Rushville Republican

November 1, 2013

church briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Milroy United Methodist Church

Milroy United Methodist Church Annual Turkey Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Adults $8, Children $5, Under four eat free. Carry-outs available in basement from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Ben Davis Creek Christian Church Homecoming

Ben Davis Creek Christian Church is having their homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Bill Worrell is the evangelist and Sweet Assurance, a ladies trio, will provide the special music. The church invites all to come for a time of worship and praise as they celebrate 184 years as a church family. Any questions may be directed to Howard Bullard, senior minister at 765-969-5644.

9th Annual Arlington Community Thanksgiving Celebration

Members of the Arlington community are invited to the 9th Annual Arlington Community Thanksgiving Celebration at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Arlington Elementary School. A free traditional Thanksgiving Dinner will be served. You may bring a salad or dessert to add to the celebration if you like. Donations of food, baby supplies, and home supplies will be collected for the local food pantry under the assistance of RCCA. The Arlington Community Youth Theatre will be presenting an “Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Pageant.” Come and support our Arlington Youth, fellowship with your neighbors and Celebrate Thanksgiving.

Gleaners Mobile Food Bank changes location

Monday, Nov. 4, in cooperation with the Rush County Food Pantry (RCCA), the Gleaners Mobile Food Bank will be bringing a truck load of food to the Rush County Fairgrounds, just west of the RCHS building, 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. Gleaners Mobile Food Bank returns the first Monday of each month. The fairgrounds location will be used from November through April.

Big Flatrock Christian Church

Big Flatrock Christian Church invites everyone to their annual Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Special guests include the Outreach Praise Band, For His Sake and the Ambassadors. Please join us for a wonderful evening of praise, fellowship and refreshments. For more information or directions contact Larry Adkins at 765-932-5229.

First Presbyterian Church

This Sunday is our annual All Saints Day Worship. On this day we stare death in the face, remembering the Saints who live on earth and who live in eternity with God, ordinary people with extraordinary faith, who stand secure on the promises of God.

This is a day to rejoice in the open, nonjudgmental, expansive grace of God who desires nothing more than to bring each one home!

We shall witness that holy grace through the baptism of Hunter Levi Cornett, son of Heidi Levi and Andrew Cornett, and grandson of Rick and Chris Levi.

Join us in an uplifting worship with Leigh Morning serving as liturgist, the Sanctuary Choir singing the morning anthem, and Ann Fenimore serving as organist playing for prelude, “Celebration of Praise” by Denton, for offertory, “Saint’s Delight” by Harris, and postlude, “Now Joyfully Sing” by Hutson.

Sunday School for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m.

We all have a next step to take in our spiritual journey with God. Wherever you may be on your spiritual adventure you are welcome at First Presbyterian Church!

Faith Baptist Church – Morristown

Dr. Wayne Scott, pastor

Sunday, Nov. 3 Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. The Children’s Church program will be studying the life of Elijah during the worship service. The fellowship meal will be held at noon with the afternoon worship service at 12:45 p.m.

The New Palestine Elementary Good News Clubs are held on Mondays, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Call Kathy Davis for more information: (317) 462-7069.

Good News Clubs will continue at Morristown Elementary after school on Wednesdays, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more details, contact Dr. Wayne Scott at (765) 763-7657.

Cottage prayer meetings will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 in preparation for the revival services Nov. 24-27 with Evagelist Morris Gleiser and the music ministry of Paul and Betty Hiscock. The sign-up sheet for the meetings is on the organ bench in the sanctuary.

Online sermons are available at

First Baptist Church

If you have given your life to Christ, God is calling you to share your faith with others. You might think: “But I’m too shy and I am not trained in such things. Besides, I won’t make a difference anyway.” These things may be true when you rely on your own abilities. But there is another way. If you don’t already have another church home, come to First Baptist Church this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and find out what can qualify you to be a powerful witness for Christ.

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.

Changing Footprints

Do you need shoes? Come to Changing Footprints Warehouse from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays 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

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