Church preschool director to retire
MT. COMFORT — After serving 28 years as director of Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church Preschool, Pat Zarse is retiring Friday, July 1.
The church will have a reception for her from 1 to 3 p.m. July 10 to thank her for many years of service to the church and community. All current and former students and their families are invited.
Those who wish to show gratitude to Zarse for her leadership, can write a card or letter and mail it to Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church of the Risen Christ, 3179 N. County Road 600W, Greenfield, IN 46140.
Breakfast to raise money for missions
EDEN —Eden United Methodist Church will serve breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. today at the church, 2122 Eden Road. A free-will offering will be accepted to support local and global mission projects.
Concert honoring armed forces planned
PHILADELPHIA — The second annual Armed Forces Appreciation Concert is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 2265 W. U.S. 40. The concert, presented by the church and Royal Neighbors Chapter 1397, will feature the music group Agapé.
The band and singers will perform the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as well as “America, the Beautiful” and other songs from the past such as “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”
Beth and Dan Sinclair, music evangelist from Connersville, southern gospel singer Annie Frost from Salem, and Bryianna Portela will sing, as well as other singers and artists.
Free popcorn and soft drinks will be available. There will be drawings for prizes. Everyone is welcome. Those who go are advised to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.
For more information, contact the church or the director of Agape Ministries, the Rev. Robert H. Miller, at 317-435-0405.
Social Saturday dinner, ice cream event set
McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next Second Saturday Community Dinner and an ice cream social are set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 9. The menu will feature hot dogs, chips and homemade ice cream.
A free-will offering for the meal will benefit the church.
St. Thomas family festival planned
FORTVILLE — St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church’s 34th annual festival weekend is set for Aug. 5 and 6.
Monte Carlo Night runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 5 and is for adults 21 and older. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person or $30 per couple and includes food, soft drinks, beer and wine coolers.
Family festival activities run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 and include children’s games, live music, raffles for prizes, a homemade chicken noodle dinner and a homemade dessert corner. There also will be bingo, a blood drive, a silent auction, a farmers market and a lemon shake-ups stand. Festivalgoers can also tour the church’s building at 523 S. Merrill St.
Second Saturdays launches in Fortville
FORTVILLE — Fortville Church of the Nazarene has started Second Saturdays, a community event that takes place every second Saturday of the month at the church, 701 S. Maple St.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event begins at 6. The evening features games, prizes, music, food, a Bible story and fellowship for the entire family. If you have questions, call the church at 485-6443.