The Bulletin for May 4


Roundtable focuses on helping children

GREENFIELD — “Indiana’s Children: A Hancock County Roundtable” is set for 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Park Church, 207 W. Park Ave.

Hands of Hope invites people from local churches to a discussion of pressing needs children and families face, with the hope of working together to help vulnerable children.

RSVP is requested by Monday; a signup link is available on the organization’s Facebook page,

Food drive benefits local pantries

The COME Pantry at Cumberland First Baptist Church and several other local pantries will be the recipients of food collected by postal carriers on May 11. Pantries including the Hancock County Food Pantry, FARM (Fortville Area Resource Mission) Food Pantry and Gleaners Food Bank will also benefit from the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive conducted by the United States Post Office.

COME (Community Outreach Ministry Eastside) was established in 1986 as a food pantry that serves Sugar Creek and Buck Creek townships in Hancock County, as well as Warren Township in Marion County. This pantry is open from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays.

COME is made up of eight churches in its service area: Amity Community Church, Cumberland First Baptist Church, Cumberland Christian Church, Cumberland United Methodist Church, Eastgate Christian Church, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. John United Church of Christ and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.

Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the United States. On May 11, letter carriers and volunteers will collect healthy, nonperishable food. To help make this happen, residents are invited to set out bags of food by their mailboxes so carriers can pick them up. If it’s raining, please use plastic bags. Donations are sorted and then distributed to help feed hungry Hoosiers. Please check the expiration dates of the food donated.

Plant sale continues today

HANCOCK COUNTY — Organizers of an annual plant sale that took place for 20 years at Amity Community Church have moved it this year.

The sale is outside Realife Church, 5151 W. U.S. 40, this year. It began Thursday and will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (May 4).

The same vendors will be at the sale as in years past, offering items for sale including annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable plants, lilies, hostas, trellises, yard decor, trees, bushes and primitive items. Proceeds from the event will benefit Realife Church missions.

Financial education classes offered

GREENFIELD — The Faith & Finances series starts May 16 through Love INC of Greater Hancock County.

The free financial education series includes dinner and childcare. Meetings are from 6-7:30 p.m. May 16, 23 and 30; and June 6, 13 and 20. The location is City Church, 400 S. Noble St.

Registration is required as seating is limited. Last day to register is May 3. Call 317-468-6300, text 317-747-0302 or email [email protected].

Gospel trio to perform

GREENFIELD — The gospel trio Victorious will sing in a service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Curry’s Chapel Church, 3488 N. CR 375E.

Information: 317-496-4901,