The Bulletin for Nov. 18


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Community Thanksgiving service is Sunday

GREENFIELD — The Greater Greenfield Ministerial Association Community Thanksgiving Service is set for 6 p.m. Sunday. It will take place at Trinity Park Church, 207 W. Park Ave.

Various pastors and musicians from local churches will be part of the service. All are welcome to join in an evening of gratitude and celebration.

Thanksgiving service set in Wilkinson

WILKINSON — Community Ministerial Alliance, a group of Shirley and Wilkinson-area churches, will have a community Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Sunday at Wilkinson Church of Christ, 7293 N. State Road 109.

The Rev. Jim Jackson, pastor of Shirley Friends Church, will be the speaker.

The Community Ministerial Alliance sponsors annual Thanksgiving and Good Friday services.

The group typically rotates locations for these community services. Pastors from the churches involved take turns delivering the sermon. Other churches often offer some other part of the service, such as a song or a poem.

Participating churches are Christ Fellowship Church, Grant City Wesleyan Church, Shirley Friends Church, Shirley Church of the Nazarene, Shirley-Wilkinson Community United Methodist Church, Warrington Church of the Nazarene and Wilkinson Church of Christ. You do not have to attend one of those churches to go to the service.

Thanksgiving vespers Wednesday

GREENFIELD — Thanksgiving Eve Vespers Service is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, 200 W. McKenzie Road.

Bazaar is Dec. 2 in Mt. Comfort

MT. COMFORT — Mt. Comfort Church’s annual Holiday Bazaar is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at the church, 3179 N. County Road 600W, Greenfield.

Artists, craftspeople, home vendors and more will set up booths. A silent auction and sweet shop area also planned.

McCordsville bazaar is Dec. 9

McCORDSVILLE — Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at McCordsville United Methodist Church, 6247 W. Broadway.

Thirty-three vendor booths feature wares such as RADA knives, gifts, home decor, jewelry, candles, pet toys, Kelly’s Jellies, candles, aprons and more.

A handmade quilt drawing takes place at 2 p.m. Each ticket for the drawing is $10.

A warm lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Charlottesville Friends welcomes pastor

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Charlottesville Friends Church recently welcomed a new pastor, Gary Jones, and his wife, Nida.

He succeeds David Deem, who was pastor of the church for 19 years.

Jones brings a wealth of experience — 40 years as a pastor — and many years of education, including the following degrees: B.A., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D., plus a year’s study in clinical pastoral education. Additional areas of ability include religious teachincg and administration, youth religious training, adult small group dynamics and athletic coaching.

“Gary committed his heart and life to Christ while attending Little Blue River Friends Church, Morristown,” according to a press release from the church. “His deep love for Christ, his desire to bring others to Jesus, and his joy of preaching the Word is refreshing and compelling.”

Gary and Nida are the parents of four adult children and eight grandchildren, and they live in the Morristown area.