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Religion

  • We must take the message of Christ to the world

    On Oct. 7, my wife and I took a two-week vacation and traveled to the Northeast to enjoy the fall colors of the New England states.

  • Pastor Installed At Augsburg

    The Rev. Josh Frazee was installed as pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Augsburg on June 30.

    Frazee is shown in front of a group of area pastors who were present for the installation. In the front row, from left, are the Rev. Jerry Bagwell, the Rev. Doug Meyer, the Rev. Phillip DeVries, the Rev. David Hoehler and the Rev. Joel Fritsche. In the back row are the Rev. Peter Kolb, the Rev. Earl Brown, the Rev. Dick Krenzke, the Rev. Jim Wright and the Rev. Clayton Vail.

  • Church Briefs

    Food pantry to open Nov. 7  

    A new food pantry in Vandalia, operated by an offshoot organization of the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance, is scheduled to open Thursday, Nov. 7.
    Named the 6:35 Pantry, the operation will be run by the Vandalia Association of Churches, an affiliation of pastors that was formed as a 501c3 non-profit organization. It will be located at 214 N. Elm St., just south of Randolph Street near the city garage.

  • FUMC names ministry director

    Cody Battefeld, a native of Meredosia and a spring 2012 pastoral ministry graduate of Greenville College, has been named director of ministries at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene Jett

  • After trying it our way, it's time for repentance

    Christians are crying out that our country was founded on Christian principles by men and women who were Christians.

  • Church Briefs

    WJLY Sharathon this week

    WJLY Christian radio station of Ramsey, 88.3 FM, will hold its annual Sharathon this Thursday through Saturday at the station south of Ramsey.
    Included in the three-day fundraising effort will be an open house at the station on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included in the events are kids activities starting at 11 a.m., a luncheon of chili dogs and soup at noon, musical performances by Janie Steele and a bluegrass group Scrap Iron and Gold at 12:30 p.m., and events such as hayrides, candle-making and free family photos.

  • Find yourself worrying? Focus on God's agenda

    I have a confession to make that I am not proud of, but that I do struggle with in my life. My confession is that I am a worrier. In fact, I’m no ordinary run-of-the-mill worrier, I am a purebred worrier.

  • Community worship service idea aims for unity

    First, I am going to shamelessly promote an event that is happening at Vandalia First Baptist Church this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    We had a really nice cool fall day for our meeting Monday, and we had a full house! Joyce Staff was our leader and activities manager. Betty Stolte played the ivory piano keys and jazzed it up quite a few times! We sang our "Welcome" and "EO" songs, and then "Happy Birthday" to Brenda Reese, Edna Strullmyer, Phyllis Rames (who just returned from visiting her daughter in Tennessee), Madonna Latimer, Carey Meyer, Evelyn Edwards, Joe Hoffman, Tina Lograsso, Brian Eller and Patty Sprague, who has moved to Texas.