The Bulletin – June 24

Community worship at the fairgrounds

GREENFIELD — A community worship service at the Hancock County 4-H Fair is set for 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Pioneer Building at the fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple St. Mohawk United Methodist Church organizes the annual event.

Church hosting party to honor retiring pastor

MT. COMFORT — Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church of the Risen Christ will honor the Rev. Dave Galbraith with a retirement party from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25.

Cake and punch will be served.

Everyone is invited to attend and bring cards, photos or any sentiments for “Pastor Dave.” The church is located at 3179 N. Mt. Comfort Road (County Road 600W), and the party will be in the lobby of the Family Life Center.

Blood drive slated for Bradley Church

GREENFIELD — Indiana Blood Center will be at Bradley United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St., from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 10 accepting donations.

Visit to schedule an appointment, or call the church office at 317-462-2662. Walk-in blood donors are also welcome.

Devine Vision featured in Knightstown concert

KNIGHTSTOWN — Devine Vision will be featured at the monthly gospel sing at 6 p.m. July 15 at Knightstown Church of God, 405 North St.

For more information, call 317-936-5849 or 765-345-7442.

Guitarist, singer to perform during service

GREENFIELD — Guitarist and singer Steve Jeffris will perform during Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church’s worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 16.

Jeffris has recorded 14 albums and has 11 CDs available at

He lives on the southeast side of Indianapolis with his wife, Sharon; they have two children and eight grandchildren.

The church is located at 3447 S. State Road 9, Greenfield.

The service is open to the public; a free-will offering will be collected.

Community car show seeking entries

MT. COMFORT — A community car show is planned for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 8 at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church of the Risen Christ.

Awards will be given for Best Car, Best Bike, Best Truck, Best Tractor and People’s Choice. To register, contact John Bales at balesjb@ Entry fee is $20.

There is no charge to attend. Food will be available, and there will be drawings for prizes. The church is located at 3179 N. Mt. Comfort Road (County Road 600W).

Educational event planned for parents

NEW PALESTINE — Brookville Road Community Church has an event to help parents and grandparents of children of all ages sharpen their skills.

Zion Lutheran School Principal Kristie Sombke will be at Brookville Road from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for a lesson on how to implement effective methods of training your children to be responsible, respectful and caring adults. The church is located at 7480 W. U.S. 52.

Sombke has been trained with Love and Logic Institute. She has practiced this method at home and at school.

This event is free to the community. Child care is provided. Register by Sunday at; click on “Parenting Workshop.”

If you have any questions, contact Kay Craig at

St. Thomas Festival Weekend slated

FORTVILLE — The 35th annual St. Thomas Festival Weekend — including a Monte Carlo night and summer festival — is scheduled for Aug. 4, and Aug. 5, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

Monte Carlo night is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 4. The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple and includes food, soft drinks, beer and wine coolers.

People must be 21 or older to attend.

Games include blackjack, Texas poker, roulette, Chuck-a-Luck, Reverse Raffle, Tip Boards, Left-Right-Center, Paigow and Texas Hold-’em.

The “Ol’ Time Country Fun” summer festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 5.

The evening includes homemade chicken noodle dinner and desserts, ice cream, children’s games, live music, Bingo, a blood drive, silent auction, lemon shake-ups, farmers market and church tours.

There is no admission charge, but people pay for their food, games, raffle tickets and Bingo.

There will be raffles for $2,500 in prizes, including a handmade quilt rack.

Proceeds benefit the church, 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville.

Church offers Monday worship

CUMBERLAND — “Monday: The Bookend of the Weekend” is a summer worship service at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at St. John United Church of Christ, 11910 E. Prospect St.

It’s a weekday worship service for those who cannot attend Sunday or just want to attend an evening of worship and music.

For further information, visit the church’s website at, see the church’s Facebook page or call the church office at 317-894-7958.

Church serves weekly hot dog lunches

FORTVILLE — Fortville United Methodist Church, 125 E. Staat St., offers its Hot Dogs in the Park lunch events Wednesdays through July 28.

Free hot dogs, chips, beverage and dessert will be available, and crafts or a Bible story will be shared with young children.

The cookout is open to the public. Lunch will be served in the church Fellowship Hall if there is inclement weather.