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  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma
    Monday at Evergreen Outreach, we began and ended with music!
    Pam Childers played “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “Bye Bye Blackbird,” and “Bring Back My Bonnie” on the piano.
    We were happy to see Inge Compton back from Florida for a visit. Inge was a volunteer here at Evergreen Outreach. She played the piano and accordion for Evergreen guests for 20 years before moving to Florida.  We were also happy to see that Dr. Rames returned on Monday to Evergreen. Welcome back, Dr. Rames!

  • Revival, play held at First Christian Church in Brownstown

    This Sunday evening at 6 p.m., Brownstown First Christian Church will present the play “Star Queen” on the final night of its fall revival.
    “Star Queen” is based on the story of Queen Esther. It celebrates a victory over an evil tyrant through the cunning ingenuity of this young Jewish queen of Persia. It also focuses on the beginnings of the Jewish Feast of Purim.
    Tommy Oaks and his son, John Thomas Oaks, bring this story to life in a campy, colorful, high-energy two-man production.

  • Take time to care for your own heart and soul

    The following is an article a fellow minister friend of mine shared with me.  I hope it provokes thought and self-examination in you as it did me.
    Song of Solomon 1:6 says: “Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept!”

  • WJLY Share-athon is Thursday-Saturday

    WJLY Christian Radio of Ramsey will be celebrating 20 years of broadcasting as it conducts its annual Share-athon fundraiser this Thursday through Saturday.
    During this year's Share-athon, funds will be raised for the station's operating budget, as well as for materials to finish the building.

  • Evergreen Outreach-Oct. 21, 2010

    By Pat Rhodes
    Monday was a picture-perfect autumn day. The sun was shining, the air was cool and the trees were beginning to show their colors. I welcome the cooler weather after what seemed like a long, hot summer.
    Evergreen Outreach is once again meeting at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church following several months at Fayette County Long Term Care.

  • Keep your priorities straight – attend church

    Rev. Bruce Milash

    Immanuel Lutheran Church, Augsburg

  • Church Briefs-Oct. 14, 2010

    Fall festival Oct. 24 at Liberty Christian

    Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown will hold its annual fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in the church pavilion.

    The event, planned by the youth team, will offer something for the entire family – a bonfire, hayrides, music and a devotion time.

    Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs, hot dogs and buns for their family, soda and the ingredients for making s’mores.

    Hot chocolate, coffee and hot cider will be provided.

     

  • Our faith – not just our knowledge – gives us power

    We do not know that there is a God. We do not know that. We believe there is a God.
    We do not know that the Son of God died for our sins; and as a result, you and I have forgiveness for our sins and salvation.  We do not know that. We believe that.

  • Church Briefs-Oct. 7, 2010

    Fall festival Oct. 24 at Liberty Christian

    Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown will hold its annual fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in the church pavilion.

    The event, planned by the youth team, will offer something for the entire family – a bonfire, hayrides, music and a devotion time.

    Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs, hot dogs and buns for their family, soda and the ingredients for making s’mores.

    Hot chocolate, coffee and hot cider will be provided.

     

  • See You at the Pole

    First photo: A large group of students met at Vandalia Community High School on Sept. 22, to participate in the national See You at the Pole day. VCHS counselor Luke Holt, right, is shown addressing the group. 

    Second photo: Students at Vandalia Junior High School also participated in the See You at the Pole activity before school on Wednesday, Sept. 22. The  student-led event included students as well as teachers. (Photo contributed)