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Vineyard Church to hold family Skate Night

MATTOON -- The Vineyard Church in Sullivan will hold a family skate night from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Silver Star Skate Center, 1505 N. Route 45, Mattoon. Admission is free; skate rental is $1. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information visit or contact 217-728-4574 or

Wednesday Morning Bible Study to be held

CHARLESTON -- The LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800 N., hosts its weekly Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Dr. Daniel Haifley from 10:30-11:30 a.m. "What Did Jesus Really Say?" -- A Study of the Book of Matthew will be the topic of discussion.

For more information, visit or call 217-639-5150.

Christian Women's Club to hold meeting, book exchange

CHARLESTON -- The next meeting of the Charleston-Mattoon Christian Women's Club will be from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the LifeSpan Center, 11021 ECR 800 N.

The speaker will be Judy Vader from Escanaba, Mich. speaking on "Navigating Life's Choppy Waters." There will also be a book exchange.

Cost for this event is $9. For reservations, call Rita at 217-234-8604 or Sue at 217-345-4176 no later than Feb. 26.

Bible 101 course to begin soon at First Christian Church

MATTOON -- A new small group community offering will begin at First Christian Church, 1600 Wabash Ave., Mattoon on Tuesday, Feb. 25 and will continue through April 17.

Bible 101 will begin on Tuesday evenings for eight weeks from 7-8 p.m. to meet in the Library at First Christian Church. This is an introductory course taught by Pastor Steve Hayes that will help you understand the Bible and how to read it and develop life skills.

Participants will also learn how to pray, how to know the will of God for our lives, how to meditate and relax, how to find peace and purpose in one’s life, and how to discover the gifts that God has given to every believer.

The course is free and open to all who want to grow and learn about their faith. A Bible will be provided if you lack one.

Please contact the church to let them know if you plan on attending.

First Christian Church is located at 1600 Wabash Ave., in Mattoon. Call Pastor Steve at 217-294-1700, or the church office at 217-234-2928 or visit their web site at


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