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Religion

  • FUMC names ministry director

    Cody Battefeld, a native of Meredosia and a spring 2012 pastoral ministry graduate of Greenville College, has been named director of ministries at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene Jett

  • After trying it our way, it's time for repentance

    Christians are crying out that our country was founded on Christian principles by men and women who were Christians.

  • Church Briefs

    WJLY Sharathon this week

    WJLY Christian radio station of Ramsey, 88.3 FM, will hold its annual Sharathon this Thursday through Saturday at the station south of Ramsey.
    Included in the three-day fundraising effort will be an open house at the station on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included in the events are kids activities starting at 11 a.m., a luncheon of chili dogs and soup at noon, musical performances by Janie Steele and a bluegrass group Scrap Iron and Gold at 12:30 p.m., and events such as hayrides, candle-making and free family photos.

  • Find yourself worrying? Focus on God's agenda

    I have a confession to make that I am not proud of, but that I do struggle with in my life. My confession is that I am a worrier. In fact, I’m no ordinary run-of-the-mill worrier, I am a purebred worrier.

  • Community worship service idea aims for unity

    First, I am going to shamelessly promote an event that is happening at Vandalia First Baptist Church this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    We had a really nice cool fall day for our meeting Monday, and we had a full house! Joyce Staff was our leader and activities manager. Betty Stolte played the ivory piano keys and jazzed it up quite a few times! We sang our "Welcome" and "EO" songs, and then "Happy Birthday" to Brenda Reese, Edna Strullmyer, Phyllis Rames (who just returned from visiting her daughter in Tennessee), Madonna Latimer, Carey Meyer, Evelyn Edwards, Joe Hoffman, Tina Lograsso, Brian Eller and Patty Sprague, who has moved to Texas.

  • Church Briefs

    Life Chain event to be held in Vandalia on Sunday afternoon

    Members of local churches will participate in the national Life Chain observance this Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Gallatin Street.
    According to organizers, the event is designed as a "peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for prayer for our nation and for an end to abortion."
    For information, visit www.lifechain.net, on Facebook at Life Chain Vandalia or call 339-7783.

  • Church Briefs

    Life Chain event to be held here Oct. 6

    Members of local churches will participate in the national Life Chain observance on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Gallatin Street.
    According to organizers, the event is designed as a "peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for prayer for our nation and for an end to abortion."
    For more information, visit www.lifechain.net, on Facebook at Life Chain Vandalia or call 339-7783.

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    What a beautiful day for our meeting! Good weather, friends and music!
    SoftFire (David and Patricia Pence from Hillsboro, plus their five border collies) were our entertainers today. Cindy Hunter was our leader, and she also brought homemade cookies.