Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

December 14, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — First Christian Church

The First Christian Church, located at 425 North Broadway, welcomes you Sunday to our worship services at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary). Sunday school classes start at 9:30 a.m.

Elev8 classes for children and junior high youth will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, with a meal served for children, junior high youth, and volunteers at 5:45 p.m.

Senior high Elev8 classes will meet Sunday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a meal served at 5:45 pm. Gleaners Food Bank will be on the First Christian Church parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services are from 5 and 7 p.m.

The Children’s Christmas Program and Worship (one Combined Service) is at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 29, in Family Life Center.

Sandcreek Baptist Church

This Sunday, Dec. 15, you can be part of the offering for the ABWM White Cross Mission Quota. The money will go to support the Dayton Christian Center. At noon on Wednesday, Dec. 18, present, past and incoming deacons and their spouses will meet at Ponderosa for a fellowship meal.

SAVE THE DATE for Christmas Sunday, Dec. 22, when the youth will present a Christmas program. You won’t want to miss this one.

A reminder: You can bring Christmas cards you want to send members of the congregation. No postage is needed. Just put their name on the envelope and the youth will sort them and have them ready for pick-up from the table in the hallway. Check there before you leave church and take what has been set aside for you and your family.

We’re still collecting non-perishable items for the Edna Martin Christian Center. Place your donated items in the tub in the hallway. And SAVE THE DATE: At 6 p.m., Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve – we’ll be having a short service to help us remember, “The Reason for the Season.” You’ll have time to get back home and prepare for your own family festivities.

Remember to put that Bethlehem Baby first in your life – not only at this time of year, but every day of your life. He is a wonderful friend to have with you at all times.

Liberty Baptist Church

On Sunday, Dec. 15, we’ll be electing Sunday school and church officers following services.

At 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, we’ll have our Christmas program. Please bring snacks.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

St. Mary’s school children focused on the second week of Advent by making Christmas cards for residents of local nursing homes.

The focus of the third week of Advent will be St. Mary’s Hot Meals program. The children will bring canned foods to help stock the shelves for the meals prepared every Sunday for area residents.

The kindergarten classes sang Christmas songs for the residents of the Crown Pointe Villas at their Christmas luncheon, Dec. 11.

Tasty Tuesday will be Dec. 17 after the 5:30 p.m. Mass in the school gym. In addition to the meal, a movie can be enjoyed at 6:45 p.m. The dinner is offered for a free will offering and is open to the public. It would help in planning if you can leave a message for your reservation at 812-663-8427 as soon as possible.

St. Mary’s will remember residents in our local nursing homes or senior citizens’ home during this Advent season, with prayer, cards and visits.

St. Mary’s Holiday Mass Schedule is as follows: Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight and Dec. 25 at 9 a.m. December 31, 4:30 p.m. and January 1, 9 a.m.

For additional information concerning activities call 812-663-8427.

– Daily News