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Movies Under the Stars planned tonight

ARTHUR -- Movies Under the Stars will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at Vine St Christian Church, 249 S. Vine St. This is a free outdoor movie. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments available.

For more information, visit or call 217-543-2292.

Mattoon Circuit Convocation to be held at St. John's Lutheran

MATTOON -- Join St. John's Lutheran Church in Mattoon as they celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.

The celebration begins at 9 a.m. with the Divine Service and will be followed by a Martin Luther impersonation by Clifford Frederich. The day will wrap up with a presentation about St. John's recent trip to Germany. Lunch and dinner will be provided and child care will be available for the day.

St. John's Lutheran Church is located at 200 Charleston Ave. For more information visit or contact 217-234-4923.

Williamsons and Common Bond to perform at Coles County Fair

CHARLESTON -- The Williamsons from Oklahoma and Common Bond from Kentucky will be the featured gospel groups at this year's Coles County Fair.

Their concert will be presented beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday in front of the grandstand. Both of these groups are known throughout the states for sharing the gospel with their music. This event is free, however a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, contact Teresa Higgs at 217-549-6781.

Annual Fish Fry to be held at First Apostolic

ARTHUR -- The First Apostolic Church, 320 Surrey Lane, will host the Annual Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $9.50 for adults, children 2-12 are $6 and under 2 are free. Tickets will be available in advance or at the door. For more details call 217-543-3024 or email

Water Fun Day to be held at Central Christian

CHARLESTON -- A Water Fun Day will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Central Christian Church, 915 W. Lincoln Ave.

The event will feature an inflatable water slide, water balloons, games, snacks, and more. Bring towel, sunscreen, and your friends! For grades K-5th; younger children may come with a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact 217-345-3277 or

Giveaway to be held at Cornerstone Christian Church

EFFINGHAM -- Clothing, household items and appliances, all in good used condition, will be accepted from 8 a.m.-noon at Cornerstone Christian Church, 3600 S. Banker St.

New this year are free children's haircuts, hourly giveaways, face painting and a car wash.

The congregation is sharing the love of Christ by giving back to the community. For more information, call 217-342-6770 or visit

St. Patrick’s Youth Orchestra concert set

URBANA -- Join the St. Patrick's Youth Orchestra for their annual movie music concert from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church, 708 W Main St. 

Hear music from classic films as well as newer favorites in this fun summer event. Admission is free.

For more information, call 217-367-2665.

Vineyard Softball to be held in Sullivan

SULLIVAN -- Bring the whole family and cheer for Team Vineyard from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Wyman Park, 2 W. Harrison St.

Interested in joining the team? Let us know and we will get you connected! This game is at the North Field at Wyman Park vs. Atwood First Baptist.

For more information, visit The Vineyard Church at, call 217-728-4574 or

Celebration Sunday to be held at Arthur United Methodist

ARTHUR -- Come celebrate Arthur United Methodist Church's new addition on Sunday with a combined worship service and Communion.

Worship time is at 10 a.m.. Afterward, they will have a cook-out and potluck. Bring your favorite dish and/or dessert. Arthur United Methodist Church is located at 128 E. Illinois St.

Visit them at or contact 217-543-3159, or

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 with Dr. Daniel Haifley.

The LifeSpan Center is located at 11021 East County Road 800 North.

For more information visit or contact. 217-639-5150.


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