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:  https://www.wbgl.org/event/harvest-of-hope-save-the-date/

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.

VBS Closing Program

Our VBS Closing Program will be held on Friday, June 10th at 5:30 PM.  Please join us as this group of Pre-K children (aka the Donkeys) along with the Honey Bees, Anatolian Shepherds, Lambs and Baby Chicks share their adventures at the “Jerusalem Marketplace” followed by food and fellowship.

Vacation Bible School – 2022

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!

B.A.S.K. Field Trip

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.

~ Don

The Season of New Beginnings

There were 16 robins foraging in the east side parking lot this morning.  And snow drops are making their appearance.  Spring is almost here!  

BRCC Ladies Aid

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
Bridal Showers
Monetary Gifts

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.