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Catholic Schools Week pancake breakfast to be held

MATTOON -- St. Mary's Parent-Teacher Guild will be hosting their annual pancake breakfast to kick off Catholic Schools Week from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday. Pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk, and juice will be available. Goodwill donations will be accepted.

St. Mary's Parent-Teacher Guild is located at 2000 Richmond Ave. For more information, visit or call 217-235-0431.

Vision Sunday to be held at Praise Assembly

CHARLESTON -- Join Praise Assembly of God, 1300 Osage Road, from 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m. for Vision Sunday 2018.

Pastor Ryan will share a special message about what God is calling us to in the New Year and how you can get involved. Following the service there will be a potluck dinner and all of their ministry leaders will share about where they are going in the year ahead.

For more information, visit, call 217-345-4673 or email

Sundae Night to be held at Martinsville Bible Church

MARTINSVILLE -- Awana Clubbers created sundae recipes and brought them to Awana on Jan. 24. This Sunday night from 6-7:30 p.m. at Martinsville Bible Church they will try to recreate some of the most unique and tasty ideas.

Martinsville Bible Church is located at 509 N. Ridgelawn Rd. For more information, visit, call 217-382-4370 or email

Church announces upcoming prayer emphasis, film screening

MATTOON -- Mattoon East Side Church of the Nazarene will be showing the movie “War Room” at 6 p.m. Sunday. This will be followed up with the five- week Bible Study beginning on Sunday nights, beginning on Feb. 18 through March 18, coinciding with the Lenten season. 

Anyone is welcome to attend the movie showing and the Bible Study. If you would like to order a book for the study, they are $8 and organizers need to know by Jan. 29 when they place the order.

The book includes questions for discussions and three personal devotions for each week. Call the church at 217-258-6519 for more info or to order a book. East Side Church of the Nazarene is located at 2129 S. Ninth St. and welcomes anyone who is looking for a church family.

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

Worship center to host annual Gathering For Women

MATTOON -- Mattoon Family Worship Center will host the annual Gathering for women on Feb. 9 and 10. Women from around the world will come together to watch the livestream gathering from Austin, Texas, to be reminded why following God and making disciples matters.

The Friday night session will run from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday’s session will run from 9 a.m. - noon, and from 2-5 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday. This event is free and open to the public regardless of church affiliation.

To register for this event, contact the church office at 217-234-6022. Learn more about this event by going to their website at


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