette and Montgomery counties are accepted.
    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
    I hardly know where to start – our Veterans Day speakers were so inspirational!
    But let me do some housekeeping first. Pastor James Fackler was our leader and Donna Smith our pianist. We sang our regular welcome and Outreach songs, and need to give special thanks to Donna for not complaining about our out-of-tune voices. We sang “Happy Birthday” to Tonya Stout and Hope Holffstatler. We welcomed a newcomer, Beulah Nichols, and were saddened to hear about Marvin Stall of FAYCO becoming ill.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    My vocabulary isn’t large enough to describe the fantastic, awesome meeting we had today. It was really great! In case you didn’t make the meeting, let me describe it for you.

  • The meaning of 'transformational discipleship'

    Throughout 2014, I have been encouraging both of the churches I pastor to focus on discipleship. And I’ve been using the term “transformational discipleship.”  Let’s take a look at what those two words mean.

  • Church Briefs

    New ministry for mothers, children
    A new ministry for mothers with babies and young children is now offered at Parkview Free Methodist Church.
    Called "22:6 Playgroup," the faith-based group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Its name is derived from Proverbs 22:6, which says: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
    For more information, look up the group on Facebook or call the church at 283-0799.

    Veterans' Outreach Center has moved

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    The credit for our lovely piano music goes to Betty Stolte. Her fingers were on key and very limber, and moved like greased lightning, creating great music for our hearts. Beulah Brown was our leader today and led us in singing Happy Birthday to Mark Floyd, Lucy Brumfield, Henrietta Eggers, Gordon Schell, Chad Doll, Alacia LeSure and Brad Elmore. We sang in two styles – regular and according to Pastor Jim Fackler and Joan.

  • With unlimited faith, we witness the power of the Lord

    One day, as Jesus entered Capernaum, he was met by a Roman centurion. The soldier informed Jesus that his servant was gravely ill. Jesus asked the centurion if he wanted him to come to his house to heal the servant.

  • Church Briefs

    Ministry for mothers, children to start

    A new ministry for mothers with babies and young children will began on Tuesday at Parkview Free Methodist Church.
    Called "22:6 Playgroup," the faith-based group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Its name is derived from Proverbs 22:6, which says: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
    For more information, look up the group on Facebook or call the church at 283-0799.

    Free movie night at Parkview on Sept. 13

  • Liberty Christian hosts Steve Ladd

    Steve Ladd, a well-known, award-winning recording gospel singer, traveled from Tennesee to hold a concert at the Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown on Sunday evening, Aug. 24.
    Ladd sang and spoke to an appreciative audience of all ages. His 11-year-old son, Hayyden, accompanied him and operated the sound. Hayden also sings with his father sometimes.
    The Rev. Jim Dann, pastor of Liberty Christian Church, welcomed those present, many of whom traveled from other towns for the concert.

  • Perfect peace coming, and peace will fill our hearts

    All around us, we witness a world that is filled with hate. We see it in racism, ISIS, political parties and rioting, as well as among other disorderly events.