Rushville Republican

September 13, 2013

church briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — 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. 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.

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.

Main Street Christian Church

Main Street Christian Church is participating in National Back to Church Sunday this Sunday, Sept. 15. National Back to Church Sunday began as a movement to invite everyone in America back to church by empowering and motivating church members to invite their family and friends to come with them to a service hosted by the local church. The movement was spurred on by a couple of statistics. According to Dr. Thom Rainer, “82 percent of those not involved in a local congregation are at least somewhat likely to attend church if invited by a friend, and yet only 2 percent of Christians ever invite someone to church! National Back to Church Sunday is also an opportunity for persons to make the commitment to become active in worship for summer vacations and the start of school. The public is invited to services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Main Street Christian Church. Pastor Sam Davenport will deliver his Sunday message on “Welcome to the Community” with Bible text from Acts 2: 42-47.

A combined Sunday School class for children in kindergarten through sixth grade and an adult Sunday School class is held at 9:30 a.m.

Main Street Christian Church is hosting their annual fish fry on Saturday, Sept. 21. Fish Sandwiches and bottled water will be sold on the church lawn during the Rushfest parade beginning at 10 a.m. Complete meals will be sold in the church’s dinning from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m., located at 615 North Main. Carry out is also be available.

A rummange sale will also be held concurrently with the fish fry at the church. Proceeds of the rummange sale will benefit the Manna Mission ministry. Manna Mission serves a free meal on the last Tuesday of the month for anyone with a need. The meal may be eaten in the church dinning room or carried out. The September Manna Mission meal is from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24.

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

Rushville Church of Christ

We would like to announce our upcoming events at Rushville Church of Christ. September 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”. September 22 we will be having Dr. George Faull from Summit Theological Seminary come and share with us the message. September 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.

Plum Creek Christian Church

If someone were to ask “who are you”? What would your immediate response be? For most of us, it would be “I wish I knew.” An identity crisis is described “as a time when you lose track of who you are or do not feel happy with who you are and want to change your life”. We may say who we are in our lives is what we do, but that is just a role. True peace and joy fulfillment only comes when your heart is fully surrendered to God and He is that treasure that you search for with every ounce of who you are.

In Jesus we find “Life.” If there’s a person who doesn’t know the need to find a socket with power to produce electricity, then we need to show them. When shown, they will find life and “Growth”. Growth is that time when God corrects those He loves, just as a father corrects his child in whom he delights. We also find that we are God’s workmanship, Ephesians 2:10, Paul describes we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

We are citizens of Heaven. We talk about this time because it’s easy to feel bogged down and empty. That’s when we as believers cling to the hope that we have in Christ. Not only does He promise to walk with us right now, but He also promises us a home where He will live forever and ever with His people. Don’t forget to learn more about who you are in Jesus’s eyes, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater. Join in praise and worship, great preaching, and a great buffet to follow. See you there!

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

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.

Sunday. Sept. 15 Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m with Bong and May Ambrocio, missionaries to the Philippines during the morning worship services. The pitch-in lunch will be held at noon followed by the afternoon worship service at 1 p.m. at Morristown Manor Nursing Home. 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.

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

Financial Peace University

More than two million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Dave on DVD followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held in Rushville at Plum Creek Christian located at 4011 East 550 N in Rushville. The classes will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Contact Robert Hoel at (765) 645-5058 for more information or to register.

Changing Footprints

Do you need shoes? Come to Changing Footprints Warehouse from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 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

The Gathering

Gather your canned goods! Once again, The Gathering will be collecting canned goods on the parade route during RushFest on Sept. 21. Last year we collected a little over 225 cans! Let’s top that this year! Support the food pantry and help stock their shelves!

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.

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