Rushville Republican

March 1, 2013

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Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — The Gathering hosts Flatrock Bluegrass Band

The Gathering, 245 N. Main Street, Rushville, is hosting the Flatrock Bluegrass Band beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, March 1. Everyone is welcome.

The Gathering 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.

First Baptist Church brings Mayberry to life

The cast is familiar – Andy, Opie, Aunt Bee, and the unforgettable Deputy Barney Fife. These characters from the 1960s television program, The Andy Griffith Show, have become a part of our culture. First Baptist Church is using episodes of The Andy Griffith Show to teach Godly morals. Take Me Back to Mayberry is a new elective that will run each Thursday, beginning March 7, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, located at 1431 West US Highway 52 in Rushville.

Take Me Back to Mayberry is a theme approach to teach Bible lessons using portions of The Andy Griffith Show as real-life demonstrations of moral and spiritual examples. Each week’s lesson focuses on topics such as forgiveness, good citizenship, manners, working together, as well as other often-forgotten values associated with the Christian lifestyle.

The concept is not truly unique; Jesus taught with parables. Using The Andy Griffith Show to teach the Bible is teaching in parable form. If you are looking for a different type of Bible Study class, come and join us! For more information, call the church office at 765-932-2153.

Plum Creek Christian Church

Spring is around the corner, yes it’s almost here.  What does spring signify to you?   Most of us think spring as pulling back the blanket of snow and waking up all of God’s creation.  We think of baby animals, the smell of fresh blossoms on spring flowers and thoughts leading to a cross on a hill.  We celebrate Easter in the spring when all things are new.  When Christ rose from the grave he also gave us a new life, a life in Him.  Please join us at Plum Creek Christian Church in the upcoming weeks to learn what happened in the days leading up to the cross to Christ’s resurrection and how our lives are forever changed because of it.

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.

Faith Community Church

Faith Community Church Beans & Cornbread or Ham Dinner includes coleslaw potato casserole, dessert & beverage, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. today, March 1, Manilla Lions Club. Adults $6 Children (under 10) $3. Bake Sale with homemade noodles, breads, cakes, pies, cookies also available. Call Mary Justice 765-663-2673 for more information. All proceeds to benefit new church building fund.

Homer Christian Union Church

Homer Christian Union Church Youth Group Fundraiser Chili Supper, 5 to 7:30 p.m., March 9. Free will offering. Carry-out available.

Harvest Helpings

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:, or by calling Linda Lashbrook at 765-565-8007; or by emailing (please specific number of tickets required; name, address and phone)    

Faith Baptist Church in Morristown.

Sunday, March 3, Dr. Wayne Scott will be teaching the Sunday school lesson at 9:30 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Morristown and preaching the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. The pitch in lunch will be held at noon and the afternoon worship service will be held at 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12, will be the Ladies 50+ meeting from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Carol’s Cornerstone Cafe, 301 E. Main St., Greenfield. Contact Judy Lockett for reservations at 462-5437.

Candy donations are 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, at 6 p.m. the choir will perform and Dr. Wayne Scott will be preaching at the Zion Unity Missionary Baptist Church at 10th St. and Sherman Drive in Indianapolis on the topic of “Worship Music.”

Wednesday, March 20, 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 Cantata at 10:30 a.m.

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