The Bulletin – December 23

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, in 1945 she became the first licensed librarian at Morristown High School, 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;

Ministry gathers items for the needy

HANCOCK COUNTY — Families are not able to get cleaning supplies and paper products with food stamps. Love INC’s H2O ministries provide these items for families that are referred and scheduled through the Love INC Clearinghouse. A group of volunteers at Realife Church, at St. James Lutheran in Greenfield and at Fortville Church of the Nazarene meet with the families to assist with their needs.

The ministry could use more of the following items: paper towels, tissues, laundry soap, dryer sheets, all-purpose cleaner, baby wipes, mouthwash and diapers.

You can drop items off on weekday mornings at the Love INC office, 737 W. Green Meadows Drive, Suite 2200. Or take them to Realife, 971 U.S. 40 West, Mondays through Thursdays.

Community Christmas Eve service slated

NEW PALESTINE — The annual community Christmas Eve service will be at 11 p.m. Sunday at New Palestine United Methodist Church, 3565 S. County Road 500W (Gem Road).

Area pastors will participate in the candlelight service. Everyone in the community is welcome, regardless of their faith or whether they attend a church.

Motorcycle riders gather together

GREENFIELD — Members of the Crossroad Riders, the Greenfield chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association, meet at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of most months at Jim Dandy restaurant and also gather in warmer months to enjoy rides together.

Information: 317-709-3808.