• First Baptist OASIS group visits Branson

    By Ginger Wells
    Bright and early on Tuesday morning, July 23, the First Baptist OASIS group (Older Adults Sharing In Service) boarded a J.D. Transit coach to begin a four-day trip in the Ozark hills of Branson, Mo.

  • Church Briefs

    Steve Ladd in concert Aug. 10 at FBC

    Steve Ladd from Nashville, Tenn., will be in concert on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Vandalia.
    Considered one of the premier tenors in Southern Gospel music today, he will perform many of his award-winning songs.
    While singing with the Gold City Quartet, Ladd had a No. 1 song in "Preach The Word." He also has performed with the Statesmen Quartet and Michael English, and is a featured soloist with S.I. Homecoming Choir.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Our meeting was too short Monday, either that or time is going too fast for these old bones!
    Softfire (David and Patricia Pence, with their border collies) played “Through it All” and New Orleans Bourbon Street music to start things off.
    We sang "Happy Birthday" to John Bollinger and Viola Stuckmeyer.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    What a great day for Evergreen Outreach and the First United Methodist Church. We are really busy this week with Vacation Bible  School (Sunday through Thursday), using the same Wesley Hall as EO. Our meeting  on Monday brought in a complete and total full house, nearly standing-room only!

  • Beware of laziness, cowardice and arrogance

    As a pastor, one of the things I enjoy most is getting together with other pastors.

  • Fickes to speak at Northside Church on Sunday

    By Panzi Blackwell
    MaKaylee Fickes, a local 17-year-old who toured Europe as a People to People ambassador, will speak at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia at 2 p.m. this Sunday.

  • Births

    Mollie Brooke & Jameson David Vieregge
    Scott and Mia Vieregge of Troy are the parents of twins born at 5:09 and 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    It was HOT! It was HUMID! But we know that we can store this heat and humidity in 16-ounce bottles for winter, right? And as the snow flies, we can pop open a can of warm sunshine. Ha!

  • Church Briefs

    VBS to be July 22-24 at First Presbyterian

    First Presbyterian Church will be holding Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 22-24, at the church, which is located at 1221 W. Fillmore St. in Vandalia. The theme is HayDay VBS. A VBS program will be held during morning worship service on Sunday, July 28. Pre-registration is required.
    For information, contact Becky at 704-0204.

    Rummage sale, auction at St. James

  • Like Jackie Robinson, Jesus broke through barriers that divided people

    Until the movie “42” came out this year, many people could not tell you anything about Jackie Robinson.