EAST ALTON — First United Methodist will play host to a 24-hour prayer vigil from 8 a.m. Saturday, May 16, until 8 a.m. Sunday, May 17, in the chapel.
Sunday school for all ages will meet as usual at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 17, in designated classrooms. Church in the Backyard will begin at 10:15 a.m. Chris Himmel will perform live gospel music. Guests can bring lawn chairs or use one of the church’s and plan to stay for a light lunch. All are welcome to try church in a new place.
Later in the afternoon at 4 p.m. there will be an all-church meeting in the fellowship hall to talk about church business and the future with John Pearson. Dessert will be served. At 4 p.m., there will be United Methodist Youth group led by Youth Director Kelsey Ross.
Confirmation class will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 7:45 p.m. broadcast of A.D. Episode 7, with brief discussion in the parlor.
The handicapped-accessible chuch is located at 1001 E. Third St., East Alton; for information, call (618) 259-1306.