Seniors can learn about benefits
SHIRLEY — Senior Community Fair will run from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Shirley Christian Church, 202 Meridian St.
Everyone is welcome to this free open house, designed to help seniors receive information, get questions answered and find all the benefits that are available to them.
For more information, call the church at 765-738-6365.
Mission Celebration kicks off tonight
GREENFIELD — Trinity Park United Methodist Church’s annual Mission Celebration kicks off tonight and continues through Sunday.
A Taste of Greenfield begins at 6 p.m. today at the church, followed by a service featuring Trinity Music Ministries of Van Wert, Ohio, and speaker Doug Carter. Carter is executive director of EQUIP, an organization that works to develop Christian leaders, both through helping church leaders hone their skills and also offering leadership conferences for businesspeople.
Carter will speak again in services at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The Minister’s Quartet will sing in those services; lead singer Joe Rutledge is a Greenfield resident. A catered dinner will follow the 11:15 a.m. service.
Lisette Lewis also will be at the celebration. She will spend time with junior high and high school students at a pizza party at 6 p.m. Sunday. She will move later this year to Uganda, where she’ll work with Community Health Empowerment and offer educational support to home-schooling missionary families.
During the celebration, members pledge their mission giving, which supports more than 50 projects each year.
McCordsville church to serve breakfast
McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next Fourth Saturday Community Breakfast is set for 7:30 to 10 a.m. today. Most breakfast favorites are on the menu. An offering will be accepted for the meal and benefit the church.
Don’t forget Willow Branch’s Fall Dinner
WILLOW BRANCH — Willow Branch United Methodist Church’s Fall Dinner is set for 7 p.m. today. The menu features a choice of cubed steak or chicken and noodles, choice of sides, dessert and drink. An offering will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit local mission projects and Hancock Cancer Care.
Curry’s Chapel to celebrate Homecoming
GREENFIELD — Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church will celebrate Homecoming Sunday on Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., and worship is at 10:30 a.m. A pitch-in dinner will follow the service.
Irvington presents ‘Night at the Opera’
IRVINGTON — Irvington Presbyterian Church will play host to drama and music by famous classical composers in “Night at the Opera” at 6 p.m. Sunday at 55 Johnson Ave.
The free concert will be performed by members of professional ensemble VOCE including Joy Goetz Connors, music educator and music director at Irvington United Methodist Church; Brenda Iacocca, veteran music educator and performer; Eric Wickens, performer and managing director of VOCE; and Thom Brown, Indianapolis opera and musical theater tenor. Church organist Velinda Secor is the accompanist.
Pizza and fellowship will follow the concert.
Visitors also are invited to any 10 a.m. Sunday service and first Sunday Vespers at 6 p.m.
Call 317-356-7225 or see irvpresby.org.
Families can offer children safe haven
GREENFIELD — Safe Families for Children is forming a network of churches in Hancock County and needs volunteers in a variety of roles.
The network, part of a national movement, provides safe, loving homes where parents may voluntarily have their children cared for while they seek to restore stability in their lives. The program is dedicated to family support, stabilization and child abuse prevention.
Founded in Indianapolis in 2008, Safe Families for Children has partnered with local community agencies, churches and volunteer families, as well as government organizations, in more than 50 national sites.
Training for local intake volunteers is set for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7 at the Love INC office, 737 Green Meadows Drive.
Training for host families and case coaches is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31 at Park Chapel Christian Church, 1176 E. McKenzie Road. Lunch will be provided.
To RSVP for either of these training sessions, call (317) 468-6300.
Singing group to perform in Shirley
SHIRLEY — The Dave Melton Family Singers will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Shirley Christian Church, 202 Meridian St. A pitch-in lunch will follow the service.
Sugar Creek plans Homecoming
GREENFIELD — Sugar Creek Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming Sunday at 11 a.m. Oct. 4. Brand-New music trio will present a program, followed by a Homecoming dinner for all. There is no charge; an offering will be accepted to defray the group’s expenses.
For more information, call 317-617-4230.
Country Fair will feature rummage sale, lunch
IRVINGTON — Irvington Presbyterian Women will play host to the IPC Country Fair at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at 55 Johnson Ave., Indianapolis.
The event features a rummage sale, bakery, boutique, gifts and lunch.
New this year is a gift basket raffle, with themed baskets containing gift certificates, food items, and/or other gifts. Raffle tickets are $2 for one, $5 for three or $10 for eight. Winners need not be present for the drawing. Tickets are on sale from now to Oct. 3.
General admission is free. Shop hours are 10 a.m to 2 p.m., while the cafeteria is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the Presbyterian Women mission projects.
Call 317-356-7225 or see irvpresby.org for information.
Nameless Creek Harvest Dinner approaches
GREENFIELD — Nameless Creek Christian Church’s annual Harvest Dinner is set for 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the church.
The menu features a choice of pork loin or turkey breast with green beans, real mashed potatoes, corn, salads, rolls and homemade desserts. An offering will be accepted.
Proceeds will go to charity.