St. Thomas Festival is Aug. 5-6
FORTVILLE — It’s a festival that’s grown from five or six carnival games with hotdogs and hamburgers served out of the kitchen to a two-day event with live entertainment, a silent auction, church tours, and broader game and food offerings.
The 40th 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.
The festival began in 1983 and has gone on every year since in some fashion. The 2020 event was scaled down to the auction, conducted virtually as people avoided gathering amid COVID-19 concerns. It was back in 2021, including the traditional chicken and noodles dinner.
This year’s festival begins with Bingo (for people 21 and older) on 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 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 with activities for all ages.
There will be a homemade chicken noodle dinner, homemade dessert corner, children’s games, live music, a 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 in the community to spend time in friendly fellowship. The event also raises money to support parish funds, including a charity fund that helps people in need.
Rummage sale continues
McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s rummage sale continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (July 30) at the church, 6247 W. Broadway, McCordsville.
Information: mccordsvilleumc.org, 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. 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 dinner.
King’s Brass to play Thursday
GREENFIELD — Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday 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” (www.summitrecoreds.com).
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. 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 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.