St. Thomas Festival continues today
FORTVILLE — St. Thomas Festival Weekend continues today at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville.
The “Ol’ Time Country Fun” summer festival for all ages is planned for 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 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.
Children’s ministry kicks off Wednesday
GREENFIELD — New Hope Church of the Nazarene will launch a new children’s ministry, New Hope Kids, on Wednesday. Each Wednesday during the school year the program will run from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Each week the students will have the opportunity to participate in music programs, crafts, games and a snack time. Prekindergartners through fifth-graders are welcome to attend.
Rides are available by calling Pastor Josh Robertson at 317-376-3266.
Eden breakfast raising funds for missions
EDEN — Members of Eden United Methodist Church will serve breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. today.
An offering will be accepted to support local and global missions.
Evangelist to speak at New Beginning
CUMBERLAND — Evangelist Billy Goolesby will speak Sunday at New Beginning Baptist Church, 9801 E. Rawles Ave.
The service begins at 9:30 a.m.
Volleyball, flag football teams forming
McCORDSVILLE — Outlook Christian Church will offer co-ed youth flag football and volleyball.
Flag football is for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Volleyball is for children in third through eighth grade.
Register online at outlookchurch.org/youth sports.
Cost is $85 for one player. Discounts are available for two or more siblings.
Register by Monday for $75. Registration for both sports ends Aug. 30.
Practices begin Aug. 31, with games beginning Sept. 5.
For more information contact the church office at 317-335-6815.
Pulled pork on menu at community dinner
McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next Second Saturday Community Dinner is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 8.
The menu features pulled pork barbecue, corn on the cob and desserts. An offering for the meal will benefit the church.
Pancake breakfast to help Trail Life
FORTVILLE — An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fundraiser is set for 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at New Life Christian Fellowship, 1574 W. State Road 234.
The meal includes pancakes, bacon and a choice of orange juice, milk or coffee.
Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 years, and free for children younger than 5.
The event is raising money for the Trail Life group that meets at the church.
Fish fry to benefit Mt. Lebanon missions
BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP — A fish fry is set for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3447 S. State Road 9.
The menu features fried fish, hot dogs, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.
An offering will be accepted, with proceeds benefiting missions and special projects.
Event raises money for food pantry
CARTHAGE — The Blue River Community Harvest of Carthage’s annual Summerfest Fundraiser is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today 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 barbecue 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 nonperishable 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.
For information, call Jennifer Cochrane at 317-696-0785 or Kathy Gibson at 765-565-6798.
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’s ‘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:
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 nlcfonline.org.