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Religion

  • Be a person of conviction; refuse to compromise

    Recently, I was watching a well-known television preacher. He was speaking on the courage to stand by your convictions.

  • Mother's Day breakfast held by UMW

    By Panzi Blackwell
    The Brownstown United Methodist Women held its annual  Mother’s Day breakfast last Thursday in the fellowship hall of the church.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
    I have been attending Evergreen Outreach for more than a year now, and each meeting is such a blessing and wonderful experience. Phyllis Rames had a vision when she introduced this program and WOW! What fun we would miss if it ever stops.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M . Jett
    A beautiful spring day set the tone for Monday's Evergreen Outreach meeting. Our pianist (Donna Smith) welcomed everyone, and the extra giant jumbo chocolate chip cookies, some with icing, were provided by Phyllis Rames. The Rev. James Fackler (with his joke book) was our leader, and we sang our traditional "Welcome" and "EO" songs.

  • PTSD support group to be started in Vandalia

    By Rev. Carl Rhodes
    Attention all combat veterans! It should come as no surprise to you that there are many military veterans within our community suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – the same disorder many of you experienced after returning from war. As you can attest, if this disorder is left untreated, PTSD can destroy lives – the life of the individual suffering the disorder and the life of anyone close to them.

  • For spiritual health, avoid 'junk food religion'

    We all know that a diet rich in junk food is very unhealthy.  We know that such a diet is a leading cause of obesity in our country.

  • FBC seniors honored at breakfast

    By Panzi Blackwell
    The “seniors” of First Baptist Church in Vandalia were honored Sunday morning with breakfast, special decorations  and live music.

  • Church Briefs

    First Church of God to honor mothers

    First Church of God will be honoring mothers with a continental breakfast from 9:30-10:15 a.m. this Sunday.
    Mothers will also be honored during the worship service with a video program that features  responses from children of the church that were composed from Proverbs 31. The children also will be performing a song.
    The church is located at the corner of Thrill Hill Road and Lakewood Drive.

    Holy Cross plans to celebrate Ascension

  • Hof Speaks At Prayer Breakfast

    Cindy Hof of Vandalia was the main speaker at last Thursday's National Day of Prayer breakfast at Crawford-Hale American Legion Home.

    She told the story of her daughter's recovery from a serious illness, and how that has become an opportunity to praise God. "When we trust in God, he gives us opportunities to live for him – to shine," she said. The breakfast was the culmination of a week-long series of prayer events at various locations around Vandalia. The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance coordinated the activities. 

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Sharon Mueller
    It was another beautiful day for Evergreen Outreach on Monday. Entertaining those present were the Jefferson Primary School pre-school students. They sang several “fish” songs, per their unit study, assisted by two teachers, Mrs. Abendroth and Mrs. Smith, and two teacher aides.