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Religion

  • Church Briefs

    First Pentecostal's 95th events

    First Pentecostal Church of Vandalia will celebrate the 95th anniversary of its founding next week.
    The events begin on Thursday, Nov. 29, with a program at 7:30 p.m., and continue on Friday, Nov. 30, also at 7:30 p.m. The speaker for both nights will be the Rev. Jeff Arnold of Gainesville, Fla.
    The anniversary celebration will continue on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., when the speaker will be evangelist John C. Carroll of Ft. Worth, Texas.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Edith Elliott
    Evergreen Outreach is amazing! Many volunteers were gone on Monday because of illnesses and other things, but other volunteers just seem to show up to take up the slack.
    Our dear Bernie Ray was our pianist for the day. Her playing can turn a cloudy November day into pure joy! Four of her tunes were: “Melody of Love,” “Peg of My Heart,” “Honey” and “Room Full of Roses.”
    Judy Varga filled in as leader, and led the “Evergreen Outreach” and “Welcome” songs.

  • If you're really thankful, tell someone about it

    It’s that time of year again.  The leaves have fallen from almost all of the trees. The air is cold. The morning dew is now the morning frost. The smell of pumpkin pie is wafting from the kitchen. And the stores are all gearing-up for Black Friday sales.

  • Church Briefs

    Fusion 3D youth event is this weekend

    Family Worship Center in Vandalia will hold a youth conference called Fusion 3D this Friday and Saturday at the church.
    The event – which includes music, dramas, food and prizes – will be held at 7 p.m. Friday night and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. For information, call 977-8485.

    Master Plan sings Saturday at Columbus

    The singing group Master Plan will perform at Columbus Baptist Church in Keyesport at 6 p.m. this Saturday.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Mary Woolsey
    Evergreen Outreach was held amid the pelting rain on Monday. Volunteers ran into Wesley Hall as the guests were unloaded from their buses under the shelter of the church's awning.
    Inside, the musical talent of Betty Stolte was filling the hall. “This is the Day That the Lord has Made,” “Praise the Lord,” “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,” “As Time Goes By” and so many other toe-tapping numbers. Betty has a wonderful gift on the piano.

  • Show your gratitude to God by the way you live

    Our God is a forgiving God.

  • Church Briefs

    Life Chain rally to be held Saturday

    A Life Chain rally will be held this Sunday from 2-3:30 p.m. at the corner of Kennedy  Boulevard and Gallatin Street in Vandalia.
    Organizers say that the rally will be a "peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for prayer for our nation and for an end to abortion."
    Only official Life Chain signs will be used during the event, and will be made available to participants.

  • See You at the Pole

    Students at Vandalia High School observed "See You at the Pole" day last Wednesday.

    The nationwide, student-led movement encourages students to gather around their school's flagpole and pray for their school and their community. This year's observance, led by Ryan Ambuehl, involved several students, teachers and community residents. A similar event was held at Vandalia Junior High School.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Edith Elliott
    Donna Smith, Monday's pianist at Evergreen Outreach, started the meeting with many golden oldies. They included "God Bless America," "You're a Grand Old Flag," "I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Good Old Dad," "Mocking Bird Hill" and "Bless This House."
    Volunteers Marie Sutton, Charlene Jett, Jeanne Schlicht, Jill Zimmerman and Ruth Ann Scott served cookies, ice cream and drinks.

  • Minister's Forum

    We must be extremely cautious to not impose a personal view into the Scriptures. As teachers and students of the word, we must “rightly divide the word.” Being a good steward of the word is a weighty responsibility.