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  • Evergreen Outreach-March 17, 2011

    By Joyce Mueller
    There was a “hint of green” on Monday. Those attending Evergreen Outreach  enjoyed participating in the St. Patrick’s Day program. Donna Smith was at the piano, accompanied by Jerry Brugoto on his guitar, as they entertained with Irish songs.
    The Rev. Jim Fackler, assisted by Genelle Hachat, led the group in the “Welcome" and "EO” songs, as volunteers served refreshments of cookies, iced tea, water and coffee.

  • Lenten season is a time of reflection, examination

    We are now at the beginning of Lent. The first Sunday of Lent was on March 13.

  • Church Briefs

    St. Patrick's dinner is Sunday

    The annual St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage dinner at Mother of Dolors Parish Center in Vandalia will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday.
    The meal includes corned beef and cabbage, ham, hot dogs, side dishes, desserts and drinks. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children over 5, and free for children 5 and under.
    Carryouts will be available; to order, call 283-8738. All proceeds go the Right to Life programs.
     

  • Evergreen Outreach-March 10, 2011

    By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma

  • Can the church be the church without meeting?

    Have church services become obsolete? Is coming together to worship as believers no longer relevant in today’s world?
    A few weeks ago on Rev Radio (a live call-in show hosted by the Rev. John Glennon and me on Wednesdays from 1:04 to 2 p.m. on WKRV 107.1 FM), we asked the question, “Why do people not attend church?” We received some enlightening comments and feedback from church attenders, but those who do not attend did not respond.

  • First Baptist Church holds talent night

    By Panzi Blackwell


    The First Baptist Church of Vandalia held its first talent night of 2011 last Sunday.
    A 90-minute program of local talent of entertainment was presented to a large audience.

  • Church Briefs

    Pancake and sausage supper Thursday

    The United Methodist Men group of the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold its annual pancake and sausage supper this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in Wesley Hall.
    Money raised will help support United Methodist Men projects.
    The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. For more information, call 283-3684.

    St. Paul’s men plan barbecue March 13

  • Evergreen Outreach-March 3, 2011

    By Mary Woolsey

  • Think you can't fight evil in world? Think again!

    On a variety of occasions,  people have asked me how I develop the ideas for sermons.
    My normal method involves plans to cover topics of Christian growth and development. These topics include doctrine, ministry and character development. The idea behind this is to keep things from getting stuck in any one place for too long.

  • Church Briefs-Feb. 24, 2011

    Rummage sale this Saturday at FUMC

    A rummage sale will be held this Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.
    Sponsored by the United Methodist Women, the sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wesley Hall, in the lower level of the church. Enter from the back door of the church, which is located at 127 N. Fourth St.
    For more information, call the church at 283-3684.

    Handbell registration deadline Saturday