Drive-in theater event to be held at Vineyard Church

SULLIVAN -- The Vineyard Church, 1805 S. Hamilton St., will host a Drive-In Theatre Event at 7:30 p.m. today. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. Snacks will be provided. The film will start at 8:30 p.m.

This is no charge to this event. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult or high school student. In case of rain, the movie will be shown inside the main auditorium. For more details contact or at 217-728-4574.

Breakfast, bake sale, rummage sale to be held

SHELBYVILLE -- A Breakfast/Bake Sale/Rummage Sale will be held from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Shelbyville, 202 S. Broadway St.

For more information call 217-774-2667 or visit

First Christian Church to hold men's breakfast

MATTOON -- First Christian Church is conducting a men's breakfast from 7 to 8:15 a.m. Saturday. All men of faith are invited. First-time guests eat free. A $3 donation is requested for church members.

The menu will include biscuits and gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs, and fruit salad, coffee and water.

After the breakfast the men will learn from Eric Geiger, "Unfolded." He is unfolding the land and the kingdom of the Bible, which covers the 1000BC era.

After table discussion, an opportunity to pray or to be prayed for by Pastor Richard is offered.

First Christian Church is located at 1600 Wabash Ave. Call 217-234-2928 or visit them on Facebook or at

Freedom Celebration to be held at First Apostolic in Arthur

ARTHUR -- First Apostolic Church, 230 Surrey Lane, will host a Freedom Celebration from 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Stay for the fireworks.

For more details, call or email at 217-543-3024 or at

Community Block Party to be held Saturday

PARIS -- Crosspoint Apostolic Church, 209 East Court St., will host a Community Block Party from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

There will be inflatables, live music, giveaways, free food and more. For more details, call or go online at, 217-822-1979, or

Events scheduled at East Side Church of the Nazarene

MATTOON -- This Sunday morning the East Side Church of the Nazarene will be holding regular Sunday School for all ages and worship at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with a special guest singer in the 6 p.m. evening service.

Roy Tremble, formerly of the Cathedrals, will be at the church in concert. All are invited and welcome to attend; a freewill offering will be received.

The church is located at 2129 S. 9th St.

Free movie screening set at First Christian

SULLIVAN -- If you didn't catch "The Shack" when it was released, now's your chance. On Sunday there will be showing of "The Shack" at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church in Sullivan. Admission is free.

After the abduction and presumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and suspects it is from God, asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered. After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to The Shack for the first time since Missy's abduction and has an encounter that will change his life forever.

First Christian Church is located at 1357 C.R. 1200 E. Contact them at 217-728-7351 or at

Katie Schuermann book signing scheduled

STRASBURG -- Author Katie Schuermann returns to her home congregation to read from her newest book, "The Harvest Raise," third in the "Anthems of Zion" series available from Concordia Publishing House ( from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, North First and Locust.

She will also discuss the release of the second edition of her first book, "He Remembers the Barren," available from Emmanuel Press (

For more information, visit or contact 217-644-2452.

Freedomfest to be held in Paris

PARIS -- Freedomfest is an outdoor celebration of American freedom planned from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday at Lake Ridge Christian Church, 122 E. Steidl, Road.

There will be a little something for everyone: family games at the tables, lawn Twister, giant Jenga, lawn Yahtzee, giant Connect 4, sidewalk chalk, memory, bubbles, and even a dunk tank.

Hotdogs, chips, and drinks will also be available. 

For more information, contact 217-465-5614 or

Brant Hansen speaking at Central Christian Church

CHARLESTON -- Author, speaker, and nationally known radio host Brant Hansen will be speaking at Central Christian Church, 915 W. Lincoln, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday during their usual worship service.

In addition to being on dozens of Christian radio stations, he also wrote the book "Unoffendable." This event is free of charge.

For more information, contact John Reside at 217-345-3277 or at

Evening of gospel music to be held at East Side Church

MATTOON -- East Side of the Church of the Nazarene, 2129 S. Ninth St., will be hosting Roy Tremble in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Tremble sang for a time with the Cathedral Quartet, and has appeared in the Gaither Homecoming series. A freewill offering will be received.

The church is located at 2129 S. Ninth St. For more information, call the church at 217-258-6519.

Freedom Fest to be held in Charleston

CHARLESTON -- Praise Assembly of God Church, 1300 Osage Road, will host their Freedom Fest from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday. This is a free family event with food, giant inflatables, games and more.

Please bring a lawn chair for seating for the fireworks. For more details call or go online at 217-345-4673 or

Baptisms to be held at Sullivan Beach

SULLIVAN -- The Vineyard Church of Sullivan will host a Baptist Service on Thursday at the Sullivan Beach on Lake Shelbyville.

A family picnic will start at 5 p.m. Please bring lawn chairs and dinner. Baptisms begin at 6:30 p.m. Rain location will be at the Vineyard Church. For more details, contact 217-728-4574 or


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