The Bulletin – March 7

Revival coming to Fortville Nazarene

FORTVILLE — Fortville Church of the Nazarene will present services of spiritual renewal Sunday through Wednesday.

Service times on Sunday will be 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Services on Monday through Wednesday begin at 7 p.m. Nursery will be provided for infants through age 3.

Leading worship will be Sean and Kristy Rose. The special speaker will be the Rev. Jim Chapman.

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As a youth pastor of 20-plus years, Chapman remembers taking students to camps, conferences and retreats to hear motivating speakers. The students really wanted to connect with these men and women off the stage, but they rarely got the chance. These events often lacked a next step for the students.

One evening after attending a conference with a group of students, one of the teens stopped Chapman and said, “I’m all charged up, but I’m not sure what I need to do next.” In response to this experience, Chapman felt called to start Big Chap Ministries to fill the “what’s next” void. At the heart of Big Chap is a desire to be authentic communicators called by God and communicators who are willing to connect on and off stage.

Chapman was born and raised in Illinois and holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Louis Christian College. He is an ordained minister and has been featured in numerous publications concerning current youth culture. He has started multiple Christian campus clubs in schools in the St. Louis area. A former radio personality, Chapman is a sought-after speaker and the author of “Finishing Well: A Guide to Training for the Race of Life.”

Chapman and his wife, Jennifer, live in the St. Louis area with their sons, Tyler and Hunter.

Phil Edwards is the pastor of Fortville Church of the Nazarene, 701 S. Maple St. in Fortville. For more information, call the church office at 485-6443 or visit the website

Service to offer peek into children’s worship

FORTVILLE — Sunday marks Worship Together Weekend at Fortville Christian Church.

The Kids Rock service for kindergartners through sixth-graders will take place in the Worship Center this week so the adults get to participate.

Chicken, noodle dinner scheduled for March 14

GREENFIELD — Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s spring chicken and noodle dinner will run from 5 to 7 p.m. March 14.

The menu features chicken and homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, applesauce, rolls, homemade desserts and drinks. A free-will offering will help support the church’s scholarship fund.

Fish fry served Fridays at St. Michael Catholic

GREENFIELD — A Lenten Fish Fry will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays in March at St. Michael Catholic Church in Greenfield.

New Life Christian plans blood drive

FORTVILLE — New Life Christian Fellowship will host a Lenten blood drive by Indiana Blood Center from 9 a.m. to noon March 29.

Anglicans, Presbyterians present Lenten study

GREENFIELD — First Presbyterian Church and Holy Spirit Anglican Church are having a joint Lenten Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the First Presbyterian building, 116 W. South St.

McCordsville church to serve ham, beans dinner

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next Fourth Saturday Community Dinner is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 14. The menu will include ham and beans, fried potatoes, cornbread and desserts. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the church.

Guest clergyman to return for Communion service

GREENFIELD — The Rev. Daniel J. Sparks of Tyler, Texas, will return to Greenfield to celebrate a Communion service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Anglican Reformed Episcopal Church. Visitors are encouraged to meet and worship with Sparks.

A pitch-in dinner will follow the Sunday service. Guests are invited to attend. The church is at 20 W. South St. in Greenfield.

Sparks will be available through Tuesday to answer questions regarding the Reformed Episcopal Church. Those who are curious about the Anglican Church can call 498-5114 and make an appointment.

Sparks is a presbyter of the Reformed Episcopal Church. He previously served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, returning from his second deployment to Afghanistan.

Items needed for auction to aid several groups

GREENFIELD — An old-fashioned country auction will benefit World Renewal International, Love INC and Friends of Recovery-Women’s Sober House, Talitha Koum.

The auction is set for 6 p.m. April 30 at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds.

The proceeds will be divided equally between the three groups. Another Addison Auction will provide the auctioneer services.

Organizers are collecting new, slightly used, collectible or antique items (no clothes, please) for the auction. All donated items are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

If you have items to donate, call Love INC at 468-6300.

Lenten series serves soup, presenting speakers

FORTVILLE — Fortville United Methodist Church, 125 E. Staat St., is offering a series of Lenten Soup Suppers on Wednesdays in March in the church fellowship hall.

Each week’s session will begin with a soup and bread supper at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation from 6:30 to 7. Here are the remaining presenters:

Wednesday: Representatives from Fall Creek Retirement Village in Pendleton

March 18: Fortville police officer Matt Fox

March 25: Musician Karl Hinkle

Eden United Methodist Church to serve breakfast

EDEN — Members of Eden United Methodist Church will serve breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. today. A free-will offering will be accepted to support local and global mission work.

Community dinner free at St. John United Church

CUMBERLAND — St. John United Church of Christ, 11000 E. Washington St., will serve a free community dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Everyone is welcome.