Rushville Republican

April 19, 2013

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

The Good News Clubs are meeting at New Palestine Elementary (Mondays) and Morristown Elementary (Wednesdays) through the month of April. Contact Karen Scott for more information at (317) 861-5516 or the school office.

Sunday, April 21, Dr. Wayne Scott will teach Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and preach the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. Following the pitch-in lunch at noon the church will hold the monthly service at the Morristown Manor Nursing Home from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Every Sunday in April, following the morning worship service, we will be taking family photos for the new church directory. See Jane Smith to proofread your personal information and get your family photo before we go to press.

Wednesday, April 24 will be the next visitation opportunity at 7 p.m. Meet at the church to organize groups to visit those guests that have visited Faith Baptist Church since Christmas.

Harvest Helpings

WNBA champion Indiana Fever Coach Lin Dunn will be the featured speaker at Harvest Helpings, the capital fundraiser for The Blue River Community Harvest of Carthage from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Harvest building near Carthage. Harvest Helpings raises money to support the food and clothing needs of people in Carthage and rural Rush, Henry, Shelby, and Hancock county area.

Tickets are $30 per person and will include one Fever game ticket voucher. Tickets can be purchased online with Paypal through the BRCH website (, by calling Linda Lashbrook at 765-565-8007, or by emailing (please specify number of tickets required; name, address and phone)

Main Street Christian Church

Main Street Christian Church has a number of events this week to support its outreach ministries and its youth.

Friday and Saturday, the congregation will be sponsoring a rummage to benefit the Manna Mission. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The profits of the sale will be used to purchase items such as meats and canned goods in large quantities and to purchase additional cooking utensils and serving items. The Manna Mission serves a free evening dinner on the last Tuesday of the month. The dinner is available for carry-out or to eat in the church’s downstairs dining room.

The youth groups of Main Street Christian Church will sponsor a Pasta Luncheon Sunday, April 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the basement dining room of the church. The luncheon will be served as a buffet consisting of spaghetti with meatballs, chicken alfredo, salad, choice of desserts and beverages. Donations will be received.  

This Sunday Pastor Sam Davenport continues his sermon series on “Yes, Lord, Yes,” featuring film clips from the “Oh God.” This Sunday’s message is titled, “God’s Courier Service” with Sunday’s scripture passage Matthew 28: 16-20, known as the Great Commission.

The public is invited and welcomed to attend all events and services.

Plum Creek Christian Church

The Authentic Church

The Perfect Church of Mavis Williams

If you should find the perfect church Without one fault or smear, For goodness sake! Don’t join that church: You’d spoil the atmosphere.  

If you should find the perfect church Where all anxieties cease, Then pass it by, lest by joining it, You’d mar the masterpiece.

If you should find the perfect church then don’t you ever dare, to tread upon such holy ground, You’d be a misfit there.

But since no perfect church exists, Made of imperfect men, Then let’s cease looking for that church And love the church we’re in.

Of course, it’s not a perfect church That’s simple to discern But you and I, and all of us, Could cause the tide to turn.

What fools we are to flee our post, In that unfruitful search, To find at last where problems loom God proudly builds His church.  

So lets’ keep working in our church, Until the resurrection.  And then we each will join that church Without an imperfection.

If you would like to learn more about the “Authentic Church” and what it looks like today please join us at Plum Creek Christian Church.

Rushville Church of Christ

Our Sunday evening and evening Youth Group meetings have moved from 6 to 5 p.m.

Also, starting in May Rushville Church of Christ will be starting Small Groups offered for all age groups. We want to encourage you to come out, check us out and see if we have a group that may fit your needs. Sign-ups are going on now!

St. Paul’s UMC

St. Paul’s Education Committee will host a Family Movie Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, in the church basement!

We will provide pizza, drinks, dessert, and, of course, popcorn. Please bring pillows, chairs, sleeping bags or blankets to sit on. You may also use one of the chairs already in the basement, if you would like.

In order to have enough pizza we would ask that you RSVP the number of people attending to the church office by May 1. You may call 765-932-3777 or email

We hope to see you all there to enjoy the fellowship and the movie!

The Gathering

The Gathering in 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.

Editor’s note: Area churches are encouraged to share non-recurring information with the Rushville Republican for use in Church Briefs, which publishes every Friday. Just send your news to us at or at Rushville Republican, 126 S. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.