Rushville Republican

August 2, 2013

church briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Rushville Parks Department 2013 Gospel Sing

The Rushville Parks Department will host the 2013 Gospel Sing beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater. This year’s Gospel Sing is expected to run approximately two hours. At the conclusion, Holy Communion will be offered to all those that wish to partake.

Come early, bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and even blankets if there will be a chill in the air.

This Ecumenical service is a non-denominational program with local performers from the area. The Gospel Sing is free and the public is invited and encouraged to attend this uplifting event.

Performers include: Vicki Campbell, Scott Evans, Annie Frost, The Farley Family, Dreama Hallgarth, Harmony, The Praise Band, John Mikkiah Thompson, Carol Tressler and Scott Wildey.

Riverside Park Amphitheater is a premier outdoor venue located at 100 West Water Street in Rushville. The venue is a great destination annually hosting live music events and creating a great family-friendly environment. Parking is conveniently available in gravel lots or in surrounding business. Special handicap parking is also available.

Gospel Sing Committee members include: Danny Mathews, Linda Mathews, Nancy Mitchell, Floyd Wiley, Carol Wiley and Mark Hackler.

The Greenes in concert

First Southern Baptist Church, located at 1159 S. Airport Road, invites the public to a special worship service on Sunday, Aug. 4, when they will host The Greenes.

Everyone is invited to attend this unique and special worship service. Come and join us for uplifting songs and testimonies. The concert will begin at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 4 and a love offering will be collected. For additional information, please contact the church office at 765-932-2471 or Pastor Jeff at 765-938-9196. Hope to see you there!

Tim Greene, the original founding member of this popular group from Boone, N.C., and author of more than 550 songs, will bring this dynamic trio to Rushville. Tim, his late brother Tony, and sister Kim thrilled audiences with songs such as “There’s A Miracle In Me, “It Sounds Like Angels, “When I Knelt,” and “Jesus’ Rocking Chair.”

He pastored Westview Baptist Church in Boone for six years and owns the Loft Studio where he has produced more than 300 albums. Tim won the Dove Award for “Butterfly Kisses” in 1994. He recovered from a decade-long illness, toxic black mold syndrome, where he was confined to a wheelchair. After the sudden death of his younger brother Tony, Tim decided to reorganize the group. Singing with Tim is Keith Skiles. Keith is from Belle, W.Va., a small community about 10 miles east of Charleston. Keith sang tenor with Kings Harmony for 12 years and was a soloist for 16 years in the Charleston area. Rounding out the trio is Scott Mullins, who is no stranger to gospel music. Scott sang for more than 30 years with groups such as: Kings Harmony out of Columbus, Ohio, and The Praisemen from Charleston. He also sang with Freedom Voice and the Gospel Harmony Boys. In 1994, Scott was healed by God of Hodgkin’s disease.

Mahoning Valley Christian Service Camp

Mahoning Valley Christian Service Camp is celebrating 70 years of service with a public event from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Mahoning Valley Christian Service Camp is a ministry located just outside Rushville. They provide Christian summer camp programs for students in first grade through high school. Mahoning Valley also serves as a retreat center, providing lodging and food service for groups of fifteen to one hundred people.

To learn more about our ministry, please browse our site

Changing Footprints

Do you need shoes? Come to Changing Footprints Warehouse from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 310 Julian St., Rushville. If you have shoes to donate, they can be dropped off during these hours also. Contact: 317-296-3627 or

Blue River Community Harvest Aunnual Summerfest

The Blue River Community Harvest is pleased to announce that its annual

SUMMERFEST will be held this Saturday, August 3 at the Harvest Building:

9462 N. Carthage Pike, Carthage from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.. All proceeds will go to support the food and clothing pantries.

Events include: a 5K Run/Walk/Bike (registration at 7:30 a.m.); BOJO’s Famous

BBQ Pulled Pork lunch; popcorn, ice cream, and ice cold pickle on a stick.

There will be more than 20 vendors selling a huge variety of arts and crafts as well as a Dunk Tank.

The Blue River Community Harvest supplies supplemental food and clothing for more than 250 families in Rush County. For more information please call

Kathy Gibson, 765-565-6798.

First Church of God VBS

First Church of God presents HayDay Weekend Vacation Bible School from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10. The Celebration Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11. For more information or questions please call 932-5138.

Rushville Church of Christ

Rushville Church of Christ will be having a block party from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 10 for all ages. We will have games, door prizes, inflatables, and much more. We hope to see you there.

St. Mary School Golf Open

The 24th Annual St. Mary School Golf Open will take place on Saturday, August 10th at Antler Pointe Golf Course in Rushville, Indiana. Tee times are at 8:00am and 1:00pm. Cost is $ 55.00 per player / $ 220.00 per team. ( 4 person team scramble) Meal and golf carts are included.

Tee ad sponorships are also available for only $ 40.00.

For more information or to register a team or tee ad, please call Shawn & Stacy Adkins 765-932-3361 , Missy Koors 765-938-5613, or Jim & Stacey Cowan 765-663-2696.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Sunday. Aug. 4 Dr. Wayne Scott will be teaching Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., a worship service at 10:30 a.m. A pitch-in lunch will be held at noon and the afternoon worship services will be at 12:45 p.m.

Prayer and Bible study meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Up-coming events include: Sunday, Aug. 11 a special Sunday school class will start called “Basics for Believers” taught by Joe Hansome, deacon, at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. That evening at 5 p.m. the small group Bible study fellowships will begin in various homes in the community. The sign-up sheet in on the organ bench in the sanctuary.

Sunday, Aug. 18 missionaries to Australia, Paul and Rachel Weber, will speak during the morning worship service.

Saturday, Aug. 24 will be the Ladies Day Out luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location to be announced. This event will be $8/lady and RSVP’s are due to Shanna Rodebeck by Aug. 18. Call (317) 448-3769 or for more information.

Sunday, Aug. 25 missionaries to Mexico, Russell and Debbie Raymer, will conduct the morning worship services.

Wednesday, Aug. 28 will be the monthly visitation program with teams leaving the church at 7 p.m.

Online sermons are available at

The Gathering

The Gathering is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by and check out the clothing and have a cup of coffee at 245 North Main St., Rushville. The first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., we host a group called “Life Matters.” We’ll sing a few songs, and enjoy a discussion on relevant “life matters!” While the adults meet to get a greater understanding of what the Bible says about life matters, children ages 4 through 4th grade will enjoy an exciting time of silly songs, Bible stories and crafts at KIDS J.A.M. A staffed nursery is available birth to age three. Come as you are! Bring a friend! Questions? Contact Greg Hartwell at 765-561-1134.

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