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First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, Effingham will host the following activities:

All services are in person and also online via YouTube or the church’s Facebook page, The First Presbyterian Church Effingham, IL. An inspirational message is also given by Pastor Katie Orth every Sunday at 7:45 a.m. on radio stations WXEF 97.9 and KJ Country 102.3.

You can find updates on the activities below and others at

Saturday March 19 St. Patrick’s Day Family Dance, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday March 20 — Worship service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School (all ages), 10:30 a.m.; Rehearsal of the Palm Sunday cantata, noon; Adulting 101: Relationship Skills, 5:00 p.m.; Youth Group (Grades 6-12), 6 p.m.

Monday March 21 — Ladies’ Book Club, 6 p.m.

tuesday march 22 – Worship Music Practice, 5 p.m.

Wednesday March 23 — “The Way” Lenten study, 6:30 p.m.; “Jesus and John Wayne” Book Study, 7:15 p.m.

Friday March 25 – Men’s Bible Study, 6:30 a.m., Kirby Foods

“Walk to Jerusalem” is a journey through Lent that encourages members of all ages to increase their physical activity, spiritual growth and cultural awareness through an imaginary walk to Jerusalem. The church will collect and track miles from Ash Wednesday, March 2, through Easter Sunday, April 17. A “mile” is 20 minutes of any form of continuous spiritual, physical or voluntary activity. To register your participation, go to https:/ or write it on the cards found in the Narthex.

CMU Centenary

Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, hosts the following activities:

Wednesday March 23 — Rehearsal of the bell choir, 6 p.m.; AA meeting (open), 7 p.m.; Allleluia Choir Rehearsal, 7 p.m.; Rehearsal of the choir of cantatas, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday March 24 — Jeremiah’s Bible study, 6:00 p.m.; AA meeting (open), 7 p.m.

Friday March 25 — AA meeting (open), 7 p.m.

Saturday March 26 — Special meeting of the church board, 10 a.m.; Worship, 6 p.m.

Sunday March 27 — Worship, 9 a.m.; Rehearsal of the Alleluia Choir, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m.; Youth group trip, 1:30 p.m.

Monday, March 28 th — Quilters, 9 a.m.; Church Board Meeting, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 29 March — Abraham Study Group, 3 p.m.; Al-Anon meeting, 7 p.m.

Watson Baptist

Watson Baptist Church will host the following activities:

Visit for a list of prayers, devotions, and a link to, where sermons are streamed live Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday March 23 — Business meeting, 6 p.m., church

saturday april 2 — Semi-Annual Meeting, Louisville Baptist Church

Sunday April 3 — Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; The Lord’s Supper will be offered during the worship service, 10:30 a.m.

sunday april 10 — Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Palm Sunday and Easter Musical by the Choir, 10:30 a.m.

sunday april 17 — No Sunday school; Easter Sunday Sunrise Service with Refreshments, 7 a.m.

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