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Religion

  • Take time during busy summer months to be still

    “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10).

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M.  Jett
    Surprise, surprise, surprise! This is what our leader, Beulah Brown, deals with best! Her kindness and patience show through adversity (such as, when people don't show up).

  • Church Briefs

    Center Pointe Church to hold flea market

    Center Pointe Church will sponsor an outdoor flea market this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the church building (the former Rural King store on Veterans Avenue in Vandalia).
    There is a small fee for those wanting to set up a booth.
    All proceeds from the sale will be used either for remodeling the building or for youth activities.
    For more information, call Allan at 423-2815 after 6 p.m.

    Steve Ladd at Liberty Christian Aug. 16

  • Church Briefs

    FWC Faith Crusade starts this Friday

    Family Worship Center in Vandalia will host a five-day Faith Crusade, beginning Friday and concluding next Tuesday.
    The speaker for the Faith Crusade will be Jonathan Suber, an evangelist who has ministered on five continents and in more than 50 countries during the past 30 years. He has pastored three churches and served as a missionary in West Africa, India and the West Indies.
    Accompanying him will be his wife, Stephanie. A speaker and musician, she has composed more than 100 songs.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By  Charlene M. Jett
    Our meeting on Monday went off without a hitch! It was good to see everyone, so pat yourself on the back for making it a good meeting!

  • OASIS group takes four-day outing to Wisconsin

    By Ginger Wells
    The OASIS group from First Baptist Church of Vandalia recently took a trip to Northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
    The theme of the trip was "Christmas in July." The group boarded the coach on Tuesday, July 15, and returned on Saturday, July 19.
    Each person brought bingo and Christmas grab bag gifts, and was anticipating a Christmas holiday – minus the snow and sleet. We got to know each other by playing games and singing.

  • 'Oh, that I had wings...for then I would fly away'

    A fellow minister of mine wrote this article. I hope it encourages the reader as much it has me.

  • Church Briefs

    Revival starts Sunday at Liberty Christian

    A series of revival services is planned at Liberty Christian Church, starting this Sunday and running through Wednesday, at 7 p.m. nightly. Mark Scott from Ozark Christian College will be preaching, starting on Sunday morning and continuing each evening during the revival.
    Music during the revival will be provided by the musical group Banbury Cross of Fouts Christian Church. The group will perform several songs written by band members.
    A pie night will be held on Wednesday after the service.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It was a good day on Monday for our weekly Evergreen Outreach meeting – not a cloud in the sky. We welcomed  everyone with music, smiles and handshakes. All signs of good friendship.
    Our refreshments  gave us time to get re-acquainted, since for some it has been a couple of weeks since we've seen each other.  We sang "Happy Birthday" to John Bollinger, and Randy Schukar gave us an update on his mom, Katy, who is in the hospital. We will pray for her.

  • Westerfield new pastor of Vandalia First Methodist

    The Rev. Terry Westerfield has been appointed pastor of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia. He comes to Vandalia after serving in the ministry for 29 years, with his most recent assignment being at the Paxton United Methodist Church.