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Camp Out VBS to be held at Revival Church

MATTOON -- The Revival Church, 2520 Shelby Ave., will host the Camp Out Vacation Bible School on today and Saturday, July 21-22, from 5:30-8 p.m.

For registration or details, call or visit or 217-218-7924;

Movies Under the Stars to be held

ARTHUR -- Movies Under the Stars will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at Vine St Christian Church, 249 S. Vine St.

This is a free outdoor movie, and attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Refreshments will be available. For more information, visit or call 217-543-2292.

Christmas in July Family Game Night to be held

SULLIVAN -- Bring your favorite Christmas treat to share, a church appropriate white elephant gift, and join the Solid Rock Chapel, 1213 E. Jackson St., for an evening of White Elephant Bingo at 6:30 p.m. today.

For more information, contact Solid Rock Chapel at 217-962-0525 or at Visit them at

Pets Unleashed VBS to be held in Tuscola

TUSCOLA -- Come fetch some faith-filled fun at Pets Unleashed VBS from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Mountain Assembly of God, 401 E. Sale St.

Play games, listen to Bible stories, and sing songs. Snacks and lunch are provided. This program is for kids who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade. Preschoolers ages 3 and up (who are fully potty trained) are welcome to attend 

For more information, contact 217-253-4444 or, or visit

Fresh Anointing to perform in Effingham

EFFINGHAM -- Fresh Anointing is an anointed young group based out of Alabama. Their music style ranges from Southern Gospel to Praise & Worship. They will be giving a free concert at Effingham Bible Church at 6 p.m. Sunday. This concert is for all ages and denominations.

Effingham Bible Church is located at 710 W. Jefferson Ave. For more information, call 217-342-9671.

Build a Shoebox event to be held Sunday

MATTOON -- Get motivated for the 2017 Shoebox Event from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at The Crossover Church, 1111 Broadway Ave.

The shoebox theme is "Frozen." Get the latest info on the 2017 Operation Christmas Child events.

There will be handouts for items you can make to put in shoeboxes. Also if you want to bring shoeboxes to trade for the printed ones you may. A sign up sheet will be at church office.

For more information, visit or call 217-258-7874.

Vineyard softball to be held in Sullivan

SULLIVAN -- Bring the whole family and cheer for Team Vineyard from 1:15-2:15 Sunday at Wyman Park 2 W. Harrison St.

Interested in joining the team? Contact the Vineyard Church. This game is at the Middle Field at Wyman Park vs. Faith Lutheran.

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

Second Missionary Baptist to hold VBS

MATTOON -- Second Missionary Baptist Church is still on the battlefield with with upcoming "Glow for Jesus" Vacation Bible School. Classes will be held for pre-school to adult from 6-8 p.m. beginning Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28.

For a ride to the church or for more information, call 217-246-2009.

Second Missionary Church is located at 20 Old State Road.

Christmas in July with Operation Christmas Child set

CHAMPAIGN -- Operation Christmas Child (OCC) East Central Illinois Team will host a Christmas in July Event on Monday at 6 p.m. at Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Rd.

The Resource Fair will provide shoebox content ideas, full-circle stories from past shoebox recipients, information on The Greatest Journey discipleship program and more. Please RSVP by email or by phone. Please go online for more details.

For more information, visit or contact 217-351-3019 or

Never LEGO of God VBS to be held

GAYS -- Smyser Christian Church, 1521 Whitely Pt Rd., will host the Never LEGO of God Vacation Bible School Monday-Friday, July 24th-28th, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Children age kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to attend this free event. Sixth- through eighth-graders will meet at the same time for other events. Friday night will be a family night. There is no admission charge. For more details, call or go online at 217-752-6896 or

Teen Real Deal: The Kingdom event to be held

TUSCOLA -- Faith Baptist Church, 300 E. Northline Rd., will host Teen Real Deal -- The Kingdom from Monday-Friday, July 24-28, from 6-9 p.m.

All teens in grades seventh-12th are welcome to attend. For more details, call or go online at 217-253-2084 or

Classical Conversations Parent Practicum to be held

EFFINGHAM -- A three-day Classical Conversations Parent Practicum will be held Wednesday-Friday, July 26-28, at Effingham Assembly Church, 3200 S. Banker St.

Parents will receive an overview and understanding of of the CC model. Student camps are offered at a low cost for families attending together, and parents attend free.

For more details, email or go online at, 217-620-3961 or

Charleston-Mattoon Christian Women's Club sets luncheon

CHARLESTON -- The Charleston-Mattoon Christian Women's Club has scheduled their upcoming luncheon from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday at the LifeSpan Center, 11021 ECR 800 N.

The theme for the luncheon will be "Let's Have a Picnic!" with Joan Vidlak of Maple Park as speaker and Upcycling Clothing the special feature; the cost is $9 inclusive.

For reservations, call Rita at 217-234-8604 or Sue at 217-345-4176.


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