The Bulletin for July 22


Concert series continues in Mohawk

MOHAWK — The free Music at Mohawk concert series is back for a second year, with performances outside Mohawk United Methodist Church, 2045 W. County Road 400N in Greenfield.

Concertgoers may bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Parking is free in the south church parking lot, with free handicap parking in the west lot.

For more information, contact the church at 317-326-2460 or [email protected].

This year’s remaining lineup includes:

6-8 p.m. Aug. 5: The Occasional Blues Band

The Occasional Blues Band is a four-piece band that plays the blues as well as gospel, Motown, some classic rock and a bit of country and jazz.

6-8 p.m. Aug. 12: Bryan and Yvonne Hutson

The husband-and-wife duo Bryan and Yvonne Hutson are speakers and vocalists who perform mostly around the Midwest, sharing the love of Christ through song, word and personal testimony.

Northside Christian closes

GREENFIELD — Northside Christian Church has closed.

Someone from the church contacted the Daily Reporter, saying attendance had dwindled to less than 10 at services for some time — not enough people to financially support upkeep of the congregation’s 7,210-square-foot building at 1304 Greenfield Drive.

The church began in 1969, when five families began meeting for services at the corner of Fifth and Franklin streets. Evangelist William Reed led those early services. Wilkinson Church of Christ sponsored the new congregation. Other churches, including Fortville Christian Church, offered support.

The congregation later met in a Seventh-Day Adventist church building on Walnut Street, and then in the Greenfield Junior High School cafetorium, before buying three acres in the Fairview addition north of McKenzie Road and breaking ground on a church building in October 1972. The first service there took place in November 1973.

At the time, the church was known as the Church of Christ or “Church of Christ, Greenfield Drive.” By 1986, it faced confusion over its name, specifically questions about whether it permitted musical instruments in worship. (It did.) So leaders of the independent Christian congregation changed the name to Northside Christian Church.

The building was the site of countless Sunday services, revival meetings, concerts, Vacation Bible Schools and other events through the years.

In more recent years, the church had operated a food pantry and a quilting ministry that sought to comfort people facing illness or grief by providing a quilt made by members.

The building on Greenfield Drive has been placed on the market.

Teacher raising funds for school in Amazon

Readers have asked about how to support the school Susan Thomas of Mt. Comfort is raising money to build in Iranduba, Brazil.

Those interested can learn more about the effort, which was featured in the July 15 edition of the Daily Reporter, at

Also, Thomas is willing to speak and show slides to churches or groups interested in supporting the school. She can be reached via email at [email protected].

Read-aloud features Zechariah

CUMBERLAND — The monthly community Bible read-aloud series continues at Heather Hills Baptist Church with the book of Zechariah. In it, the prophet Zechariah urges and encourages the people of Judah who had returned to the city of Jerusalem after their exile in Babylon.

Readings will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday and noon July 31. Past Bible read-alouds have typically lasted about an hour, but this one will likely be shorter. It takes about 35 minutes to read through Zechariah in one sitting.

Church leaders say anyone is welcome to come join in the reading, or simply listen. The church is located at 1421 N. German Church Road, Indianapolis.

Information:, 317-894-7474

Grief Share available in Knightstown

KNIGHTSTOWN — Grief Share is a faith-based grief and recovery seminar meeting throughout the year at Knightstown Friends Center.

It offers help and encouragement for adults after the death of a spouse, family member, child or best friend.

Seminar videos and discussions include: “Is This Normal?” “The Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your Relationships,” “Why?” and “Guilt and Anger.” The 13-week agenda features fellowship, light refreshment, videos and discussion.

Cost is $20 for materials (workbook), and if cost is prohibitive, there are scholarships available.

Learn more online at, or go to (find the group by zip code 46148, Knightstown Friends). If you want to talk to a person, call or text Jennifer Cochrane at 317-696-0785 or send email to [email protected].

Knightstown Friends Center is next to the church, located at 214 Brown St., Knightstown, IN 46148. You do not have to go to or to belong to a church to attend this seminar. The seminar dates for 2023 are 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Aug. 16-Nov. 8.

A 2024 session will run from early April to late June.

Rummage sale starts Friday

McCORDSVILLE — A rummage sale is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29 at McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 W. Broadway.