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Religion

  • 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.

  • Church Briefs

    Life Chain event to be held in Vandalia on Sunday afternoon

    Members of local churches will participate in the national Life Chain observance this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Gallatin Street.
    According to organizers, the event is designed as a "peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for prayer for our nation and for an end to abortion."
    For information, visit www.lifechain.net, on Facebook at Life Chain Vandalia or call 339-7783.

  • Church Briefs

    Life Chain event to be held here Oct. 6

    Members of local churches will participate in the national Life Chain observance on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Gallatin Street.
    According to organizers, the event is designed as a "peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for prayer for our nation and for an end to abortion."
    For more information, visit www.lifechain.net, on Facebook at Life Chain Vandalia or call 339-7783.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    What a beautiful day for our meeting! Good weather, friends and music!
    SoftFire (David and Patricia Pence from Hillsboro, plus their five border collies) were our entertainers today. Cindy Hunter was our leader, and she also brought homemade cookies.

  • Try thinking of Sunday as your grace period

    “Let everything that breaths, praise the Lord.” (Psalm 150:6)
    “And above all these, put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Monday was one of those "just plain fun days" at Evergreen Outreach, and it suited me perfectly! Betty Stolte was on the piano, playing songs to welcome and lift everyone's heart. Judy and Bob Varga, and Randy Schukar were our entertainers for the day, and they were already set up with all their electronics. We announced our attempt to get approval for pictures and videos of our meetings posted on our new Facebook page. We will let you all know when the approvals have arrived.

  • Ten Commandments are foundation of our nation

    A minister friend of mine posted this recently on his blog:
    “Four hundred years of slavery had ended with the glorious exodus and the crossing of the Red Sea. Now the challenge was a new fledgling nation with an inexperienced leader contending with a crowd of several million unhappy people.
    "In a wilderness-like desert, without water or food, Moses had to lead several million people to the Promised Land. The task was enormous.