Rushville Republican

May 31, 2013

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — VBS at First Southern Baptist Church

First Southern Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from June 9-13 each evening starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. Come and participate in Bible study classes from preschool to adults with highly energetic songs and choreography. Each evening will host arts and crafts along with applicable missions lessons to reinforce the Bible lesson for that day. Once again, the hospitality team will serve up delightful refreshments as the recreation team will challenge students in outdoor games and activities. We hope to see you there a as the VBS theme is “Colossal Coastal World.” The motto for VBS this year is “Facing Fear!  Trusting God!” For additional information and/or transportation needs, please call the church office at 932-2471 or the pastor at 938-9196.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Sunday, June 2 Dr. Wayne Scott will be teaching Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. The pitch-in lunch will be at noon followed by the quarterly business meeting at 12:45 p.m.

Up-coming activities include:

June 16 - Father’s Day - no afternoon service or pitch-in meal.

June 23 - 21st anniversary celebration at the Riley Park Shelter House at 1 p.m.

June 26 - Monthly visitation program with teams leaving the church at 7 p.m.

Vacation Bible School - July 15-19 from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Activities will include Bible memory verses, missionary stories, arts and crafts, hay ride, recreation and refreshments. For advanced registration students are encouraged to come at 6 p.m. nightly or call the church at (765) 763-7657.

VBS at Main Street Christian Church

Main Street Christian Church invites area children to their annual Vacation Bible School, set for Sunday evening, June 9 through Thursday evening, June 13. The five night event will be held from 6–8:30 p.m. each evening.

This year’s event, “Tell It On the Mountain: Where Jesus Christ is Lord” is a mountain climb theme exploring how God has revealed His power, might, and love at “mountain top” experiences. Each evening will include singing, Bible stories, games, crafts and snacks. A closing program will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday evening, June 13, followed by a fellowship and refreshment time.

The school is held for those age three through fifth grade. Pre-schoolers need to be toilet trained. Parents and guardians may register children week days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church office or may phone the church office at 932-2997 for more information. The public is invited and welcomed to attend all events and services.

Mobile Food Bank Monday

June 3, In cooperation with the Rush County Food Pantry (RCCA), the Gleaners Mobile Food Bank will be bringing a truck load of food to the Main Street Christian Church parking lot, 615 N. Main St., Rushville, on the first Monday of each month for distribution to local residents. The distribution will be made between 4 and 6 p.m. Residents will need to bring their own containers (sacks or boxes) to put their food into.

St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School

St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School, Everywhere Fun Fair! Where God’s World Comes Together will be held from 9 to 11:45 a.m. June 3 to 7. There will be classes for children that have just completed kindergarten through 6th grade. Step right up and let’s get ready for an exciting VBS offering a carnival-type celebration combined with the look and feel of a world’s fair. Children will experience the love of Jesus, meet welcoming neighbors from the Bible, and explore the everyday life of neighbors from Japan, Zimbabwe, The United Kingdom, Australia and Mexico as they discover that God’s love can be found everywhere, even in their own neighborhoods. Registration forms are available in the church office, on our website, or you may fill them out on June 3 at the Church. If you have any questions please call Linda Petty, 938-2145.

Plum Creek Christian Church

What would a wealthy Roman military man and a Jewish fisherman have in common? Absolutely nothing it would seem. God had other plans. He used these very different men to accomplish his purpose. While the Roman Cornelius was praying, God spoke to him through a vision and told him to send for Peter the fisherman. In the meantime Peter was also in prayer when God told him to go and spread the gospel to Cornelius and his family. This was a completely new concept for Peter. Was God really willing to save people other than the Jews. God’s ways are not our ways. Thankfully, He wants everyone to be saved. Many people believe the only way to salvation is by being a good person. But even one sin separates us from God. However, we are not left hopeless. Ephesians 2:9-10 says, “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” God simply asks us to believe in him. To learn more about this life-changing encounter with God read Acts chapter 10.

VBS at Big Flatrock Christian Church

Big Flatrock Christian Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. June 10-14. For more information or to pre-register, contact Patricia Chandler at 765-629-2548.

The Gathering

The Gathering, 245 N. Main St., Rushville, is open Fridays and Saturdays. Stop in for coffee, tea, hot chocolate or cappuccino. There’s biscotti, cookies or scones ready for you to enjoy.

Be sure to visit the clothing department (reNEW) located in the back of the coffee shop. We are accepting clean, gently used clothing.

Free WiFi is always available.

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