All-you-can-eat breakfast

Mason Christian Church Community Breakfast Outreach will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 10 a.m.

The buffet includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, homemade cinnamon rolls, milk, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for ages 13 through adult, $3 for ages 4-12, and free for ages 3 and younger. Proceeds from the breakfast go to the Honor Flight.

Mason Christian Church is located off Illinois 37 in Mason. For more information, contact the church at 618-238-4728.

Historical presentation

On Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., a new series of historical presentations begins at the Effingham County Museum in the historic courthouse on the second floor.

A major part of the county’s history is the story of the faith community drawn from the experiences of the numerous congregations found throughout the area. The first program for the 2019-2020 season will focus on that role of religion as part of local culture as Linda Schmidt draws from the rich history of St. Paul Blue Point Lutheran Church. She will describe the 150-year-old history of that congregation established when families from northeastern Germany settled and began farming the soil in the Blue Point area.

The congregation was organized in 1865, then adopted a constitution in 1869. It has been a vital part of that part of the county ever since.

During the course of 2019, St. Paul Blue Point Lutheran church has been observing the sesquicentennial anniversary of the congregation by having many anniversary events throughout the year.

This historic lecture program is sponsored by the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association. Admission is free.

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