Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

August 3, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Sandcreek Baptist

Ladies, men, and children, check your closets for good, unwanted, outgrown, wearable, clothes in good, clean condition to donate to the Westport clothes closet.

They will be accepting your items August 13. The “closet” will then be open for “business” August 14 to 16.

Ladies, if you’re interested in using up some of your material and trim “stash,” check our website ( and go to “Outreach” for the “pillowcase dress” pattern and instructions.

You can make them at your home or as I mentioned, last week, we will meet at the church, at a later date to assemble them for children and young women in Africa. I will keep you posted for that date on case you want to join us for the fun and fellowship that will be included. Maybe even some food.

In two weeks the youth will offer cinnamon rolls for sale, on Sunday morning. This is a fundraiser for their upcoming, weekend retreat and camping trip planned for August 23 to 25. You can place your order this next Sunday or call Jan Z. or Angie, our youth sponsors.

You could even call the church office and leave an order by phone. Have you missed the humidity in the air recently? I sure haven’t. It’s been so pleasant and comfortable. If this weather has been a blessing to you and your family, add something to your “Love” box and don’t forget to say “Thank You” to the one and only always accurate “Weatherman.” Hope to see you in church this Sunday. No reservation needed.

Liberty Baptist

Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The Thankful Hearts Class lesson, “Feast Of Tabernacles” will be taken from Nehemiah 8:2, 3, 13-18. The Devotional Reading coming from Exodus 23: 12 - 17; and the Background Scripture will be Nehemiah 7: 73b - 8:18, Leviticus 23:33-43.

We welcome all to come and join in a wonderful time of sharing and learning.

Church Service will be in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Robert “Bob” Leitgabel bringing the sermon. This week’s sermon continues a series on what the Bible has to say about our human emotions. This week we will discuss “Quarreling” Ephesians 4:15-5:2 and James 4:1-12. We welcome all to come join us for a time of worship, praise, prayer, and fellowship.

Beginning Sept. 1, Liberty Baptist Church will be moving their Sunday School classes to begin at 10 a.m., and their church services will begin at 11 a.m.

We welcome all to come join us at these new times this fall. May God bless all.

First Christian

First Christian Church welcomes you to our worship services at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary), 425 North Broadway, Greensburg. Sunday school classes start at 9:30 a.m. This Sunday, August 4, will be promotion Sunday.

We will have a church picnic following the 10:30 a.m. worship. The menu includes fried chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw and homemade ice cream. Bring cool side dishes or desserts. Table service and drinks are provided. Bring family and friends!

The FCC Alpha Omega Children will host their first annual corn hole tournament and block party from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 10 on the FCC parking lot.

The cost is $10 per team.

FCC Alpha Omega Children is an Outreach Ministry of Puppets. This is a fundraiser to help purchase new puppets, supplies and other expenses to spread God’s love and Word to the community and beyond. To sign up a team or make donations to this event, call the church office at 663-8488.

A mission trip to Burkina Faso, Africa is planned for Jan. 12 to 23, 2014. This trip is to start a medical clinic and new church sponsored by FAME.

Cost is $3,300 plus immunizations and incidentals. If interested in going, you need to apply on FAME website ASAP. For general information, contact Shelly Walsman at 663-8246.

The Kids’ Closet next opening date is Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. Anyone wishing to make a donation is asked to make checks payable to First Christian Church in care of the Kids’ Closet. Used clothing is also being collected for sizes 4T to 18. They can be brought to the Greensburg Fire Station at anytime or to First Christian Church.

We are excited about our church-wide campaign “This is Church,” coming in September. This is an eight-week journey to discover God’s design for the church.

We’ll start with a tailgate party from 12:30 to 3 p.m. September 8 at the fairgrounds. Small groups and our Wednesday program, Elev8, will kick off the week of September 8 to 14.

We’ll conclude our journey with a service Sunday, October 20, a week of service in the community leading up to Trunk or Treat October 26, and a celebration of our journey October 27.

For more information, or to get involved during our church-wide campaign, call the church office at 663-8488.