Church serves final hot dog lunch in series

FORTVILLE — Fortville United Methodist Church, 125 E. Staat St., offers its Hot Dogs in the Park lunch events Wednesdays, with the concluding meal 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.

St. Thomas Festival Weekend planned

FORTVILLE — The 35th annual St. Thomas Festival Weekend — including a Monte Carlo night and summer festival — is scheduled for Aug. 4 and 5 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 523 S. Merrill St.

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.

Information:; 317-485-5102.

Church offers Monday worship, wiener roast

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.

This week, a wiener roast at 5:30 p.m. precedes the service. Everyone is welcome.

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

Get entertainment, info at open house

GREENFIELD — Mothers of young children are invited to attend an open house 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 11 to learn about the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) program of Brandywine Community Church.

The event includes free bounce houses, snacks and art projects for children and moms to learn about MOPS, a fellowship of mothers from pregnancy through kindergarten. The open house is at the church, 1551 E. New Road.

For more information, contact coordinator Bethany Bruner at 765-376-9218 or, or visit the Facebook page “Brandywine Indiana MOPS Welcomes You.”

Mt. Lebanon plans annual fish fry

GREENFIELD — Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3447 S. State Road 9, will serve its annual fish fry from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19.

The menu will include fried fish, French fries, hush puppies, baked beans, slaw, desserts and beverages. Hot dogs and carry-out will also be available.

Donations will be accepted, with proceeds used for missions and special projects.

Information: 317-462-1313;

Church seminar offers big-picture view

FORTVILLE — New Life Christian Fellowship will play host to a two-part session of “Walk Thru the Bible — Old Testament” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 26.

This is an event for elementary school-age children through adults. It is an engaging way to learn the chronological history of the people and places of the Old Testament through motions and rhythm with a little bit of teaching. All will be together to learn the motions and history; then they will break into a children’s group, teen group, and adult group to look at how to apply what was learned. The fee to participate is $10 per person, with a maximum $20 out-of-pocket per family.

Contact New Life by email at or by phone at 317-485-7472 to register.