The Bulletin for Sept. 30

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5K supports fight against sex trafficking

GEM — The 5K Freedom Challenge takes off at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Realife Church, 5151 W. U.S. 40, Greenfield.

The church is partnering with Project Rescue, an organization that works to free women from sex trafficking. Project Rescue has a group of donors who’ve agreed to donate $1 for each mile run or walked by each person. Learn more at https://projectrescue.com/freedomchallenge.

The 5K starts in the south parking lot of the church, follows a loop on the Pennsy Trail and leads back to the church. Afterward, food trucks, games and more will be set up in the parking lot.

Lutheran churches offer German-themed dinners

GREENFIELD — German Fest returns to Faith Lutheran Church on Saturday (Sept. 30).

The annual fundraiser that features traditional German food had been drive-through only for the last few years but will be in-person from 4-7 p.m. today. Tickets are $15 for an adult meal and $7 for ages 2-12 and includes pork roast, brats, sauerkraut, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, German potato salad, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert and tea or lemonade. There will also be family activities, such as a photo booth and crafts.

Proceeds benefit Faith Lutheran Preschool. The event will be at 200 W. McKenzie Road, Greenfield.

German cuisine-themed events are coming up at several local Lutheran congregations.

Zion Lutheran Church’s annual German dinner is also today, Saturday, Sept. 30. This free community event will feature sauerbraten, brats, German potato salad, potato pancakes and other fare. Children’s activities begin at 4 p.m., and the dinner runs from 5-7 p.m. A German band will provide entertainment. The church is located at 6513 W. County Road 300 South, New Palestine.

Cross of Grace Lutheran Church plans a German-themed Oktoberfest party from 5-11 p.m. Oct. 29, timed to connect with celebration of the Reformation. It will feature some fundraisers for a 2024 youth trip to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s National Youth Gathering. Raffles and a cornhole tournament are planned.

Mt. Lebanon plans barbecue meal

GREENFIELD — Mt. Lebanon Community Church will serve a pulled pork barbecue meal from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 3447 S. State Road 9.

The mean features a pulled pork BBQ sandwich, green beans, scalloped potatoes, slaw, assorted desserts and drinks.

Donations will be accepted and used for mission projects.

Greenfield Christian plans Riley Festival boutique

GREENFIELD — Riley Festival preparations are underway for the annual Bake Sale and Boutique at Greenfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Oct. 6-7 at 23 N. East St.

The Boutique will offer a wide variety of home goods, gifts, furniture, appliances, jewelry and many other unique items. Homemade pies, cakes, cookies, snacks, and treats will be available at the bake sale.

New this year will be a coffee and snack bar so visitors may enjoy a piece of pie, cake, or cookie with some coffee as they relax and browse the Boutique and Bake Sale.

Go to Sunday School, receive a toy

GREENFIELD — Apostolic Pentecostal Church will have a Giving Sunday, featuring a toy giveaway that starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 15. A free toy will be given to every child who attends Sunday School that morning, while supplies last. The church is located at 1202 E. Fifth St.

Chicken sandwich drive-thru open

MT. COMFORT — Chick-fil-A lunches are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays (or while supplies last) at Mt. Comfort Church’s Mt. Comfort Campus, 3179 N. County Road 600W, Greenfield.

Each lunch costs $10 and includes a Chick-fil-A sandwich, bag of chips, cookie and a drink.

All proceeds go to help support Our Lady of the Apostles Family Retreat Center (2884 N. County Road 700W, Greenfield) and Mt. Comfort Church.