Allen and Pat (Ritenour) Polhill of Milledgeville are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversay with an open ouse on June 29th from 4-8 p.m. at The Other Bar Banquet Hall, 436 N Main St, Milledgeville. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The omission of gifts has been requested.
They are the parents of Susan (deceased), Sally (deceased), Burt and Sara (Cory) Janssen of Milledgeville. They have 18 grandchildren.
Those wishing to send greetings may address cards to P.O. Box 818, Milledgeville, IL 61051.
Pastor Jeff McIlrath Accepts Call in Upstate, New York
Pastor Jeff and Heather McIlrath and their children will be honored at a Farewell Open House for to be held on Sunday, June 16 from 1-4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (Gym) of the Christ Center on the church campus at 202 E. Morris Street in Morrison. Pastor Jeff recently accepted the call of The Reformed Church of the Thousand Isles in Alexandria Bay, New York. The public is invited to attend this opportunity to wish the McIlrath family well and wish them blessings as they transition into a new calling. Light refreshments will be served, hosted by the Ruth Circle of the church.
Baptist Church To Install Rev. West
Rev. Floyd West is being installed as the Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Carroll on Sunday, June 16th during the morning worship service. The public is invited to meet Pastor West and his musically talented wife, Diana at a reception in the church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Rev. Dr. Richard Ricks, Regional Associate Minister for the area, will be conducting the installation ceremony.
“After being an Auto Race minister for over eighteen years I’m looking forward to having a church to serve”, said Rev. West. In 1998 Rev. West founded “Victory Light Ministries” which has been involved in local outreaches. Since 2007, when the Great River Outreach was formed, he has served as Director. Great River Outreach serves free lunches in Savanna and Mt. Carroll and owns “Neat Repeats” Thrift Store with his wife Diana which was started in November of 2010. They work together in this operation.
In addition, Rev. West has been a speaker in many area churches and was Interim Pastor at the Center Hill United Brethren Church outside of Mt. Carroll and earlier at the Chadwick Evangelical Free Church. All are invited to share the joy in welcoming Rev. Floyd and Diana West to the First Baptist Church, 201 South Main Street, Mt. Carroll, telephone 815-244-2671. The morning worship service begins at 9:30 a.m.