---- — Third Annual Gospel Sing Sept. 7
The 2013 Third Annual Gospel Sing will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater. This year’s Gospel Sing is expected to run approximately two hours. At the conclusion, Holy Communion will be offered to all those that wish to partake.
Come early, bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs and even blankets if there will be a chill in the air.
This Ecumenical service is a non-denominational program with local performers from the area. The Gospel Sing is free and the public is invited and encouraged to attend this uplifting event.
Riverside Park Amphitheater is a premier outdoor venue located at 100 West Water Street in Rushville. Parking is conveniently available in gravel lots or in surrounding business. Special handicap parking is also available.
Milroy United Methodist Church Semi-Annual Rummage Sale
Milroy United Methodist Church will hold their Semi-Annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7 at the church, 114 N. Pleasant Street, Milroy. Brand names will be priced separately. Saturday fill a sack for $2.
Church bells ring for FAS
The Knightstown Women’s Christian Temperance Union remind us that each year on Sept. 9 at 9:09 a.m., bells ring to sound the alarm about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), the leading birth defect in the U.S. Bells will ring in Rushville.
FAS is the leading known cause of preventable mental retardation. The effects of FAS last a lifetime. Primary disabilities include lower IQ, impaired ability in reading and arithmetic and a lower level of adoptive functioning. FAS is entirely preventable when pregnant women abstain from drinking alcohol throughout their entire pregnancy.
The following churches will be ringing their bells: Center Christian Church, Main Street Christian Church, St. Paul’s United Methodist, First Presbyterian and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Thanks to those who faithfully ring their bells on Sept. 9 each year.
Wesley United Methodist Church
Wesley United Methodist Church Barbeque will be from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the corner of 8th Street and Fort Wayne Road. Big Willy’s cooking ribs.
Ray’s Crossing Day
Don’t miss the food and fund during the Annual Ray’s Crossing Day event on Saturday, Sept. 14. They will be cooking ham and beans over an open fire in a cast iron pot, baking up cornbread, grilling up rib eyes, and preparing other delicious side dishes that will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a live auction to begin at 1 p.m. The little country store will be open with fresh baked goods, books, and knick knacks. Enjoy seeing the antique engines on display, as well as, booths featuring Avon, Thirty-One, Party Lite, Tastefully Simple, homemade jams and jellies, crafts, and much, much more! Come out and join The Ray’s Crossing community for a day of food and fun at 2115 N 600 E, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Amped Up 2013 at Riverside Park Amphitheater
Plum Creek Christian Church (PCCC) will be hosting “Amped Up 2013” at 11 a.m. at Rushville’s Riverside Park Amphitheater on Sunday, Sept. 22. This is PCCC’s annual contemporary and casual community outdoor service. Everyone is asked to bring a lawn chair from home and encouraged to bring a covered dish/dessert for the meal afterward. PCCC will have some chairs on hand as well. Please enter at the Morgan Street entrance where you will be greeted by volunteers who will help you get parked and will handle any other needs you may have. Do you need a “spiritual” Shot of God’s word? Or a “God” moment you have been praying for? Then please join us for Amped Up 2013. It’s packed full of singing, hearing God’s word and a wonderful buffet of food afterwards. If you have been waiting for the Lord to budge you, then this is the reason. Please come and join us and come as yourself and leave as a new creation of the person God created you for! We look forward to welcoming you and praying for the “GOD” experience you have praying for. The set time for the service is 11a.m. until 3 p.m. but there is no set time for it to end. If the Lord places it on your heart to stay longer, then by all means stay longer. There will always be someone there to talk to you about the Lord. This year’s RushFest Mayor’s Breakfast will be held at the Elks Lodge followed by this Plum Creek Christian Church’s Amped Up 2013 service.
First Southern Baptist Celebrates 55th Homecoming
First Southern Baptist will celebrate its 55th Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 8. The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School. There is a class for every age group from preschool and kindergarten to senior adults. Dr. John Rogers, Director of Evangelism and Prayer Strategy with State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, will preach the morning service at 10:30 a.m. A contemporary gospel group from Dillsboro, IN, “Sanctified 7,” will minister in song in both the morning and afternoon service. The group formed in 2009 and has a mixture of youth and middle-aged singers and musicians. A meal will be served in the fellowship hall at noon. First Southern Baptist has enjoyed a rich heritage of gospel music throughout the years and will continue that tradition as the featured group, “Sanctified 7,” and local talent will participate in an afternoon concert. Join us for this very special day as we celebrate 55 years of ministry. Nursery care is provided and the church van is available for transportation needs. For additional information or transportation needs, please call the church office at 765-932-2471 or Pastor Jeff at 765-938-9196.
Main Street Christian Church
This Sunday, Sept. 8, Main Street Christian Church invites the community to join them at 9:30 a.m. at Riverside Park for “Praise in the Park.” The service of song and praise will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will feature “One Voice.” Members of One Voice, all from the Rushville community include Marshia Crowdus, Payton Doll, Editha Doll, Cynthia Downs, Anecia Vanest, Shawnia Graham, Jayda Crowdus, Blanche Morton, and Beverly Walker. The group will lead in the sining of both old Gospel hymns and some favorite chorus and spirituals and present a message in song.
A pitch-in picnic will be hosted by the congregation’s Board of Deacons and Elders following the service. The service will be in place of the congregation’s two services at 615 North Main Street.
On Sunday, Sept. 15, the congregation will participate in National Back to Church Sunday. The public is invited to come and to participate and to make the commitment to attend worship each Sunday.
The Gleaner’s Food truck will be in the Main Street Christian Church parking lot, Monday, Sept. 9 distributing food from 4–6 p.m.
The September Manna Mission meal is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 24. The public is invited and welcomed to attend all events and services.
Rushville Church of Christ
Sept. 15 is friend day, we will have a fellowship meal directly after Bible Study Services at 11:30 a.m. Our message for that morning will be “Building Bridges.” Sept. 22 we will be having Dr. George Faull from Summit Theological Seminary come and share with us the message. Sept. 29 we are having our Fifth Sunday youth led service. We have a lot going on in the next few weeks so come out and join us.
Faith Baptist Church - Morristown
Sunday. Sept. 8 Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. The sermon topic will be on “Yom Kippur.” The next small group home Bible study will be held at 5 p.m. The sign up sheet is on the organ bench in the sanctuary. There is no pitch-in lunch or afternoon worship service due to the evening small group activity.
Wednesday, Sept. 11 Prayer and Bible study meeting at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. will be the 50 & Wiser group cookout and fellowship hosted by Bill and Judy Schutt, 6147 E. CR 300S, Greenfield. Meat, dinnerware and drinks will be provided. Sign up for desserts and side dishes at the organ bench in the sanctuary.
A new Sunday school class will begin on Sunday, Sept. 15 called “Basics for Believers” taught by Joe Hansome, deacon, at 9:30 a.m. and continue on Sundays.
Sunday, Sept. 15 will be the special service by Bong and May Ambrocio, missionaries to the Philippines during the morning worship services. The afternoon service will be held at Morristown Manor Nursing Home at 1 p.m.
Good News Clubs will begin at Morristown Elementary after school on Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4. For more details, contact Dr. Wayne Scott at (765) 763-7657. Online sermons are available at www.fbcmorristown.org.
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