Autumn has made its appearance in the trees at Bell Ridge.
Are you planning to attend the Harvest of Hope concert in Mattoon on August 13th? If so, please share your purchase information with us so that the church can receive your ticket donation.
The concert is sponsored by WBGL and Rural King with performances by Crowder, Building 429, Micah Tyler and Leanna Crawford. Additional concert information is available at this website: https://www.wbgl.org/event/harvest-of-hope-save-the-date/
Our VBS theme this year is Jerusalem Marketplace. We will meet at Bell Ridge on June 6-10 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. All children in Pre-K – 8th grades are invited to join us as we step back in time and walk where Jesus walked and find out about who Jesus really is. Van transportation is available. You are welcome to call the church at 217.463.8024 to register and request transportation to and from the church. Come join us and invite your friends!
On April 20th the Bell Ridge After School Kids (B.A.S.K.) visited with members of our congregation that aren’t able to leave their homes easily. In addition to singing a few songs, they presented them with homemade muffins and crafts.
Our B.A.S.K. group was able to share the love of God that they have been learning about this past year.
Steve Brinkerhoff shares a video update on behalf of the Missions Committee with our Faith Promise Commitment goals for 2022.
Our Ladies Aid group has been an active part of the congregation since the beginning in 1904. Our objective is for the best interest of our church. We meet on the third Wednesday of every other month beginning in February. All ladies are invited to join us!
Meetings are business, devotions, and refreshments to meet concerns and needs by sharing with the congregation and also by participation.
We help with these missions/projects:
Pleasant Meadows Senior Living – Chrisman
Choices, Pregnancy and Health – Paris
Oblong Children’s Home – Oblong
Clothing Bank- Paris
May Baskets for Shut-Ins
Our Kitchen Needs
Cookie Plates for Shut-Ins at Christmas
Ladies Outing in Summer
Our first meeting this year will be held at Lanell Becker’s home on February 16th at 7 PM. Mary Shotts is serving as our President in 2022. You are welcome to contact her with questions about our group. Her phone number is 217.251.5310.