The five-church cooperative Vacation Bible School in which we participate will take place the evenings of July 16 to 20: 5:30 dinner, 6:00-8:00 VBS, age 3 through entering 6th grade, at Otterbein Methodist Church, 406 W. Washington St. A couple ways you can help:

  • Invite all the children you know – grandchildren, neighbors, total strangers . . .
  • Our night to provide dinner is Tuesday, July 18, and we could use volunteers to help serve. We’re doing our popular pizza meal again, so no food preparation would be required.

           The New Providence Church is hosting a “Party at the Pavilion” 1:00-4:00 this Saturday  July 15. The event includes face painting, bounce houses, corn hole, a farm animal petting zoo, and a variety of fun refreshments. Please tell all your young friends!


A card to the congregation from Jeanette Levellie is on the bulletin board, including the message “Dear Paris Presbyterian Family – Thank you for the very generous offering for my trip to Uganda! I am overwhelmed by your love and God’s goodness!

With gratitude – Jeanette”


          Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at New Beginnings Church (526 Clay Street) a Musician’s Roundtable Fellowship will take place, giving all musicians a chance to share informally what you are currently doing with your music. Whether you write music, play an instrument, sing as a soloist or sing in the choir, we encourage you to attend. This is not a new organization, but a simple gathering to encourage each other.  For further information, call Kevin Levellie at 217-264-1999.


City Band fans: Thank you for your support. The remaining concert schedule is:

No concert July 16

Sunday July 23 2:00 (notice new time)!