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Three times a year, the five churches in Tolono come together.
The churches typically join forces for a Thanksgiving service in November and for a service at the beginning of Tolono Fun Day in June. And for over 30 years, during the last week in January each year, the churches have taken turns hosting a worship service each night in celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
The Pesotum United Methodist Church hosted a Vacation Bible School on Sept. 21 with the theme “PandaMania.” Children kindergarten through fifth grade did crafts, played games, heard Bible stories, enjoyed treats and had dinner.
See photos in the Oct. 3 issue of The County Star.
Fountain of Life Family Fellowship in Tolono had a Vacation Bible School Aug. 5 through 9.
The Tolono United Methodist Church hosted a Vacation Bible School July 12 and 13, and the First Baptist Church of Tolono hosted one July 14 through 18.
God’s Backyard Bible Camp for ages 3 through fifth grade was held at First Baptist Church at Savoy June 24 through 27. The event was held in conjunction with the Burwash Bash Community Celebration.
The Living Hope Fellowship Church in Villa Grove (1206 Industrial Drive/Route 130, about 1 mile south of Villa Grove) has started a clothing mission for families in need.
Champaign-Urbana Christian Women’s Connection invites all ladies from the area to a luncheon at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn.
“Special Feature” will be by Mary Hunt of Glen Carbon, Ill. “Baskets and Flower Arranging” and “Music”
will be by Valerie Wright of Mahomet. The speaker will be Marsha L. Lenski of Macon on the subject “Once upon a Dream.”
Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey, will be held starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Urbana Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene, 1808 S. Philo Road, Urbana.
Philo Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a blood drive with the Community Blood Services of Illinois from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24. Donors will receive a free T-shirt and a chance to win a $100 gas card. Donors are asked to eat before donating, drink extra water and bring identification. Refreshments are provided, and walk-ins are welcome.
St. Mary’s Parish in rural Pesotum is planning its annual homemade ice cream social.
The event will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, at the church. The menu includes homemade ice cream, barbecue, hot dogs, potato salad, desserts and drinks.
There will be free horse rides, games and face painting for the kids. There will also be bingo and a chance book.