Religion

Service brings Tolono congregations from across community together

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.


Youth group sends gifts to children in need

A local church youth group recently packed shoeboxes filled with gifts to send to children in need around the world.


Ecumenical service draws members from various Tolono congregations

About 40 people were in attendance as an ecumenical Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Tolono Ministerial Alliance was held last Tuesday at the Tolono Presbyterian Church.


Church reaching out to local community with Bible study

A Pesotum church is getting ready to start a Bible study.
The Pesotum United Methodist Church will host the study at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, starting this month. It’s the latest outreach for the only church in the town of 549.

Read the full story in the Feb. 12 issue of The County Star.


Tolono churches come together to celebrate unity among Christians

The five churches of Tolono came together last week for the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
About three dozen people gathered at Tolono United Methodist Church last Monday night during the second service of the week.
The Week of Prayer is held during the last week in January each year.

Read the full story in the Jan. 29 issue of The County Star.


Church mission scheduled to open in two weeks

A former restaurant and bar that has been converted into a mission building is slated to open in two weeks.


Church settles into its new home

The Fountain of Life Family Fellowship church has a new home.
The church had a dedication ceremony on Sept. 7 to celebrate its move across the street into a historic Tolono building that has been restored.
The church bought the building, which dates back to the 1870s, in 2006. Sept. 7 was the church’s 28th anniversary.


New mission building to have open house

The Tolono United Methodist Church's new mission building will have an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 20, during Tolono's community-wide garage sales.
The building at the southwest corner of Holen and Bourne streets last housed CJ Dane's.
The first mission that the building will house will be a food pantry.


Church preparing new mission building

A former restaurant/bar is getting a new lease on life.
The Tolono United Methodist Church has acquired the building at the southwest corner of Holden and Bourne streets for use as a mission building. The building has sat empty since CJ Dane’s closed in 2010. Prior to that, it was a restaurant called Tolono Uptown.

Read the full story in the Aug. 21 issue of The County Star.


Philo, Sidney churches host VBS day camp

Churches United of Philo and Sidney held a “God’s Backyard Bible Camp” VBS Day Camp for ages 4 years to sixth grade on Aug. 1 and 2 at Countryside United Methodist Church. There was a family barbecue on Aug. 1 and a VBS program on Aug. 2.


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