First Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale scheduled

EFFINGHAM -- The First Presbyterian Church, 600 West Temple Ave. in Effingham, will hold the Semi-Annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds go to support Mission work. For more details please call or go online at, 217-342-6272 or at

Free Christian Movie Night to be held Saturday

SATURDAY -- A free Christian movie, "Home Run," will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Family Worship Center, 5475 Lerna Road, Mattoon, by the Celebrate Recovery Group of FWC. Popcorn and drinks available for a donation with free childcare provided.

For more information contact Family Worship Center at 217-234-6022, or at

Bingo Night to be held at First United Methodist Church

MATTOON -- Bingo night for all ages will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Childcare is provided. Each Bingo card you buy will cost a donation. You can use the same card for all the bingo games throughout the night. Prizes will be donated by different people, organizations and companies. Prizes will consist of gift cards, pies, t-shirts, gift certificates and more. Free food will be provided and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Help support the youth group with raising money for their trips next summer.

Mattoon First United Methodist Church is located at 1601 Charleston Ave., Mattoon.

For more information contact 217-235-5676 or

Murder Mystery Dinner to be held at Praise Assembly of God

CHARLESTON -- Join the Praise Assembly of God, 1300 Osage Rd., Charleston, tonight for an interactive murder mystery dinner for a good cause. Tickets are $20 each and include appetizers, dinner, dessert, and the show.

Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner served at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Strap on your spurs and take a trip to the Old West as Central Illinois Stage Co. presents "Murder at the Long Branch Saloon." A town hall meeting has been called, and they need your help.

For more information visit or contact 217-345-4673 or

Book Club to be held at Old State Road Christian

CHARLESTON -- The Old State Road Christian Church will hold a Book Club meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday discussing “Learning to Walk in the Dark” written by Barbara Brown Taylor

Old State Road Christian Church is located at 13982 Old State Rd., Charleston.

Neoga Community Cantata Rehearsals continue

NEOGA -- The community of Neoga will be joining together to present the Christmas Cantata "O Night Divine" this year. Any interested community member or high school student is invited to join in the program. Rehearsals and the performances will be in the sanctuary at the Grace United Methodist Church. The first rehearsal was Oct. 8 and will continue every Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m. Kirby Davis will be directing the cantata. If people have questions or would like more information they can call him at 217-895-2429. The performances of the Cantata are scheduled for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. A fee of $10 will be asked of each cantata performer to help cover the cost of the booklet and accompaniment CD.

Grace United Methodist Church is located at 752 Walnut, Neoga. For more information, contact Kirby Davis at 217-895-2429.

Homecoming Gospel Choir to perform at Casey First Baptist

CASEY -- The Homecoming Gospel Choir, under the direction of John and Judy Roberts, will once again bless Casey and the surrounding area with an 80 voice Gaither style choir and instrumentalists.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m., Sunday at the Casey First Baptist Church, 101 East Alabama, Casey. The upbeat, fast-paced three hour presentation will feature 80 voices and nine instrumentalists from across southern Illinois as well as soloists, duets, trios, and quartets. Featured soloist is Abby Paskvan from Bowling Green, Ohio. The choir will present traditional hymns and southern gospel style songs in the true Gaither tradition. For an unforgettable evening of musical worship and praise, don’t miss the Homecoming Gospel Choir at the Casey First Baptist Church. Doors open at 5 p.m. There is no admission. A free will offering will be taken.

For more information contact 217-932-5736 or at

Annual Soup Supper to be held at Faith Lutheran

SHUMWAY -- Faith Lutheran Church of Shumway will hold their annual Soup Supper from 4-7 p.m. Sunday. Faith is located on Highway 33. The menu will consist of homemade chicken noodle soup, chili, hot dogs, ham and cheese sandwiches, pie, cake and drinks. A free-will offering will be taken.

All proceeds will go towards The Harmony Playground project to be located in Effingham for special needs children.

Visit or contact them at 217-868-5484 or

Moms Group to be held at Walnut Grove Christian Church

ARCOLA -- Walnut Grove Christian Church, 12930 E. CR 1700 N. in Arcola, will host a Moms Group each Monday at 9 a.m. Childcare is provided for this scripture-based book and video study. For more details please call or go online at 217-856-2155 or at

Monthly Prayer for Life Vigil to be held in Charleston

CHARLESTON -- The Effingham Deanery Monthly Prayer Vigil for Life will be held at St. Charles Borromeo in Charleston on Monday. Praying the scriptural rosary will begin at 6 p.m. Fr. Hyland Smith will be the celebrant and homilist for the 6:30 p.m. mass.

The 7:30 p.m. business meeting will follow in the parish hall. Refreshments will be served while current pro-family legislation and local pro-life events are discussed. Pro-life literature, books, letter/bumper stickers, jewelry and book marks will be available.

For more information contact Judy Repking, Chairman, Effingham Deanery Bishop's Pro-Life Committee at 217-690-7285.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study to be held

CHARLESTON -- Wednesday Morning Bible Study will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the LifeSpan Center, 11021 East County Road 800 North, with Dr. Daniel Haifley leading the discussion.

For more information go to or call 217-639-5150.

Carrollton Everything or Nothing Tour to visit Family Worship Center

LERNA -- The Carrollton Everything or Nothing Tour will visit the Family Worship Center in Lerna at 6 p.m. Thursday, with doors opening at 5 p.m., general admission seating. A free-will offering will be taken.

Family Worship Center is located at 5475 Lerna Rd., Mattoon.

For more information contact 217-273-7860 or


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