Rushville Republican

July 19, 2013

church briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Hope Spot’s Annual Back to School Day

Hope Spot’s Second Annual Back to School Day will be from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, July 27, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. We will be offering backpacks with school supplies for our children going back to school. If you need help with providing these essential items for your children come to St. Paul’s UMC at 426 N. Morgan Street and receive the items that your child(ren) will need.

Hope Spot is St. Paul’s ministry to the community of Rushville. This ministry began years ago known to the community as the Christmas Store. In 2012 St. Paul’s UMC was gifted with a used moving van and a vision to make the concept of the Christmas Store available to the community year round. It is available to those who have suffered a fire or some kind of disaster. We have the ability to take Hope Spot within a 200 mile radius of Rushville to meet the needs of those who suffer from disasters.

We are always accepting gently used clothing that can be shared with those who have a need. If you would like to make a donation (monetary or clothing) please contact St. Paul’s between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday - Friday (932-3777).

Family Worship Center

Family Worship Center invites children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. A summer kids event called Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School will be hosted at Family Worship Center from July 22 to 26. At Kingdom Rock, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all aroun them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finale – a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 7:30 p.m.

Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School will run from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. For more information call 765-932-2455.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Sunday, July 21 Dr. Wayne Scott will be teaching Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. and pitch-in lunch will be held at noon.

The monthly worship service at Morristown Manor Nursing Home will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 will be the monthly visitation with teams leaving the church at 7 p.m.

Up-coming events include the Ladies Day Out luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The location is to be announced.

Online sermons are available at

Plum Creek Christian Church

Letting Go

How often have you heard the words surrender and submit? Do you feel comfortable doing such things or is it very difficult? Most of us would say it’s difficult. It’s hard to let go and allow God to work in us.

Surrendering to God’s Will is following God’s lead without knowing where He’s sending us. It also involves God’s timing without knowing when it will come.

Submitting to God’s way is expecting a miracle without knowing how He will provide it. It involves trusting His purpose without understanding the circumstances.

By studying Acts and Paul’s journeys, we see that God allowed him to suffer through trials that we can’t begin to understand.

Paul wants us to remember that God uses these trials to make our faith stronger, to draw us closer to Him. Instead of destroying our faith, our tribulations will only prove that our faith in God is genuine. Paul surrendered and submitted to God and the result was a faith that could not be shaken.

We would love to have you worship with us at Plum Creek Christian Church where we gather as people who are struggling through life’s problems and if we surrender those trials we gain a faith like we’ve never known.

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.

Mobile Food Bank

Monday, Aug. 5, 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, 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.

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