Church Briefs

OUR PLACE to show 'Left Behind'

OUR PLACE youth center in downtown Vandalia will be showing the movie "Left Behind" this Friday evening. The hours for the event are 6:30-9 p.m., with the movie starting at 7 p.m.
The "Left Behind" movie is based on the book by the same title. It is rated PG-13, and parents are cautioned that some material may not be appropriate for children under 13.
Free popcorn and drinks are available. Donations are accepted.
Our Place is located at 507 W. Gallatin St.

Revival planned at Greenridge

Greenridge Church of rural Alma will be holding a revival on March 22-27, with the Rev. Steven Clemens preaching.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The church is located eight miles east of Patoka High School on Kinoka Road and one mile south on Bilek Road.
For more information, call the Rev. Charles Miller at 283-0925.

'What Do Lutherans Believe?'

A class titled "What Do Lutherans Believe?" will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, beginning Sunday from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
There are no fees, and participants are not obligated to join.
For more information, call the church at 283-1133. The church is located at 726 W. Fillmore St.  

Lutheran women meeting set

The Central Illinois District of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League will hold its 66th annual convention on April 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria.
This year's theme is "Prepare, Serve, Strengthen." The Rev. Bill Engfehr is the featured speaker.
For more information, call Phillis Read at 217-445-2012.

Women's seminar in Greenville

Christian author and speaker Priscilla Shirer will speak via simulcast for a "Going Beyond: Life Interrupted" women's seminar that will be presented on April 1-2 at First Christian Church in Greenville.
Shirer has a soon-to-be-released book titled "Life Interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected."
Registration is $8 by March 15 and $10 after March 15. For more information, call the church at 664-0350.

Bankesters in concert Sunday

Liberty Christian Church will host a concert by the Bankester Family at 6 p.m. this Sunday. Admission is free.
The church is located five miles north of Brownstown. For more information, call 347-2271.

Litchfield Deanery meeting

Catholic women of the Litchfield Deanery are invited to a deanery meeting March 30 at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Staunton.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass by the Rev. George Radosevich at 10 a.m., a business meeting and a luncheon
The Litchfield Deanery includes Catholic parishes in Christian, Fayette, Macoupin and Montgomery counties.

Fourgiven Quartet at Temple

Temple Baptist Church of Vandalia will host the Fourgiven Quartet in a concert at the church this  Saturday. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Send news to L-U church page

Each week, on the church page, we present news about events in Fayette County churches.
Send your news to: Dave Bell at The Leader-Union, P.O. Box 315, Vandalia, Ill. 62471. If possible, e-mail to: [email protected] For information, call 283-3374.

Von Kanel writing seminars

Danny R. Von Kanel, former youth and music  minister at First Baptist of Vandalia, is now leading seminars teaching people how to get their writing published.
He is currently a bi-vocational minister serving Roxie Baptist Church in Roxie, Miss. He and his wife, Beverly Gay Allen Von Kanel, have two grown sons.
He has had many articles published in magazines and has authored two books. Many of his works are published at

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