The Bulletin for May 28


These gift cards at the Meijer in Cumberland can be used to donate to the COME Pantry (Community Outreach Ministry Eastside) housed at Cumberland First Baptist Church.

Donations at grocery will aid food pantry

CUMBERLAND — Community Outreach Ministry Eastside (COME) hopes grocery shoppers will donate at the store to help the food pantry the ministry operates out of Cumberland First Baptist Church.

Through Meijer’s Simply Give campaign, shoppers can pick up a gift card near the checkout, give it to the cashier, and indicate how much they wish to donate. Donations at the Cumberland Meijer (11315 East Washington St.) will support the COME pantry. The program runs through July 2.

Eight member churches in Hancock and Marion counties form COME and also support the pantry. The pantry is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Cumberland First Baptist Church, 116 S. Muessing. The pantry serves residents of Buck Creek and Sugar Creek townships in Hancock County, as well as residents of Warren Township in Marion County.

COME member churches are Amity United Methodist Church in Greenfield, Cumberland Christian Church, Cumberland First Baptist Church, Cumberland United Methodist Church, Eastgate Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Indianapolils, Mt. Comfort Church, St. John United Church of Christ in Cumberland and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis.

Pantry leaders also encourage donating on a double-match day, June 18. On that Saturday, Meijer will double any donation you make. If you spend $10, Meijer will give $20, which results in your donation being increased to $30.

Pantry leaders point out the Simply Give program has generated more than $70 million in food donations for more than 230 food pantries in the Midwest since 2008.

Shelton sings Sunday in Shirley

SHIRLEY — Thomas Shelton will be in concert during a 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at Shirley Christian Church, 202 Meridian St. “Thomas brings music, stories and laughter to his concert,” according to information released by the church. “Everyone welcome.”

Car show postponed to today

GREENFIELD — Men’s groups are planning a car show for 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday (May 28) at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield. It was originally planned for May 21 but was postponed a week due to weather.

All proceeds benefit the Mountain Top Youth Mission Team.

Bounce houses, corn hole, barbecue and a live band are also planned.

Entries can be cars, trucks or tractors. Registration is available from noon to 2 p.m. today at the site.

Cost to enter is any donation. Awards and door prizes will be given at 5 p.m. Awards include Top 40 (all makes and models), dash plaques for the first 50 registered, Pastor’s Choice, Mountain Top Team Choice and Best of Show.

Garage sale is June 3-4

PHILADELPHIA — Mt. Comfort Church will have a garage sale going on from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and June 4 at the church’s Philadelphia campus, 2265 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield.

The sale coincides with the annual garage sale along U.S. 40.

Information: 317-709-4006

Sale starts June 10

GREENFIELD — Northside Christian Church, 1304 Greenfield Drive, is having a rummage sale June 10-11.

Doors willl open at 8 a.m., and the sale will last until 3 p.m. both days. The sale will be in the basement, so enter through the back door.

Proceeds from the free-will offering will go to missions, including Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen in Greenfield.