Multi Church Fall VBS
Multi-Church Cooperative Fall Vacation Bible School
Five local area churches of five different denominations are coming together to offer a three day, cooperative Vacation Bible School during school fall break. Activities include games, free meal, crafts, Bible stories, music, crafts and new friends.
The VBS will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 8, 9 and 10 beginning with a free meal at the Shirley-Wilkinson Community United Methodist Church in Shirley.
The Fall VBS is for children preschool age through the sixth grade. There is no cost. A voluntary free will offering for the Shirley community food pantry will be received Sponsored by: Shirley Friends Church, Shirley Church of the Nazarene, Righteous Oaks Baptist Church of Wilkinson, Shirley-Wilkinson Community United Methodist Church & Grant City Wesleyan Church.
VBS Co-Directors; Rev. Jenny Charles, Shirley UMC pastor & Rev. Teresa Hester, a Wesleyan pastor who serves in Noblesville but is a long time Shirley resident. For more information or to request transportation, Contact Rev. Josh Johnson, pastor of Grant City Wesleyan Church at 765-376-7497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Indiana State Convention
The 140th annual convention of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Indiana (WCTU) will be held Oct. 4-5 at Rainbow Christian Camp & Conference Center at Converse. The theme of the convention program is Open Doors of Opportunity with the theme song “Open Doors.”
Activities will begin at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, with Indiana president Sarah F. Ward of Knightstown, presiding. ShirleySwallow of Parker City will be the platform chairman. Wanda Tupps of Warsaw will lead the group in song, accompanied by Lois I. Helm of Marion. Special music will be provided by the “Music Buddies” from the Marion Memorial Tabernacle.
At 5 p.m., the group will have dinner and then travel to the Sweetzer United Methodist Church for a Vesper Service. The group will see a lovely stained glass window of Frances Willard located at the church. After their return to the conference center, Rev. Mary Ann Freeman of Marion and Mrs. Tupps will conduct the annual White Elephant sale.