Open house set to honor retired director

MT. COMFORT — After serving 28 years as director of Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church Preschool, Pat Zarse retired 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.

Blood drive set at Bradley church

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 donations. Blood donors can schedule an appointment online at indiana blood.org or call the church office at 317-462-2662. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Community dinner, ice cream social 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. today. The menu will feature hot dogs, chips and homemade ice cream.

A free-will offering for the meal will benefit the church.

Group to perform show in Knightstown

KNIGHTSTOWN — The Moles Family Singers of Muncie will sing at 6 p.m. July 16 at Knightstown Church of God, 405 North St. They will be the featured singers in the monthly singing program at the church. Everyone is welcome.

St. Thomas annual Festival weekend set

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 will also 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.

All proceeds will benefit the church.

Ministry collecting cleaning supplies

HANCOCK COUNTY — Families in need 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.