Metro-East Living

Religion briefs July 3

Faith-building program

First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville is sponsoring a program called “Making a Home for Faith” with sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. July 13, 20 and 27. It’s designed for families with children up to fifth grade. A light supper will be followed by games and art projects for the kids. Adults will explore ways to nurture the spiritual lives of their families. Grandparents welcome, too. The church is at 1303 Royal Heights Road. Reservations required at 618-233-0295.

Southern gospel concert

Keepers of the Faith will perform Southern gospel at 7 p.m. Friday at Bethalto Church of God, 800 E. Bethalto Drive in Bethalto. Cafe opens at 5:30 p.m. Offering will be collected. For more information, call Tom and Sheron at 618-616-2815 or email to