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Garden Heights gets new pastor

Garden Heights Baptist Church has a new pastor, Jason A. Vinson. His first time preaching will be 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

A new pastor-installation ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 16.

For reservations to attend the installation ceremony, call 277-6090.

First Baptist changes schedule

First Baptist Church Fairview Heights has a new Sunday schedule.

Beginning this week, Sunday school/Bible study for all ages will begin at 9 a.m., and the morning worship will begin at 10:15 a.m. Evening Bible studies and prayer meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Also, the Rock the River Tour will be held from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Admission is free. Performers include Flyleaf, Kirk Franklin, Skillet and others. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Franklin Graham.

Church hosts aging conference

A "Conference on Aging and Ministering to Older Adults" will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at Faith Lutheran Church, 520 E. Highway 50, O'Fallon.

The conference will give an overview of aging and ministering to older adults by Ron Moorman, pastor of Lutheran Memorial Church in Springfield, and Lois Moorman, program administrator of Elder Rights at the Illinois Department on Aging.

For reservations, call 632-5562.

Dates are set for Bible school

* 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Friday, Winstanley Baptist Church, 9471 W. Highway 161, Fairview Heights. For age 3 through sixth grade. Call 397-2010.

* 6-9:30 p.m. Aug. 10-14, Crossroads Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Illinois 157 and Interstate 64, Caseyville. For age 4 through sixth grade. Call 398-1587 or 792-8210 by Monday.

Church to host fellowship concert

A fellowship concert will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at North End Missionary Baptist Church, 129 Exchange Ave., East St. Louis.

The concert will feature First Bible Fellowship Church performers.

Those attending are asked to wear red tops and jean bottoms.