The Bulletin – September 9

Block party features game truck, food

MT. COMFORT — Harvest Church will celebrate 10 years of ministry with a free block party open to everyone from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at the church, 6107 W. Airport Blvd., across from Indianapolis Regional Airport in Mt. Comfort.

It will feature free food, live music, games, a petting zoo, bounce houses, giveaways and the Elite Game Truck, where dozens of children can play a wide assortment of big-screen video games at the same time.

Information: harvestchurchlive.com; 317-336-8850

Festival features fish fry, vendors

McCORDSVILLE — The Lord’s Acre Family Festival continues from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 9) at McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 W. Broadway.

Vendor booths and a fish fry will be open. Festivities also include a bounce house, Silly Safaris show, silent auction and live music from local artists.

Weather permitting, worship Sunday 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.

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

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 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

94 shopping days? Women’s group has you covered

The New Palestine United Methodist Women’s Group is organizing a “94 Days Until Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair” set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at New Palestine United Methodist Church, 3565 S. County Road 500W, New Palestine. This is a free event, and all are welcome.

Harvest of Talents event to help feed hungry

FORTVILLE — Harvest of Talents is set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday (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

Sample chili recipes, vote on your 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 do not like chili. Side dishes and desserts also will be served.

A free-will offering will be accepted.

Information: 317-894-3047; amityunitedmethodist.com