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Religion

  • Christians should show God's love in all things

    The United Methodist Hymnal was published 21 years ago, following a substantial review process.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Church Briefs

    Revival July 27-30 at Liberty Christian

    A series of revival services is planned at Liberty Christian Church from Sunday, July 27, through Wednesday, July 30, 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 wonderful, welcoming music that opened this week's Evergreen Outreach meeting and raised our spirits. SoftFire (David and Patricia Pence and their border collies) welcomed everyone with old-time hymns.
    We shared refreshments and caught up with everyone, but we really missed FAYCO.  We also missed Katie and Randy Schukar. We hope that they can come next week; we count on them being here! We plan and hope to see you all.

  • What does God say about our treatment of the poor?

    You probably don’t know the name Curtiss Wilkerson of Whittier California; neither did I until I read about him in an issue of Rolling Stone magazine. And, unless you’re a Wall Street Journal reader (which I am not), you probably don’t know the names Angelo Mozilo or Kenneth Lewis, either.

  • Cast your burdens on the Lord to find real rest

    “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Monday was a great day for our Evergreen Outreach meeting! Bette Stolte welcomed everyone with our favorite classy tunes. She does such a good job, and we never want to stop! But alas, her fingers have been known to get tired.

  • Church Briefs

    'Weird Animals' VBS at First Methodist

    First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold a "Weird Animals" VBS this Sunday through Thursday, with the program running from 5-8 p.m. each day. A light dinner will be served from 5-5:30 p.m.
    During the event, participants will take part in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, experience Bible adventures and test "sciency-fun gizmos" that they will be able to take home.
    The VBS program is open to kids from preschool to fifth grade.