March 22, 2019 – Free Movie Night

Free movie night, Friday March 22nd, the showing of “UNCONDITIONAL”, inspired by a true story, at 6:30 pm at House on the Rock Church, 314 N Grant Street in Edinburg IL 62531. In the film inspired by true events, successful author/illustrator Samantha Crawford is living a charmed life, until her husband is murdered. She’s plunged into despair, and loses her faith. It’s only after an unexpected meeting with a childhood friend, Joe, that she begins to feel a faint glimmer of hope. As she sees the impact Joe has on so many people, her heart is opened to new possibilities. But when she is pulled back into her husband’s murder case, her newfound hope is tested. Popcorn and drinks provided. For more information contact: Charles Portwood 217-972-3847

March 22, 23, & 24 – Gospel Meeting

A gospel meeting, hosted by the Church of Christ in Cowden, is being held Friday, March 22nd 7PM, Saturday, March 23rd 7PM, and Sunday, March 24th 10AM & 2PM.  Church of Christ is located at 135 S. 5th Street in Cowden.  The speaker will be Brother Raymond Stiner of Lescontes Mills, PA.  Brother Stiner travels extensively preaching the gospel, building churches and uniting people through the word of God.  He is an articulate and informative speaker who will present thought provoking messages certain to enrich your life.  Guaranteed to be worth your time and effort to attend!

March 28, 2019 – Lighthouse Banquet

You’re invited to the Lighthouse Pregnancy and Health Service’s 2019 Annual Fundraising Banquet, Sowing Seeds for Life, that will be held on Thursday, March 28th.  Registration begins at 6:00pm and dinner will be held at 6:30pm.  A silent auction will also be held.  The banquet will be held at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.  Please RSVP by March 5th.  For more details, you may call 283-8750 or visit  Sowing Seeds for Life, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  Galatians 6:9

March 29, 2019 – Fish Fry Fundraiser

An all you can eat Fish Fry Fundraiser prepared by Country Rhodes is being held on Friday, March 29 from 5:00 – 8:00pm for Ramsey’s Post Prom.  Menu includes: Fish, Shrimp, Chicken Strips, Steak Fries, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw & Applesauce.  The cost is $11 for Adults and Carry-outs, and $6 for Children 12 & Under.

March 30, 2019 – Car Wash, Rummage, & Bake Sale

The Free Methodist Youth of Greenville are having their annual Car Wash,Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, March 30 from 8:00am-2:00pm at the Free United Methodist Church on highway 140 at Woburn Road, across from the Country Club. ( Early bird entrance at 7:00am for $2.)  All proceeds will help the young people attend their spring retreat near Potosi, MO.  Come get your car washed in the church parking lot and while you wait, check out all the rummage and bake sale items in our new church addition.

March 31 & April 1-4, 2019 – Revival

A revival is being held at Hopewell Baptist Church South Rt. 51 Pana with services on March 31st 10:30 AM & 6:00pm, and April 1st – April 4th 7:00pm.  Speaker will be Evangelist Justyn Smith.

April 6, 2019 – Going Beyond Live Simulcast Women’s Event

Freedom Reigns in Christ Church of St. Elmo is hosting a Going Beyond Live Simulcast with Priscilla Shirer- Women’s Event on Saturday April 6, 2019 9:00am-4:30pm.  Doors open at 8:00am for registration.  Tickets are $20 and include lunch and a coffee bar.  Freedom Reigns is located at 2230 US HWY 40 Saint Elmo, Illinois.  For more information, contact Sherri Einhorn at (217) 821-3298 or

April 6-7, 2019 – Christian County Historical Society

The Christian County Historical Society is holding an event April 6 and 7 from 10am to 3pm.  Tour the 1800’s buildings, BBQ, chicken and noodle dinner, demonstrators, vendors, fun and games.  Located at 325 Abes Way in Taylorville.  Call 217-824-6922 or visit for more details.

April 13, 2019 – Easter Egg Hunt

The First Christian Church in Effingham is hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 13th from 10:00am-Noon.  The hunt is open to all children 6th grade and under.  The First Christian Church is located at 901 N. Henrietta St. in Effingham.

April 13, 2019 – Journey to the Cross

On April 13 from 1pm-3pm, Faith Lutheran Church of Shumway will host Journey to the Cross, an experiential walk that will help give children ( and their parents) a better understanding of the events in the last week of Jesus’ life.  Following their journey, families are invited to enjoy snacks and participate in a traditional Easter Egg Hunt. Please call the church at 217-868-5484 if your family is planning to participate.

April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunrise Service

You’re invited to the Tower Hill Community Easter Sunrise Service at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Dollvillle on Sunday April 21 at 6:30am. Message by Derrick Ritchie from Tower Hill Christian Church.  Fellowship and breakfast to follow.


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