Centenary UMC

Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, will host the following activities:

• Sunday, July 7 — CUMC at The Glenwood

• Monday, July 8 — Centenary Servants, 9 a.m.; Quilters, 9 a.m.; UMW Nominating Meeting, 1 p.m.; PIC Meeting, 5:30 p.m.; Finance Team Meeting, 6 p.m.; Outreach and Witness Meeting, 7 p.m.; Trustees Meeting, 7 p.m.

• Tuesday, July 9 — Tuesday Lunch Club departs, 8:30 a.m.; Brookstone Estates Bible Study, 9 a.m.; Glenwood Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.

• Wednesday, July 10 — Esther Unit of UMW Meeting, 1 p.m.

• Thursday, July 11 — Barbecue at Bliss Park, 6 p.m.

First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, Effingham, will host the following activities:

• Monday, July 8 — On High concert, 5:30 p.m., Villas of Hollybrook

• Tuesday, July 9 — On High concert, 5:30 p.m., Aperion in St. Elmo, and 6:30 p.m., Altamont Lutheran Care Center

• Wednesday, July 10 — Lunch/Pool Party for women of the church, 11:30 a.m., RSVP to Lana or Marge by July 8

• Friday, July 12 — Men’s Bible Study, 6:30 a.m., Martin’s IGA

St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham, will host the following activities:

• Monday, July 8 — Board of Evangelism, 6 p.m.; Board of Education, 6:15 p.m.

• Tuesday, July 9 — Board of Special Ministry, 5:30 p.m.; Special Voters' Meeting, 7 p.m.

• Thursday, July 11 — Prayer Shawl Ministry, 1 p.m.; Board of Elders, 6:30 p.m.

• Saturday, July 13 — Men's Bible Study, 8 a.m., Niemerg's

St. Anthony

St. Anthony Catholic Church, Effingham, will host the following activities:

• Sunday, July 7 — Coffee and Donuts, 10:15 a.m., parish center

• July 8-12 — Parish Office closed for Annual Cleaning Week

• Tuesday, July 9 — Grief Support Meeting, 6:15 p.m., parish center

• Friday, July 12 — SonRise Men’s Group, 6:30 a.m.

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Church, Effingham, will host the following activities:

• Saturday, July 6 — Mass, 4 p.m., Sacred Heart gymnasium; Reconciliation, 3 p.m.

• Sunday, July 7 — Masses, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Spanish, all in Sacred Heart School gym

• July 8-12 — Mass, 6:45 a.m., Sacred Heart School parish center

Watson Baptist

Watson Baptist Church will host the following activities:

• Friday, July 5 — Blood drive, 2-6 p.m., church

• Wednesday, July 10 — Bible Study with Pastor Van, 6 p.m.; Choir Practice, 7 p.m.

• Saturday, July 13 — Vacation Bible School, for questions contact Lori West

Watson UMC

Watson United Methodist Church will host the following activities:

• Sunday, July 7 — Eagles' Wings concert, 5 p.m.; United Methodist Women's fundraiser meal, 6 p.m.

• Tuesday, July 9 — Bible Study, 9 a.m.; Family Night, 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, July 10 — SPRC Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

• Thursday, July 11 — Sewing Ladies, 8:30 a.m.

• Friday, July 12 — Sunshine Girls, 1 p.m.

St. Paul's

July 8-12 — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg invites all area children age preschool to sixth grade to Vacation Bible School from 9-11:30 a.m. The theme is “Miraculous Mission-Jesus Saves the World”. Children will enjoy Bible stories, crafts and singing. Virginia Vogel will also be teaching an adult VBS class during the same time. All adults are invited to attend.

VBS will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, located at 511 S. Walnut in Strasburg. To register contact the church at 217-644-2661.

First Christian

July 8-12 — First Christian Church of Effingham, 901 N. Henrietta St., will host a Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Ages 3 to sixth-graders are invited to learn about "Work As Worship."

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