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John Michael Talbot will be in concert June 8, 9 and 10th for the St. Thomas Aquinas three-day mission, Meditation through Music. The programs will be held from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. each night.

Talbot appeared in the 70’s with his brother in a band called Mason Proffit which appeared with such bands as Pink Floyd, the Byrds, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. It was in his brush with these bands that Talbot knew his life needed to change. His spiritual journey led him to the Catholic church and the establishment of a monastery in Arkansas. The monastery is unique in that it includes both single and married men and women (with Rome’s blessings).

The concert is free of charge. A free-will offering will be taken which will benefit the monastery which is in a rebuilding project after a fire a few years ago.




Lincoln Christian Church will be hosting their 2010 VBS  June 27 – July 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.   “HERO HEADQUARTERS”  is this year’s theme.  New this year will the Super Sunday Kickoff Event.  It is an event for the whole family and a time to connect with friends.  Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 27 with games (including inflatable’s) and food.   You must register to enter.  Forms are available at the church office or at the Welcome Center.  At 8:00 p.m. that night  families will come together in the Fellowship Center to get a preview of what is in store for kids at VBS the rest of the week, including meeting a servant girl who spoke up at just the right time and then God’s power was made known.  We’ll also meet our missionaries, some special characters like Maintenance Mac, Wanda Waterwoman, and more!  Remember to invite your friends.  Meet us at 204 N. McLean St. Sunday, June 27th for a lot of fun and fellowship.

Jefferson St. Christian Church VBS: We are setting our sails on a voyage during Vacation Bible School which will be held July 25th—29th.   Group’s HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION will allow kids to “Explore the Mighty Love of God”.  Mark your calendar’s now to join the expedition

Mt. Pulaski Christian Church announces Vacation Bible School is June 14-18, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.! More details to come!

Summer Praise Service @ Camp Griesheim Retreat Center on Sunday, June
13 @ 6:00 p.m.

The public is invited to a Summer Praise Service to be held on Sunday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Camp Griesheim Christian Retreat Center in Atlanta.  An inspirational evening will be lead by Jay and Jackie Johnson, seasoned missionaries and local pastoral couple.
Jackie will have some items for sale from her fair trade business - Motif Ltd. based in Bangladesh.  Come share in the music too!

Camp Griesheim located in rural Atlanta, is a nonprofit, nondenominational retreat center. A freewill offering will be accepted to help offset ongoing operating expenses for the Camp.  For more information about Camp Griesheim, please call Vicki Crane at 309-244-9045.


Early Childhood Director to Begin June 9th

Jefferson Street Christian Church is pleased to announce the hiring of a part-time Early Childhood Director to begin June 9th. Kellye McLaughlin (soon to be Kellye Saad) attends Lincoln Christian University seeking a degree in Children's Ministry and Early Childhood Education. She will hold office hours Monday—Thursday.

Immanuel Lutheran Church VBS!
(next to Lincoln Community High School)
June 13-16
5:30-6pm Registration and Recreation
6-8 Dinner and Activities
Children 4 years old – 6th Grade Welcome!

The Middletown Presbyterian Church will be celebrating its 175th anniversary on June 27. If any former members would like attend a day of celebration and worship, please send your name to Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 147. Middletown, IL 62666; call 217-445-2679 after 4:30 pm; or e-mail

[text from files received, Jo Hilliard LDN Spiritual Life editor]

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