The Bulletin for Aug. 6


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]

St. Thomas Festival continues

FORTVILLE — The 40th annual St. Thomas Festival continues from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday (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.

Today’s festivities include 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.

MOPS carnival scheduled

GREENFIELD — Mothers of Preschoolers will play host to a carnival from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 26 at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield.

MOPS, part of MOPS International, offers regular meetings, events and play dates to support and encourage women who have children from birth through kindergarten. The carnival for children and parents will include sensory play, bounce houses, food and information on MOPS.

For more, visit Brandywine Indiana MOPS Welcomes You on Facebook.

Willow Branch dinner to return

WILLOW BRANCH — Willow Branch United Methodist Church is bringing back its annual Fall Dinner after two years of a scaled-back, drive-through version.

The $15 dinner includes a choice of swiss steak or chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, choice of two vegetables, salad and homemade dessert. The event is 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the church, 6244 N. Thomas St., Willow Branch. The fundraiser benefits community projects.

McCordville church to serve dinner

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next community dinner is set for 4-7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the church, 6247 W. Broadway, McCordsville.

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 (Aug. 6) and Aug. 20. Search “Outlook Cars & Coffee” on Facebook for updates.

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.

Lord’s Acre Festival seeks vendors

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church seeks vendors for its 70th annual Lord’s Acre Festival.

The event is Sept. 16-17 at the church, 6247 W. Broadway. For details, visit or email [email protected].

Sermon to take cues from one given in 1776

GREENFIELD — The Aug. 28 sermon will have a historic feel at Curry’s Chapel Church.

Rich Bailey, the church’s pastor, give a sermon in the style of John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey. On May 17, 1776, he preached a sermon titled “The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Men.” Some have seen it as the sermon that helped launch the American Revolution.

Bailey will present the sermon in the first person of John Witherspoon while dressed in the style of the Black Robed Regiment. Similar in style to the topic of the original sermon, “this will focus on taking back ground and standing firm against those who today wish to destroy this country,” Bailey wrote in an email.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 3488 N. County Road 375E, Greenfield.