The Bulletin – December 5

Bethel Baptist Church to mark 60 years

GREENFIELD — Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate 60 years of ministry Sunday. Service times are 8:15 and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

The church was established Dec. 4, 1955. The congregation, which numbers about 500 today, used to worship in a building on Sixth Street before building its current facility at 1610 S. State St.

Dr. Randall Parker, senior pastor, has served the church since 1988.

Church to conduct ‘Night in Bethlehem’

GREENFIELD — Brandywine Community Church will present “Night in Bethlehem” from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at the church, 1551 E. New Road. It is free, suitable for children and open to anyone.

Arrive anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. for a guided tour through the shops and streets of Bible-times Bethlehem, with church members making the scenes and roles come to life.

United Methodist Women plan sale

NEW PALESTINE — Members of the United Methodist Women at New Palestine United Methodist Church will play host to a couple of holiday events at the church, 3565 S. County Road 500W.

Cookies with Santa is set for 9 to 11 a.m. today. Tickets cost $5. There are 100 tickets available at the church office. Parents can bring their own cameras and take pictures with Santa. Cookies will be served. There will be a dress-up area with Nativity costumes, coloring, face painting and balloons.

The annual Cookie Walk and Craft Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 12. A variety of homemade Christmas cookies will be available for purchase at a cost of $6 per pound. There also will be crafts and jellies for sale. Coffee and tea also will be available.

The United Methodist Women’s group supports local, national and international missions for women and children.

Bridge Church set for Christmas music

FORTVILLE — The Bridge Church, 611 Vitality Drive, will present the annual Community Christmas Celebration at 6 p.m. Sunday. It will feature Lydia Abbot and special guests, presenting her Christmas musical production.

After the concert, everyone is invited to enjoy Christmas food favorites prepared by The Bridge Chefs along with homemade goodies and beverages.

The concert and food fellowship are free to the public. An offering will be received for Abbot to support her musical ministry to developing nations.

For more information, visit

Bazaar to feature art, crafts, baked goods

MT. COMFORT — The fourth annual Holiday Bazaar is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church of the Risen Christ, 3179 S. County Road 600W (Mt. Comfort Road).

It will feature more than 50 arts and crafts booths along with vendors and a silent auction. A Sweet Shop will offer pies, quick breads and cheeseballs. A luncheon will feature chicken salad croissants, homemade soups and desserts.

Two important collections will go on that day: nonperishable food items for the local food pantry and used or new shoes for those in need, organized by local group Changing Footprints.

Have breakfast with Santa at Eden United

EDEN — Eden United Methodist Church will present Santa Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. today at the church, 2122 Eden Road, Greenfield.

Women’s tea party planned for Wilkinson

WILKINSON — The Wilkinson Church of Christ Women’s Ministry invites women and children of all ages to a Christmas Tea Party from 1 to 3 p.m. today. It will feature appetizers, tea and hot chocolate, a guest speaker, music, photo booth, prizes and more. Tickets are $5. If you are interested in playing host to a table for the tea party, the cost is $25 (covers five guests of your choosing and yourself, the table host).

For questions or more details about the event, send email to To RSVP, please send your name and contact information with a check to Wilkinson Church of Christ, 7293 N. State Road 109, Wilkinson, IN 46186.

Santa to visit Greenfield Christian for meal

GREENFIELD — Santa’s Breakfast starts at 9 a.m. today in the Fellowship Hall of Greenfield Christian Church, 23 N. East St. Tickets are $5.

Gateway Community Church Cookie Walk set

McCORDSVILLE — A cookie walk is set for 9 a.m. to noon today at Gateway Community Church, 7551 Oaklandon Road. A variety of holiday cookies will be available at $6 per pound. All proceeds will support missions.

Breakfast to benefit soup kitchen scheduled

GREENFIELD — Members of Bradley United Methodist Church will serve breakfast at 8 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, 202 E. Main St.

Donations will be accepted to support the soup kitchen.

McCordsville sets up holiday bazaar, luncheon

McCORDSVILLE — A holiday bazaar and luncheon will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 W. Broadway.

Browse booths and shops from a variety of artisans and vendors. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cookie walk, bazaar set at United Methodist

GREENFIELD — A cookie walk and bazaar are set for 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 12 at Bradley United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St.

Friends church plans Christmas bazaar

CARTHAGE — Walnut Ridge Friends will play host to the annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Carthage Community Center on Main Street in Carthage, in conjunction with An Old-Fashioned Carthage Christmas, sponsored by the Future of Carthage Committee.

The bazaar features homemade pies and other bakery goods, caramel corn, Christmas décor, new and gently used gift items, home décor, craft items, locally made jams and jellies, and the Cookie Counter, made popular with cookies and candies sold by the pound.

Shoppers can also enjoy a slice of pie and coffee/beverage during the shopping times. For information about the bazaar, call Davina Starke at 765-561-0927.

Santa will make his appearance after the bazaar at An Old Fashioned Carthage Christmas, which takes place across the street from 4 to 7 p.m. in Veterans Park. Kids can talk to Santa; bring a non-glass ornament to decorate the tree; sing carols with the Christmas Choir; receive free refreshments courtesy of Carthage Community Church; take a hayride around town, and see the tree lighting ceremony at dusk.

For further information about this event and for information about the home holiday light competition, call Kathy Gibson at 317-498-3721.

Madrigal dinner has amusing comic twist

IRVINGTON — “A Perfect Lie” is the comedy to be presented this evening at the Irvington Presbyterian Church Madrigal Dinner at 55 Johnson Ave., Indianapolis. An amusing tale, traditional madrigal music and three-course dinner are highlights of the evening. The church drama players, choir, and PWC women’s group share the fun of presenting the activities.

Tickets are $20 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under, with proceeds going to the presenting groups and to PWC charitable projects. Tickets may be purchased in the church office through Dec. 1. The festivities begin at 7 p.m., with seating at 6:30 p.m.

Call 317-356-7225 or see for more information.