Series meshes with film about skeptic

GREENFIELD — For everyone who has ever pondered the existence of God, a new movie depicts the story of an award-winning investigative journalist and avowed atheist, who applies his reporting and legal skills to disprove his wife’s newfound Christian faith, with unexpected results.

“The Case for Christ” opened in theaters Friday and is based on Lee Strobel’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name, telling Strobel’s own story of his journey from skepticism to faith.

Starting April 23, St. James Lutheran Church will offer a four-week sermon series in its 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. services, using Bible verses and video clips from the film to help people grow more established in their faith and understand why they believe what they do.

“I’m a movie buff, and I’m really excited about expanding on the themes in this film in order to make the faith clearer to Christians, but I also hope skeptics from the community will come,” Larry Gember, pastor of St. James, said in a press release from the church. “We welcome those who question Christianity and love them the same as everyone else.”

The church is located at 1741 S. State St. Information:; 317-462-7340.

News anchor to speak at Amity

GREENFIELD — Scott Swan from Channel 13 will speak at 2 p.m. April 12 at Amity United Methodist Church, 6042 W. County Road 100N. The public is invited; come early for refreshments. Information: 317-894-3047;

Family singing group to perform

SHIRLEY — The Dave Melton Family Singers will sing during worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Shirley Christian Church, 202 Meridian St.

A love offering will be received for the group.

A pitch-in lunch will follow the service.

Information: 765-738-6385;

Greenfield church to serve supper

GREENFIELD — Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3447 S. State Road 9, will conduct its annual Spud Supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday (April 8).

The menu will include a baked potato bar with toppings, salads, desserts and beverages. Hot dogs and carry-out will also be available. A free-will offering will be accepted, with proceeds used for missions.

Information: 317-462-1313;

McCordsville offers salad, potato bar

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 W. Broadway, will serve its next community dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday (April 8).

The menu features salad and a baked potato bar. Donations will be accepted.

Information:; 317-335-3705