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Religion

  • Church Briefs

    VCA trivia night set for next Friday

    Vandalia Christian Academy will hold a trivia night and auction on Friday, Jan. 24, in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 6:30 p.m.
    All proceeds will be used to benefit the school by supplementing a teacher's salary, purchasing school supplies and supporting a field trip for the students.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Monday was full of magical surprises!  After last week's blizzard (a record, minus-25 wind-chill factor) we had beautiful warm weather (around 50 degrees and no wind). Delightful!
    However, there was a hole in the middle of the meeting room. Where were the people from FAYCO? We missed them!

  • We need more people to become 'mean' Christians

    Centuries ago, Aristotle wrote of a concept that has been referred to as the “Golden Mean.”

  • This year, resolve to make some spiritual changes

    When a New Year approaches, some of us may think of some New Year's resolutions that we are intending to make.

  • New chaplain at Brownstown Road Angel

    A quarter century ago, Dock Hinman was criss-crossing the country in an 18-wheeler, trying to keep his rig – and his life – between the ditches.

  • Church Briefs

    FUMC Christmas Eve service

    First United Methodist Church in Vandalia will be hosting a Christmas Eve worship service on Tuesday.
    The evening begins with a mini-concert at 6:30 p.m., followed by a candlelight worship service, featuring scripture readings, Christmas carols and brass accompaniment at 7 p.m.
    The Rev. Roger Grimmett will deliver a sermon titled “O Holy Night.”
    The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. in Vandalia. For more information, call 283-3684.

    Christmas meal set at Northside

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett

  • The real 'war on Christmas' is worth fighting for

    I really love Christmastime. I love almost everything about it – the music, the decorations, the traditions, the shopping, the television specials, the parties, the food, the giving and receiving of gifts, the lights. I love the special church services.

  • Church Briefs

    Dulcimer concert Sunday at Temple

    The Salem Dulcimer Club will play Christmas music at Temple Baptist Church this Sunday at 6 p.m.

    FUMC to hold Christmas Eve service

    First United Methodist Church in Vandalia will be hosting a Christmas Eve worship service on Dec. 24.
    The evening begins with a mini-concert at 6:45 p.m., followed by a candlelight worship service, featuring scripture readings, Christmas carols and brass accompaniment at 7 p.m.

  • May the songs we sing proclaim God's love to all

    “Singing the 'old' songs and hearing the 'old' stories is what I like to do most,” Sylvester told me, “because they have a way of touching your heart.”