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.

More Vacation Bible Schools

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sadorus hosted a Vacation Bible School last week with the theme “Gangway to Galilee.” The VBS for ages 3 through fifth grade focused on biblical water stories. T

Tolono Baptist church hosts VBS

The First Baptist Church of Tolono had a Vacation Bible School with the theme “Agency 3D” July 20 through 25. Participants acted as “special agents,” looking at daily questions, investigating to discover, decide and defend Scripture.

St. Patrick hosts Vacation Bible School

Various aspects of the Mass and the Holy Eucharist were the focus of the Vacation Bible School July 20 through 22 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tolono. Children ages 4 to 11 learned using painting, chalk art, lessons from Father Patrick Riordan, games and music.

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