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A Champaign church group is playing a major role in helping out with a project to send stockings of comfort items to soldiers serving overseas during the holidays.
The Curtis Road Church of God Ladies Ministry Sewing and Crafts Group sews stockings for Operation Santa. Operation Santa volunteer Barb Kleiss got the group involved four years ago through Jackie Harris of Philo, the leader.
The Savoy United Methodist Church is among 22 local spiritual communities participating in the first interfaith Habitat for Humanity build.
It was a time of nostalgia and looking back as a Tolono church marked its 30th anniversary on Sept. 4.
The churches of Sidney hosted VBS Day Camp 2016 for ages 4 years and up, with the theme “Go Tell It on the Mountain!” Aug. 6 at Countryside United Methodist Church. There was a kickoff event with food and games for the whole family on Aug. 5. Day Camp for ages 4 years and up will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6.
Fountain of Life Family Fellowship in Tolono hosted a Vacation Bible School last week for ages 4 through 12
First Baptist Church of Tolono hosted a Vacation Bible School for ages kindergarten through sixth grade July 17 through 21. The theme was “Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface.”
Philo Presbyterian Church held a Vacation Bible School June 20-24 with the theme “Deep Sea Discovery.”
The congregations of the Presbyterian churches in Philo and Tolono will combine for a presentation about a recent mission trip at 10 a.m. April 24 at the Philo church.
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.
A local church youth group recently packed shoeboxes filled with gifts to send to children in need around the world.