Festival to feature bluegrass band

McCORDSVILLE — The Lord’s Acre Family Festival runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 9 at McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 W. Broadway.

Vendor booths and a fish fry will be open both days.

The Banister Family Bluegrass Band will play from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8.

Festivities on Sept. 9 include a bounce house, Silly Safaris show, silent auction and live music from local artists.

Weather permitting, worship Sept. 10 will take place outside under the festival tent at 9:30 a.m.

Find more festival information and a coupon for a side item on the church’s website.

Information: mccordsville umc.org; 317-335-3705.

5K walk/run to benefit Love INC

GREENFIELD — The Love Runs Deep 5K walk/run starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 9 on the Hancock County Courthouse Plaza, with a route along the Pennsy Trail. The event is a fundraiser for Love INC (In the Name of Christ), a Christian clearinghouse ministry in which churches partner to help those in need.

Register at loveinc-ghc.org or on the day of the event; registration includes a free sling bag with goodies.

After the 5K, God’s Open Arms Ministry will serve free grilled hot dogs and hamburgers. A Church Expo will feature nearly 20 local churches sharing information with the community.

Information: loveinc-ghc.org; 317-468-6300

Nazarene church offers free car show

GREENFIELD — Greenfield First Church of the Nazarene’s 10th annual Cruisin’ Car Show runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the church, 1980 S. State St.

Admission and food are free.

After-school program set to start soon

MT. COMFORT — The SonShine Kids after-school program is scheduled to begin Thursday at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church, 3179 N. County Road 600W.

The program meets Thursdays when Mt. Vernon Community School Corp. is in session.

Students in first through fifth grades will be offered enrichment classes of art, music, nature and drama.

Applications are available at the Mt. Comfort Elementary School front office and at the church office.

For more details, call Herb Hale 317-703-0495 or the church at 317-894-8965.

Quartet performing at Mt. Lebanon

GREENFIELD — Blessed Truth Gospel Quartet will perform during part of the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3447 S. State Road 9, Greenfield.

Blessed Truth is made up of Richard Luke from Greenfield, Norm Sill from Lebanon, Ralph Calvert of Avon and Jim Thompson of Zionsville.

An offering will be taken at the close of the service.

Information: mtlebanonumc.net; 317-462-1313

Nameless Creek plans Harvest Dinner event

GREENFIELD — Nameless Creek Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will have its Harvest Dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the church, 3856 N. County Road 800E.

Information: Nameless Creek Christian Church (NCCC) on Facebook; 765-785-2953

Sample chili recipes and vote on favorite

GREENFIELD — A chili cookoff is set for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Amity United Methodist Church, 6042 W. County Road 100N.

Several types of chili will be available to sample before voting on a favorite. Cheese sandwiches will be served for those who are not into chili. Side dishes and desserts also will be served.

A free-will offering will be accepted.

Information: 317-894-3047; amityunitedmethodist.com

Harvest of Talents event to help feed hungry

FORTVILLE — Harvest of Talents is set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Fortville Christian Church, 9450 N. County Road 200W, Fortville.

Visitors can shop from various craft and decor items. A silent auction will feature donations from local businesses, such as an oil change or restaurant gift certificates.

All money raised will go to hunger relief programs through International Disaster Emergency Service.

Food available for donations includes biscuits and gravy at 9 a.m., walking tacos at 10:30 a.m., and pulled pork sandwiches from noon to 1:30 p.m.

A live auction begins at 2 p.m. Items available for bidding include an autographed Indianapolis Colts football, a queen-size handmade quilt, a quilting frame, an antique trunk, two antique desks, a one-night hotel stay and breakfast for two, a set of china, an American flag made from pallets, six collector dolls, two handmade wooden trivets, Brookie’s Cookies, several handmade signs and paintings, and several other items.

Information: fortvillechristian.com; 317-485-4934

Celebration to mark building’s 50 years

New Palestine United Methodist Church will soon celebrate 50 years at its current location and the 10-year anniversary of the church’s Community Ministry Center.

To mark this milestone in the the church’s history, which stretches back to a group meeting in a log cabin in 1830, the church plans a celebration for the weekend of Sept. 30 to Oct. 1.

On Sept. 30, festivities include three bounce houses, relay races, bingo, a hog roast, face painting, balloon animals and a rock concert by Quest Christian Band.

On Oct. 1, the church will celebrate World Communion Day will a combined 10 a.m. service.

Information: npumc.com; 317-861-4390

Euchre party, snacks on tap at Mohawk United

MOHAWK — A euchre party is planned for Friday at Mohawk United Methodist Church, 2045 W. County Road 400N. Fellowship and snacks begin at 6:30 p.m., with euchre play starting at 7. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 317-326-2460; mohawkumc.com