Ice cream marks start of new school, church year
GREENFIELD — Sunday is “Back to School, Back to Church” Sunday at Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W. Park Ave.
Homemade ice cream will be served during the Fellowship Hour from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Ministry Center.
Victory Independent Baptist awaits Jubilee
GREENFIELD — The annual Jubilee at Victory Independent Baptist Church is set for Monday through Wednesday.
Services begin at 3 p.m. Monday, in conjunction with the CIIBF Preacher’s Fellowship.
Supper will be at 5 p.m. daily Monday through Wednesday, with a service to follow at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3982 W. U.S. 40.
Morning services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a light lunch.
“We are looking forward to what the Lord is going to do as we seek to encourage the saints to ‘continue…in the things which [they have] learned’ (II Tim. 3:14) and ‘earnestly contend for the faith’ (Jude 3),” the church said on its website.
Community breakfast is Aug. 21
McCORDSVILLE — The next community breakfast at McCordsville United Methodist Church is set for 7:30 to 10 a.m. Aug. 21 at the church, 6247 W. Broadway, McCordsville.
There will be a drawing for a gift card.
The meal, sponsored by the church’s United Methodist Men, features various breakfast favorites. Free-will donations are accepted.
Mt. Lebanon fish fry is Aug. 21
HANCOCK COUNTY — Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church plans its fish fry from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21.
The menu will include fried fish, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, beverage and brownies.
Hot dogs and carryout are available.
A free-will donation will be accepted with the proceeds benefiting missions and special projects.
The church is located at 3447 S. State Road 9, Greenfield.
For more details, call the church at 317-462-1313.
Mothers’ group offers open house
GREENFIELD — Mothers of young children are invited to attend an open house to learn more about Brandywine MOPS from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield.
Mothers of Preschoolers is an international organization; the Brandywine chapter meets two Monday evenings a month plus additional small-group morning meetings for women and play dates for children. MOPS is for moms from pregnancy through when their youngest child is in kindergarten. Meetings include speakers, fellowship, activities and prayer with childcare. An annual $65 membership fee includes a subscription with MOPS International plus local activities and childcare.
The free open house will be carnival style for kids with bounce houses, games and food. For more information, visit “Brandywine Indiana MOPS Welcomes You” on Facebook.
Author to sign copies of book on revival
GREENFIELD — Gary Wright will speak and sign copies of “He Just Showed Up! An Eyewitness to Revival” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. He will appear as part of the library’s Local Author Showcase series.
Wright will read passages from his work, which appeals to those interested in church history, Indiana religious history, and the intentional practice of renewal.
As a special feature, Hancock County Historian Joseph L. Skvarenina will engage Wright in a dialogue of stories and topics that relate to the local area, such as the John T. Hatfield Camp in Cleveland just east of Greenfield.
Rummage sale continues today
McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s rummage sale continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (July 31) at the church, 6247 W. Broadway, McCordsville.
St. Thomas Festival returns
FORTVILLE — The annual St. Thomas Festival weekend is set for 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 7. The church is located at 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville.
Monte Carlo Night (for people 21 and older) is Aug. 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple. Admission includes food, soft drinks, beer and wine coolers. Games include blackjack, Texas poker, roulette, chuck-a-luck, reverse raffle, tip boards, Pai Gow poker and Texas hold ’em.
Ol’ Time Country Fun summer festival is set for Aug. 7 with activities for all ages.
There will be a homemade chicken noodle dinner, homemade dessert corner, live music, bingo, blood drive, farmers market and silent auction. Also planned are raffles for cash prizes and a quilt made by women of the church, with the raffle drawings taking place at 9 p.m. Aug. 7.
Refreshments available for purchase at the festival also include lemon shakeups, ice cream, hamburgers, tenderloins and walking tacos.
During the festival, tours are also available of the parish’s historic church building, which dates to 1916.
Children’s games and activities outside, including a bounce house and face painting, are also part of the Aug. 7 festival events. Competitors earn tokens at most games that they can cash in for various levels of prizes at the Redemption Center. There’s also a dunk tank; during the last festival in 2019, St. Thomas priest “Father Rob” Hankee was among those who took a turn sitting in the dunk tank.
Festival organizers say the event is an opportunity for neighbors to spend time in friendly fellowship. The event also raises money to support parish funds, including a charity fund that helps people in need.