The Bulletin for October 30


Seminar offers help for those grieving

GREENFIELD — “Surviving the Holidays” is set for 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 13 at St. James Lutheran Church, 1741 S. State St.

This is an event for people grieving a loved one’s death.

“The holidays can be particularly hard for those who are grieving,” organizers said in the press release from the church. “At this seminar, you’ll learn how to deal with the many emotions grieving people often face during the holidays.”

Information:, 317-462-7340

Sunshine prayer conference returns

GREENFIELD — Sunshine International Ministries’ annual prayer conference returns starting Thursday at Evangel Church, 1221 E. Main St. This year’s theme is “Catch the Fire.”

Times of intercessory prayer are set for 1 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Nov. 6.

Conference services begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. Nov. 6.

Fay Kim will lead intercessory worship. Evangel Church Glory Arising Band will also share music.

Speakers include Dr. Sun Fannin, SIM founder; Jody Ballenger, Evangel pastor; and Dr. Jerry and Sherill Piscopo.

The conference services conclude just before the Greenfield United parade sets out from Evangel (see related story in this Religion section).

On Nov. 7, Evangel Church will celebrate its 40th anniversary during a service at 10:30 a.m.
Love INC seeks Christmas sponsors

HANCOCK COUNTY — Hancock County Christmas Connection (formerly United Christmas Service) is seeking to partner with churches, groups, businesses, and individuals in 2021 to help provide a child’s Christmas. If you are interested in sponsoring a family or several families, call Love INC at 317-468-6300 or email [email protected]

Applications for families needing assistance will be accepted from Nov.1-Nov.19 at the family’s youngest child’s school. Families needing assistance are directed to contact their school counselor or call Love INC for more information.
Fortville mission adds evening pantry hours

FORTVILLE — Fortville Area Rescue Mission is adding monthly evening hours at the food pantry it operates with the support of various area churches.

The pantry is housed inside Fortville Christian Church, 9450 N. County Road 200W.

The next evening time slot will be Nov. 16. Doors open for social time from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with pantry hours from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

FARM can use volunteers and financial support for this added time slot. Learn more at or 317-203-9606.

Oktoberfest features food, cornhole

NEW PALESTINE — Cross of Grace Lutheran Church’s annual Oktoberfest celebration starts at 5 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 30). It features food, music, raffles and a cornhole tournament

Party tickets are $15 for adults. Admission is free to children younger than 18. Entry in the cornhole tourney is $20 per person.

All proceeds will benefit the high school youth as they plan for the ELCA National Gathering next summer.