Zion places second in Bible Quiz
NEW PALESTINE — Zion Lutheran School’s Bible Quiz team finished second in the Central Indiana Lutheran Schools Bible Quiz competition recently. It joined five other teams at Lutheran High School to compete in this annual event. This makes three years in a row that Zion has placed in the top three.
The competition was decided in three individual rounds. One-point questions are asked in the first round, with two- and three-point questions, respectively, in the next two rounds. One collaborative round follows. Zion racked up 104 points.
Pastor Jason Taylor and Daryn Wilkins coached the team as it studied the book of Genesis for 12 weeks prior to the competition.
Craft, bake sale to help child needing transplant
CUMBERLAND — A craft sale and bake sale fundraiser for Children’s Organ Transplant Association is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Calvary Christian Fellowship, 79 S. County Road 700W, Cumberland.
The event is raising money to help with transplant-related expenses for 1-year-old Hudson Schrank, who has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease, is on dialysis for 10 hours nightly and needs a kidney transplant. He lives in Greenfield, and his family attends the church.
Walnut Ridge bazaar is Friday
CARTHAGE — “A Country CHRISTmas Bazaar” is set for 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Walnut Ridge Friends Church, 8956 W. County Road 800N, Carthage.
Bazaargoers can browse handmade crafts, Christmas ornaments, homemade jams and jellies, local honey, holiday decor, and cookies and candy by the pound.
They can also dine there, with a soup bar, homemade pies, and hot and cold beverages available for a free-will offering.
There will also be a festive backdrop for Christmas photos and the opportunity to make a Christmas ornament and/or color a Christmas picture.
“Live” Nativity characters will dialogue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Information: 317-696-1889; “Walnut Ridge Friends Church” on Facebook
Craft bazaar is Dec. 2
MT. COMFORT — Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church’s sixth annual Holiday Bazaar is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the church, 3179 N. Mt. Comfort Road (County Road 600W), Greenfield.
It will feature more than 50 artists, craftsman and home vendors. The event also includes a silent auction, luncheon and sweet shop.
Those who go are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry and/or new shoes for the Changing Footprints organization.
Information: mcmethodist.com; 317-894-8965.
Sign-ups available for bell ringers
HANCOCK COUNTY — You can sign up as a Salvation Army bell ringer. Go to registertoring.com, enter zip code 46140, and select your Greenfield or New Palestine location with a date range. For more information, call Jim Peters at 317-372-2304.
Gifts to Love INC will be matched
GREENFIELD — Gifts to Love in the Name of Christ of Greater Hancock County will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 between now and Dec. 31.
Longtime local resident Robert Wortman is offering the match in honor of his mother, 107-year-old Velma Davis Wortman. She graduated in 1927 from Westland High School in Blue River Township. After college and graduate school, she became the first licensed librarian at Morristown High School in 1945, where she retired as an English teacher and librarian in 1977.
Over the last year, Love INC’s clearinghouse has received more than 822 calls from residents, resulting in 1,002 people’s needs being met. Donations will help Love INC continue to address the needs of fellow county residents needing help.
Information: 317-468-6300; loveinc-ghc.org