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Religion

  • 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.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It was pretty HOT, but we had a very fine meeting. However the church’s air conditioning bill may be a bit higher! Everyone made it safely to the meeting, which in itself was a big accomplishment. Thank you for coming.
    Our leaders today were Joyce Staff and Phyllis Rames, while Donna (Smith) Sharp played music as we all gathered together and shared refreshments. The cookies (peanut butter and chocolate chip) were provided by the Brownstown United Methodist Women. Thank you very much.

  • Women of St. James Lutheran again feed Jordan group cyclists

    For the third consecutive year, the women at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vandalia provided an evening meal for the 70 bike riders and support staff participating in “Journey for Jordan.”

  • Virden-35 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Virden celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday.
    Friends and family are invited to honor the couple at an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Rehoboth Baptist Church camp, located five miles north of Vandalia on U.S. Route 51 or five miles south of Ramsey.
    The former Iris Hughes, daughter of the late Marion and Marjorie Hughes of Rosamond, and Dennis Virden, son of the late Ralph and Verna Virden of Ramsey, were married on June 23, 1979, in Pana.

  • God freely adopts all of us into His kingdom

    Between the 1850s and 1920s, an estimated 250,000 abandoned or orphaned children were transported from Eastern cities to Midwestern, Southern and Western towns and farm communities for the purpose of giving them a better life, a life away from the dangers of street life.
    They were given one-way tickets and put on a train.

  • CDA members contribute to Summer Lunches

    Catholic Daughters of the Americas met on June 2 for its monthly meeting, which began with installation of new officers.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It was a great warm summer day for our meeting, and we made the most of it. We missed FAYCO!
    Our leader was Cindy Hunter, who told us about her recent “dog accident,” where her HUGE dog bit her golden retriever.  Naturally, a trip to the vet was required, but after careful examination, all was found to be well.