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  • Evergreen Outreach (Sept. 1)

    By Pat Rhodes

    What a beautiful day for an outing to Evergreen Outreach on Monday!

    As I entered Wesley Hall,  I heard laughter and chatter coming from the room. Our guests from FAYCO, Sweetbriar, Vandalia Rehab and Fayette County Long Term Care seemed happy to be back this week after missing last Monday for a lack of air-conditioning in the hall.

    Bettye Stolte was at the piano,  playing a variety of lively tunes to get the party started.

  • Church Briefs (Sept. 1)

    Jump For Joel Marathon is Sept. 24

    Plans are under way for this year's running of the third annual Jump For Joel Marathon in St. Elmo at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The race, which allows participants to run, bike or walk (or a combination of the three) the 26.2 miles, is used to support the organization's effort to purchase food for more than 100 children at Gathiga Children's Hope Home in Gathiga, Kenya.

    The event is organized by Lindsay Lash and Shana Stine. Registration fee is $26.20

  • Minister's Forum-Sept. 1, 2011

    I was walking through the mall recently while waiting for my wife to wind up her shopping trip, when suddenly one of those doorway specials caught my eye.

    It was a book. A small book, but the price had been drastically reduced. The subtitle, “100 recipes for jams, jellies, pickles and preserves,” caused me to shell out five bucks of last month's skimpy Social Security check, and I took the book home with me.  

  • Church Briefs

    Catholic women to hold deanery meeting

    The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women of the Litchfield Deanery will meet this Thursday at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Gillespie. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 10 a.m., a business meeting and a luncheon.
    Carlos Tejeda, associate director for the Office of Marriage & Family Life of the Springfield Diocese, will be the speaker at the luncheon. His topic will be "The Value of Marriage and Family Life."

  • Habitat Resale Store Opens

    A grand opening ceremony was held last Thursday for the new Habitat Resale Store in downtown Vandalia.

  • Minister's Forum-Aug. 25, 2011

    Webster’s Dictionary defines "insecure" as: 1: not confident or sure; uncertain 2: not adequately guarded or sustained; unsafe.

  • Church Briefs

    Gospel concert is Sunday at New Bethel

    A gospel concert will be held this Sunday at New Bethel Baptist Church on County Line Road.
    The 7 p.m. concert will feature Jack and Chris Arndt from Walls, Miss. An offering will be taken.
     
    Catholic women to hold deanery meeting

    The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women of the Litchfield Deanery will meet on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Gillespie.

  • Evergreen Outreach Aug. 18, 2011

    By Mary Woolsey
    Phyllis Thoman was the pianist on Monday. She played as the guests entered,  and later as the guests were leaving. She took the place of Sandy Dothager, who is moving.
    She played, “In the Good Old Summer Time,” “Has Anyone Seen My Gal,” “Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey” and other old-time favorites.
    While Phyllis was playing, the cookies, made by Dorothy Schultz, and the drinks were given to the guests. Thank you, Dorothy – we always enjoy the cookies.

  • Is the problem with 'I' me? Only Jesus can help

    I had the privilege of sharing the Gospel with a person from China many years ago. I began with a simple question, “What is the middle letter in the word sin?” Even people with a limited knowledge of our language get it quickly. The answer is "I.”

  • Church Briefs

    Homecoming Gospel Choir here Sunday

    Bethel Baptist Church in rural Vandalia will host the Homecoming Gospel Choir this Sunday at 6 p.m.
    The 80-voice group from Southern Illinois will sing gospel songs and hymns in the style of the Gaither Homecoming videos. The program is titled "A Homecoming Gospel Reunion."