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Family Movie Night to be held at Solid Rock Chapel

SULLIVAN -- Solid Rock Chapel in Sullivan will be screening the movie "Wonder" at 6:30 p.m. today. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Solid Rock Chapel is located at 1213 E. Jackson St. For more information. visit, call 217-962-0525 or email

Stations of the Cross to be held at church

MATTOON -- Legion of Mary will be leading the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. today at Immaculate Conception in Mattoon. All participants will need to be there by 6:45 p.m.

Join the Knights of Columbus in the Fish Fry before the Rosary and Stations of the Cross.

Immaculate Conception is located at 320 N. 21st St. For more information, visit, call 217-235-0539 or email

Grace Fellowship to hold Ladies' Breakfast

MATTOON -- Grace Fellowship in Mattoon will hold a ladies' breakfast from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hubbartt's Downtown Diner, 1626 Broadway Ave.

For more information, visit call 217-234-6064 or email

New Life Church to hold Following Jesus Class

MATTOON -- Join New Life Church for their Following Jesus Class, where they join together to talk about what exactly it means to be a Christian. They'll cover topics such as worship, reading the Bible, the Holy Spirit, and much more.

This month they'll meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Crave Coffee Shop, 601 DeWitt Ave. They have a capacity of 12 people per class.

Visit at, call 217-728-4200 or email

Trinity Lutheran church, school to mark anniversary

STEWARDSON -- Trinity Lutheran Church and School will hold the first of three special services during 2018 in honor of their 150th anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Guest preacher, Central Illinois District President the Rev. Mark Miller, has been invited to speak to the congregation, and his message will focus on “Celebrating a Christian Education.” The Trinity School children will provide special music during the service to kick off their celebration of National Lutheran Schools’ Week. A balloon launch will follow the service, along with a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The first Trinity Fair will be held at 1 p.m. Cake and punch will be served. Guests are welcome to attend the upcoming service, spaghetti dinner and school activity.

Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 113 S. Walnut St. For more details, contact the church office at 217-682-3881.

Martinsville Bible Church to host teaching series

MARTINSVILLE -- Martinsville Bible Church, 509 N. Ridgelawn Road, will hold a short teaching series utilizing Tony Reinke's "12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You" at 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit, call 217-382-4370 or email

Homecoming Gospel Choir to perform

MATTOON -- The Homecoming Gospel Choir will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church.

First Baptist Church is located at 1804 S. Ninth St.

For more information, call 217-234-7740.

Steve Ladd to perform at worship center

MATTOON -- Join the Family Worship Center at 10 a.m. Sunday for a special time of worship with Christian artist Steve Ladd.

Ladd has performed on Gaither Homecoming videos, Grand Ole Opry, Carowinds, SilverDollar City, TBN, GMC, and NPR. As a solo artist he was awarded Favorite New Soloist in 2013 by Singing News, featured on Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories Vol. 2 album (won 2014 Billboard Music Award for Christian Album), toured with Michael Englishm, charted five Top 40 singles, and performed with Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Jonathan Cain of Journey, Jason Crabb, Gold City, Booth Brothers, Ricky Skaggs and others.

As a member of Gold City, he sang “Preach The Word” for Jerry Falwell at Thomas Road Baptist just before Falwell died; sang for Dr. Johnny Hunt (president of Southern Baptist Convention) at First Baptist Woodstock, Ga.; for Mike Purkey at Lenexa Christian Center, Lenexa, Kan.; performed on Alaska Cruise with Dr. Charles Stanley; and with Christian music legends Newsong.

Family Worship Center is located at 5475 Lerna Rd. For more information, visit, call 217-234-6022 or email

Otterbein United Methodist to welcome new minister

CHARLESTON -- Otterbein United Methodist Church in Charleston will have their first service with new minister Pastor Danny Cox at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. They will have a fellowship time following the service with coffee, milk, and snacks.

Otterbein United Methodist Church is located at  2175 E. Harrison Ave. For more information, visit, call 217-512-1296 or email

The Fields students host Gender Games

MATTOON -- Join The Fields Church, 900 Dewitt Ave E., at 6 p.m. Sunday as the March SHIFT program decides who is the dominant gender during their "Gender Games."

They'll test your brains, brawn, beauty, and stamina. The winning gender will receive exclusive access to the build-your-own-sundae bar during the March After-Party. 

For more information, visit, call 217-234-2795 or email

Praise Assembly to hold Pinewood Derby

CHARLESTON -- Join Praise Assembly of God, from 3-5 p.m. Sunday for an afternoon of racing fun with a pinewood derby. Participants have been working on their cars for the last month. Come cheer them on and may the best car win.

Praise Assembly of God is located at 1300 Osage Rd.

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

Kansas church to hold Ladies' Retreat

KANSAS -- The Kansas Christian Church plans to hold its annual Ladies' Retreat from March 9-10.

On March 9, the Ladies' Retreat will begin with a dinner at 5 p.m. followed by a program at 6 p.m. On March 10, the retreat will begin with a breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by a program beginning at 9 a.m. Any and all women are welcome to join Kansas Christian Church at this event.

"We have all enjoyed this event in past years and it is always made more special when women from other churches join us," Camille Baker of Kansas Christian Church said in a press release.

To RSVP and get more information, call Kansas Christian Church at 217-948-5131 or email the church at Prospective participants may also call Baker at 217-948-5294 or contact her on Facebook.


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