Rushville Republican

September 20, 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.

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Indiana State Convention

The 140th annual convention of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Indiana (WCTU) will beheld October 4-5 at Rainbow Christian Camp & Conference Center at Converse.The theme of the convention program is Open Doors of Opportunity with the theme song “Open Doors.”

Activities will begin at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, with Indiana president Sarah F. Ward of Knightstown, presiding. ShirleySwallow of Parker City will be the platform chairman. Wanda Tupps of Warsaw will lead the group in song, accompanied by Lois I. Helm of Marion. Special music will be provided by the “Music Buddies” from the Marion MemorialTabernacle.

At 5 p.m., the group will have dinnerand then travel to the Sweetzer United Methodist Church for a Vesper Service. The group will see a lovely stained glass window of Frances Willard located at the church. After their return to the conference center, Rev. Mary Ann Freeman of Marion and Mrs. Tupps will conduct the annual White Elephant sale.

Rev. Freeman will welcome the group at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, following breakfast at 8 a.m. Barbara Pomeroy of VanBuren will give the response. Following the flag and membership pledges the audience will join in a singspiration. Recording secretary Carolyn Poer of Rushville will call the roll and read the minutes of the previous day followed by a treasurer’s report by Lois Anderson of Kokomo. National awards earned bythe local unions will be presented by Mrs. Tupps.

Department directors who will givereports are: Rev. Freeman; Shirley Swallow; Mary Hensley of Muncie; Janice Stubblefield of Mentone; Shirley Richardson of Knightstown; and Shirley Knightof Marion.

Other speakers during the morning session will include: Barbara Pomeroy, executive director of Loyal Temperance Legion; editor of “The Message”, Sarah Ward; and circulation manager Betty Montgomery. The Memorial Service will be conducted by the Perry Township Union.

The morning session will also include an election, appointments, reports and President’s Recommendations. James Knight, director of the honorary members, will introduce the men. Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. The President’s Address by Miss Ward will begin the final session at 1:15 p.m. The meeting will end with the theme song and a Friendship Circle and the benediction.

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.

Main Street Christian Church

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. 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 rummage sale will also be held concurrently with the fish fry at the church. Proceeds of the rummage 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

Sept. 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.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Sunday. September 22 Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. for youth and adults followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. The pitch-in fellowship lunch will be held at noon

followed by the afternoon worship service at 12:45 p.m. Good News Clubs will begin at Morristown Elementary after school on 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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