Galactic Starveyors VBS to be held

MARSHALL -- Marshall Baptist Church, 1608 N IL HWY 1, will host the Galactic Starveyors Vacation Bible School from Sunday-Thursday, July 16-20, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Children age 4 through youth are welcome to attend. For more details email

Gospel Glory, Inc. to appear at Friendship Baptist

CHARLESTON -- Gospel Glory, Inc., featuring Bill and Linda Lewis from Midlothian, Va., will be at the Friendship Baptist Church, 18709 East Harrison St., at 6 p.m. Sunday

Bill and Linda have been with Friendship Baptist the past number of years and they look forward to seeing and hearing the Gospel. Pastor Tom Skinner invites any and all to join them this event night of music, preaching and testimony.

Maker Fun Factory VBS to be held at Zion Hill Church

MATTOON -- Maker Fun Factory VBS will be held from 5:30-8:30 July 17-21 at Zion Hill United Methodist Church, 2436 N. County Road 150E.

Meet new friends while participating in amazing experiments, creative games and surprising adventures.

Arrive at 5 p.m. Monday for pre-registration.

On closing night, attend from 5:30-6:30 to see the FunMakers Village that the students built, then stay for the closing program at 6 p.m., the Wabash volunteer firefighters at 6:30 p.m. and the wiener roast at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call Pam Guy at 217-273-8277.

Blessing to be held at First Christian Church

MATTOON -- First Christian Church invites everyone to a blessing at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The Irish Circle will be performing a pre-service concert and then providing music for the worship service at 8:30 a.m. They offer traditional music, using an assortment of instruments such as the fiddle, Scottish bagpipes, mandolin, banjo, penny whistle and guitar.

Come early for the best seat. First Christian Church is located at 1600 Wabash Ave. Call 217-234-2928 or visit Facebook or for more information.

Jon Burnham to be guest at Terre Haute After 5

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Terre Haute After 5 will host a guest night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Red Barn of Sycamore Farm, 5001 Poplar St.

Speakers will be Jon Burnham, former Baltimore Orioles pitcher; Brian Dorsett, an MLB catcher; and music with John Henderson. The cost is $16 and payable at the door. Reservations and cancellations can be made by phone or email.

Terre Haute After 5 is affiliated with For more details, call or email at 812-239-2519 or

Challenge Conference to be held at Restoration Ministries

CHAMPAIGN -- Restoration Urban Ministries, 1213 Parkland Court, will host the 2017 Challenge Conference Thursday-Saturday, July 20-22, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. daily.

The focus of the conference will be identity, wholeness and being equipped. The cost is $40 for all three days and it includes a continental breakfast and lunch each day.

For more details call or email 217-355-2662 or

Bible to come to life at Effingham VBS

EFFINGHAM -- Effingham Bible Church, 710 W. Jefferson Ave., will host The Bible Comes to Life Vacation Bible School from Wednesday-Friday, July 19-21, from 6-9 p.m.

Children ages 5-12 years are welcome to attend. The final night, Friday, will be held at Evergreen Area Kluthe Memorial Pool from 7-9 p.m. Transportation is available by calling.

For more details call or go online at 217-501-5066 or at

Camp Out VBS to be held at Revival Church

MATTOON -- On July 21-22 from 5:30-8 p.m., kids K-sixth grade are invited to attend Vacation Bible School at The Revival Church, 2520 Shelby Ave.

The theme this year is Camp Out and the main Bible point will be Jesus is the light. There will be music, games, skits, crafts, and interactive demonstrations to get kids involved with the Bible point.

Pre-registration is recommended, but not required. To do so, call 217-218-7924 or visit to print off the form and bring with you.

Jordan Feliz to perform at Bagelfest

MATTOON -- Jordan Feliz will be in concert at the Mattoon Bagelfest on Thursday, July 20, at 8 p.m. at Peterson Park, 500 Broadway Ave.

This is a free concert and gates open at 6 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. All ages are welcome; please, no pets. For more details, call or go online at 800-500-6286 and or at

Family Worship Center presents Hero Central VBS

MATTOON -- Family Worship Center, 5475 Lerna Road, needs you to grab your cape and head out to their Hero Central Vacation Bible School this summer from 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

The event is for children ages pre-school through fifth grade and will include and all-chruch pool party, the VBP Hero Plunge, at Mattoon's Lytle Pool from 8-10 p.m. Sunday.

At VBS Hero Central, your children will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become heroes and explore how to serve God and God's mission for their lives. Pre-register your child online at You can also pre-register on Sunday mornings at the Hero Central Station.

For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering to be a Hero Helper for the VBS, call Kidstyle Worship Team Lead Brooke Alexander at 217-259-3400.

Overnight/sleepover event to be held at chapel

SULLIVAN -- Come join us for a weekend of finding your true identity from 6 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday at Solid Rock Chapel, 1213 E Jackson St.

Do you or your daughters struggle with things like, body image, peer pressure, self-worth, self-control, purity, and big feelings? If that sounds familiar, this event is for you. This will be an overnight/sleepover event filled with teaching, games, crafts, a video chat with the church's Nicaragua friends, and food.

Registration is required and is $20. This includes a T-shirt, food, and a gift. If you are registering more than one person per household, additional registrations are $15. Girls 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

To register, call Amy Fultz at 217-259-1591 or Jessi Jess at 217-962-1231.

Learn about Paul and the Underground Church

SHELBYVILLE -- Shelby Christian Church VBS -- "Rome: Paul and the Underground Church Shelby Christian Church" -- will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday to 8 p.m. July 21 at 200 N Hickory St.

Signup is for 3-year-olds (as of July 16) up to those going into fifth grade.

Step back in time with the Apostle Paul and experience what life was like in first-century Rome. For more information, visit

Vacation Bible School 2017 to be held

SULLIVAN -- Vacation Bible School this year is July 17–21 and registration is officially open at First Christian Church Sullivan, 1357 CR 1200E. This year, children enter a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God.

VBS at FCC is open to children preschool through fifth grade. There is no cost to attend. We start with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the program is 6-8 p.m.

For more information go to

Drive up pork chop and BBQ dinner scheduled

SHELBYVILLE -- Quester's Class Drive Up Pork Chop and BBQ Dinner Drive Up Dinner Fundraising Event will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 205 W. Main St.

For more information visit or call 217-774-4131 or email

Prophetic Art Workshop to be held at Vineyard Church

URBANA -- Create through the Holy Spirit. The Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave.,is offering an educational and Spirit-led art workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. in Room C3. You will learn drawing/painting techniques, get an introduction to prophetic art, and make your own inspirational creation.

Those 14 years and older are welcomed. Workshop cost is $15 for lunch and supplies. Registration is limited to 25 people.

For more information contact Page Fredericks at or 217-384-3070.


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