Feast of Plenty set at county fairgrounds

GREENFIELD — The Lisa Muegge Feast of Plenty Community Outreach is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Since 2005, the event has served thousands of meals, both to diners at the fairgrounds and through deliveries by volunteers. It’s also offered take-home groceries to people in need.

If you want to get a meal delivered, receive transportation to the event, volunteer at the event or sponsor a turkey, call 317-335-7590. Learn more at Feast of Plenty Community Outreach on Facebook or at feastofplentyoutreach.com.

Thanksgiving meal will be served in Fortville

FORTVILLE — A free Thanksgiving turkey meal will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 in Friendship Hall inside Fortville United Methodist Church, 125 E. Staat St.

The building is accessible to people with disabilities at Door 5 on the west side of the building.

Information: 317-485-5418; ffumc-in.org.

Chili cookoff raises money for scholarships

NEW PALESTINE — The United Methodist Men will sponsor a chili cookoff from 5 to 7 p.m. today at New Palestine United Methodist Church, 3565 S. County Road 500W.

Cost for the meal is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6 to 12 years old. Children younger than 6 eat free. Admission includes all the chili and fixings you care to eat.

Want to compete in the cookoff? Call the church at 317-861-4390 to register.

Information: npumc.com

Loving hands, warm hearts: Craft fair set

MT. COMFORT — A craft fair is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today 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.

Bluegrass group to perform at church

KNIGHTSTOWN — Russell Van Winkle and Friends will play bluegrass gospel music during the monthly gospel sing at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Knightstown Church of God, 405 North St., Knightstown.

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

Church plans to ‘Revive America’

FORTVILLE — Fortville Church of the Nazarene plans to “Revive America” with a service featuring southern gospel music by The Guardians and a message by Dr. Stan Toler.

The event is set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.

There is no charge, but a love offering will be accepted for the ministry of The Guardians.

Toler is an international speaker, bestselling author and teacher. He has spoken in 80 countries and shared the stage with Zig Ziglar, Jerry Lucas, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.

The church is located at 701 S. Maple St., Fortville.

Information: 317-485-6443; fortvillenazarene.org.

‘Cotton Patch Gospel’ set

KNIGHTSTOWN — Bethel Presbyterian Church, 112 S. Franklin St., will present the play “Cotton Patch Gospel” at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The toe-tapping full-length musical by Tom Key and Russell Treyz features music and lyrics by Harry Chapin. It’s based on the book “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John” by Clarence Jordan. A free-will offering will be accepted.