The Bulletin – July 4

Patriotic concert to take place July 4

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

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

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

Church offers free breakfast, Bible

GREENFIELD — Free breakfast and a free Bible are available from 8 to 11 a.m. July 11 at Faith United Methodist Church, 328 N. Swope St. Call 317-462-4163 for more information.

Church members to offer drive-in prayer

GREENFIELD — Members of Evangel Christian Church will offer drive-in prayer from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the church, 1221 E. Main St.

You can stay in your car as you pull into the parking lot, and someone will greet you, pray for you and send you on your way. Or, you’re welcome to park and get out to have lunch with the church.

Dinner includes ice cream social

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next Second Saturday Community Dinner is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 11. Summer favorites such as hot dogs and chips will be served, along with an ice cream social.

An offering for the meal will be accepted and will benefit the church.

Gospel singer to present concert

McCORDSVILLE — Jimmy Dooley will be in concert at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 5, at Bright Point Church, 8555 N. County Road 500W, McCordsville. Learn more about him at

Event raises money for food pantry

The Blue River Community Harvest of Carthage’s annual Summerfest Fundraiser is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 in downtown Carthage.

Included in the festivities on Mill Street and the Community Center are more than 20 arts and crafts vendors, BOJO’s pork BBQ and homemade desserts, a 5K run/walk, musical entertainment and other events to be announced.

All proceeds from run/walk/bike tour registrations and food will go to the BRCH Food Pantry. A donation station will be available for those who wish to donate canned food or non-perishable items (soap, diapers, pasta, etc.) to the food pantry.

New to Summerfest this year is the Covered Bridge Bike Tour of Northern Rush County, co-sponsored by the Raintree Bicycle Club. There will be 15-, 28- and 40-mile route options, Rush County roads and scenery, road support, and up to three covered bridges, depending on route.

Clubs and serious cyclists are welcome, and people under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. A signed consent and liability form will be required on the day of the event.

To order a T-shirt, registration forms must be postmarkedby July 8.

Request a registration form (registration can include T- shirt and breakfast) for the Covered Bridge Bike Tour, by emailing or calling Jennifer Cochrane at 317-696-0785.

Request a registration form for the 5K run/walk and general information by calling Kathy Gibson at 765-565-6798 or by emailing her at

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.

Rummage sale starts July 16

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.

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

St. Thomas Festival Weekend upcoming

FORTVILLE – The St. Thomas Festival Weekend is scheduled for July 31 and Aug. 1 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville.

Friday is St. Thomas Monte Carlo Night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be blackjack, Texas poker chuck-a-luck, roulette, reverse raffle and tip boards.{p class=”BasicParagraph”}The cost is $15 per person and $25 per couple. Admission includes food, soft drinks, beer and wine coolers. People must be 21 or older to attend.

The “Ol’ Time Country Fun” summer festival for all ages is planned for 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a homemade chicken noodle dinner, ice cream, children’s games, live music, bingo, a blood drive, silent auction, lemon shakeups, farmers market, raffles and church tours.

Proceeds from the weekend benefit the church.