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.

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!