The Bulletin for July 23


Sally Ratliff prepares a bag lunch for Emily Funk and her family in 2021 at Gateway Community Church outside by the Landmark Park in Fortville. The weekly lunch series has continued this summer and concludes Monday.

Tom Russo | Daily Reporter

Last ‘hotdog Monday’ coming

FORTVILLE — Free hotdogs will served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at Gateway Community Church of Fortville, 125 E. Staat St. This will conclude the summer hotdog series for the year.

Hotdogs, chips and drinks will be served, and there are activities and games for children.

Friends and Family Day set

GREENFIELD — Sunday is Friends and Family Day at Faith Baptist Church, 1489 E. County Road 600

Pastor Mike Kleitz will be guest speaker in the service, which starts at 11 a.m.


Read-aloud features Esther

CUMBERLAND — The monthly community Bible read-aloud series continues next week at Heather Hills Baptist Church with the book of Esther, written about a Hebrew woman in exile who nevertheless ascended to queen there. It takes about half an hour to read it.

The church says anyone is welcome to come join in the reading, or simply listen. The choice of reading times is noon Monday or 7 p.m. Wednesday in the student center at the church, 1421 N. German Church Road, Indianapolis.

Information:, 317-894-7474

Rummage sale starts Friday

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 at the church, 6247 W. Broadway, McCordsville.

Information:, 317-335-3705

Jubilee set at Victory Independent Baptist

GREENFIELD — The annual Jubilee at Victory Independent Baptist Church is set for Aug. 1-3.

Services begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 1, in conjunction with the CIIBF Preacher’s Fellowship.

Supper will be at 5 p.m. daily that 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. Aug. 2-3, followed by dinner.

King’s Brass to play Aug. 4

GREENFIELD — Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at St. James Lutheran Church, 1741 S. State St.

They present hymn classics with a contemporary flair, featuring three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards.

Based out of Fort Wayne, the group plans more than 150 concerts a year.

The group’s 18th recording is “Christmas JOY” (

Classic car events scheduled

McCORDSVILLE — Cars and Coffee events will be Saturday mornings this summer at Outlook Christian Church, 6531 N. County Road 600W, McCordsville.

Remaining events are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday (July 23), Aug. 6 and Aug. 20. Search “Outlook Cars & Coffee” on Facebook for updates.

Next Music at Mohawk is Aug. 13

MOHAWK — A series of free, family-friendly music events concludes at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 with The Occasional Blues Band on the west lawn and shelter house of Mohawk United Methodist Church, 2045 W. County Road 400N, Greenfield, adjacent to the children’s play area.

People are encouraged to bring seating such as blankets or lawn chairs, as provided seating is limited to a few picnic tables. There will also be a “tip jar” so folks can show appreciation for each group and help offset costs.

Information: 317-326-2460, [email protected]

Worship on the Water coming

GEIST — Mercy Road Church Northeast in Fortville and Pub Theology present Worship on the Water, set for Wednesday (July 27) and Aug. 24 at Wolfies Grill, 11699 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis. It’s designed to be suitable for the spiritually curious. People can drive there or boat up.

People can choose to buy dinner there at 6 p.m. Worship begins at 7 and live music at 8.

St. Thomas Festival is Aug. 5-6

FORTVILLE — The annual St. Thomas Festival weekend is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 5, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 6. The church is located at 523 S. Merrill St., Fortville.

Bingo (for people 21 and older) is Aug. 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. Admission includes food, soft drinks, beer and wine. Raffle baskets, tip boards and a 50/50 raffle are also planned.

The Ol’ Time Country Fun summer festival is set for Aug. 6 with activities for all ages.

There will be a homemade chicken noodle dinner, homemade dessert corner, children’s games, live music, blood drive, farmers market and silent auction. Also planned are raffles for cash prizes and a quilt made by women of the church. Refreshments will be available for purchase, including lemon shakeups and ice cream.

During the festival, tours are also available of the parish’s historic church building, which dates to 1916.

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.