Willow Creek Church Bazaar and Soup Day set

MARTINSVILLE -- The annual Willow Creek C. P. Church Bazaar and Soup Day is scheduled for today in the Martinsville Community Center, at 122 West Cumberland.

The doors will open at 9 a.m., with meals served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Browse through the crafts, snacks and baked goods including cakes, pies, and breads. Persimmon pulp will also be available for sale.

For $6 you can have your choice of chili or vegetable soup, along with a chicken or ham salad sandwich, relishes, your choice of drink and homemade dessert. Take-out meals will also be available.

First Christian Church to hold Holiday Market

SULLIVAN -- FCC's annual Holiday Market will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m..

First Christian Church of Sullivan is located at 1357 C.R. 1200 E.

For more information, visit www.fccsullivan.org, call 217-728-7351 or email office@fccsullivan.org.

Grace United Methodist Church hog roast to be held

NEOGA -- Grace United Methodist Church in Neoga has your supper plans handled for Saturday. Make plans to attend its annual hog roast from 4-7 p.m.

Come to the GUMC fellowship hall, located at 752 Walnut Ave., and enjoy a menu of pork chops, pulled pork, baked beans, slaw, and homemade desserts! There is no set price; a freewill offering will be taken at the door. 

For more information, call 217-895-2809.

Harvest Gift Gathering to be held at Casey Trinity Lutheran

CASEY -- The annual Harvest Gift Gathering will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Casey Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at Second and Colorado streets.

Lunch will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A silent auction will also be held.

Vendors and items include Agnus & Dora Clothing, Clever Containers, Cocoa Exchange, Compelling Creations, Mary Kay, Norwex, Pampered Chef, Palmers Primitives & Crafts, Poparatsi, Snap Jewelry, Tupperware, Whispering Oaks and more.

Proceeds will go to church and community outreach.

First Christian Church to hold monthly men's breakfast

MATTOON -- First Christian Church is conducting its monthly men's breakfast this Saturday at 7 a.m.

All men and young men in the area are invited to attend. First-time visitors eat free A $3 donation is requested. The breakfast will consist of scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and fruit.

A lesson on the Kingdom of God will be presented by Eric Geiger, and a time of prayer is conducted by Pastor Steve Hayes, who is facilitating.

First Christian Church is located at 1600 Wabash. For more information, call 217-234-2928 or visit www.mattoonfcc.com.

Military Appreciation Day to be held at First Church of the Nazarene

CASEY -- The Casey First Church of the Nazarene will be hosting their 22nd Annual Military Appreciation Day at 10 a.m. Sunday. This annual event is the way the church says “thank you” to all area veterans and active duty personnel.

Everyone in the community is invited to come and help the church honor our veterans and active duty personnel who have given so much to the country.

The service will begin with the posting of the colors promptly at 10 a.m. with patriotic music sung by the worship team. All veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses will be honored.

Immediately after the service, there will be a memorial service for the deceased veterans with a 21-gun salute outside. Everyone is invited to stay for a free meal following the service, at approximately noon.

First Church of the Nazarene is located at 1000 E. U.S. Highway 40, just one mile east of Casey. Call the church office at 217-932-4522 for information or assistance with transportation to the service. The mailing address is P.O. Box 373, Casey, IL 62420.

Christian Church of Gays to hold anniversary celebration

GAYS -- Christian Church of Gays will hold a celebration for the 94th anniversary of their church building at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 105 Cedar.

Patrick Powers will provide the sermon and special music will also be featured.

For more information, call 217-234-9383.

Walnut Grove Christian 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.

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 email office@walnutgrovecc.org.

'Our Words Matter' parent seminar to be held

CHAMPAIGN -- Our words have power. Our words can be life-giving or life-taking. They can teach patience and love or impatience and intolerance. They can be affirming and encouraging or deflating and discouraging. Our words matter. Learn simple tips and strategies to teach your kids to use loving, life-giving words that create an environment of assertive, confident communicators in your home and in this world.

This event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 W. Windsor Rd., Champaign. It will be facilitated by Christine Leeb.

There will be mid-week youth programs for your K-12th grade students to attend during this time.

For more information, visit www.windsorroad.org/ or call 217-359-2122 or email jamias@windsorroad.org.

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.

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

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