September Prayerscriptions

Pray for revival in your life, our church and our country.
Pray for our Missionary program and our missionaries.
Pray for the school year, staff, teachers, and students.

Bell Ridge After School Kids

B.A.S.K. met yesterday afternoon for the first time this fall.  If you are at the church, please take a few minutes to admire the chalk art gallery created by our children.

Food for Kids Quilt Raffle

We are having a raffle to raise funds for the Food for Kids Ministry.  An 80″ x 104″ quilt was donated by and is on display at Lori’s Pins and Needles in Paris.  If you would like to buy a ticket they are $5 or 5 tickets for $20. You can buy them at Betty Jane’s, Ruth White’s Beauty Shop, Lori’s Pins and Needles, Vietor’s at Paris Feed and Animal Health or see Kurt.

New Bible Study Lesson

Our Bible Study group will be starting a new lesson soon.  The program is titled “Truly Free.”  You are welcome to watch the promotional video at this link: 

The study guides will be ordered on September 3rd and this new series will begin on September 14th.  We meet on Thursday evenings at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  If you are interested please visit with Becky Bayes or call the church office at 217.463.8024.   

Ice Cream Social

Our annual Ice Cream Social is Sunday, August 13th at 6 PM.  Bring a friend and a side dish that goes with homemade ice cream.  


IDES Food Packing Event

Kurt Speece, David and Becky Bayes, Camille Scott and Austin Norman recently attended the IDES Food Packing event at Lake Ridge Christian Church.  They assisted in this effort by preparing 30,000 shelf-stable meals.  The meals will be stored until needed in the United States and around the world.

Turkey Run Adventure

Don and Camille went with some of our youth to Turkey Run recently.  Their 10-mile kayak adventure was enjoyed along with calm waters and blue skies.   It was the perfect day to marvel at God’s beauty!

Harvest of Hope Concert

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:

VBS 2022

We are in the process of posting the VBS Slideshow to our YouTube channel and adding pictures to our website gallery.  We had an awesome week learning about Jesus.