‘Listen’ artist to present free concert
Sally Applegate Rodeman will present a free concert at 6 p.m. March 22 at Irvington Presbyterian Church, 55 Johnson Ave. in Indianapolis. She is to sing and play uplifting songs of faith from her latest CD, “Listen.” Based on Scripture, the music has a gospel feel while featuring jazz and an easy ballad style. She is the Evening Vespers music director at the church and has performed widely in Indianapolis and other areas.
A pizza reception follows the concert. Visitors are always welcome to special events and to Sunday services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
For more information, call 317-356-7225 or see irvpresby.org.
Spring vacation Bible School set
GREENFIELD — Greenfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 213 N. East St., will offer a free spring vacation Bible school for children from 3 years old through fifth grade.
It begins with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by activities based on Paul and Silas in the Bible until 8 p.m.
Revival coming to Fortville Nazarene
FORTVILLE — Fortville Church of the Nazarene presents services of spiritual renewal Sunday through Wednesday.
Service times 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.
As a youth pastor of 20-plus years, Jim Chapman remembers taking students to camps, conferences, and retreats to hear phenomenal 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 (BCM) to fill the “what next” void. At the heart of BCM 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 also 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. Chapman loves sports and is an avid runner.
Phil Edwards is the pastor of Fortville Church of the Nazarene, which is located at 701 S. Maple St. in Fortville. For more information, call the church office at 485-6443 or visit the website fortvillenazarene.org.
Upward Soccerregistration extended
Registration for Upward Soccer at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church has been extended. The final sign-up session is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the church.
Player registration is open to all boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. If you have questions, call 894-8965 or send email to MCUMCupwardsoccer@comcast.net.
Church conducts free community dinner
CUMBERLAND — St. John United Church of Christ, 11000 E. Washington St., will serve a free community dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Everyone is welcome.
Chicken, noodle meal at Curry’s Chapel
GREENFIELD — Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church’s spring chicken and noodle dinner will run from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
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.
Lenten Fish fry served Fridays at St. Michael
GREENFIELD — A Lenten Fish Fry will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays in March at St. Michael Catholic Church.
New Life conducts blood drive for Lent
FORTVILLE — New Life Christian Fellowship will play host to 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 community dinner
McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next Fourth Saturday Community Dinner is set for 4:30-7 p.m. today. The menu features ham and beans, fried potatoes, cornbread and desserts. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit the church.
Apostolic youth gather for conference
GREENFIELD — Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 1202 E. Fifth St., is the site for the United Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ “Unstoppable” Youth Conference.
The conference began Friday evening and continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today with a meal provided. It is for all ages, and there is no cost. For more information, see apcgi.org.
Auction at fairgrounds 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 317-468 6300.
Lenten series serves up soup, 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:
March 18: Fortville police officer Matt Fox
March 25: Musician Karl Hinkle
‘Mr. Drama’ coming to Calvary Baptist Church
GREENFIELD — Actor Trevor Thomas, “Mr. Drama,” will appear at Calvary Baptist Church at 6 p.m. April 26.