Parkview to host speaker on slavery next Tuesday night
Parkview Free Methodist Church in Vandalia will host an informational meeting about modern-day slavery next Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The program will feature Ginger Coakley, the Illinois representative of the Set Free Movement, which is an international ministry of the Free Methodist Church of America.
St. Elmo Christian Church to hold fundraiser in September
St. Elmo Christian Church will be holding a "Three-In-One" road run on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Included in the fundraising event are a marble ride, a bullseye game and a supper (with entertainment).
Activities get under way at noon with registration. Participants leave on the ride at 12:30 p.m., and will return between 3 and 4 p.m. The meal will be served at 5 p.m. and the entertainment will begin at 6 p.m.
By Charlene M. Jett
Our Evergreen Outreach meeting on Monday was filled with fun! On-the-spot music and entertainment by SoftFire (David and Patricia Pence) opened the program. They started off with a short marching song, like “Onward Christian Soldiers,” to get us all warmed up and welcomed. Their rendition of “Amazing Grace” was stirring and profound.
Home-baked peanut butter cookies were provided by Cindy Hunter, our leader for the day. The entire kitchen smelled good.
By Ginger Wells
Members of the OASIS group of First Baptist Church knew that they were going on a trip last Tuesday, but they didn’t exactly know where they were going. It was a mystery.
Members were guessing which way they’d go, once the trip got under way.
Trip coordinator Ginger Wells told them that their destination was more than 30 miles away, but it would take 58 minutes to travel there.
The Rev. Carl Rhodes, pastor of Northside Christian Church, and Gene Beckman, Vandalia VFW chaplain, recently completed a class titled "Rural Clergy Training Program," sponsored by the Veterans' Administration.
By Charlene M. Jett
I went into Monday's Evergreen Outreach meeting subdued, highly organized and behaving properly.
I came out full of joyful chaos, and thankful I don’t have to pay God for all he gives me. In dollars, this would amount to much more than a New York psychiatrist makes. Thank you, God.
Our program started with Bette Stolte on the piano, playing all our favorites. Her fingers were flying. All I could do was la-la-la.