St. Mary Catholic School will be having their annual Green and White Gala on April 27. The Gala is an opportunity to celebrate St. Mary School. This is a chance to have adult conversation and enjoy a relaxing evening with family and friends. Guest speaker will be John Green (SMS 1990 graduate), the son of Daniel and the late Elizabeth “Betty” Green. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to receive an invitation and are not on our mailing list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have e-mail, feel free to call the school at 932-3639.
The Gathering, 245 N. Main Street, 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.
Big Flatrock Christian Church
Big Flatrock Christian Church would like to invite everyone to their annual chili supper from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 16. A free will offering will be accepted. Carry outs will be available. A bake sale and a silent auction will be held by the Dorcas Circle II during the meal. The church is located at 4782 W 650 S, Rushville, (one mile east of Gowdy.) For more information contact Larrianne Dodd at 765-561-5471.
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 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Harvest building, 9462 N. Carthage Pike, 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: www.bluerivercommunityharvest.org, or by calling Linda Lashbrook at 765-565-8007; or by emailing (please specify number of tickets required; name, address and phone) email@example.com.
Faith Baptist Church in Morristown
Dr. Wayne and Karen Scott, Faith Baptist Church, Morristown.
Sunday, March 17, Dr. Wayne Scott will be teaching the Sunday school lesson at 9:30 a.m. and preaching the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. There will not be an afternoon meal or worship service due to the evening services being held at Zion Unity Missionary Baptist Church at E. 10th St. and Sherman Drive in Indianapolis. The choir will perform and Dr. Scott will be preaching on the topic of “Worship Music.”
Candy donations are still needed for the Good News Clubs at New Palestine Elementary (Mondays) and Morristown Elementary (Wednesdays). Contact Karen Scott for more information at (317) 861-5516.
Sunday, March 17, will be the deadline for making donations to the College Student Gift Cards ministry. Contact Marcia Fisher if you would like to contribute.
Wednesday, March 20, the visitation team will meet to follow-up on families that have visited the church since Christmas.
Tuesdays, March 26 and April 16, will be the next opportunity to visit the Statehouse for Family and Freedom Days sponsored by Advance America from 9 to 10:15 a.m. in the 7th floor conference room, 101 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis. This is a free event for the public to attend and a chance to speak with your Senator and Representative at the Statehouse on issues of importance to American families. For more information, contact Advance America at (317) 684-3300.
Sunday, March 31 will be the Easter Sunrise service at 8 a.m., pitch-in breakfast from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and the Easter Cantata at 10:30 a.m. There will not be a pitch-in lunch or afternoon service. Online sermons are available at http://www.fbcmorristown.org/.
First Christian Church in Knightstown
Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Missionaries of Jews for Jesus will recreate the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” at the First Christian Church in Knightstown at 6 p.m. March 24. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Alan Bond, a missionary, will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. He will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today.
Jews for Jesus has presented “Christ in the Passover” at more than 38,000 churches. It has been enthusiastically received by Christians who appreciate learning more about the Jewish backgrounds of their faith.
Plan now to attend this special event March 24 at the First Christian Church in Knightstown. For more information, call the church at 765-345-2854.
Plum Creek Christian Church
How can we love like Jesus? In the stinging words of Mahatma Gandhi he says to Christians, “I like your Jesus. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Jesus.” Christians we have some work to do! We had better start living up to the reputation of Christ followers, not crowd pleasers. If you claim to be a Christian - what is it that sets you apart from non-believers?
We are told in Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - His good, pleasing, and perfect will.”
Have you been spending any time testing what God has to say? If your answer is yes, you have a very high calling. Wake-up Christ followers! Our goal is be more like Christ.
Show the world you mean it. Then the non-believers might approve of you.
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