Bethel features missions speaker
GREENFIELD — Dr. Don Sisk will be guest speaker Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church, 1610 S. State St. Services are at 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Sisk is chairman of missions at West Coast Baptist College and former director and president of Baptist International Missions Inc. in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He is a veteran of missions in Japan and is a missions conference speaker around the world.
Concert to benefit scholarship fund
GREENFIELD — Kate Brock and friends will give a recital at 5 p.m. July 31 at Greenfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 23 N. East St. It will benefit the Christian Education Scholarship Fund.
A reception with light refreshments will follow the performance.
Mortgage burning celebration set
FORTVILLE — A mortgage burning celebration will take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at New Life Christian Fellowship, 1574 W. State Road 234.
In October First Church of God in Greenfield and New Life became one congregation. The united New Life has sold the former First Church facility at 700 N. Broadway to Greenfield-Central Schools. With the proceeds, both the First Church mortgage and New Life’s mortgage have been paid off.
A barbecue on the church lawn and intergenerational activities will follow the mortgage burning. Organizers say a highlight will be the Interwoven Olympics, which will pit teams of children, youth, adults and seniors against each other in some light-hearted games.
St. Thomas Festival planned in August
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.
Concert features GloryWay Quartet
CUMBERLAND — Glory-Way Quartet will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 at Buck Creek Baptist Church, 135 S. Muessing. These southern gospel recording artists will present their renditions of old-time hymns, as well as some of their new releases.
You are not alone: Get help with grief
NEW PALESTINE — Zion Lutheran Church is sponsoring a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
The program will feature a video instruction and group discussion.
The event is designed to help people deal with the intense pain of grief during the holiday season.
The event is open to the community. The church is located at 6513 W. County Road 300S.
For more details, contact Pastor Jason Taylor at pastorjasontaylor.comcast.net or visit zionnewpal.org.