‘Night in Bethlehem’ offers Christmas sights
GREENFIELD — Brandywine Community Church presents “Night in Bethlehem” from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the church, 1551 E. New Road. It is free, suitable for children and open to anyone.
Arrive any time 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.
Choir, orchestra to perform cantata
GREENFIELD — Greenfield Christian Church’s Chancel Choir, accompanied by the Greenfield Community Choir, will perform its annual Christmas cantata at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the church, 23 N. East St.
Children’s party will include movie
McCORDSVILLE — A children’s Christmas party is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 at McCordsville United Methodist Church.
It will feature a movie along with refreshments and special treats. An adult must stay with children attending the party.
Blood drive includes football raffle
GREENFIELD — Indiana Blood Center will be at Bradley United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St., from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday accepting blood donations. There will be a raffle for a Colts football. Go to www.indianablood.org to schedule an appointment, or call the church office at 317-462-2662. Walk-ins are welcome.
United Methodist Women to host sale
NEW PALESTINE — Members of the United Methodist Women at New Palestine United Methodist Church play host to the annual Cookie Walk and Craft Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon today at the church, 3565 S. County Road 500W.
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 plans evening of music
FORTVILLE — The Bridge Church, 611 Vitality Drive, presents the annual Community Christmas Celebration at 6 p.m. Sunday. It will feature Lydia Abbot and special guests, presenting a 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. A love offering will be received for Abbot to support her musical ministry to third world countries.
For more information, visit bridgechurchlive.org.
Breakfast to benefit soup kitchen
GREENFIELD — Members of Bradley United Methodist Church will serve breakfast at 8 a.m. today at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, 202 E. Main St.
Donations will be accepted to support the soup kitchen.
McCordsville bazaar, luncheon slated
McCORDSVILLE — A holiday bazaar and luncheon will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 W. Broadway St.
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 Bradley
GREENFIELD — A cookie walk and bazaar are set for 10 a.m. to noon today at Bradley United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St.
Celebration features cantata, Santa visit
McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church Choir will perform the cantata, “Light Looked Down and the Word Became Flesh,” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20. The choir is under the direction of Regina Bowen.
A party will follow in the church fellowship hall, with a visit from Santa.
Chili makers win prizes at cookoff
NEW PALESTINE — On a recent Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church, church-goers were invited to stay after the second service and vote in a chili cook-off.
There were three categories: regular, special and spicy. There were six entrants in the regular category, six in the special category and eight in the spicy category. Each voter was given five tickets for a free-will donation to place in voting jar of the chili of their choice.
After all of the votes were counted, Alicia Rode won the regular chili category with her Boilermaker Tailgate Chili. The special chili category went to Jenn Taylor and her Hawaiian Chili. The final trophy went to Jason Singer in the spicy category.
The goal of the cook-off, besides a time of fellowship, was to raise money for a group from Zion to go in February to help Open Door Ministries in Honduras. Open Door is a Christian group that takes care of more than 70 children who have been abused or abandoned.
The nine-member team from Zion will head down for a week to help with construction of additional housing so that even more children can be rescued. Anyone who would like to donate to the project can go to weraise.wheatridge.org and find the project “Honduras Orphanage Construction.” The site will be up through Sunday.