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Religion

  • On God's playing field, we're all on even footing

    Most everyone enjoys some type of competitive activity. Some  who say they  don’t seem to compete in their dislike of competition. In many competitive activities, participants have developed handicapping systems, so that people of differing abilities can compete on a level playing field.

  • Church Briefs

    Northside planning couples retreat

    On Saturday, Feb. 25, Northside Christian Church will host a Couples Retreat from 9 a.m. until noon. Linda Cope, a counselor from First Christian Church in Greenville, will be the speaker. The retreat is designed for everyone – those who are married, in a relationship or considering marriage. The goal is to strengthen relationships, no matter how long people have been together, through Biblical concepts, personal testimony and professional advice.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Joyce Mueller
    At Evergreen Outreach, when it comes to the heart, everyone is family and every Monday is Valentine’s Day.
    Accenting this week’s Valentine's Day party were hearts in various forms, which included decorations on the tables as well as on the piano.
    Our pianist, Bernie Ray, selected lovely and appropriate music as the guests arrived. Volunteers served refreshments of cookies, iced tea and coffee.

  • Minister's Forum

    Sunday, Feb. 12, marked the 203rd birthday of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Church Briefs

    St. Peter sausage supper set

    The men of St. Peter's Lutheran Church will host a sausage supper with a full menu this Sunday in the St. Peter Lutheran School gym.
    Serving begins at 5 p.m. Carryouts are available.

    Love Banquet and Auction

    Holy Cross Lutheran Church will hold its third annual Love Banquet and Auction in the church fellowship hall this Sunday.

  • Lenten Luncheon schedule set

    The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance this week announced the schedule and speakers for this year's Lenten Luncheon series.
    The luncheons are held each Wednesday during Lent, beginning at noon and concluding by 1 p.m. They are held at a different church each week.
    This year's theme is "Unity."
    The following is this year's lineup:
    Feb. 29 – First Christian Church (283-2001). Speaker: Scott Smith, First Church of God youth pastor.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Evergreen Outreach met on Monday at First United Methodist Church's Wesley Hall,  with Pam Childers on the piano.
    Beulah Brown was the leader for the afternoon. All enjoyed the leadership and entertainment of these two great ladies.
    As always, our dedicated servers, Marie Sutton, Erna Wasmuth, Ruth Ann Scott and Jeanne Schlicht, served some delicious cookies, which were enjoyed by all.

  • Minister's Forum

    I don’t envy Moses. He had a big job, but he also served a big God!
    This became clear to me when I read the Old Testament book of Numbers.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Karen Redfern
    Evergreen Outreach had a lovely meeting on Monday afternoon at Wesley Hall, led by Joyce Staff.
    Enjoying the program were residents from FAYCO, Vandalia Rehab and Brookstone.
    Refreshments and drinks were served by volunteers Marie Sutton, Jeanne Schlicht, Erna Wasmuth and Ruth Ann Scott.
    Birthdays for the week were: Louis Laster, Susan Tretter, Cindy Jarrett, James White, Dr. Don Rames, Helen Johnson, Maybelle Ledbetter and Bonnie Sharp.
    Congratulations to all!

  • Lenten Luncheon schedule announced

    The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance this week announced the schedule and speakers for this year's Lenten Luncheon series.
    The luncheons are held each Wednesday during Lent, beginning at noon and concluding by 1 p.m. They are held at a different church each week.
    This year's theme is "Unity."
    The following is this year's lineup:
    Feb. 29 – First Christian Church (283-2001). Speaker: Scott Smith, First Church of God youth pastor.