St. John’s Lutheran

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

Food Pantry second and fourth Tuesdays 3-4 p.m.

Sunday service is available on the church’s website via YouTube, or watch on Mediacom Channel 81 at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Sunday, Nov. 28 — Worship Services, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Christian Education Classes, 9:15 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 29 — Choir, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 — Stephen Ministry Office Hours, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m; Staff Devotion and Meeting, 1 p.m.; Stephen Ministry Class, 1 p.m.; Confirmation Class, 5 p.m.; Hand Bell Choir Practice, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 4 — Praise Band Practice, 8 a.m.; EASTER Class, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 5:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian

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

All services are in person and also online via YouTube or the church’s Facebook page, The First Presbyterian Church Effingham, IL. An inspirational message is also given by Pastor Katie Orth every Sunday at 7:45 a.m. on WXEF 97.9 and KJ Country 102.3 radio stations.

You may find updates on the below activities and others at

Friday, Nov. 26 — Men’s Bible Study, 6:30 a.m., Kirby’s IGA

Sunday, Nov. 28 — Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Cantata Rehearsal, noon; Children’s Christmas Play Rehearsal, 5 p.m.; Youth Group (grades 6-12), 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 — Worship Music Practice, 5 p.m.; Knitting Group, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 — Yoga, 9 a.m.; Cantata Rehearsal, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 2 — All Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 3 — Men’s Bible Study, 6:30 a.m., Kirby’s IGA

Faith Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church in Shumway will host a Christmas Open House on Dec. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church on Illinois Route 33 west of Shumway.

A collection of over 50 nativity sets from around the world will be on display. Refreshments will be served.

Enjoy the Christmas fellowship at Faith and then plan to attend the Christmas Cantata at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stewardson.

Centenary UMC

Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, hosts the following activities:

Saturday, Nov. 27 — Worship, 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 28 — Handbell Choir Rehearsal, 8 a.m.; Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Alleluia Choir Rehearsal, 10 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 29 — Quilters, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 — Al-Anon Meeting, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 1 — UMW Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Kirby Foods; Handbell Rehearsal, 6 p.m.; Youth Group, 6 p.m.; AA meeting, 7 p.m.; Alleluia Choir Rehearsal, 7 p.m.; Cantata Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 2 — Small Group Study (Jacob Class), 2:30 p.m.; AA Meeting, 7 p.m.

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