Kingdom Kids features guest artist

MT. COMFORT — Kingdom Kids will have a guest artist at 4 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church of the Risen Christ, 3179 N. County Road 600W. Both adults and children are invited to attend.

Kingdom Kids is a community ministry for children from 2 years to sixth grade.

The artist, the Rev. Steve Ellis, is a retired United Methodist pastor now serving at Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church. At Mt. Comfort, he will display his gift of artistic expression as he creates a silhouette painting using latex paint as he relates a story about the painting.

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Besides his painting hobby, Ellis also is an author of several books.

He served six United Methodist churches throughout Indiana and locally comes from Bradley United Methodist Church. Prior to his time in the ministry, he spent almost 20 years in insurance and other secular jobs.

Ellis is originally from Michigan and graduated from Delta High School. He has degrees from Indiana University, United Seminary and Ashland University. He and his wife, Jean, live in Greenfield.

New Hope Cross Style Conference set to begin

GREENFIELD — New Hope Church of the Nazarene, 52 N. County Road 500E, presents a Cross Style Conference Friday through Aug. 28. Services are at 7 p.m. Friday and Aug. 27. A teaching time at 9 a.m. Saturday also includes a free brunch. There is no cost to attend the conference.

The speaker will be Jeremiah Bolich. Organizers say Jeremiah has three driving passions in ministry; the message of the gospel, the Bible and the Church.

The Aug. 28 service is at 10:30 a.m.

Trinity Park plans fish fry

GREENFIELD — Trinity Park United Methodist Church’s annual fish fry is set for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 in the ministry center at the church, 207 W. Park Ave. Donations will be accepted, and carryout is available.

Hog roast set at Curry’s Chapel

GREENFIELD — Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church will have its annual hog roast from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the church, 3488 N. County Road 375E.

McCordsville church to serve breakfast

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next Third Saturday Community Breakfast is set for 7:30 to 10 a.m. today at the church, 6247 W. Broadway.

Most breakfast favorites are on the menu, cooked and served by the men of the church. Donations are accepted and will benefit the church.

Fish fry planned for today at Mt. Lebanon

BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP — Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church will have a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the church, 3447 S. State Road 9.

The menu features fried walleye, French fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, dessert and beverage. Hot dogs will also be available.

Donations will be accepted to support missions and other projects.

Police officer to speak about safety

INDIANAPOLIS — Sgt. Terry Hall will present “Protecting Through Empowerment” at Church52, 8220 Brookville Road.

The 38-year police veteran will speak about safety on the Internet and in other areas of life. He will address adults at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the church’s main sanctuary.

He will talk to fifth-graders through high school seniors at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 in Area 52 at the church.

Bridge Church fish fry to support mission trip

FORTVILLE — A fish fry at Bridge Church will help support an upcoming mission trip.

The meal, featuring Dan’s Fish Fry Service, is set for 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the church, 611 Vitality Drive. The menu features a choice of fish or chicken, sides, dessert and drinks.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Children 5 years old and younger eat free.

The afternoon will also feature live music, motorsports, a bounce house and games.

Proceeds go toward a mission trip planned for October.

Festival to raise funds for food pantry

CARTHAGE — Blue River Community Harvest food pantry of Carthage presents its semi-annual fundraiser, Summerfest, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 on Main and Mill Streets in downtown Carthage.

More than 35 arts and crafts vendors will line Mill Street. Local musicians and the famous BOJO’s BBQ pulled pork lunch, featuring desserts by the Homemakers Club, will also be part of the event. New food offerings this year are breakfast burritos.

The non-competitive 5K run/walk/bike will begin at 8:10 a.m., after the Covered Bridge Bike Tour begins at 8 a.m.

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All proceeds from food, the 5K run/walk/bike, the Covered Bridge Bike Tour and the sale of T-shirts will go toward the purchase of food for the food pantry. There will also be a food Donation Station for those who would prefer to donate non-perishable food items (canned food, soap, paper products, etc.) The pantry will also accept cash, check, and credit card donations.

For information about the 5K and Covered Bridge Tour, call Jennifer Cochrane at 317-696-0785. For information about vendors, call Jennifer Noland at 765-635-7818. If you or your organization wishes to sponsor the 5K run, call Robin Goodpaster at 317-402-4089.