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Religion

  • The Bible doesn't degrade women, it elevates them

    There is a common notion that women are relegated to a low status in the Bible. This thought is as mistaken as the idea that slavery is justified in the Bible.

    The truth of the matter is that the Bible is addressed to the culture of its day. Israel, to whom the Old Testament was addressed, became a nation around 1450-1250 BC. Paganism existed throughout the world,  with its mass killings of people groups, slavery and suppression of women, as well as the sacrificial system to pagan deities.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Monday was a hot summer day and we didn’t need warming up! Our leader was actually SoftFire (David and Patricia Pence). They got things rolling at 12:45, and had a jump on everyone! I think they must have camped out all night at the church or something to get all their brass and electronics set up that early.
    Our cookies were from the Emmanuel United Methodist Women of Brownstown and we sang "Happy Birthday" to a new member, Josh McMorris.  

  • Church Briefs

    Laurel Gene Waldon to perform Sunday

    Laurel Gene Waldon, a blind piano player who was reared in  Ramsey and currently lives in North Carolina, will be performing at Brownstown United Methodist Church this Sunday at 6 p.m.
    For more information, call the Rev. Don Thomas at 217-821-5260.

    Lesters to perform in Mulberry Grove

  • In EVERYTHING you do, do it for the glory of God

    If you had to think back through your day today, if you were honest, what would you  say was the most important thing to you today?

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Yes, summer finally is here! It was lovely and warm as we started the Evergreen Outreach meeting on Monday; wish we could save some for this winter!
    Bernie Ray welcomed everyone with her sweet piano music – minus the sheet music.  She just sits down and lets her fingers do the playing.
    Our refreshments were served and we sang "Happy Birthday" to those with birthdays: Janet Lusch, Betty Stone, Erna Wasmuth, Pauline Radcliff, Norma Shafter, Norma Simmons and Randy Owens.

  • Church Briefs

    Lesters to perform in Mulberry Grove

    The Lesters of St. Louis will be in concert on Friday, June 28, at First Church of Christ in Mulberry Grove. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken. For more information, call 326-8238.
    The church is located at 405 N. Maple St. in Mulberry Grove.

    VBS this weekend at Kaskaskia Church

  • Ministers help people make sense of events in life

    I think the way that I write…and I write the way that I think. Allow me to explain.

  • Church Briefs

    Lesters to perform in Mulberry Grove

    The Lesters of St. Louis will be in concert on Friday, June 28, at First Church of Christ in Mulberry Grove. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken. For more information, call 326-8238.
    The church is located at 405 N. Maple St. in Mulberry Grove.

    VBS June 21-23 at Kaskaskia Church

  • Northside Christian Mission Team
  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It took a while to get warmed up. But after we got started, our hearts were melting! Our leader on Monday was the Rev. Jim Fackler, and Donna Smith played sweet music to welcome all our friends. Pam Baker made the cookies we used for refreshments. Thanks very much.
    We started by singing the  "Welcome" song, and we sang "Happy Birthday" to Ruth Ann Scott, Jessie Gordon, Louise Kruenegel, Margaret Penn, Victor Vandre and Lynette Wise.