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Religion

  • Because of Jesus, death no longer produces fear

    This past week, our American culture celebrated Halloween.

  • Missionary Presents Program

    Vic Votaw, a missionary to Vietnam, recently presented a program to a Sunday school class at First Pentecostal Church in Vandalia.

    Dressed in Chinese clothing, he told the class what it is like to be a missionary. Votaw, right, is shown with the class, from left, Hannah Brown, Alexis Summers, Landon McDowell, Paydon Wilkerson, Alton Emerick and teacher Brenda Meyer.

  • Church Briefs

    Churches to open food pantry

    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.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    What a beautiful day to share with friends, sunny and warm – a day to be remembered.
    SoftFire (David and Patricia Pence and five border collies) started our meeting with music to lift our hearts. They are from Hillsboro, and were all set up ahead of schedule.

  • 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.