The Bulletin – September 5

Willow Branch church sets new worship time

WILLOW BRANCH — Worship at Willow Branch will start at 9:30 a.m. weekly, beginning this Sunday.

Drama group to perform at New Hope

STRINGTOWN — New Hope Church of the Nazarene will play host to the Covenant Players drama group at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Since 1963, Covenant Players has pioneered the use of drama as a communications resource in the church. Units of Covenant Players travel throughout the world communicating the Gospel in churches of all denominations.

The performance is part of a four-week series as New Hope celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Car show planned to celebrate Labor Day

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. Monday. Find more information at

Bible study forming at Mt. Comfort

MT. COMFORT — A new Bible study will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and will be offered again at 7 p.m. the same day at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church, 3179 N. County Road 600W. It will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

The study leader will be the Rev. Steve Ellis, who returns to Hancock County as a retired United Methodist pastor after serving churches throughout Indiana for more than 25 years.

Both sessions will study the book of Acts. Study content will be identical for the morning and evening sessions on each meeting day.

There is no charge for the class. Register by calling class registrar Norietta Miller at 317-498-3610.

Shoppers can help support Love INC

GREENFIELD — Customers of Kroger or can set their accounts to help support Love INC of Greater Hancock County.

Shoppers with Kroger Plus cards can visit to direct that their Kroger Community Rewards Points benefit Love INC. The ministry’s number on the site is 11149.

Online shoppers can register their Amazon accounts with the Amazon Smile Foundation and select Love INC of Greater Hancock County. This does not affect their Amazon accounts in any way but does generate funds for the benefit of Hancock County neighbors in need.

Art fair organizers seeking vendors

FORTVILLE — St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 523 S. Merrill St., is looking for vendors, artists or craftspeople for its Arts/Craft & Antiques Fair scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12.

For more details, contact the church at 317-485-5102, or and

Congregation set to celebrate grandparents

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Charlottesville United Methodist Church invites all to help celebrate Grandparents Day.

Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13. A pitch-in meal will follow outdoors, weather permitting, or in the fellowship hall.

Ice cream social set at Otterbein church

GREENFIELD — Otterbein United Methodist Church will play host to a community ice cream social from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 13.

Mt. Lebanon to offer free movie

BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP — Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church will show the movie “Do You Believe?” at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Dinner will be served at 6.

Speaker to discuss human trafficking

GREENFIELD — The Christian Women’s Fellowship at Greenfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) invites everyone to a meeting Sept. 20 about human trafficking.

The Rev. Chesla Nickelson will speak after the church’s 10:45 a.m. service in the CWF’s general meeting.

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 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.

Register online at, call 1.800.626.8515, or send email to

After-school program to begin

MT. COMFORT — SonShine Kids, an after-school enrichment program serving students in kindergarten through fifth grade, begins Thursday. 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.

‘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

Harvest Dinner approaches

GREENFIELD — Nameless Creek Christian Church’s Harvest Dinner is set for 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the church.