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.
Milroy United Methodist Church
Milroy United Methodist Church Aannual Turkey Super from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Milroy United Methodist Church. Menu is turkey, dressing, noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, salad and homemade dessert. Adults $8, children 4 to 12 are $4. Carry out available in the basement.
Faith Baptist Church - Morristown
The Sunday school series on “Tragedy and Triumph: The Life of Job,” continues at 9:30 a.m. with Dr. Wayne Scott teaching. The Sunday worship services will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. with a pitch-in lunch at noon.
On Mondays the church is sponsoring an after school Good News Club program at New Palestine Elementary School, as well as every Wednesday at Morristown Elementary School. For more information, contact the school office or the church at (765) 763-7657.
Wednesday prayer and Bible study will be held at the church at 7 p.m.
The church food pantry is collecting non-perishable food items for needy families during the holiday season. Donations can be placed in the church office.
A special collection is also being made for the nine college students from Faith Baptist. Items that are needed for the Christmas surprise packages include: candy, Pringles, gum, microwave mac and cheese, peanut butter, animal crackers, granola bars, taffy, Twizzlers, mints, M&Ms, Skittles, microwave popcorn, hot chocolate, cookies, deodorant, tooth paste and whitener, shampoo and conditioner. All items are due by November 10 in order to box, wrap and ship before Christmas.
Ladies of the church are reminded of the Pampered Chef party on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. at Jane Smith’s home. Those unable to attend are welcome to place silent orders from the catalogs on Sunday, Nov. 4.
The last Advent Angels gathering for 2012 will be the Christmas Tea on Saturday, Dec. 1 at noon at Rachel Scott’s home in Morristown. This will be the opportunity to meet your secret pal from 2012 and draw names for the 2013 prayer partners.
Ray’s Crossing Christian Union Church
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.
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.
Plum Creek Christian Church
The Bible clearly states, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world.” The words of Jesus will be the only truth you need when the storms of life come crashing in. Acts Chapter 27 tells of the Apostle Paul who was in hurricane force winds in a ship ready to sink at any minute. Did Paul react like the captain and the owner of the ship who had lost all hope? No, in fact he was leading and encouraging the others to not give up. Paul had been told by an angel of God, “Do not be afraid, Paul, You must stand trial before Caesar, and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.”
The men who had not taken Paul’s advice about sailing were now ready to listen when their lives were at stake. What is your response when troubles come into your life? Do you act like the men in the ship who were hopeless? Like the ship drifting in the storm pulling the anchor; we are helpless on our own. The men had to discard valuable cargo and food just to stay alive. Without God at the helm we too are prone to discard valuable things. Many time when facing hardships our moral character goes out the window. Remember God is in control. We have to cut loose all those anchors that weigh us down. Have courage and don’t lose faith! God is always with us especially in the storms.
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