The Bulletin – October 22

Supper helps with adoption

GREENFIELD — Trinity Park United Methodist Church will have a spaghetti supper at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Ministry Center at the church, 207 W. Park Ave.

It will raise funds to help youth pastor Phil Strahm and his wife, Michelle, who are adopting a child from the Dominican Republic. The couple also has two biological children.

Following the meal, Phil and Michelle will explain the process they are going through to be able to adopt internationally.

Major League player will talk about faith

GREENFIELD — Justin and Meryl Masterson will share their experiences and faith in Jesus Christ at World Renewal International’s 30-year anniversary “Sweet Victory Mission Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road.

Justin Masterson is a 2013 All-Star pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, having pitched also for the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals.

Masterson, who was born in Jamaica while his parents were missionaries, became just the third player in MLB history to defeat both reigning Cy Young winners in the same season, and the first to do so in his first two starts of the season.

Meryl Masterson’s parents were founding board members of World Renewal International, a Hancock County-based humanitarian organization establishing schools, churches, orphanages and child feeding programs in more than 30 countries globally.

Everyone is invited for free admission and dessert and to celebrate World Renewal’s 30-year anniversary.

Information:; 317-467-9899.

Talleys to play concert

FORTVILLE — Fortville Church of the Nazarene presents southern gospel music artists The Talleys in concert at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 30. The concert is free, but a love offering for their ministry will be received.

The Talleys began in 1984 and enjoyed many years of success, including a Dove Award and numerous Singing News Fan Awards. Following a three-year hiatus, the Talleys began performing together in 1996 with the current lineup of Roger, wife Debra and daughter Lauren.

Pastor Phil Edwards and the congregation invite all to this concert and worship experience. The church is located at 701 S. Maple St. in Fortville.

Information: 317-485-6443;

Bazaar features crafts, baked goods

SHIRLEY — The Fall Market Place runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Shirley Wilkinson Community United Methodist Church, 309 South St., Shirley.

It will feature booths for crafts, homemade baked goods and homemade candies and treats.

A turkey and dressing dinner will be served from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per person.

Information: 765-738-6710.

Amity bazaar upcoming

BUCK CREEK TOWNSHIP — Amity United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the church, 6042 W. County Road 100N.

Items for sale include baked goods, baby items, Christmas items, fall items, scarves, blankets, shawls, dish towels, dish rags, potholders, ornaments and more.

Information: 317-448-6459.

Fish fry to help home-building ministry

IRVINGTON — The Irvington Presbyterian Church Fish Fry returns in conjunction with the Irvington Fall Festival on Oct. 28 and 29. Food service including carryout is available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. under the big tent at 55 Johnson Ave., Indianapolis.

Baskets and ala carte menus will include fish, hot dogs, side dishes, soft drinks and pie.

The Fish Fry benefits a church project through Faith Ministries of McAllen, Texas, in which volunteers help build basic homes for those in need in Reynosa, Mexico.

Information: 317-356-7225;

College students to present drama, music

CARTHAGE — Carthage Community Church, 511 E. Second St., Carthage, will present a free concert from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday. About 20 students from Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida will perform music and drama suitable for all age groups.

Information: 317-440-2783.

Chicken noodle dinner today supports scholarship

GREENFIELD — Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and noodle dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church, 3488 N. County Road 375E.

The menu features chicken, noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, rolls and desserts.

Donations will be accepted for the scholarship fund.

Information: 317-326-2386;

Ham and bean dinner offers way to help

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Dine on ham and beans, homemade vegetable soup and cornbread; in exchange, consider donating to a fund to help a family in need this Christmas.

The annual dinner, sponsored by Charlottesville Friends Church, will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Charlottesville Lions Club Community Building, 10165 E. County Road 25N.

The menu also includes homemade pies and cookies, coffee, tea and lemonade.

Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the church’s Christmas Outreach Program.

Germanfest today benefits preschool

GREENFIELD — Faith Lutheran Church’s Germanfest is today. Dinner is served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, 200 W. McKenzie. The preschool children will sing at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and $2 for children ages 3 to 5. Tickets are free for children 2 and younger.

The menu features pork, hot dogs, brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, green bean, applesauce and desserts. This is the main fundraiser for the preschool.

Information:; 317-462-4609.

Safety training designed for houses of worship

GREENFIELD — Indiana State Police Sergeant John Perrine will share with churches what to do in the event of an active shooter incident. Trinity Park United Methodist Church is welcoming him from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

The church is located at 207 W. Park Ave.

Information: 317-462-4303.

Eat chili, help other families

WILKINSON — Righteous Oaks Baptist Church will have its seventh annual chili supper from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church, 8356 N. State Road 109.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted to buy Thanksgiving baskets for families in need.

Information: 765-785-2858.

Gospel sing is today in Knightstown

KNIGHTSTOWN — Larry Waters and Lifeboat will sing at 6 p.m. today at Knightstown Church of God, 405 North St., as part of the monthly gospel sing at the church. Call 765-345-7466.

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 youth are trying to collect 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.)

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.

Information: 317-462-6348.

Session designed to help those grieving

NEW PALESTINE — Zion Lutheran Church is sponsoring a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. The church is located at 6513 W. County Road 300S.

Information Pastor Jason Taylor,;