Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

May 31, 2014

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Sandcreek Baptist Church

One of our most important times will be a part of this Sunday’s worship hour as we have the opportunity to partake of Holy communion when it is passed by the deacons during our 10 a.m. service. I hope you will set aside this day and be a part of this special time together.

Remember, the final time for the Wednesday night Bible study is June 4; it will be the last meeting until fall.

The Faith Singers are also on summer break and will convene again in the fall.

Maybe you can plan now to set aside that time and join your voice with ours. For those who are already choir members please continue to listen to the new CD to get acquainted with the songs in our new book.

The youth have had their “end of the year” party but plan to meet monthly just to stay in touch. Stay tuned for those dates.

Spring training is in session, but there’s still time to sign-up for the church’s softball team. See one of the Starke Girls and give them your name and the position where you play best.

Church camp is right around the corner so don’t forget to pick up a registration form in the hallway and let the youth leaders know that you’re interested.

It was announced that there is a “Primary” camp June 29 July 2 for children in first thru third grade and there is also a need for adult supervisors and helpers during that time. Let the Hamer’s know if you can help or call the camp.

Hope you had a chance to see the “dresses for Africa” that were hanging in the hallway last Sunday. It was reported that the ladies of the ABWM and friends have completed 60 dresses so far.

From the looks of our information this week it appears that things are coming to a close at Sandcreek. Certainly NOT!!! We continue to meet each week to hear God’s Word read and spoken from the pulpit and we certainly hope that you will join us some Sunday and become a part of our congregation. We’d love to meet you and your friends/family. Remember we have Sunday school at 9 a.m. for all ages and our traditional worship service it at 10 a.m. We’re easy to find. Just come south on U.S. 421 and we’re about three and a half miles south of Greensburg.

We’ll be looking for you. Don’t let us down.

First Christian Church

Sunday, June 1

We welcome you to our 8 a.m. worship service (traditional) and the 10:30 a.m. worship service (contemporary) 425 North Broadway, Greensburg. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

This Sunday, we’ll look at another chapter of “The Story.” The Story takes specific selections from the NIV scriptures and places them in chronological order so the reader can better understand how God’s story and our story intersects. If you would like to join us in this study, a participant book is recommended. Books for all ages are available at or locally at Rainbow Books. If you would like to catch up on the sermons, recordings are online at, you can request a CD through the church office, or visit our facebook page at Classes on The Story are available during Sunday School, Wednesday nights, and in small groups. For more information, please call the church office (812-663-8488).

Shine, a Go Fish Vacation Bible School, will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 23 to 27.

Registration is now open to children 3 years through fifth grade graduates. To register, contact the church office. To stay up-to-date on VBS and other children’s ministry events, like FCC Creative Kids on Facebook!

Westport Baptist

Nationally acclaimed southern gospel male quartet group Gold City will be performing a concert at Westport Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13.

This year’s event will be the fifth time Westport has hosted the prestigious quartet from Gadsden, Alabama. Gold City has been performing gospel music for 34 years.

Concert organizer Bryan McCullough said, “I grew up listening to Gold City on the way to school with my grandpa, Clifford Byard, who was also a member of a gospel quartet. He always told me they had the richest harmony and the best bass singer in gospel music. It has meant a lot to me to be able to bring them to Westport.”

Gold City is comprised of five members. Tim Riley sings bass and was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2013. His son, Daniel Riley sings baritone. Lead vocalist Chip Pullen and tenor Robert Fulton recently joined the group and talented pianist Bryan Elliot has been accompanying quartets since age 15.

The group has a powerful testimony, according to Riley. “Our job is to sing, to minister to that person sitting in the back row at a concert that may be his only chance to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. How can we expect God to honor our efforts if we don’t honor our own relationship with Him?”

Tickets are available from McCullough for $12. Children from ages six to 12 are $6 and children under age 5 are free. To purchase tickets, call 812-591-3824. In addition, a freewill donation dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church’s Outreach Center across the street.

Westport Baptist Church is located on Main Street in Westport. Handicapped access to the sanctuary is now available at the east entrance of the church.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Saturday/Sunday – May 31/June 1. We will be celebrating the feast of Ascension at all Masses.

Monday, June 2 – 12:45 p.m. Last day of school and Sixth grade recognition and awards program in school gym.

Tuesday, June 3 – 11:30 a.m. in church, Rosary for the unborn. Pre-baptism session, 7 p.m. in the Education Center.

Wednesday, June 4 – 4 p.m. in parish office, Faith Formation. Volunteer Bible School meeting, 6:30 p.m., school cafeteria.

Saturday/Sunday, June 7/8 – St. Mary’s will be celebrating the Feast of Pentecost. The “Fifty Days” of the Easter celebration comes to a close with Pentecost. As the liturgical color for this feast is red, all are invited to wear red and bring joy and color for this joyous liturgy.

– Daily News