Rushville Republican

October 19, 2012

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Big Flatrock Christian Church

Big Flatrock Christian Church invites everyone to their annual Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. Nov. 3.

Special guests include the Outreach Praise Band and the Waldron Methodist Praise Band.

The church is located one mile east of Gowdy in southwestern Rush County.

Call Larry Adkins at 765-932-5229 for directions or more information.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Every Monday through December, Good News Club at New Palestine Elementary immediately after school.

Every Wednesday through December, the church also sponsors the Good News Club at Morristown Elementary. Contact the school office or the church for more information (765) 763-7657.

The Fall Bonfire will take place  at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Robert and Mary Rodebeck’s farm in Greenfield. The afternoon preaching service will be around the campfire, as well as games, activities, corn hole contest and a hay ride. Each family should bring lawn chairs and a side dish. The church will provide dinnerware, hot dogs and buns.

Oct. 24 - monthly visitation teams will leave the church at 7 p.m.  

Oct. 28 - monthly business meeting in order to vote on two deacons.

The church food pantry is collecting non-perishable items for families in need during the holiday season. Contributions can be left in the box in the church office.

Online sermons can be heard on the church website at Dr. Wayne Scott, pastor.

First Church of God

The First Church of God in Rushville will be hosting a couple of special events this month.

Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the church will be having a Fall Craft Fair in its gymnasium. Several vendors will be selling handmade crafts, jewelry, holiday gifts, candles, baked goods and much more. There will also be a concession stand available for all patrons. Booth Space is still available; call 932-5139 for more information.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., the church will be having its annual Trunk or Treat for the children of the community. There will be plenty of treats, games and prizes for all the kids plus popcorn and drinks for all that attend. This is a free event and all are invited.

Heritage Bible Church

Heritage Bible Church in Greensburg invites you to an Inspirational Weekend at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 and at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 28  featuring special music and ministry by the Adam Buckler Family of Olive Hill, Ky.

Adam Buckler has held life-changing revivals in Pakistan and Africa.

For more information contact Pastor Jerry Bell at (812)917-9035 or (317)840-3067.

Plum Creek Christian Church

What does God want for his church? Doesn’t he want more for his people than a once a week church service?

Ephesians chapter 1:15-23 reveals a lot about what God wants for us. Paul states, “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know him better.”

Paul also prayed that our eyes would be open to the hope to which he has called us to. And the incomparably great power for us who believe! We are created with a purpose.

In the words of Henry H. Halley, “What is there, what can there be, to make life worthwhile, apart from the Christian hope.”

Through him we have certain victory at the end of this life. The world fears the rising power of other nations; yet refuses to see the power of God Almighty who raised Jesus Christ from the dead! Christ is now the head of the church, the ultimate authority. Whom shall we fear? Not even Satan himself can separate us from the love of Christ.

That same power is available to the believers through the power of the Holy Spirit. God has already won the battle. Whose side are you on? Give your soul to the one who created it, not the one intent on destroying you.

Open your Bible this week and ask for the spirit of wisdom and revelation so you may know God better. Time spent in the Word of God is never wasted.

Visit with us this Sunday to learn more about Jesus. If you don’t have a Bible we offer you one free of charge.

Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church

Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church will be offering Trunker Treating from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. This is a public event, all are welcome. Members of the community and church will be decorating the back ends of their vehicles and passing out treats in the parking lot. Inside we will offer a free meal to those who come out along with a few family games! Join the fun by decorating your trunk if you live out in the country and no longer get treaters at your door, but love to see their costume creativity!

Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church Men’s Fellowship group will be having a free-will offering breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

Proceeds from this breakfast will help send Christmas presents to deployed soldiers from our congregation or who have family in our congregation.

The menu will be biscuit and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage patties, hash browns, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice and coffee.

Second Baptist Church

One Voice Gospel Group will be having a ham & bean dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., at Second Baptist Church, 520 E. Seventh St., Rushville. Cost is $5. Menu includes ham & beans, cornbread, drinks and dessert. Dine in or carry out. Bring your bowls for carry out. Proceeds will benefit a trip to Lima Ohio Civic Center Gospel Fest where they will be singing Oct. 27.

St. John’s Enochsburg

St. John’s Enochsburg annual turkey dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28. The cost is $9 for adult dinners and $4 for children. Come enjoy raffles, the Turtle Soup sale and great food.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

All senior high youth are invited to the Rush County Youth Rally at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The rally will include music, presenters, worship and summer. The presenters include Faith Mock - Team Jesus; Kelly Kennedy - Money Matters; Mike Ooley - Texting; and Chip West - Being Mission Minded.

Music will be provided by Awakened. Supper will be provided. Youth are asked to bring a canned food donation for the Rush County Assistance. Come join the rally.

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.