Annual Christmas Cantata scheduled
The combined choirs of the Federated Church and St. Paul's United Church of Christ will join their voices once again to present a cantata for the Advent Season at both churches.
The cantata will take place on Sunday, Dec 10.
9:00AM at the Federated Church
10:00AM at St. Paul's UCC
Bring the entire family for this musical and worshipful experience.
Pastor Meg installed
On Sunday, Nov. 5 Pastor Megan Bidddle was installed as pastor of the Carlinville Federated Church, followed by a celebratory meal in the fellowship hall.
Special guests included Rev, Patricia Bilyeu, ABC Great Rivers Regional Minister, Rev. Sue Sawers, Moderator of the Presbytery of Great Rivers, and Rev. Stephen Pumphrey, Pastor Meg's father.
News from the ABC Great Rivers Region
News from the Presbytery of Great Rivers
Sign up now to be Christmas Spree volunteer
The Children’s Christmas Spree, helping brighten the holidays since 1981, will take place on December 9 and 10, 2017.
The school nurses have invited 140 children and the Spree committee is planning to make them all happy! Please call to volunteer to help on Saturday ( 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall) or Sunday ( noon, in the Sanctuary) – a child may be waiting for YOU.
For information contact: Mary Beasley 854-2410, Mary Loveless (217) 825-3626, or Martha Young 854-9769.
Note that a background check is required for all volunteers. Click the link below to download and print the background check form.
Young Adults Volunteer Program accepting apps
The Young Adult Volunteer Program is now accepting applications. Encourage young adults you know to apply to a formative year of service. Follow @yavprogram for updates, info and more! Program benefits include a regular stipend, housing, transportation and student-loan repayment options throughout the duration of the service year. For more info, visit the FAQ tab at the top of the YAV homepage. Thanks for helping spread the word!
Neighbors served Thanksgiving Dinner
Members of the church served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 17 to 156 diners during the recent "Place at the Table" event. The meal is served free of charge to all walk-ins and provides a way for the church to meet its neighbors during a time of fellowship.