The Bulletin – June 20

Fortville Nazarene to present concert

FORTVILLE — The Fortville Church of the Nazarene will play host to Wade Spencer in concert at 10:45 a.m. June 28.

There is no cost to attend but an offering for his ministry will be received.

Wade is the oldest son in the original musical family, The Spencers. He began singing when he was 8 and playing guitar and mandolin at 11. He recorded his first album at 14.

Wade has written and recorded numerous songs for the Spencers for many years, making more than 3,000 appearances across the country and in the Caribbean.

He is married to Theresa. They have two sons, Joel, 24, and Thomas, age 21. They live in Perrysville, Ohio.

With the retirement of the Spencers in 1998, Wade continued in the singing ministry as a soloist. In early 1998, he recorded his first solo album, “Maiden Voyage.” In January 1999, he recorded and released a second album, “My Heart.” This selection of songs included two written by Wade, the title track and “Emmaus.” His third album, “Grass-Covered Tracks,” includes a unique blend of bluegrass songs. One of them, “Just A Prayer Away,” was nominated for a Dove Award.

In November 2002, Wade released a fourth album, “The Room,” including “When I Crossed That River,” which Wade wrote and recorded. In May 2006, Wade released “Stories.”

Wade’s newest release, “Fresh Awakening,” is available for purchase.

Wade has taken six mission trips to Africa, singing in prisons, orphanages and schools, seeing more than 22,000 people. Wade was moved to have “Bible Balls” made for African children. The “Bible Balls” have John 3:16 printed on them. Wade has also made two mission trips to Ukraine, singing in prisons and orphanages. He recently returned from his fourth Uganda and Rwanda trip.

Throughout his travels, he has seen many make personal commitments to Jesus.

Wade’s solo career has found him a successful schedule of singing dates, taking him throughout the East and Midwest states and back to the Bahamas. Wade has also been a guest on the hunting show “Show Me Outdoor Adventures” on the Fox Sports Channel several times.

The church is at 701 S. Maple St. on Fortville Pike in Fortville. For more information, call the church office at 485-6443 or go to the church’s website at

Church organizes fairgrounds service

GREENFIELD — Those attending the Hancock County 4-H Fair on Sunday morning can worship with Mohawk United Methodist Church and the larger Hancock County community in a service at 10:30 a.m. in the Pioneer Building at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Faith Baptist plans anniversary event

GREENFIELD — Faith Baptist Church in Morristown will celebrate its 23rd anniversary and homecoming from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28 at the Hancock County Boys and Girls Club. All services and a pitch-in meal, plus games and activities, will take place at this location.

Softball league seeks another coed team

CUMBERLAND — Want to energize your church through sports? The Agapé co-ed softball league has an opening for a team to join this season. Games are on Sunday afternoons and at Lions Club Field on Buck Creek Road. Call league director Stan Clark immediately at 919-9394 or league founder, the Rev. Bob Miller, at 435-0405.

Armed Forces patriotic concert set for July 4

PHILADELPHIA — A free Armed Forces Appreciation Concert is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 2265 W. U.S. 40.

Free popcorn and drinks will be served. There also will be drawings for prizes.

Those who go are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

Motorcycle riders gather for fellowship

GREENFIELD — Members of the Crossroad Riders, the Greenfield chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association, meet at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of most months at Jim Dandy restaurant and also gather to enjoy rides together.

For more information, call 709-3808.

New Life ‘Godly Man’ study continues

FORTVILLE — New Life Christian Fellowship is offering a monthly study for men, “Living as a Godly Man in an Ungodly World.” It meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month.

These are the remaining class topics:

July 21: The Purity of a Godly Man

Aug. 18: The Stability of a Godly Man

Sept. 15: The Availability of a Godly Man

Oct. 20: The Authority of a Godly Man

Nov. 17: The Eternity of a Godly Man

Sign up by filling out a form at

United Methodist rummage sale planned

BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP — A rummage sale will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16-17 and 8 a.m. to noon July 18 at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3447 S. State Road 9. If you have questions, call 462-1313.

Mission Quarter set for church concert

GREENFIELD — The Mission Quartet will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Greenfield First Church of the Nazarene, 1980 S. State St.

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Anne Smith is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at