May 19th – Lunch Fundraiser

The youth of Grace Baptist Church in Nokomis will be holding a lunch meal fundraiser on Saturday, May 19th, for one day of the Community Yard Sales.    The event will be held at the church located at 965 East Union Street in Nokomis from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  The meal will be grilled hotdogs and hamburgers served with chips, dessert, and drink.  it can be for either “to go” or eat in and is available for just a free will donation.  The money raised will help the hurch youth be tained to searve and go on this year’s mission trip to Michigan.  Be sure to grab a quick lunch between bargain hunting that day and help some kids out in the process!

May 24th-27th – Pana Days

The 61st Annual Pana Days will be held Thursday, May 24th through Sunday, May 27th at the Pana Tri-County Fairgrounds from 5:00pm until 10:00pmThursday and Friday, and from 9:00am until 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

There will be food, craft and home-based vendors, and carnival rides.  Saturday there will be free pony rides from 11:00am until 2:00pm sponsored by Peoples Bank & Trust. A kiddie tractor pull at begins at 11:00am sponsored by the First National Bank of Pana, and a bean bag tournament begins at 2:00pm. Contact the Chamber office at 562-4240 or at panachamber@consolidated.com for more information.

June 2nd – Gospel Concert

Anticipation Quartet will be in concert at the Lakewood United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 2nd at 6:30pm.  A freewill offering will be taken at that time.  Weather permitting the concert will be outside in the church pavilion, so bring lawn chairs if possible.

June 3rd – Ramsey Block Party  June 4th-8th – Vacation Bible School

You and your family are invited to a community Block Party at Lions Park in Ramsey, on Sunday, June 3rd from 4:00pm-6:00pm, hosted by the First Baptist Church of Ramsey.  The Block Party includes popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, carnival style games and prizes, and best of all, everything is free!  FBC Ramsey will have a table set up for early VBS registration. The First Baptist Church’s VBS, “Growing with God,” is being held Monday, June 4th through Friday, the 8th, from 6:00pm-8:30pm and is open to children in preschool through 6th grade.

June 3rd – Kickoff Carnival  June 4th-8th – Vacation Bible School

Come sail away to Browsntown First Christian Church’s Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School Monday, June 4th through Friday, the 8th from 6:00pm-8:15pm.  This VBS is being held at Brownstown First Christian Church’s new location, 516 W Cumberland Road.  The VBS Kickoff Carnival will be Sunday, June 3rd from 4:00pm-6:00pm with free food, blow ups, face painting, games, prizes, and more.  Parents are encouraged to come and check out what your child will be doing at VBS.  Join them in a closing program on Friday, June 8th at 7:00pm.  See what the kids have learned and enjoy a show from Professor Steve’s Wild Water and Fantastic Fire Show, with ice cream afterwards.  For transportation or more info, please contact Aston Smith at 618-367-5186 or Joann Strobel at 618-427-3885.

June 3rd-7th – “Game On!” Vacation Bible School

Game On! Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday, June 3 through Thursday, the 7th.  Sunday, VBS begins at 5:00pm while Mon-Thurs begins at 6:00 p.m.  This VBS is being held at Bethel Baptist Church, 182 IL 185 in Vandalia.

June 3rd-7th – Vacation Bible School

Tower Hill Christian Church’s Vacation Bible School will be held Sunday, June 3rd through Thursday, 7th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Tower Hill Christian Church is located at 102 Ontario St. in Tower Hill.  Children in grades K-5th are welcome.

June 15th – Concert

The Erwins and The Chosen Ones will be in concert on Friday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, 951 Lincoln Avenue in Jacksonville.  Free admission and a love offering will be received.

June 11th-16th – Upward Soccer Camp

Upward Soccer Camp is being held at the First Christian Church in Effingham, located at 901 N. Henrietta Street.  K-4 to 6th graders register by May 26th, 2018. The cost per child is $45.00 for 2 weeks of camp. It includes a soccer ball, water bottle and a t-shirt. The evaluation date is Friday, May 25th between the hours of 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, May 26th between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and Noon. Evaluations take about 30 minutes. The two weeks of camp are: June 11 to 16 and June 25 to June 30; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Wed off). Saturday is game day from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Any questions: call First Christian Church at (217) 342-6797 or visit Facebook page at facebook.com/UpwardSoccerCampsatFCC

June 25th -30th – Upward Soccer Camp

Upward Soccer Camp is being held at the First Christian Church in Effingham, located at 901 N. Henrietta Street.  K-4 to 6th graders register by May 26th, 2018. The cost per child is $45.00 for 2 weeks of camp. It includes a soccer ball, water bottle and a t-shirt. The evaluation date is Friday, May 25th between the hours of 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, May 26th between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and Noon. Evaluations take about 30 minutes. The two weeks of camp are: June 11 to 16 and June 25 to June 30; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Wed off). Saturday is game day from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Any questions: call First Christian Church at (217) 342-6797 or visit Facebook page at facebook.com/UpwardSoccerCampsatFCC

June 30th – Eden’s Glory 1st Annual Golf Fundraiser

Spend a day on Indian Springs Golf Course while benefiting Eden’s Glory, a home for survivors of human trafficking. $400 per foursome of golfers. Breakfast and lunch included. The event schedule includes: Registration at 8:30am, Shotgun Start at 9:30am, and Lunch & Prizes at 2:00pm. To register, fill out an online form: at www.edensglory.org, visiting the Facebook event called “Eden’s Glory 1st Annual Golf Fundraiser”, or by emailing rachelwayman6@yahoo.com. Sponsorships and volunteers are needed! If interested, respond on Facebook or email rachelwayman6@yahoo.com

July 9th-13th – “Time Lab” Vacation Bible School

“Time Lab” Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, July 9th through Friday the 13th from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Providence Church, 708 S. 9th St. in Mattoon.  Children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome.  More more info or to pre-register, you may go to wwwprovidencemattoon.com or by calling 217-235-0274.

July 9th-13th – “Team Jesus” Vacation Bible School

“Team Jesus” Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, July 9th through Friday the 13th from 5:30pm-8:00pm at the First Christian Church in Effingham, located at 901 N. Henrietta Street. Children age 3 to 6th grade are welcome to attend.  Activities include music, crafts, snacks, recreation, and bible study.

 

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