• Our churches need some 'Tango Mike Mikes'

    Monday was Memorial Day – a day off work for many and  no school for the kids. Even the YMCA was closed, so we all had an excuse to be lazy. And now that Memorial Day is over, our thoughts shift to the approaching summer.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    The recent changes Mother Nature provided for us this last week can probably be remembered for some time. But we are still in the month of the Emerald – the rich green birthstone that depicts the landscape of colorful flowers and trees. This time of year also brings special occasions, which includes: graduation, weddings and community activities.

  • Church Briefs

    Liberty Christian to host singers June 8

    On Sunday, June 8, Liberty Christian Church will host the Vintage Gospel Lads.
    The Southern gospel group will present a concert at 9 a.m. and then will lead the worship service at 10 a.m.
    The church is located 5-1/2 miles north of Brownstown on College Avenue. For more information, call 347-2271.   

    The Williamsons to perform in Bethalto

  • Pray for a miracle – that God would bring revival

    I still believe in miracles. It may not be popular in our day and it is certainly not expected in our churches, but nothing is impossible with God.
    Miracles are supernatural occurrences. They are either divine intervention, interrupting of natural laws, or they are laws known only to God.

  • Baccalaureate Service at VCHS

    Vandalia Community High School students presented a Baccalaureate service last Wednesday evening.

    Participating in the program were students Karlee Brimberry, Levi Kinkead, Arika Craig, Jaden Evans, Melissa Davis, Megan Dothager, David Zimmerman and Kate Shields. The Rev. John Glennon was the speaker and VCHS teacher Doug Forbes said the closing prayer. Shown in the above picture are, from left, Kristyn Nichols, Brandy Protz, Shields, Zimmerman and Justin Johnson.  

  • Andy Benes speaks to FCA; Hohlt new staffer

    Former major league baseball pitcher, Andy Benes, was the speaker at Friday's annual banquet of the All-South Illinois Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

  • Love your job? If not, it can be more meaningful if you work for God

    What comes to your mind when you think of work? For some of you, work brings very positive thoughts, feelings and emotions. But for some people, it’s just the opposite.

  • Week Of Prayer Activities
  • Church Briefs

    Summer lunch supplies sought

    The Summer Lunches for Kids program will begin on Monday, June 9, for children in Vandalia, Vera and Shobonier.
    Donations are now being sought to support the program – either creamy peanut butter and grape jelly for sandwiches or monetary donations to purchase additional items for the lunches.
    For more information or to volunteer, call Pat Rhodes at 283-5372 or Northside Christian Church at 283-1970.

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  • Evergreen Outreach

    By  Charlene M. Jett
    Our meeting on Monday started with an "Oops!" For two YEARS, I’ve been spelling Bette wrong – that is, Betty Stolte, our pianist, is really Bette! It’s OK, she knows me and just put it together with all the bad notes she has heard me sing!
    Now, on to the meeting!