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The Congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church will have lent services each Wednesday at 7 pm a Lenten Devotional Service will be held with Pastor Lisa Goodwin, St. John’s, Hartsburg and Pastor Kampreth of Immanuel alternating. There will be a coffee hour following the service.

St. John United Church of Christ, 204 Seventh St., welcomes all people, no matter where they are on life's journey, and practices open communion.

During the Lenten season, Wednesday mornings at 10 a study will be offered on the theme "The Way of Forgiveness." Every Wednesday evening, there will be a Lenten program, "Chocolate for Lent," in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m., with a light soup meal served at 6:30 p.m.
Any questions can be directed to Pastor Jan Johnson at the church office, 732-6957.

Z-LYFE, the youth group from Zion Lutheran Church in Mount Pulaski, is hosting a Trivia Night on March 2 in the gymnasium at the church and school.

Have a blast using your "useless knowledge' while supporting Zion's youth group and their fundraising efforts to attend the National Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas, this summer.
Teams can be up to 10 people and the cost per team is $125. There will be bonus games, mulligans and a 50-50 raffle, as well as "guest experts" being auctioned off. Cash prizes will be given for the teams finishing as the top three.
Teams are welcome to bring their own food and drinks (no alcoholic beverages, please), and refreshments will also be available for purchase.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia will begin at 7.
To reserve your table, call 217-792-5965 or email

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 110 Broadway, will be hosting a Chicken Noodle Dinner on Saturday, March 2nd, from 11am – 2pm. The public is invited.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes will be offered by iWorshipCenter at their Lincoln, Illinois campus (304 N. McLean St.). The course consists of 9 action-packed lessons that will be held on Sunday evenings at 5:00 PM starting March 17th, 2013 with a class preview on March 10th at 5:00 PM. This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. Classes are $95 and registration is available online at

If you have any questions, please contact iWorshipCenter at 217-522-5632.


Lincoln Christian Church would like to invite women to a six week ladies bible study on Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. They will be reading the book: “The Story”. The Story is a book full of excerpts from God’s Story, the Bible, and thoughtfully placed in chronological order. Each week they will discuss questions from the following week’s reading. Chantell Mills will also give strategies that will help you to understand God’s Story more fully. This session is great for someone who has never studied the Bible before and will rekindle the flame for God’s Story for those who have known this Story for many years. Sessions will start Monday, January 28 and run thru Monday, March 11th. You may contact Chantell for more details at 217-314-9101 or



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