The Bulletin – January 31

Guest priest to visit St. Paul’s

GREENFIELD — St. Paul’s Anglican Reformed Episcopal Church is sponsoring a visit of the Rev. Daniel J. Sparks to Greenfield that began Saturday and continues through Feb. 9.

The church has planned a week filled with worship, and visitors are encouraged to meet and worship with Sparks at either Holy Communion service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday or Feb. 8. Pitch-in dinners will follow both Sunday services. Sparks also will lead an evening prayer service at 5 p.m. Feb. 8, beginning with a light supper. He will lead the Tuesday study group at 7 p.m. A free dinner will precede the evening service at 6 p.m.

While visiting Greenfield for the week, Sparks, Senior Warden Grant Ford and the St. Paul’s congregation plan to attend functions such as the Greenfield-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Luncheons. Ford will play host to Sparks at the Hancock County Ministerial Association Meeting. Sparks will be introduced to the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Love INC, Hancock County Food Pantry, Hope House, and The Landing while learning more about the Greenfield-Hancock County community in general. The Right Rev. Peter Manto, Suffragan Bishop of the Central States Diocese of the Reformed Episcopal Church, will travel from Cincinnati for a luncheon with Sparks.

Sparks is a presbyter of the Reformed Episcopal Church serving in Katy, Texas. He is the chief administrator for an Anglican Reformed Episcopal School. He previously served as a chaplain in the United States Army returning from his second deployment to Afghanistan. He also is in the United States Army Reserve.

Women’s group offers chicken noodle dinner

KNIGHTSTOWN — The United Methodist Women group at Knightstown United Methodist Church will serve the annual chicken noodle dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the church fellowship hall, 27 S. Jefferson St. The menu features homemade noodles served with mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, drink and homemade rolls, with homemade pie for dessert. A free-will offering will be accepted.

McCordsville church to serve dinner

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next Second Saturday Community Dinner is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 14.

United Methodists present Lenten series

FOUNTAINTOWN — Area churches in the CrossRoads Cluster group of the United Methodist Church present a Lenten service series.

An Ash Wednesday service is set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Fairview United Methodist Church.

Services in the Sunday series begin at 6:30 p.m. each week, with the church playing host to the service providing light snacks after worship.

Feb. 22: Fountaintown United Methodist Church, with Pastor Johnnie Lee Sanders preaching

March 1: Morristown United Methodist Church, with Pastor Steve Brackney preaching

March 8: Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, with Pastor Gwen Pew preaching

March 15: Fairview United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jeri Thomas preaching

March 22: Carrolton United Methodist Church, with Pastor Marianne Nichols preaching

March 29: Liberty United Methodist Church, with the church’s choir performing a cantata

Service times shift at Park Chapel

GREENFIELD — On Sunday, Park Chapel Christian Church will begin meeting at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for live worship and live teaching.

The traditional Solid Ground service will meet at 9 a.m. in the worship center, and the contemporary Crossing service will be offered at 9 a.m. in the gym, as well as at 10:45 a.m. in the worship center.

Cross of Grace plans blood drive

NEW PALESTINE — Cross of Grace Lutheran Church in New Palestine will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. until noon Feb. 8. The community is invited to donate and can sign up online at

Donating blood takes about 45 minutes and you get a mini-physical as part of the process. If you have donated before, you may log on to the site and search for the drive by date. If you have not donated before, the site will direct you to create a profile so that you can sign up for future drives more easily.

Breakfast buffets run during Upward

NEW PALESTINE — New Palestine United Methodist Church will conduct all-you-can-eat community breakfasts on Saturdays in January and February, in conjunction with the Upward basketball program.

The breakfasts run from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Community Ministry Center.

The menu consists of scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hashbrown potatoes, sausage links, and a variety of fruits. Coffee, milk, and juice will also be served.

A $7 donation will be accepted from those 11 and older, and $3 is asked for those 10 and younger.

The church is located at 3656 S. Gem Road. For more details, call 317-861-4390.