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Religion

  • OASIS group travels to Kentucky for convention

    Thirty-two members and friends of the OASIS group from First Baptist Church of Vandalia traveled to Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, to attend the National Quartet Convention.
    There, they joined more than 40,000 others who attended the  event. Among the entertainment there were numerous concerts, Christian comedians, bluegrass groups and about 500 exhibitors.
    Concerts are held every morning, afternoon and evening in Freedom Hall.

  • If we embrace Jesus, he will make us clean

    “Be clean!,” says Jesus.
    The word is spreading – Jesus is coming to town. A leper, out of desperation, is going to see Jesus. Lepers were forbidden to enter into the towns and cities. They were forbidden to worship in the temple or synagogues due to their serious illness. In fact, they were forced to live away from their families and anyone considered to be clean.
    Separated from everyone,  they were commanded to call out the phrase, “Unclean! Unclean!,” when they approached someone.

  • Church Briefs-Sept. 30, 2010

    Brownstown block party is Saturday

    A block party will be held this Saturday in Brownstown City Park from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Brownstown, the event will include activities for all ages, prizes and refreshments.

    For more information, call Tammy Barker at 292-6006.

     

    'Blessing of Animals' to be held Sunday

    St. James Lutheran Church will hold a "Blessing of the Animals" at 4 p.m. this Sunday in the church courtyard.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Sept. 30, 2010

    By Edith Elliott
    What a beautiful day we had on Monday to celebrate Evergreen Outreach!
    It was EO’s last day, for a time, to meet in the Long Term Care facility at Fayette County Hospital. It has been a lovely experience for EO participants and volunteers, and everyone appreciated so much the use of the facility.
    The word is out that “we will return!” Not regularly; but, hopefully, on occasion.

  • Church Briefs

    Jason Collins concert Sunday at Liberty

    Singer Jason Collins of Bloomington will perform in concert this Sunday at 6 p.m. at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown.

    Collins has been in a full-time music ministry for the past 11 years, singing a wide range of Christian music.

    For more information on Collins, visit his website at: www.JasonCollinsGospel.com.

     

    Brownstown block party to be held Oct. 2

  • The Bible is the book that stands above all others

    The Rev. Norris Price

    First Baptist Church of Ramsey-Retired

  • Evergreen Outreach-Sept. 23, 2010

    By Mary Woolsey
    What a beautiful day it was on Monday! The temperature was above average, and God had created beauty all around us. A wonderful time of year.
    Sandy Dothager was at the piano, playing toe-tapping music when I arrived. She played all over the keys...an amazing natural talent.
    Delicious cookies were made by Robin Kistler and Bobbie Vaughn. Drinks were served, along with the cookies, by the faithful volunteers.

  • Church Briefs-Sept. 16, 2010

    Indoor yard sale to benefit shoebox effort

     

    An indoor yard sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

    Among the items available will be books, clothing, small appliances, household items and outdoor furniture.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Sept. 16, 2010

    By Joyce Mueller

  • Giving grace to those around us is God's mandate

    One day, a 2-year-old boy was just hanging out and having fun at home. Mom and Dad were busy in other places in the house.
    Two-year-old Eli found his favorite crayons and got busy on his latest masterpiece. He colored and drew, and then  stepped back and looked. I can visualize his satisfaction as he   admired his picture – drawn on the wall, neatly arranged and boldly displayed.
    Admiration turned to distress in a heartbeat as Dad entered the room. Eli’s picture was noted, and punishment was delivered.