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Religion

  • Bagwell Honored on Anniversary
  • Holy Cross VBS
  • Bagwell Honored
  • Surrending to Christ makes us a new person

    Every child knows the story of David and Goliath, even if they have never attended church. Everyone loves that story! What’s not to love about it? It’s appealing to most of us, I believe, because it’s a story of the “little guy beating the big guy,” it’s the story of the “least of us” standing up to and defeating the “high and mighty.”
    We all love to see the underdog winning against the top dog, and that’s what is so appealing to us.

  • Church Briefs

    MG church to host two free meals

    Two complimentary evening meals are being planned for the community of Mulberry Grove.
    This Thursday, First Church of Christ will be hosting a spaghetti and salad supper open to all children or adults who would like to attend.
    Then on Thursday, July 28, First Church of Christ will be hosting a fried chicken supper with trimmings at the church building.  This meal is also open to all adults or children who would like to attend.

  • Now is the time to study the Bible

    It has been said, “Time Marches On.” You can stop a clock, but you can’t stop time. It continues to march on without regard to our own time requirements.

  • First Methodist selling cookbooks

    First United Methodist Church in Vandalia is selling cookbooks that feature recipes collected from members and friends of the church.
    The cost is $15 per book, with proceeds applied to the church’s camping scholarships. The church has 23 young people sign up for church camp this year.

  • St. James team aids 'Journey for Jordan'

    The congregation of St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia recently formed a Thrivent Action Team to support the fundraising efforts of “Journey for Jordan,” a group of 75 bicycle riders who ride 183 miles, from Gays in Illinois to St. Louis, Mo., in memory of Jordan Giertz, to raise funds for Haven House in St. Louis.

  • Church Briefs

    Holy Cross VBS is July 17-21

    Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 726 W. Fillmore St. in Vandalia, will hold Vacation Bible School from July 17-21, 6-8 p.m. The VBS, with the theme of “Barnyard Roundup,” is open to children age 3 to sixth-grade age.

    'Sincerity' at Ramsey church

    “Sincerity,” a gospel group from the Decatur area, will perform in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Fellowship will follow the concert. There is no admission fee, and the public is invited.

  • Bethel VBS raises funds for 6:35

    Bethel Baptist Church of Vandalia held its annual Vacation Bible School from June 5-9, and as part of the VBS, an offering was collected every night in a competition between the boys and girls.
    The purpose of the offering was to purchase food for the 6:35 Food Pantry operated by the Fayette County Ministerial Alliance. Through the competition, $806.52 was collected.
    Bethel Baptist Church is located seven miles northwest of Vandalia on Ill. Route 185.