The Bulletin – January 30

Author to speak at leadership seminar

FORTVILLE — Fortville Church of the Nazarene will play host to “The Power of Your Attitudes,” a leadership training session with the Rev. Stan Toler, at 6 p.m. Sunday.

There is no charge for this training session, and everyone will receive a workbook.  There will also be a drawing for a free iPad mini, donated by the Wesleyan Investment Foundation. 

Childcare will be provided for nursery through kindergarten.

Toler has served as a general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene, as well as a pastor for more than 40 years in Ohio, Florida, Tennessee and Oklahoma. He was elected general superintendent emeritus at the 2013 General Assembly in Indianapolis. Most recently, he was named founding executive director of the Southern Nazarene University Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership.

Toler has written more than 100 books, including best-sellers, “God Has Never Failed Me, But He’s Sure Scared Me to Death a Few Times,” “The Buzzards Are Circling, But God’s Not Finished With Me Yet,” and “The Relational Leader.” His books have sold more than three million copies.

Toler for many years served as vice president of and taught seminars for John C. Maxwell’s INJOY Leadership Institute, training church and corporate leaders to make a difference in the world.

The Rev. Phil Edwards and the Fortville Nazarene congregation invite the public to attend this leadership training event. The church is located at 701 S. Maple St. in Fortville.  For further information or directions, you can call the church office at 485-6443 or visit online at fortvillenazarene.org.

Breakfast to benefit missions

EDEN — Members of Eden United Methodist Church will serve breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Feb. 6.

An offering will be accepted to support local and global missions.

Weight-loss class offers free preview

GREENFIELD — Park Chapel Christian Church offers a free TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weight-loss class to new attendees. The class meets from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 1176 E. McKenzie Road.

McCordsville church to serve dinner

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next Second Saturday Community Dinner is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the church, 6247 W. Broadway.

The menu features homemade beef and noodles, a salad bar and a variety of desserts. A free-will offering for the meal will benefit the church.

Dinner to raise money for Love INC

GREENFIELD — Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of Greater Hancock County is making plans for the second annual “Love Thy Neighbor” dinner, set for Feb. 13 at Adaggios.

Love INC engages Christians to help meet community needs by mobilizing local churches with the goal of transforming lives and communities in the name of Christ. It works to build lasting community and church relationships, manage a database of volunteers, and coordinate all the church ministries to transform the lives of Hancock Countians. Supporter sustain the staff, facility and equipment necessary.

Visit loveinc-ghc.org to see happenings with Love INC. Two immediate initiatives include the Safe Families network of churches in Hancock County and Faith Nursing visitations.

If you would like to securely purchase dinner tickets, go to loveinc-ghc.org.

Former Colts punter to speak at prayer breakfast

INDIANAPOLIS — Hunter Smith, who spent 10 of his 12 NFL seasons as the punter for the Indianapolis Colts, will share his story about the impact of prayer in his life as keynote speaker at this year’s Indiana Leadership Prayer Breakfast. The event is scheduled for 7:15 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 W. Washington St.

Smith will address an audience of political, civic, business and faith leaders from across the state. The prayer breakfast’s purpose is to pray for and with state leaders and the people they serve. The prayer breakfast began in 1969.

Smith played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1998.  He earned a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XLI.  In 2012, he published a book titled The Jersey Effect: Beyond the World Championship that looks into the hearts and minds of athletes who achieved Super Bowl success and examines the battles they faced. He is also a member of the Hunter Smith Band.

Table sponsorships are available. If interested, please call (317) 759-4572 or email indianaprayerbreakfast@gmail.com by Friday.