Religion

Sidney churches unite for Vacation Bible School

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.


A week of VBS

Fountain of Life Family Fellowship in Tolono hosted a Vacation Bible School last week for ages 4 through 12


Learning their religion

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 church hosts Vacation Bible School

Philo Presbyterian Church held a Vacation Bible School June 20-24 with the theme “Deep Sea Discovery.”


Philo church members connecting in Nicaragua

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.


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.


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