Missionaries to speak Sunday
GREENFIELD — Mission Celebration is an annual event to highlight ministry happening locally and globally. The congregation of Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W. Park Ave., commits each year to Faith Promise giving to support the various types of work. Anyone interested in hearing the mission updates, though, is welcome to attend.
Services are at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday, with keynote speakers the Rev. Lowell and Claudia Wertz, missionaries to Tanzania. The services will also feature music by the Indiana Wesleyan University Praise Team. Children ages 3 and older meet in Room 10 with Crystal Baker.
At 10 a.m., Stephen and Haley Weiland will speak with Faith Groups about their upcoming work with Mission Aviation Fellowship in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Stephen Weiland is from Knightstown; his father, Jeff, is an art teacher at Greenfield-Central High School. Refreshments will be served.
Lord’s Acre Festival continues
McCORDSVILLE — The 69th annual Lord’s Acre Festival continues from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 18).
The menu features breaded fish sandwiches, with tenderloin, chicken, fish tacos, hot dogs and sloppy Joes also available for sale. Sides are French fries, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and sweet corn hush puppies. Desserts are vanilla and chocolate cake, as well as pies: sugar cream, apple, pecan, cherry, blueberry and pumpkin. Funnel cakes and ice cream cups have been added as well.
Saturday’s menu features chicken and noodles from 11 a.m. till they run out, in addition to the regular festival menu.
More than 15 vendors will have booths at the festival.
Here’s the remaining festival schedule:
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: serving line
noon to 1 p.m.: music of Larry Huston
noon to 4 p.m.: bounce house
2 to 4 p.m.: face painting and balloon twister
3 to 4 p.m.: music of Matt McClintick
4 p.m.: Silly Safaris animal show
5 to 7 p.m.: face painting and bounce house
5:30 to 7 p.m.: worship band
10 a.m.: one combined service in sanctuary
Chili cookoff helps fund Christmas aid
McCORDSVILLE — Blue Angel Connect plans a fundraiser Chili Cook-Off at 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Christ Presbyterian Church, 7879 N. County Road 700W in McCordsville.
Eight contestants will vie to have the best chili in the area. The contestants must cook chili on site. Judges will taste at 4:30 p.m. Tasting for the public begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m.
First-, second- and third-place awards will be given in two categories: contemporary and alternative. Awards will be selected by a panel of judges: Jim O’Brien from FOX59; Terri Stacy from WIBC; Sarah Jones from SarahJonesReports; Mindy Winkler from HANK-FM and B105.7, along with her husband, Bob Jarosinski, from Roche Diagnostics; and George Philhower, superintendent of Eastern Hancock Schools.
There will also be a People’s Choice award.
This event will raise money for Blue Angel Connect’s annual Holiday Hope Event to surprise local deserving families with Christmas gifts. The families have no idea they have been selected and receive gifts to the entire family, including a Christmas dinner.
There will also be a silent auction, along with a dessert table and drinks. Also, the Aw’Sum Snoball truck will be there from 4 to 7 p.m. serving New Orleans style shaved ice customizable with more than 100 flavors. They will also have vanilla soft serve ice cream on board, available to be stuffed inside the Snoball for added sweetness.
Tickets are $5/per person to sample all 8 chilis. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased online at www.blueangelconnect.org.
Cadiz pantry assures public it’s open
CADIZ — Leaders of the Cadiz Area Food Pantry want to assure the public it is still there to serve people in need.
“There has been a misconception that we had closed,” pantry public relations director Mark Cherry wrote in an email, perhaps because of an area food bank’s “misunderstanding our intentions during this COVID period.”
Those who’ve previously visited the pantry, as well as those now needing assistance, are welcome. Pantry leaders ask for a photo ID or some verification of current address.
The pantry, in this community northeast of Shirley, is open from 6 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month (except Nov. 23 and Dec. 23) at Harrison Township Community Center, 5059 W. State Road 38, New Castle It will next be open Sept. 23.
“We look forward to renewing acquaintances from the past as well as all new families who wish to avail themselves of this opportunity,” Cherry wrote. “We would very much like to be able to provide sufficient food quantities to families as we begin to prepare for the upcoming holiday season … We hope God continues to bless us and all who come through our door.”
Blood drive set for Thursday
McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church will sponsor a community blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, 6247 W. Broadway, McCordsville.
Those wanting to donate blood can sign up on the Events tab of the church’s Facebook page. Walk-in donors are also welcome.
Family Fun Fest coming
CUMBERLAND — Heather Hills Baptist Church presents the annual Family Fun Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the church, 1421 N. German Church Road, Indianapolis.
Organizers say the event will offer free food and games for the whole family.
Blood drive set for Monday
GREENFIELD — Bradley United Methodist will play host to a blood drive from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot across U.S. 40 from the church, 210 W. Main St.
Information: bradleyumc.org, 317-462-2662
Editorial cartoonist to speak at men’s breakfast
MT. COMFORT — A men’s breakfast is set for 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at Mt. Comfort Church’s Mt. Comfort campus, 3179 N. County Road 600W, Greenfield.
Gary Varvel, a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, will speak on “The Secret to Success — Psalm 1.”
Information: mtcomfortchurch.com, 317-894-8965
Coat drive is Sept. 18
GREENFIELD — Apostolic Pentecostal Church’s third annual community coat drive is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at Steak ‘n’ Shake, 2121 N. State St.
Coats, hats and gloves will be available for all ages.
Drive-thru Germanfest set
GREENFIELD — Faith Lutheran Church offers Germanfest in a drive-thru format from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the church, 200 W. McKenzie Road.
Bible college dean to speak at revival
GREENFIELD — The Rev. Bobby Killmon will speak at the Bible Study Revival at Apostolic Pentecostal Church.
Killmon is dean of biblical studies at Indiana Bible College in Indianapolis.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 25, and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 26, at the church, 1202 E. Fifth St. A pitch-in dinner is set for noon Sept. 26.