June 22nd-24th: Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Tour

The First Christian Church of Effingham is taking a bus to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum for a two day trip in Kentucky. They are leaving from First Christian Church, 901 N. Henrietta St. Effingham, IL at 7:30 am on June 22, 2017. For more information call the First Christian Church at 217-342-6797.

June 24th: Car Wash

Family Worship Center of Vandalia is hosting a free car wash on Saturday, June 24th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at County Market in Vandalia.  Donations given will be used toward helping young people attend a powerful, life-altering youth conference.  Come on by and get your ride squeaky clean.

June 24th: Community Carnival

There will be a Community Carnival on Saturday, June 24th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm held at the Central City Lions Park, located at 141 N Harrison in Central City.  The carnival will include free kid’s games, crafts, music, food, and bounce houses sponsored by the Central Baptist Church. 

June 25th: Gospel Concert

The Dysart Southern Gospel Music will be playing at Shelby Christian Church at 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 25th. For more information, contact Kay at (217) 774-2716 or at office@shelbycc.org. All are welcome to attend.

June 25th: 5K Run-Fun Walk

Hillsboro Free Methodist Church is hosting an Ice Cream 5K Run-Fun Walk on Sunday, June 25th.  Registration is from 5:30 to 5:45 pm and the race starts at 6:00 pm.  There will be free ice cream for all runners/walkers after the race.  For more information, you may call the church at 532-2216.

June 26th-July 1st: Soccer Camp

The First Christian Church of Effingham is holding Upward Soccer Camp. The cost to attend camp is $40 which includes both weeks, a t-shirt, water bottle, and a soccer ball. The first week of camp is June 12th, 13th, 15th, and 16th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Game day is Saturday, June 17th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The second week of camp is June 26th, 27th, 29th, and 30th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Game day is July 1st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The First Christian Church is located at 901 North Henrietta Street, Effingham.

June 27th: Day of Prayer for Life

The 43rd Annual Day of Prayer for Life will be held Tuesday, June 27th, at St. Francis Church, located at 203 East Main Street in Teutopolis.  All are welcome to come pray for renewed respect for all human life, and in reparation for our nation allowing 59 million preborn human lives to be ended by abortion since 1973.  The day will begin with Mass at 8:00 am, followed by prayer by area churches and organizations throughout the day.  From noon to 1:00 pm, there will be silent prayer.  Closing Mass will be at 7:30 pm.  A reception with refreshments will follow in St. Clare Hall, adjoining the church.  Everyone is welcome to pray at any time desired.  

July 2nd: Special Concert

Roy Tremble, formerly with the Cathedral Quartet, will be performing a special “Sunday Evening of Music” on Sunday, July 2nd at 6:00 pm at the East Side Church of the Nazarene, located at 2129 South 9th Street in Mattoon.  A free-will offering will be received.  

July 8th & 9th: Endtime Prophecy Conference

Christ Tabernacle Church in Herrick invites you to join their Endtime Prophecy Conference, July 8th and 9th, with speaker Irvin Baxter.  The first service titled “Master Plan of the Dragon”, will be on Saturday, July 8th at 6:00 pm.  The second service, “Breaking Prophetic Fulfillments”, will be on Sunday, July 9th at 10:00 am.  Christ Tab is located at 10 North Myers Street in Herrick.

July 9th: Tower Hill Concert

Tower Hill Free Methodist Church will be hosting a concert featuring The Chosen Ones on Sunday, July 9th at 5:00 pm. The concert is being held at United in Faith, 609 Fairgrounds Road, Pana. For more information, contact (217) 562-2944.

July 9th: Ice Cream Social

Faith Lutheran Church of Shumway will hold their annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday July 9th from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Faith is located on Highway 33.  The menu will consist of Homemade Ice Cream, BBQ, Hot Dogs, Pie, Cake, & Drinks.  There will be a free-will offering.  All proceeds will go to benefit the Barber family, a member of Faith congregation, to defray the ongoing medical costs of Gary’s illnesses.

July 10th-14th: VBS

Central City Baptist Church is hosting  “Galactic Starveyors” Vacation Bible School Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 14th  from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  This VBS is open to ages Kindergarten  through 6th grade.  Central City Baptist Church is located at 304 South Broadway in Central City.

July 10th-14th: VBS

The First Christian Church of Effingham is hosting Treasure Hunt Vacation Bible School Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 14th. Each evening, VBS will meet from 5:30 to 8:00 pm and will feature music, bible studies, crafts, and snacks. The First Christian Church is located at 901 North Henrietta Street, Effingham.

July 21st: Free Movie Night

House on the Rock Church in Edinburg is hosting a free movie night on Friday, July 21st at 6:30 pm. This month’s showing is titled, “Do You Believe?”  This film is about a dozen different souls, all moving in different directions, all longing for something more.  As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover there is power in the Cross of Christ, even if they don’t yet believe it.  When a local pastor is shaken to the core by the faith of an old street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action.  His response ignites a faith-fueled journey that powerfully impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.  More than a movie, it is a question we all must answer in our lifetime: Do you believe?  Free popcorn and drinks will be provided.  House on the Rock is located at 314 North Grant Street in Edinburg.  

July 22nd: Tower Hill Comedy/Magic Show

Tower Hill Free Methodist Church will be hosting a comedy/magic show featuring Reverend Richard Landrey with his sidekick Snowball the rabbit on Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 pm. Tower Hill is located at 207 South Erie. A sloppy-joe picnic will be provided. Bring your kids, grandkids, and neighbors! With audience participation, it’s an excellent event for everybody. For more information, contact 217-562-4847.

August 9th-12th: Tools for School

Tools for School is a program that provides free school supplies to Fayette County students, pre-k through junior college, who need help.  Last year, the program served around 500 students.  Donations are accepted from businesses, churches, organizations and individuals and are used to purchase school supplies that teachers indicate their students need.  Contributions may be sent to Tools for School at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia, 1221 West Fillmore Street.  To assist distributing supplies August 9th through the 12th, please call the church office at 283-0937.


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