The Bulletin for Feb. 17

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Benefit Auction set for Sunday

MOHAWK — Handmade items, homemade treats, tools, home decor and more will be up for bid Sunday in Mohawk United Methodist Church’s annual Benefit Auction.

At noon Sunday, the gavel will come down to begin an afternoon of bidding. A free meal will be served, and everyone is welcome and invited to both events.

This is the second year for the auction. Last year’s auction was so successful, the congregation decided to do it again this year. To see the types of items that area featured in such an auction, visit www.mohawkumc.com/charity-auction-2023.

All proceeds will go toward the ongoing ministry and mission of the church, located at 2045 W. County Road 400N, Greenfield. The church offers a summer Vacation Bible School for children, a free summer concert series for the community, and other outreach programs.

The Rev. Kerry O’Brien anticipates a good auction turnout based on last year’s results.

“We had a great time, thanks to Robert Phares, who was our auctioneer,” he said in a press release from the church. “The proceeds went a long way toward helping us maintain our ability to continue serving the Mohawk/Greenfield and Hancock County area.”

For more information, call 317-326-2460, or visit www.mohawkumc.com.

McCordsville breakfast is Feb. 17

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville United Methodist Church’s next community breakfast will be from 7:30-10 a.m. Feb. 17 at the church, 6247 W. Broadway, McCordsville.

Loss of a Spouse program offers support

KNIGHTSTOWN — Loss of a Spouse is a one-time, 2-hour stand-alone program. It will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon March 16 in the Friends Center at Knightstown Friends Church. Those grieving the death of their spouse or partner are welcome, regardless of how recently or long ago the death occurred.

It covers topics such as:

-Should I be surprised by my grief reactions?

-What’s going on with my body?

-Why does my grief come out of nowhere?

-What if I can’t stop crying?

-Is it OK if I don’t cry?

-Can I be honest with God?

More topics are offered that deal with moving forward into a “new normal” after a loss. This one-time program is similar to the regular 13-week GriefShare format and includes a booklet, video and discussion. The video features interviews with counselors, grief experts, and widowed men and women.

Registration is available at Griefshare.org. Enter the zip code 46148 and choose the Knightstown Friends group. Walk-ins are welcome, and supportive friends or family members are encouraged to bring or accompany the bereaved individual.

Cost is $5 if one wishes to keep the booklet.

Call Jennifer Cochrane for more information at 317-696-0785.

8:28 Retreat aims to empower

McCORDSVILLE — The next 8:28 Retreat is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8 at Heartland Church in Fishers.

Jill O’Boyle of McCordsville leads the retreats to help other women embrace their potential, believing others feel the same exhaustion and overwhelm she once did.

Tickets (available on Eventbrite) are $95 and include breakfast, lunch, an on-purpose assessment and workbook. Learn more at jilloboyle.com.

Personal care items sought

GREENFIELD — In support of Love INC and the local community, St. James Lutheran Church is a collection and distribution spot for household and personal care items to those in need. It is always collecting paper products, hygiene products, laundry soap, cleaning supplies and personal care supplies for this the H2O Ministry. The church is located at 1741 S. State St.