Blood drive planned at Trinity Park church

GREENFIELD — Indiana Blood Center’s Bloodmobile will be parked outside Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W. Park Ave., from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

To schedule a time to donate blood, visit

Nazarene congregation marking 95 years

WARRINGTON — Warrington Church of the Nazarene will celebrate its 95th anniversary Sunday at the church, 8381 Nashville Road.

Sunday school for all ages begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11. At 12:30, a time of food and fellowship will begin featuring Farm Boys Smokehouse BBQ. Music by Water into Wine begins at 2:30 p.m.

Revival services upcoming at New Hope

GREENFIELD — New Hope Church of the Nazarene will play host to services of spiritual renewal from Sunday through Wednesday.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Weekday services will be at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

The Rev. Jim “Big Chap” Chapman will be the speaker. Chapman speaks to thousands of people every year in conferences, camps, retreats, school assemblies, revivals and more. He is author of “Finishing Well: A Guide to Training for the Race of Life.”

Consultant to offer workshop for leaders

GREENFIELD — Church Doctor Ministries, an international coaching, consulting and teaching ministry based in Corunna, will present a workshop for area pastors, ministry leaders and interested church members from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at St. James Lutheran Church, 1741 S. State St.

“True transformational change in a church is a spiritual process,” said Tracee Swank, leader of Church Doctor Ministries. “When members, leaders, staff and ministry experience spiritual change and growth, the church will reach more people for Christ and make a greater impact.”

This workshop will be facilitated by Swank and Kent R. Hunter. Swank is leader of Church Doctor Ministries and a certified church consultant and Christian leadership coach. Hunter, known as the “Church Doctor,” has advised more than 1,400 churches from 65 denominations, fellowships and movements.

Participants will learn answers to questions including:

How can I maximize people for outreach without spending a dime of my church budget?

Is my church reaching its potential for making disciples?

How can I train others in my church to share their faith, even with those they already know?

If Jesus were our senior pastor, what would change in my church?

According to Jesus, what is the main responsibility, job No. 1, of a pastor?

Why is Islam outpacing Christianity for the first time in history?

Registration is required to ensure materials are available for participants. Cost is $25 per person or $75 per group of three or more from the same church.

Register online at healthy, call 1.800.626.8515, or send email to

Electronics recycling set at Mt. Lebanon

BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP — Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3447 S. State Road 9, will offer electronics recycling from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 29 at the church.

CGS will be there to receive electronic items for recycling.

The following items will be accepted: Backup power supplies, LCD monitors, calculators, mainframe computers, cameras, microphones, cellphones, monitors (CRTs), computer boards, personal computers, computer keyboards, power cables, copiers, printers, DVD players, scanners, electronic motors, stereo equipment, fax machines, telephone systems, game systems, televisions, laptops, typewriters, laser disc players, VCR players.

Batteries are not accepted during this collection. Organizers say alkaline batters are not hazardous and can go in the trash.

Annual car show planned next month

GREENFIELD — Greenfield First Church of the Nazarene will play host to its annual Labor Day Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7.

Find more information at

Flag football, volleyball 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

Cost is $85 for one player. Discounts are available for two or more siblings.

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.

SonShine Kids after-school program to begin

SonShine Kids, an after-school enrichment program serving students in kindergarten through fifth grade, begins Sept. 10.

This free program meets from 2:15 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays when school is in session. It offers homework assistance, arts and crafts, music, drama, nature, exercise and snacks. Parents and children are invited to an open house from 2:15 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church, 3179 N. County Road 600W.

Registration forms are available through students’ home room teachers at Mt. Comfort Elementary School and at the church. Enrollment is limited to maintain a quality program. To ask questions about this program, contact director Herb Hale at 317-703-0495, Rick Aldrich at 317-443-6928 or the church at 317-894-8965.

Hog roast donations to help mission work

GREENFIELD — Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church will have the annual hog roast from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church, 3488 N. CR 375E.

The menu is pulled pork (plain and with barbecue sauce), green beans, baked beans, homemade potato salad, slaw, relish tray, applesauce, homemade desserts and drinks. An offering will help fund the church’s local missions.

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:

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

Seminar shows grandparents how to leave legacy

FORTVILLE — Mark and Angela Adcock will present the Courageous Grandparenting Seminar from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at New Life Christian Fellowship, 1574 W. State Road 234.

This seminar is designed to help grandparents finish the race well. New Life pastor Mark Adcock and his wife, Angela, are partners with the rapidly growing Christian Grandparenting Network. They will present practical, biblical tools to help you build a faith legacy that outlives you generation after generation. Organizers say whether you are a grandparent, parent or other concerned Christian, this event is for you.

The cost of the seminar is $25 for a couple or $20 per single person who attends; cost includes lunch and a copy of Harper’s book “Courageous Grandparenting: Unshakable Faith in a Broken World.” To sign up, call 317-485-7472 or email

Ice cream social follows concert

INDIANAPOLIS — Irvington Presbyterian Church play host to a free ice cream social and concert on Aug. 30 at 55 Johnson Ave.

A variety of ice cream flavors and toppings will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. under the tent.

The five-piece band Jazz Elements will entertain at 6 p.m. with jazz standards and favorites from the Great American Songbook. The program resumes the IPC Fourth Sunday Concert Series.

The Hospitality Team will share information about the IPC ministry with gifts for newcomers and neighbors. For more information, call 317-356-7225 or see

Exhibit features more than 400 Bibles from various times

INDIANAPOLIS — Pastor Donald Wells’ Bible Display includes more than 400 Bibles. One is 279 years old; dozens are from 100 to 200 years old.

Pleasant View Baptist Church, 12442 Southeastern Ave., will play host to the display from Sunday through Sept. 20. Wells will present a brief history of the translation of the Bible, plus an overview of the display at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

There are a multitude of groupings within the display, plus a history of the English Bible. The display has many rare and unique Bibles, including “The Thomas Jefferson Bible,” Daniel Webster’s Bible and the smallest Bible in the world.

Call 317-862-4445 between 9 a.m. and noon for further information.