Homemakers, Love INC join forces for classes

GREENFIELD — Love INC and Hancock County Extension Homemakers are teaming up to offer a series of “I Can” classes.

Sessions meet from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays (Nov. 7-28) at Calvary Baptist Church, 1450 W. Main St.

Topics are sewing and cleaning, budgeting, crafting for Christmas, and cooking.

Each class features takeaways. The classes are free. Attend all four, and you could win a new slow cooker.

Register by calling 317-468-6300 or sending email to nic@loveinc-ghc.org.

‘Rogue One’ showing set at New Palestine church

NEW PALESTINE — “Star Wars: Rogue One” will be shown at 1:35 p.m. Nov. 4 at New Palestine Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 4053 S. County Road 650W.

Free snacks and drinks will be available.

Men’s conference to focus on ‘Success That Matters’

GREENFIELD — “Success That Matters” is a men’s conference featuring speaker Brett Clemmer, president of Man in the Mirror.

Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road.

Topics are “Finding the Purpose of Your Life,” “Finding Respect and Honor at Home,” “Finding a New Best Friend in Your Wife,” and “Finding a Deeper Personal Relationship with God.”

Registration is $25. For more information, send email to mwickham@brandywinechurch.org or call 317-462-4777.

Pulled pork dinner will benefit disaster relief

MOHAWK — A pulled pork dinner will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 28) at Mohawk United Methodist Church, 2045 W. County Road 400N, Greenfield.

The meal also features applesauce, potato salad, coleslaw, apple crisp and a drink. Hot dogs and chips are also available.

Donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to support disaster response efforts through the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Information: 317-326-2460, mohawkumc.com

Hippo Valley Christian Mission director to speak

SHIRLEY — Al Serhal, executive director of Hippo Valley Christian Mission, will speak Sunday at Shirley Christian Church, 202 Meridian St., Shirley.

He will speak during Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m.

Hippo Valley Christian Mission was founded in 1956 by John and Marge Pemberton in Zimbabwe, Africa (then Southern Rhodesia). Today it has 27 mission schools with more than 18,000 children attending them. There is an orphan ministry with more than 50 children in its care, a hospital and three health clinics. The mission has planted more than 100 churches and is involved in training pastors.

Serhal has been making trips to Zimbabwe for 20 years, leading teams and conducting the annual preaching conference. He also teaches preaching at Zimbabwe Christian College, serving as Professor of advanced homiletics every February.

Before working for the mission, Serhal was a pastor in Georgia and campus minister at Kentucky Christian University. From 1991 to 2007 he was senior minister of Fairfield Christian Church. He is also co-founder of the National Preaching Summit that meets in Indianapolis annually.

Righteous Oaks prepares for annual chili dinner

WILKINSON — Righteous Oaks Baptist Church will serve its eighth annual free chili supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 28) at the church, 8356 N. State Road 109.

All donations will be used to buy Thanksgiving baskets for families in need.

For more information, call 765-785-2858.

Pork dinner, bake sale scheduled at Fortville

FORTVILLE — Fortville United Methodist Women will present a crafts and bake sale, along with a pulled pork dinner, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 28) at Fortville United Methodist Church, 125 E. Staat St.

Dinner by Rollin’ Smoke BBQ is $10 and features a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, corn casserole, cole slaw and dessert. A children’s meal — hot dog, chips, applesauce and drink — is available for $5.

Mt. Lebanon to show ‘Shack’ at church

GREENFIELD — Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3447 S. State Road 9, will offer a free chili supper and movie night Nov. 4.

Chili and peanut-butter-and-honey sandwiches will be served at 5:30 p.m. The movie “The Shack” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.

Activities for children will be available in the fellowship hall.

Loving hands, warm hearts: Craft fair set next month

MT. COMFORT — A craft fair is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at Amity United Methodist Church, 6042 W. County Road 100N, Greenfield. Among the items for sale will be local honey, as well as honey soap and lotion; fishing lures; and the work of a wood cutter.

Proceeds from the craft fair go toward materials for blankets made by the church’s Hands of Love ministry.

The Hands of Love group has handed out more than 450 adult blankets since the ministry began two years ago. Many are given away at cancer centers at Hancock Regional Hospital and Community Hospital. Others have gone to ALS patients, those who’ve had a stroke, people receiving dialysis, veterans, food banks and people without visitors in nursing homes. The group also has given out 125 baby blankets, many of them for a baby shower at the women’s prison.

Hands of Love got started with a grant from the church and has the annual craft fair to raise money for fleece and yarn, stretching those dollars by waiting for sales and using coupons.