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Religion

  • How will you be remembered? Still time to change!

    A good pastor friend of mine brought the following story to my attention:
    It is said that one morning in 1888, Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, picked up a paper and read an account of his death.

  • See You at the Pole

    Several students, faculty and community residents participated in the recent "See You at the Pole" activity at Vandalia Community High School.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Oct. 13, 2011

    By Mary Woolsey
    Phyllis Rames welcomed each guest at Monday’s Evergreen Outreach, which was held this week at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care. The numbers were down because it was Columbus Day.
    Rames called Erna Wasmuth to the microphone, and others joined with her to sing “Jesus Loves Me.”
    Stacey Kistler gave a devotional using “The Word for You Today.” This book is a WJLY radio station devotional for daily reading. Kistler used the Oct. 9 devotion called “Change Can Happen to You.”

  • Church Briefs

    St. James Lutheran to resume schedule

    St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia will resume its regular worship schedule this Sunday. Services will be held at 10 a.m.
    Because of the street construction in front of the church, worshipers are asked to park in the lot behind the church, which can be accessed from Eighth Street.

    Free photos offered at Bethel Baptist

  • 'Customized' Christianity isn't biblical Christianity

    There it was – the headline caught my attention – and begged for my audience: “More Americans customize religion to fit their personal needs.” This headline was on the second page of the USA Today newspaper, dated Sept. 13, 2011.
    I read every line with great interest.

  • Crown Point hosts potluck

    Twenty-two members and friends gathered at Crown Point Church last Thursday for a potluck dinner, visiting and a devotional message.
    The event is hosted by the women of the church on the last Thursday of every month, except November and December.
     Participating were: Mary Campbell, Jason Worker, Janice Evans, Patty Beard, Chris and Bev Beck, Kirstie and Karlie Henna, Glenna Soura, Gene and Bob Milhoan, Harold and Loretta Sidwell, Bob and Maxine Crager, Jeralene Lovall, Jack and Joyce Ritchey, Frank and Betty Emerick, and Bill and Panzi Blackwell.
     

  • Food for Inner City Mission

    Members of Northside Christian Church in Vandalia recently collected and delivered a vanload of non-perishable food items and financial donations to the Inner City Mission in Springfield.

  • Evergreen Outreach Oct. 6, 2011

    By Edith Elliott
    What a gorgeous day to enter Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church for the weekly meeting of Evergreen Outreach.

  • Believers must stand firm to the end to be saved

    “The one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:13-14).

  • See You at the Pole

    Vandalia Community High School senior Christian Schroeder was the emcee of the annual See You At The Pole observance at the school on Wednesday morning.

    The event is part of a national program in which students and community members meet at their school's flagpole to sing songs and pray. About 50 people participated at VCHS.