Rushville Republican

October 18, 2013

church briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — First Baptist Church

Do you long for the presence of God in your life? Come to First Baptist Church this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and join us as we learn how to cultivate His presence in our lives and homes. See you then!

Milroy United Methodist Church

Milroy United Methodist Church Annual Turkey Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Adults $8, Children $5, Under four eat free. Carry-outs available in basement from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Big Flatrock Christian Church

Big Flatrock Christian Church invites everyone to their annual Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Special guests include the Outreach Praise Band, For His Sake and the Ambassadors. Please join us for a wonderful evening of praise, fellowship and refreshments. For more information or directions contact Larry Adkins at 765-932-5229.

The Gathering

The Gathering is hosting a Harvest Party from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Greg and Janice Hartwells, 5813 East Base Road, Glendale. Supper, games and fun! Please RSVP to Greg Hartwell at 765-561-1134. Everyone welcome!

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.

Crops for CROP

On Sunday, Oct. 13, the Shelby County Crop Walk kicked off from First Christian Church in Shelbyville. On the same day, people began in the first CROP Rock-a-thon walking and rocking to stop hunter one step at a time. Each walker and rocker recruited sponsors and funds are being used to support both the Food Pantry located at Human Services in Shelby County and hunger projects around the world. Another first is Crops for CROP. Farmers are being asked to donate some of their corn to help Stop Hunger One Bushel at a Time. Corn is being collected now through Oct. 30 by Zion United Methodist Church of Christ. Call 765-525-4570 and leave your contact information.

First Church of God

First Church of God in Rushville will be hosting a couple of special events next week:

Fall Craft Fair

On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the church will be having a Fall Craft Fair in the gymnasium. Several vendors will be selling: hand made crafts, jewelry, holiday gifts, candles, baked goods and much more. There will also be a concession stand available for all patrons. Please call 932-5139 for more information.

Trunk or Treat

On Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. rain or shine the church will be having their 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.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Indiana Area United Methodist Bishop, Bishop Mike Coyner, will be preaching at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church this Sunday, Oct. 20. It is Homecoming Sunday at St. Paul’s and there will be one worship service at 10 a.m. with a congregational photo and a lunch to follow.

“Bishop Mike” as most people call him, is originally from Anderson. He served churches of various sizes, served as a district superintendent of the former Lafayette District, and was also the executive assistant to Bishop Woodie W. White for the Indiana area. He was elected bishop of the United Methodist Church in 1996 and was assigned to the Dakotas area where he served two terms as resident bishop. In 2004 he was assigned to serve the Indiana area, and in 2012 he was assigned to a third term.

Bishop Mike and his wife, Marsha, live in the Indianapolis area where the Bishop’s office is located. He oversees the life and ministry of more than 1,200 United Methodist congregations in Indiana, including more than 200,000 members organized into 10 districts. Under Bishop Mike’s leadership, the former North and South Indiana Conference voted in 2008 to create a new Indiana Conference, which was launched in 2010.

Regarding his visit to St. Paul’s UMC, Bishop Mike stated “I look forward to being with you and your congregation. One of my favorite things as a bishop is the opportunity to be in worship with our local United Methodist congregations throughout Indiana. I enjoy preaching, visiting with the people of the church, getting better acquainted with the pastor and staff, and participating in worship together.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Sunday, Oct. 20 Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. The Children’s Church program will be studying the life of Elijah during the worship service. The fellowship meal will be held at noon with the afternoon worship service being conducted at Morristown Manor Nursing Home at 1 p.m.

The New Palestine Elementary Good News Clubs are held on Mondays, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Call Kathy Davis for more information: (317) 462-7069.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 will be the next visitation program with teams leaving the church at 7 p.m.

Dr. Paul and Betty Hiscock, music missionaries, will be guest speakers on Sunday, Oct. 27 to make a report on their summer-long missions trip.

Good News Clubs will continue at Morristown Elementary after school on Wednesdays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more details, contact Dr. Wayne Scott at (765) 763-7657.

Cottage prayer meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 and also Wednesday, Nov. 6 and 20 in preparation for the revival services Nov. 24-27 with Evagelist Morris Gleiser and the music ministry of Paul and Betty Hiscock. The sign up sheet for the meetings is on the organ bench in the sanctuary.

Online sermons are available at

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

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