The Bulletin – March 19

‘13-pie’ author coming to McCordsville offers slices of rural Methodist life

McCORDSVILLE — Author and retired United Methodist pastor Riley B. Case will be guest pastor at 9:30 a.m. April 3 at McCordsville United Methodist Church.

Case wrote the church’s current book club selection, “How Hackleburg Became a 13-Pie Church,” which tells whimsical, heart-warming stories of Methodist life in rural Indiana. His sermon will be titled “A 13-Pie Banquet.”

Following the service, a reception in fellowship hall will feature … you guessed it … pie. Bring a pie to share with the group and receive a free copy of the book.

For more information about Case, visit

Bible school set for spring break

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will offer a free spring break Bible school for children from 3 years old through fifth grade. It will run March 28-April 1 at the church, 23 N. East St. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. with dinner and close at 8 p.m.

The theme is “Under Construction,” developed by Habitat for Humanity International and designed to instill in youth a joyful spirit of giving to meet the needs of others.

For details, call 317-462-6348 or see the website

Workshop covers cooking skills

FOUNTAINTOWN — Upcoming free workshops offer strategies for improving cooking skills and eating healthier.

Classes meet from 11 to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 5 to 26, at Fountaintown Christian Church, 797 W. Brookville Road. Participants can win prizes and sample some great food.

Meal planning, thrifty grocery shopping, slow cooker cooking and freezer dinners will be among the topics.

Call Love INC at 468-6300 by April 5 to register for free.

Group plans crafting, shopping event

GREENFIELD — The MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group at St. Michael Catholic Church presents its annual “Scrap, Craft & Shop” fundraiser on April 9. This day-long event is open to crafters of any type (scrapbookers, knitters, etc.)

MOPS opens up the parish life center and welcomes crafters to work on their projects alongside others. It feeds registrants both breakfast and lunch. Meanwhile, various vendors showcase/sell their crafting goods (Stampin’ Up, Creative Memories, etc.). MOPS also prepares gift baskets to be raffled or auctioned. These baskets contain donations from event vendors, as well as items donated by area businesses.

To learn more about the event, including registration information, visit

Chicken noodle dinner supports scholarships

GREENFIELD — Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church will serve chicken and noodles from 5 to 7 p.m. April 9. The menu will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, fruit, rolls, desserts and drinks. A free-will offering will help support the church’s scholarship fund.

Purdue musicians to present concert

IRVINGTON — Purdue Musical Organizations present the University Choir, Purdue Bells, and the Heart and Soul ensemble at 7:30 p.m. April 8 at Irvington Presbyterian Church, 55 Johnson Ave., Indianapolis.

The program is free and open to the public. Call 317-356-7225 for information.

Simulcast at St. James features Priscilla Shirer

GREENFIELD — St. James Lutheran Church, 1741 S. State St., is serving as a host location for a Priscilla Shirer simulcast on April 23. Doors open at 8 a.m.; the simulcast runs from 8:50 a.m. to 4:35 p.m.

Shirer recently starred in the Christian film “War Room.”

Her organization, Going Beyond Ministries, is based out of Dallas.

Tickets are free covering one full day of music and worship; sessions led by Priscilla Shirer; and opportunities for fellowship with other women from the community. Women may reserve their spot by calling 317-402-5741 or emailing You can also request a lunch for $5.

Children’s clothing sale is April 9

INDIANAPOLIS — Cleaning out the kids’ closets? Sell what you don’t need at the annual Kid Stuff Sale. It’s set for 9 a.m. to noon April 9 at the Zion United Church of Christ gym at Post Road and Troy Avenue. There will also be a bake sale. Proceeds go to youth programs.

For details, call 317-862-2718 or send email to