Worship In the Woods to be held at campground

SULLIVAN -- Worship In the Woods is a time to gather to worship God and his son Jesus. They will meet at 7 tonight at the amphitheater at Forrest W. Bo Woods recreation area south of Sullivan on Illinois Route 32 to sing worship songs, have a devotion, and enjoy a camp fire and s'mores.

This event is open to the public. If you want to stay the night at the camp ground, go to https://www.recreation.gov/camping/forrest-w-bo-wood/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73182 to reserve a site or go to the campground for a "first come, first served" site. Prices range from $18 for tent (electric only), $24 for full hook up, or $40 for a buddy site.

For more information contact 217-752-6896 or smyser@smysercc.org or visit www.smysercc.org

Rummage and bake sale to be held this weekend

MATTOON -- Come to the Marshall Avenue Christian Church's church-wide rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday with bargains galore including books, toys, household items, gently used clothing and more. And don't forget the homemade goodies: pies, cakes, cookies, breads, noodles.

Marshall Avenue Christian Church is located at 620 S. 26th St.

Visit them at www.facebook.com/MACCDOC. Contact them at 217-234-2519.

New Beginnings to host free community breakfast

EFFINGHAM -- New Beginnings Church in Effingham will be hosting a free Community Breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. New Beginnings Church is located at 1007 S. Willow at the corner of S. Willow and Wabash, just south of Homewood Grill.

There will be free drawings for free boxes of food during the breakfast. You must be present to win.

New Beginnings Church is located at 1007 S. Willow St. Visit them at www.nbceffingham.org/. Contact them at 217-342-3305 or at nbchurch@consolidated.net.

Our Women's Ministry to hold Ladies Coffee Talk

SULLIVAN -- Our Women’s Ministry will be meeting for breakfast and coffee from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Red Apple Family Restaurant, 1402 S. Hamilton St.

This is a time to have fun, drink coffee, and enjoy fellowship together. All women are invited, young or old. If you are new, this is a great time to get acquainted with the group.

For more information, contact 217-728-7855 or office@sullivanchog.org

Ignite Student Ministries Extravaganza to be held

SULLIVAN -- Join ISM for a night to be remembered from noon-9 p.m. Saturday as they embark on a day of movies, games, and fellowship.

They will have an officially sanctioned Pokemon tournament led by Professor Pastor Brandon Zoll, a Star Wars Movie marathon starting with "Rouge One," and multiple tables set up for your favorite board games.

Snacks and drinks will be provided and around 5 p.m. we will have pizza from Little Caesars. Students will be home by 9:30 p.m. if they ride in the van.

Sullivan Church of God is located at 321 N. West St. For more information contact 217-728-7855 or office@sullivanchog.org.

Game Day to be held at Windsor Christian Church

WINDSOR -- Windsor Christian Church, located at 1100 Broadway Ave., will host a game afternoon from 2:20-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy games or fellowship with others.

Contact the church at 217-459-2834 or at secretary@windsorchristianchurch.org.

Charleston Bible Church to celebrate anniversary

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bible Church will be celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. The service will consist of special music, a time to remember and sharing from the Word of God.

Over its 75 years of ministry, the Charleston Bible Church touched the lives of many individuals. Following the service there will be a time of fellowship with a salad and sandwich luncheon in the gym.

For more information, call the church at 217-345-4476.

Grace Pentecostal Church to hold rally

MATTOON --  Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ (ALJC) will hold a rally at 10 a.m. Sunday at Grace Pentecostal Church in Mattoon.

Join them for praise music and fellowship. Greater Illinois District Superintendent Eric Ginder will be present along with others from New Life Tabernacle of Macon.

Join them Sundays for Apostolic worship at 205 Moultrie in Mattoon. Call 217-254-8931 for more information.

Vineyard Church to host Holy Spirit Night

SULLIVAN -- The Vineyard Church will host a special Holy Spirit Night and showing of the movie, "The Shack" from 5-8 p.m. Sunday.

This will be a kick-off for their new fall message series and small/mid-sized group study. Movie rating is PG-13. Due to the nature of the movie and the length of the night, child care will not be available.

The Vineyard Church is located at 1805 S. Hamilton. For more information, contact 217-728-4574 or karen.goss@thevineyardchurch.us

Eagles Wings Quartet in concert

NEOGA -- Eagles Wings Quartet will be performing favorite classic gospel songs at 6 p.m. at the Neoga Elementary School.

Also appearing will be Scott Wattles singing Elvis' favorite gospel songs. Contemporary Christian songs will be provided by Machelle Morgan, a Neoga High School graduate and worship minister student at Lincoln Christian University

For more information contact, 217-895-3930 or visit www.fccneoga.org.

Walnut Grove to hold Moms Group

ARCOLA -- Walnut Grove Christian Church, 12930 E CR 1700 N, will host a Moms Group at 9 a.m. Monday. Childcare is provided for this scripture based book and video study.

For more details, call or go online at www.walnutgrovecc.org, 217-856-2155, or office@walnutgrovecc.org.

Monthly Vigil for Life scheduled

EFFINGHAM -- The Effingham Deanery Monthly Prayer Vigil for Life will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Monday. Prayer Service will begin at 6 p.m.; there will be no mass due to the Priest's Convocation in Springfield. Everyone is invited to join them in prayer for respect of all life, born and unborn.

The 7 p.m. business meeting will follow in the church parish center. Refreshments will be served while current pro-family legislation and local pro-life events are discussed. Information from the Conference on Aging will be shared and updates on the 40 Days for Life Campaign, which starts Sept 27. Pro-life literature, books, letter/bumper stickers, jewelry and bookmarks 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 www.colescouncilonaging.org or call 217-639-5150.

Dare 2 Share outreach prep to be held Wednesday

SULLIVAN -- ESM students will meet up with other area youth groups at Solid Rock Chapel to distribute bags to be filled with food donations for one of their outreach events during Dare 2 Share from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

This is an opportunity for churches to work together as they build a community of Jesus followers. Pizza will be available. If you are an adult interested in helping the drive, please contact Pastor Brad to confirm your availability.

Solid Rock Chapel is located at 1213 E. Jackson St. For more information, contact 217-962-0525, or jessijess23@yahoo.com.

Jewish High Holy Day Services to be held

MATTOON -- Rosh Hashanah Services will be held in the evening Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; the morning Thursday at 10 a.m. Yom Kippur Services: Kol Nidre, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m.; Yom Kippur morning service Sept. 30, at 10 a.m.; Yom Kippur Yizkor/Neilah (afternoon/concluding) services at 4 p.m. with break-the-fast meal following services

Rabbi Bruce Pfeffer of Indianapolis will return to lead Jewish High Holy Day Services this year for the Mattoon Jewish Community which meets at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2200 Western Ave.


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