The Bulletin – September 24

Descendants to speak about church

KNIGHTSTOWN — Priscilla Jackson Phelps will present a program about historic Beech Church near Carthage at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Historic Knightstown Museum, 22 N. Washington St.

Phelps and her siblings Judith Jones and Douglas Jones will address the history of the church, believed to be the first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Indiana.

The church was recently added to Indiana Landmarks’ list of the ten most endangered landmarks in Indiana.

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All three are descendants of founders of the Beech Settlement founded in 1828. The 1865 building still stands near Carthage and is the last remaining building as evidence of the Beech Settlement of a 19th-century African American farming community.

The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the presentation, with time for informal discussion.

Revival will feature guest speaker, music

FORTVILLE — Fortville Church of the Nazarene’s fall revival services will begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Services will follow at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. daily Monday through Wednesday.

The special speaker will be the Rev. Billy Huddleston. He has been preaching and singing since 1998, recording six CDs. He is an ordained elder and a tenured evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene.

Leading worship will be the church’s new worship Leader, Justin Wells. Wells and his family moved to Fortville in June.

Nursery will be provided for infants to 3-year-olds in each revival service.

Pastor Phil Edwards and the congregation invite everyone to the services. The church is located at 701 S. Maple St. in Fortville. For more information, call the church at 317-485-6443 or the website

Harvest offering Touch-A-Truck event

MT. COMFORT — Harvest Touch-A-Truck will happen from noon to 2 p.m. today at Harvest Church, located at 6107 W. Airport Blvd. in Mt. Comfort, across from Indianapolis Regional Airport.

This is a free family event, and everyone is welcome. Come see big trucks and their drivers from around the community.

Children of all ages can explore a variety of big trucks, climb into the trucks and honk the horns too. There will be crafts and games, and a free hot dog lunch, a DJ and face painter. Learn more at or by calling 317-605-3167.

Book club begins circuit riding selection

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s book club will begin a new selection at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, 6247 W. Broadway.

“The Circuit Rider’s Wife” is about early Methodism.

The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month. A book is not needed to join the group.

Youth hope to set blanket fort record

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Christian Church’s youth group is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest blanket fort. The build is being done as part of a service project to collect blankets for area homeless shelters and to raise awareness of homelessness in central Indiana.

As part of Greenfield Christian Church’s “Everyone in Mission” outreach this year, the youth group chose to focus on issues facing the homeless in central Indiana. The need for blankets for comfort and warmth was one of the top issues the youth identified. The idea to build the world’s largest blanket fort came as a way to promote the blanket collection drive to the church congregation and the community, as well as raise awareness of issues facing homeless persons.

The youth are trying to collect more than 300 blankets by the end of October. Their world record build attempt will be Oct. 29 in the church parking lot, 23 N. East St. (Rain date will be Oct. 30.) The church’s website calendar (greenfield lists 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. as the times.

After the build attempt, all blankets collected will be distributed to shelters: Hancock Hope House in Greenfield, Alternatives in Anderson, Dayspring Center in Indianapolis and Hancock County Animal Control in Greenfield.

If you have questions, call the church at 317-462-6348.

Mission Celebration begins at church

GREENFIELD — Mission Celebration begins today at Trinity Park United Methodist Church.

Each year, members of the church can volunteer to give to mission work in the United States and around the rest of the world. But before they make that commitment to the year’s missions, they — and anyone else who wishes to come — can hear updates from a few missionaries about their work.

The Rev. Kevin Zirkle, former missionary to Japan and regional director for World Gospel Mission, will speak in services at 7 p.m. today and at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Water In2 Wine will share music.

All events take place at the church, 207 W. Park Ave. Baby-sitting is provided for all services. Find a full listing of events, including the Taste of Greenfield dinner and the youth pizza party, at

Start early with 94 Days ’Til Christmas

NEW PALESTINE — While Christmas is several months away, the New Palestine United Methodist Church women’s group is offering its annual 94 Days ’Til Christmas craft and gift sale.

The event will take place at the church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. It will feature 40 vendors selling everything from jewelry to kitchen items.

The event is free to the public. Lunch will be served, with food items set to cost a dollar. However, the popular homemade cinnamon rolls, being sold in the morning only, will cost $2.

Vendors will keep their profits, but church officials plan to use the money they make from booth rental and food sales to do good work throughout the community, state and world.

Church plans showing of ‘God’s Not Dead 2’

BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP — A free chili supper and movie are planned for Oct. 1 at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3447 S. State Road 9. The chili supper begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by “God’s Not Dead 2” at 6:30 p.m.

Free workshops offer help for dealing with past

GREENFIELD — A free series of workshops, “Putting Your Past in Its Place: Moving Forward in Freedom and Forgiveness,” will meet at Calvary Baptist Church, 1450 W. Main St.

Sessions meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 4, 11 and 18. Register at 317-468-6300.

Women’s group plans Country Fair

IRVINGTON — Irvington Presbyterian Women will present the IPC Country Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the church, 55 Johnson Road, Indianapolis.

Shoppers can enjoy the rummage sale, bakery, boutique, gifts, and lunch. The gift basket raffle, with themed baskets containing gift certificates, food items, and/or other gifts, is another favorite. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and 8 for $10. Winners need not be present for the drawing. Tickets will be on sale at the church office. General admission is free.

The cafeteria is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Presbyterian Women mission projects, such as the Irvington ICAN food pantry and School 57, plus national and worldwide PWC interests.

Call 317-356-7225 or see