A typical worship service includes a mix of contemporary songs (accompanied by a praise band) and traditional hymns (accompanied by piano and organ). Besides the music, the blended worship usually includes a time for contemplative prayer, a brief children’s sermon - by a lay leader, and a musical selection from our mixed-voice choir, all followed by a to-the-point sermon from Pastor Kevin. The congregation is a mix of all ages, including a lot of kids. Each week the worship time is followed with a time for food and fellowship
For your next retreat, conference, reunion or get-together consider reserving the Bliss Center and the other excellent facilities in the hickory grove across from the church in Orio. While the facilities are used many weekends each year for the Hickory Grove Great Banquets and Awakenings, other groups meet there on a regular basis - for a day meeting, or overnighter, or several day stay. Consider the Bliss Center for family reunions, youth or adult retreats, training programs, birthday parties, celebrations of all types. It is a unique venue in this area of Southeastern Illinois. Your people will love it here! Reserve it now!
Romans 1:16-17 ... "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”"