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IF: Gathering 2018 to be held at Family Worship Center

MATTOON -- What if we followed God with perseverance instead of insecurity? At IF: Gathering 2018, to be held at 6 p.m. tonight, they will look at one of Paul’s letters to Timothy as he reminded him of the power and responsibility of sharing the gospel. Family Worship Center is located at 5475 Lerna Rd., Mattoon. Visit them at, contact them at 217-234-6022 or at

Valentine's Banquet to be held at Central Community Church

MATTOON -- Enjoy friends and food while taking an evening to better your relationship to others from 6:15-8 p.m. tonight at Central Community Church in Mattoon. They will be offering childcare, a three course Italian meal, and prizes. Tickets are available for $10 at the office.

Central Community Church is located at 200 Lafayette Ave. E., Mattoon.

For more information visit or contact them at 217-235-0535 or at

Pancake Day to be held at Otterbein United Methodist

CHARLESTON -- Otterbein United Methodist Church, 2175 E. Harrison in Charleston, will host a Pancake Day on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6 a.m. This is a free event with all you can eat pancakes and sausage. All funds raised go towards youth events.

Otterbein United Methodist Church is located at 2175 E. Harrison, Charleston.

For more information visit or contact 217-512-1296 or

Parents Night Out to be held at Shelby Christian

SHELBYVILLE -- Parents get a night out to themselves thanks to the Pajama and Pancake party to be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Shelby Christian Church. Children come in their favorite pajamas ready for fun and pancakes, games, crafts, food and fun. Cost is $20 per child for ages birth-5th grade. To register contact 217-433-4801, 217-821-7055, or 217-774-2716.

Shelby Christian Church is located at 200 N. Hickory St., Shelbyville. For more information visit or call 217-774-2716.

Bible Bingo to be held at EPC

EFFINGHAM -- Join the fun and support a great cause with "Bible Bingo" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Effingham Performance Center, 1325 W. Outer Belt, Effingham.

It's a Bible-based bingo game complete with Bible trivia, audience interaction, and the funniest quiz about the Holy Family you've ever seen. Mary Margaret O'Brien will have you laughing so hard, you might forget to watch your bingo cards! Bible Bingo: so much fun, you'll have to confess it! Bible Bingo raises retirement funds for nuns across the country. All seats are $30.

For more information visit or call 217-540-2788.

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.

Moms' Morning Out to be held at Vineyard Church

SULLIVAN -- The Vineyard Church, 1805 S. Hamilton St., will host Moms Morning Out from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday. This is a group for moms of all ages. Child care is provided for a small fee with lunch included. For more details, please call or email.

For more information visit, call 217-728-4574, or email


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