Religion briefs June 27

NEW MASS TIMES: The parish partnership of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church will change the weekend Mass schedule effective July 4 as follows: 4:30 p.m. Saturday 4:30 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament; 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Our Lady Queen of Peace; 9 a.m. Sunday at Our Lady Queen of Peace; 11 a.m. Sunday at Blessed Sacrament.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY: New Shining Light Church invites the public to its Annual Family and Friend’s Day, which will begin with a service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker is the Rev. George Turner of Holy Cross Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nev. New Shining Light is at 531 Washington St. in Venice. Free dinner afterward for the whole family.

DANNY CLAY: Danny Clay, a singer and actor who has appeared on the Tyler Perry Show, will speak and sing at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at Rhema Worship Center, 9100 Lebanon Road in Belleville. For more information, call 618-398-7362 or visit

BARBARA WOLF CONCERT — Christian singer Barbara Wolf will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Galilee Central Baptist Church, 2334 Lincoln Ave. in East St. Louis. Other guests will include Roy Page and The Spiritual Aires; Dr. Leanna Hill and The Voices of Joy; God’s Chosen Few; and Young Men’s of God. Admission is free.

KING’S BRASS CONCERT— Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, 520 E. Highway 50 in O’Fallon. Free admission; offering will be collected. For more information, call 618-632-5562 or visit

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Troy United Methodist Church is registering kids for G-Force Vacation Bible School to help them experience “God’s unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God.” The church will come alive with skateboards, running shoes and roller blades. Sessions will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 13-17 at 407 Edwardsville Road in Troy. To register, call 618-667-6241 or visit

WOMEN’S RETREAT: Perfecting Faith Ministry Women’s Ministry is planning its “Daughter’s of Destiny” Retreat on the topic “What Happens when Women Pray?” It will be held Sept. 4-6 at Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center, 320 Todd Center Drive in Columbia. Cost is $75 (2 nights stay plus meals) or $50 (Saturday only). Register at or contact Ruth Cannon or Gloria Young at 618-213-7146 or