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Religion

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By  Charlene M. Jett
    Our meeting on Monday started with an "Oops!" For two YEARS, I’ve been spelling Bette wrong – that is, Betty Stolte, our pianist, is really Bette! It’s OK, she knows me and just put it together with all the bad notes she has heard me sing!
    Now, on to the meeting!

  • With belief in Christ's resurrection comes eternal life

    In the words of the hymn writer, Sunday is “The Day of Rest and Gladness.”

  • Cut out the clutter – de-complexify your life

    How busy were you this week? How many clubs, groups, organizations, boards, etc. are you involved with each month? Do you go to bed each evening completely worn out and dreading what awaits you when you wake up in the morning?

  • Week of Prayer Events

    Several community residents gathered Wednesday morning at the Fayette County Building to pray as a part of the National Week of Prayer.

    Fifteen-minute prayer times also were held at the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce building and Vandalia Community High School. A prayer breakfast is planned at 7 a.m. Thursday at Crawford-Hale American Legion Home to observe the National Day of Prayer. 

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M.  Jett
    Our meeting on Monday was between raindrops, after the previous night’s storms.  So,  that means we found the silver lining!  
    Our leader was Cindy Hunter. We shared refreshments and played a “FourGiven Quartet” CD entitled “Thank Him for the Miracle.” Please look this up at fourgiven.com, or call 283-4125.
    Hunter shared with us about her recent wedding anniversary and her adoption of a dog. At that point, everyone got to pet Dolly, Phyllis Rames' best-behaved dog in the world!

  • Church Briefs

    The Jubilees to be at The Barn

    The Jubilees from Marion, Ind., will perform at The Barn in rural Pana this Saturday at 7 p.m.
    The family group consists of Warren and Kathy Johnson, and Dave and Christy Burnell.
    The opening act will be Joanne Clark.
    The Barn is located three miles east of Pana on Ill. Route 16, south two miles and then east one-half mile.  

    Down East Boys play Saturday

    The "Down East Boys" from Reidsville, N.C., will present a concert this Saturday at Bethalto Church of God.

  • Kaskaskia College

    New Student Orientation at Vandalia
    Kaskaskia College invites new students to attend new student orientation at the Vandalia Campus.
    The free program is designed to introduce students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience. Information about services, activities and classroom success strategies will be included. Students will be given resources they will be able to use throughout their time at KC.
    Students who attend this program traditionally perform better in college than those who do not attend.

  • Church Briefs

    Garage sale Saturday at Liberty Christian

    Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown is planning a garage sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
    Proceeds from the sale will benefit the programs for young people at the church.
    A dollar bag promotion will begin at 11:30 a.m.
    The church is located 5 1/2 miles north of Brownstown on College Street.
    For more information, call 347-2271.

    Gospel sing at Farm Heritage Museum

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Major changes of people at our meeting on Monday, but God loves us all anyway – NOT a problem! Our wonderful Bettye Stolte played the entire meeting! What a champ!
    We missed FAYCO, the Vargases and the Schukars. Sure hope that we can see most of you next week. Get well, Katie and Bob.  
    We sang our regular meeting songs while we shared refreshments. We sang "Happy Birthday" to Ruth Montecue, Richard Kruenegel, Bob Durbin, Edna Jones, Ivan Swofford, Sharon Burgess, Joan Kelly, Lillie Sessions, Shirley Locke and Cheri.

  • National Day of Prayer activities set

    Under the theme of "Many Voices United in Prayer," the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance will host a series of prayer meetings in preparation for a breakfast on the National Day of Prayer.
    That breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 1, at 7 a.m. at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home in Vandalia. Speaker for the event will be Staci Carroll, a member of First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.