Fall festivities coming up at churches, ministries
A variety of churches and ministries have events planned this fall. Here’s where to find the fun:
Saturday (Oct. 22)
Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival, 5-7 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1741 S. State St. It will include games and bounce houses.
Fall Festival, 5:30-8 p.m. at Wilkinson Church of Christ, 7293 N. State Road 109, Wilkinson. Includes games, food, bounce house, and outdoor movie at 7 (bring chairs and blanket for movie). Information: Email [email protected].
Trunk ‘n Treat, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia campus of Mt. Comfort Church, 2265 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield.
Treats on Main and FARM Community Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Fortville. Features a costume contest, live music, treats, and game/information booths by churches and organizations. Information: fortvillearearesourcemission.org.
Harvest Hoedown, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Brookville Road Community Church, 7480 W. U.S. 52, New Palestine. Features candy giveaways, games, inflatables, a costume contest and more. Families should enter the main entrance, where they’ll receive a map and be directed to the church’s backyard. Information: Email [email protected].
Trunk or Treat, 2-4 p.m. at Bradley United Methodist Church, 210 W. Main St., Greenfield. Information: bradleyumc.org.
Fall Festival, 4-7 p.m. at New Life Church, 501 N. Buck Creek Road, Cumberland. Features food, games, roasted marshmallows, prizes, candy, bounce houses and hayrides. Information: connect2newlife.org.
Fall Fest, 5-7 p.m. at Brown’s Chapel Wesleyan Church, 994 N. County Road 600E, Greenfield. This family event will be open to the community and will feature bounce houses, hayrides, trunks with candy, hotdogs, face painting and more. Information: brownschapel.com
Trunk and Treat, 5-7 p.m. at New Palestine United Methodist Church, 3565 S. County Road 500W. Information: npumc.com.
Town of McCordsville Trunk or Treat, 3-5 p.m. at Outlook Christian Church, 6531 N. County Road 600W, McCordsville. Families, groups or businesses wanting to participate as a trunk to hand out treats can email [email protected] for a registration form.
Trunk or Treat, 4-6:30 p.m. at Fortville Church of the Nazarene, 701 S. Maple St., Fortville. Features treats outside from decorated vehicles, and warm soups and drinks such as hot chocolate and cider inside in the family center. Information: fortvillenazarene.org.
Halloween Party at Greenfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. It will include hot dogs, chips, drinks, games and candy. Information: greenfieldchristian.org.
Table and Treats, 6-7 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church, 7879 Carroll Road, McCordsville. Ghosts and Goblins will trick or treat indoors while also enjoying a sitdown dinner with their family. Information: Email [email protected].
Trunk or Treat, 6:30-8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1450 W. Main St., Greenfield.
Read-aloud features Bible’s book of Daniel
CUMBERLAND — The monthly community Bible read-aloud series continues next week at Heather Hills Baptist Church with the book of Daniel, written about a young Hebrew taken captive to Babylon after the fall of Jerusalem. It takes about one hour, six minutes, to read Daniel.
Church leaders say anyone is welcome to come join in the reading, or simply listen. The choice of reading times is 7 p.m. Wednesday or noon Oct. 31 in the student center at the church, 1421 N. German Church Road, Indianapolis.
Information: heatherhills.org, 317-894-7474
Musicfest, Oktoberfest coming Oct. 30
NEW PALESTINE — Musicfest and Oktoberfest celebrations are planned for Reformation Sunday, Oct. 30, at Cross of Grace Lutheran Church. A collection of special music and a hymn sing begin at 5 p.m., followed by a party with German food and beer at 6 p.m.
There’s also includes a card tournament where people play euchre and poker to raise money for ministry in Fondwa, Haiti.
The church is located at 3519 S. County Road 600W, New Palestine.
Volunteers to pack meals for Haiti
GREENFIELD — A meal pack is set for Nov. 11-12 at Park Chapel Christian Church, 1176 E. McKenzie Road, Greenfield. The church will partner with Lifeline Christian Mission to pack 142,000 meals for Haiti. Sign up for a shift on Nov. 11 or 12, or donate, at https://parkchapel.org/outreach (scroll down to “Meal Packing for Haiti”).
Thanksgiving dinner set in Fortville
FORTVILLE — Blazer 88 Foundation plans to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 24 at Fortville Church of the Nazarene.
The foundation seeks to honor the late Charles “Chuck” Theobald IV’s legacy of helping fellow veterans. The organization works to meet specific needs for veterans, such as counseling or accessibility for veterans with disabilities. The work has included helping a veteran see a counselor, sponsoring children at a camp for those who’ve lost parents in wartime, or helping a veteran family have Christmas gifts for the children.
The Thanksgiving dinner is available to veterans and non-veterans alike. It’s not a fundraiser; organizers say it’s simply meant to offer community and also build awareness of the organization and its work.
“We’re hoping anyone who’s in need … anyone who feels they don’t have a place to go on Thanksgiving … anyone who doesn’t have money to do a big Thanksgiving meal” will feel welcome and come, said Tiffany Ward, who with husband Josh is organizing the dinner. “The expectation is just for people to show up.”
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Find out more at christpresby.org or 317-335-7600.