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Coffee Break with God to be held at Common Grounds

MATTOON -- Join a discussion about "Having a Mary Spirit in a Martha World" at 10 a.m. today at Common Grounds in Mattoon.

Attendees are welcome to bring a friend. We have a great time doing life together and would love to have you join us. For more information, contact 217-254-7953.

Fall revival to be held at Effingham Bible Church

EFFINGHAM -- It is time for Revival at Effingham Bible Church, 710 W. Jefferson Ave.; Thursday, Sept. 28 -- Pastor Greg Locke will be speaking and Pastor Chris III and Tony Shimboff will be performing; Friday, Sept. 29, Pastor Greg Locke will be speaking and State of Grace will be performing; Saturday, Sept. 30, bonfire.

For more information visit or call 217-342-9671.

Craft and Vendor Show to be held as fundraiser

KANSAS -- Join the Kansas Christian Church for their Craft and Vendor Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. They will be serving lunch of a hot dog, chips, and a drink for $3.

There will be a big sale at 9 a.m. They are raising money for the upcoming Ladies Retreat. If you would like to set up a booth, you can contact Diana Acord at 217-948-5131, or at, or stop by the church Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. or Thursday from noon-5 p.m. To set up a booth, there is a donation fee of $20.

Kansas Christian Church is located at  110 N. Franklin St., Kansas. For more information, call or 217-948-5131 email

Kings IV Anniversary Sing to be held

CHARLESTON -- The Kings IV Anniversary Sing will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at North Side Baptist Church 414 N. Fifth St., also featuring The Lesters from St. Louis.

Gospel sing night scheduled

OILFIELD -- Oilfield plans to host a gospel sing night at 5 p.m. Saturday featuring "Instruments of Faith" led by Gary Brannaman from Belleville.

This is a great group of men sharing the gospel -- traveling to many locations to entertain and witness with their talented vocals. They are performing in Springfield, Mo., before stopping at Oilfield.

Oilfield Cafe is located at 16964 N. State Highway 49, Casey. For more information, visit or call 217-549-9053.

Fuedin' Hillbillys to perform at Sigel celebration

SIGEL -- St. Michaels Church in Sigel is celebrating its 175 years. Feudin' Hillbillys will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel School, 200 N. Church St.

For more information about other events during the celebration, visit or contact 217-259-3590.

Fish Fry to be held at Neoga Free Methodist

NEOGA -- A Fish Fry will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Neoga Free Methodist Church, 1092 Railroad St.

For more information, visit or call 217-273-7807.

Bradbury Free Methodist to hold Lincoln Log Cabin service

LERNA -- Bradbury Free Methodist Church will hold their annual worship service and potluck at 10 a.m. Sunday at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, 420 S. Lincoln Hwy.

Bring a side dish and enjoy a potluck meal afterward. Drinks and table service will be provided. They will be at the first pavilion on the left as you enter the park.

For more information, visit or call 217-849-2536.

Fall Breakfast and Raffle to be held at St. Joseph

TEUTOPOLIS -- St. Isidore Parish, St. Joseph Church (Island Grove), located at 16987 N 200th St., will be having its 40th annual Fall Breakfast and Raffle from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday at the St. Joseph Church Parish Center.

The menu will include whole hog sausage, ham, pancakes, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, homemade breads and rolls, orange juice, milk and coffee. Cost is $4 for 10 years and under and $7 for 11 years and older. The country store, which will contain homemade baked goods from the members of the parish, will be open from 7 a.m. to noon.

The drawing for the quilt and big raffle (top prize $500 cash) will be at noon (do not need to be present to win). Tickets for the quilt and big raffle will be available for purchase during the breakfast. Uncooked frozen sausage will be available for purchase starting at 7 a.m.

Stew supper and family fellowship to be held

SULLIVAN -- Don't forget your fresh vegetables Sunday morning so Chef Palmer can begin creating a wonderful stew simmered over an open fire. Join the Sullivan Church of God at 321 N. West St. from 4-6 p.m. Sunday for food and fellowship. Beverages and crackers will be furnished with the stew. Please bring a side dish to share.

This year family games will be played as well. They will have fun activities from volleyball to corn hole. For more information, contact 217-728-7855 or

Churches join forces for Blessing of the Pets event

MATTOON -- Two Mattoon churches are joining forces to hold a unique service for pet owners. First United Methodist Church and Trinity Episcopal Church of Mattoon are holding a Blessing of the Pets at 2 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Park, located at 17th and Lafayette in Mattoon.

Many pets are considered members of the family and brighten up a home with their unique personalities. According to the Bible, God is concerned with the welfare of animals as well as humans.

Pet owners are invited to bring either their pet or a photo of their pet to the park for a blessing by clergymen Jeff Kozuszek of Trinity Episcopal Church and Michael Smith of First United Methodist Church. The service is open to any interested pet owners and all types of pets.

More information is available at, 217-234-4514, or

Walnut Grove 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.

Child care is provided for this scripture-based book and video study. For more details, call or go online;, 217-856-2155,

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, 11021 East County Road 800 North, with Dr. Daniel Haifley leading the discussion.

For more information go to or call 217-639-5150.

Youth Program continues at Cumberland Presbyterian

MARTINSVILLE -- “Willow Creatures,” the Wednesday night youth program at the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, kicked off Sept 6.

The 2017-18 year will offer classes on Wednesday evenings for preschool through college ages. A meal will be served each week, starting at 6:15 p.m. The program will dismiss at 7:45 p.m.

If your children are interested in attending, bus service will be provided from town each week. Contact the Rev. Kevin Small at 618-562-1463 or 618-569-4955 to provide your address and number of children to be picked up. Willow Creek’s address is 6492 E. 400th Road, Martinsville.

Historical cemetery walk to be held

MATTOON -- Join the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, 1920 Richmond Ave., for Mass at noon Thursday and stay for a walk through Calvary Cemetery.

If you have information on anyone who is buried at the Calvary Cemetery and would like to have their information shared during this walk, email Father John at For more information, visit or call 217-235-0539.


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