Christmas concert is Dec. 7
Mark209, a Southern gospel vocal group, will perform at a program called "Southern Gospel Christmas" on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Bethalto Church of God.
The 7 p.m. performance is free, but an offering will be taken. The church is located at 800 E. Bethalto Drive in Bethalto.
For information, call 259-0065.
Churches open food pantry
A new food pantry in Vandalia, operated by an offshoot organization of the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance, is now open.