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Religion

  • Many of life's lessons happen in informal settings

    As a pastor for several years, I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a cup of coffee in kitchens, cafes, job sites, vehicles, parks and other places too numerous to mention.

  • Church Briefs

    Local 'Day of Prayer' activities set

    The Vandalia Ministerial Alliance will sponsor its annual National Day of Prayer breakfast on Thursday, May 5.
    The event, which runs from 7-8 a.m., will be held at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home in Vandalia. Speaker for the event will be Dave Bell, publisher of The Leader-Union. Marla Ainscough will provide the music, and Dr. Kevin Childers will serve as emcee.

  • Mike Lewis is speaker at final Lenten Luncheon

    The last Lenten Luncheon of the season was held at First Baptist Church of Vandalia on  April 20. Mike Lewis of St. James Lutheran Church was the speaker.
    The Rev. Robert Weaver, pastor of the host church, extended the welcome and led the blessing for the meal, which was prepared by the ladies of the church and served by the deacons and their wives.
    Following the meal, Weaver introduced his wife, Michell Weaver, who sang a song titled “When I Get Too Busy.”

  • Evergreen Outreach-April 28, 2011

    By Joyce Mueller
    The recent changes Mother Nature provided for us this past week will probably be remembered for quite some time.
    But Evergreen Outreach can and does brighten a person’s day every Monday afternoon with friendship, inspirational topics and entertainment.

  • HOPE is relying only on God for all that we need

    The week following the crucifixion of Christ was and is a week of hope and trust.

  • Church Briefs

    Café First at Brownstown church

    Café First, a coffee house, will be held for the entire community from 7-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at First Christian Church in Brownstown, located at the corner of First and Poplar streets.
    The public is invited to stop by to enjoy a hot drink, breakfast snacks and some company. For more information, call 427-3687.

    Egg hunt Saturday in Brownstown

    Brownstown First Christian Church will host the annual Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. this Saturday at Brownstown Park.

  • Evergreen Outreach-April 21, 2011

    By Pat Rhodes

  • Four pastors speak at fifth Lenten Luncheon

    A full room of guests at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia received the welcome by the Rev. Roger Grimmett for the fifth Lenten Luncheon.
    Grimmett asked the blessing for the meal, which was prepared and served on white tablecloths adorned with napkins and placemats of spring colors and centerpieces of  fresh flowers.

  • Minister's Forum

     “Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel.”(Jn 12:13)
    What a triumph!  Jesus is welcomed into the city of Jerusalem like royalty!

  • Church Briefs-April 14, 2011

    Trevor Thomas at First Church of God
    Trevor Thomas, known as "Mr. Drama," will appear at First Church of God in Vandalia this Friday at 7 p.m. His programs combine music, monologues, poems, sketches and mime.
    The church is located at 3001 Thrill Hill Road northwest of Vandalia, just off of Ill. Route 185.
    For more information, call the Rev. Tom Farris at 282-1718.

    Crown Point to give 'An Easter Drama'