Evangelist to speak at Evangel Christian
GREENFIELD — Evangelist Tom Scarrella of Florida will speak in special meetings at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Evangel Christian Church.
Scarrella and his wife, Susie, travel the world preaching in gospel crusades, where they say they have seen many saved and healed in meetings.
Singing service to have special guests
CUMBERLAND — Buck Creek Baptist Church, 135 S. Muessing Road, is having a Fifth Sunday Singspiration service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. It will include congregational singing, solos, duets, trios and the Praise Choir.
The Stoner Sisters will be special guests, bringing their upbeat southern gospel music.
Lord’s Acre kicks off, to be featured
McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s annual Lord’s Acre Festival is scheduled for Sept. 11 to 13.
Visit mccordsvilleumc.org and click on “Lord’s Acre Festival” for festival events, dates and times.
Look for a feature story on this in an upcoming edition of the Daily Reporter.
Consultant offers tips for ministry 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 was 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.
Volleyball, flag football teams forming
McCORDSVILLE — Outlook Christian Church will offer coed 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.
Registration for both sports ends Sunday.
Practices begin Monday, with games beginning Sept. 5.
For more information contact the church office at 317-335-6815.
Electronics recycling to take place
BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP — Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3447 S. State Road 9, will offer electronics recycling from 8 a.m. to noon today 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 batteries are not hazardous and can go in the trash.
After-school program begins Sept. 10
MT. COMFORT — 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 at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church, 3179 N. County Road 600W. It offers homework assistance, arts and crafts, music, drama, nature, exercise and snacks.
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.
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. today at New Life Christian Fellowship, 1574 W. State Road 234.
New Life pastor Mark Adcock and his wife, Angela, are partners with the rapidly growing Christian Grandparenting Network.
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 email@example.com.
SEPTabulous finishes today
FORTVILLE — Fortville Church of the Nazarene’s 14th and final annual festival known as SEPTabulous begins at noon today.
The festival will include free games and prizes for children, barrel train rides, homemade ice cream, vendors of food and other products, inflatables, a cake walk, Indiana Bloodmobile, pony rides, a petting zoo (from 1 to 5 p.m.), a video game truck (2 to 6 p.m.), Buck Creek Township Fire Department’s Smoke House and Fortville Fire Department (4 to 6 p.m.), Fortville Police Department and Seals Ambulance Service (4 to 6 p.m.); and ShineFM Christian radio station with a photo booth.
The Tony McCrary Family will present a gospel concert at 7 p.m., and a fireworks show begins at 9.
Pastor Phil Edwards and the congregation invite everyone. This year also commemorates 100 years of service and ministry for the church (1915-2015). For more information, visit the church website, fortvillenazarene.org, or call the church office at 485-6443.
Ice cream social follows concert
INDIANAPOLIS — Irvington Presbyterian Church play host to a free ice cream social and concert Sunday 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 irvpresby.org.
Car show coming
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 greenfieldfirst.org.
Harvest Dinner approaches
GREENFIELD — Nameless Creek Christian Church’s Harvest Dinner is set for 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the church.
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 through Sept. 20.
There are a multitude of different 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.