Tickets available for upcoming Christmas performance

CASEY -- The Lesters and The Chosen Ones, two well-known gospel groups, will once again present the “Celebrate Christmas, Family Style” dinner concert at Richards Farm Restaurant in Casey on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, at noon.

Tickets are $25 per person and include a buffet-style meal and concert. They can be purchased by calling the Casey White Oak Church of God at 217-932-5771, or by mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your check or money order to Casey White Oak Church of God, 3305 E 1000th Road, Casey, Illinois 62420. Make checks payable to The Chosen Ones.

Richard’s Farm Restaurant is located at 607 NE 13th St. in Casey.

Seating is limited, so tickets should be ordered soon.

Fall rummage sale to be held at St. John Lutheran

MATTOON -- A fall rummage sale will be held from 3-6 p.m. today and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church in Mattoon.

There will be a Christmas and a boutique section along with a bake sale. Bag sales, $2 each, will be held at noon Saturday.

Annual fall festival and chili cook-off set

MATTOON -- Join the Family Worship Center for their annual fall festival and Chili Cook-Off Competition from 3-6 p.m. Saturdady at 5475 Lerna Rd.

This free, fun-filled event is open to the community and will feature a variety of bounce houses, pumpkin bowling, corn toss, pumpkin ring-toss, cake walk, cotton candy, Sno-Cones, popcorn, prizes, chili cook-off, music and hotdogs by Kep's Cooking.

This is an outdoor event. In the event of rain, the event will be held indoors. For more information, contact the church office at 217-234-6022.

Woodsmen Quartet to perform at Providence SB Church

CHARLESTON -- The Woodsmen Gospel Quartet from Batesville, Ind., will be bringing the morning worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday at Charleston Providence SB Church.

Popular in this area, The Woodsmen appeared at this year's Coles County Fair Gospel Sing. They offer a variety of gospel music ranging from standard church favorites to new music, all presented in worship and praise.

Walnut Grove Church to hold Moms Group

ARCOLA -- Walnut Grove Christian Church, 12930 E CR 1700 N, will host a Moms Group each Monday at 9 a.m.

Child care is provided for this scripture-based book and video study. For more details, call or go online;, 217-856-2155,

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.

Brothers McClurg to perform at First Christian Church

MOWEAQUA -- First Christian Church, 1125 East South St., will host The Brothers McClurg in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $5 per adult --13 years and up -- 12 and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased at the church office. For more details, call or email. For more information, visit or contact 217-768-4766 or

Old State Road Christian Church to hold book club

CHARLESTON -- The Old State Road Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Charleston will host their next Saturday Morning Book Club at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14.

The book discussed will be "Learning to Walk in the Dark" written by Barbara Brown Taylor. Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil with darkness. Doesn't God work in the nighttime as well? In this book, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us "in the dark."

Old State Church is located at 13982 Old State Road.

Buddy Liles to perform during special music services

OAKLAND -- A special music service will guest singer Buddy Liles will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Oak Grove Separate Baptist located south of Oakland.

Come and be blessed as Liles shares his ministry of the gospel in song. A free-will offering will be taken.

Oak Grove Separate Baptist is located at 15989 N County Road 2300E. Call 217-621-8203 with questions.


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