The Bulletin – March 5

Ministry gathers items food stamps won’t cover

HANCOCK COUNTY — Families are not able to get cleaning supplies and paper products with food stamps. Love INC’s H2O ministries provide these items for families that are referred and scheduled through the Love INC Clearinghouse. A group of volunteers at Realife Church, at St. James Lutheran in Greenfield and at Fortville Church of the Nazarene meet with the families to assist with their needs.

The ministry could use more of the following items: paper towels, tissues, laundry soap, dryer sheets, all-purpose cleaner, baby wipes, mouthwash and diapers (except size 3, which is in full supply).

You can drop items off on weekday mornings at the Love INC office, 737 W. Green Meadows Drive, Suite 2200. Or take them to Realife, 971 W. U.S. 40, Monday through Thursday.

Spring revival services set to start Sunday

FORTVILLE — Fortville Church of the Nazarene invites the public to its spring revival services of spiritual renewal, running from Sunday through Wednesday at the church, 701 S. Maple St.

Sunday School convenes at 9:30 a.m. Sunday’s revival services will be at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m., followed by services at 7 p.m. daily Monday through Wednesday.

Childcare will be provided at each revival service for children age 3 and under.

The Rev. Michael Adams from Orlando, Florida, is a guest for the event. Adams is a full-time tenured evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. He has pastored churches for 21 years and has served as an evangelist for 20 years. His ministry has taken him across the United States in revivals, camp meetings, retreats, missionary tours, faith promise weekends, banquets, youth camps and special evangelistic services.

Pastor Phil Edwards and the congregation invite the public to these services. Providing music will be the church’s praise team and band and the Celebration Singers.

For more information, call the church office at 485-6443 or visit its web site at fortville

Lenten service planned with the Rev. Ellis

MT. COMFORT — A Lenten service is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church of the Risen Christ.

The Rev. Steve Ellis, pastor of Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church, will tell about his conversion from the business world to the ministry.

The Rev. Dave Galbraith, pastor of Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church, will sing.

The service will also include prayers for healing and the offering of the Lord’s Supper. Call 317-435-0405 for information.

Preschool, childcare offer open house

MT. COMFORT — Mt. Comfort United Methodist Daytime Ministries will have the annual open house for preschool and childcare at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The community is welcome to register at this time. Classrooms will be open and tours of the facility and teachers available. Mt. Comfort United Methodist Preschool is located at 3179 N. Mt. Comfort Road (County Road 600W).

Classes are available for 2- through 5-year-olds. Two-year-olds must be 2 before Aug. 1, 2016, and do not have to be toilet trained.

Sessions meet Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:15 a.m. or noon to 2:15 p.m. During that time the schedule includes Together Time, snack, large muscle time and free play. The children learn about colors, shapes, numbers and the alphabet. Also, themed units are presented such as the five senses, food groups, seasons, holidays, safety helpers, animals, science and a foreign country.

For large muscle time, there is a fenced outdoor playground and inside gym during inclement weather.

For more information, call Director Pat Zarse at 317-894-6276.

Fellowship dinner set in McCordsville

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next Second Saturday Community Dinner is set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 12 at the church, 6247 W. Broadway.

The menu will feature ham and beans, cornbread, a salad bar and desserts. A free-will offering for the meal will benefit the church.

Women’s luncheon has ‘Dream Weaver’ theme

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Christian Women’s Club Luncheon will be conducted from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 15 at NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield.

The buffet luncheon, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, will open at 11:45 a.m. and costs $10.

The theme is “Dream Weaver.” The special feature will be LindaMarie Hanson with a weaving demonstration. Music will be by Kathy Wright. Jan Merritt’s talk will be “From Superwoman to Mild-Mannered Mom.”

For reservations, call Melissa at 317-861-8687 or Lynnette at 317-308-1354 by March 11. Reservations should be honored, canceled or transferred.

Breakfast to raise money for missions

EDEN — The United Methodist Women will serve breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. today at Eden United Methodist Church. A free-will offering will be accepted to support local and global missions.

Lenten supper series has variety of speakers

FORTVILLE — Fortville United Methodist Church, 125 E. Staat St., kicked off its 2016 Lenten Supper Program on Feb. 24.

The series continues weekly. A meal begins at 6 p.m., followed at 6:30 by a half-hour program. Free-will offerings will be accepted.

These are remaining programs in the series:

March 9: Shirley Rockhill and the Rev. Joe Smith, leading a session titled “How to Understand Islam.”

March 16: The series concludes with a hymn sing.

St. Thomas offers dinners

FORTVILLE — St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church plans to prepare meatless meals from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent at the parish activity center.

The remaining menus will be:

March 11 — Fried fish and enchiladas

March 18 — Quiche, salmon patties, and macaroni and cheese

Meals include assorted veggies, salad, desserts and drink. A free-will offering will be taken for all meals but the fish fries, which cost $5 per meal.

St. Thomas is located at 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville. For more details call 317-485-5102.

Symposium examines how to help children

INDIANAPOLIS — Drugs are just one reason the number of kids entering the foster care system has increased 25 percent in the last year.

Every Child, a one day symposium at Light of the World Christian Church, will help area churches, religious organizations and anyone else who wants to learn how to meet the needs of the state’s most vulnerable.

Safe Families for Children, Bethany Christian Services, Hands of Hope and The Villages/Prevent Child Abuse Indiana are joining forces for the event that will bring together some of the state’s top child advocates on March 12.

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