The Rush County Commissioners recently approved a request for a non-denominational prayer meeting at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays in the Commissioners Room on the first floor of the Rush County Courthouse.
The impromptu gathering will last approximately 45 minutes, until 8 a.m.
The gathering be held weekly on a trial basis for three months. It is open to the general public.
Walnut Ridge Friends
Walnut Ridge Friends, Carthage, is pleased to host its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carthage Community Center. The event will feature a “Sweet Shop” with homemade cookies and candy by the pound, homemade arts and crafts, jams and jellies, local honey, and assorted gifts and other goodies.
New this year, there will be a raffle featuring “Thirty-One” brand organizational items.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring Bob-John’s Special Pulled Pork BBQ sandwiches, potato salad and homemade pies.
Santa will arrive by horse-drawn wagon at 11 a.m. Kids are invited to talk with Santa and adults to take photos.
All proceeds will go to benefit the mission projects of the Walnut Ridge Friends Meeting. For further information please contact Kathy Gibson at 765-565-6798.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
St. Paul’s UMC will welcome Advent with a Hanging of the Greens Service at 10:40 a.m. this Sunday, Dec. 2. Our 8:30 a.m. Praise Service will celebrate with a hymn sing.
We are pleased to welcome Pastor Larry Dimick to our pulpit at the 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. Services on Dec. 9.
The children of St. Paul’s will present a Christmas Pageant at the 10:40 a.m. service on Dec. 16 and on Dec. 23 the Chancel Choir will present a Cantata, 2,000 Decembers Ago, by Joel Ramsey. There will be no 8:30 a.m. Praise Services on these Sundays.
As always, the public is invited and encouraged to come and enjoy listening to God’s Word.