Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

August 17, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

Members of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church welcome all — those searching for a place of worship, a place to learn more about the Bible, a place to know Jesus — to the “little church with a big heart,” located in the center of Adams.

Mt. Moriah Sunday School classes, for all age groups, begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:20 a.m. Pastor Keith Dover delivers the message during worship service, starting at 10:30 a.m. Children’s church worship also begins at 10:30 a.m. and is led by Frank and Tracy McCormick.

Holy Communion is provided for baptized believers at Mt. Moriah the first Sunday of every month. The second Sunday of each month, a special worship service takes place for residents and residents’ family and friends at Heritage House Nursing Home. Frank McCormick offers the message, which starts at 2 p.m. inside the dining hall at the facility.

Every other Sunday, the men of the church meet for a Bible study at 7 p.m. in the church annex.

Monday evenings, everyone is invited to be a part of the prayer meeting, which is held in the church annex at 6:30 p.m. Anyone with a prayer need, a praise for blessings or just wanting to be part of a group coming together in Jesus’ name is welcome to be a part of this approximately hour-long session as individuals share in prayer.

The second Tuesday of each month, the American Baptist Women Missions (ABWM) group, under the direction of current president Tracy McCormick, meets in the annex at 6:30 p.m. ABWM is a ministry of women who work together on various activities to help missions in need. At the present, the Mt. Moriah group is working on the Overland White Cross mission to help supply needed items for the Dayton Christian Center. Also, ABWM will be providing food at the goat sale at the Decatur Country Fairgrounds September 21 in order to raise funds for various needs of local families and Christian activities throughout the year.

Choir practice is every Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m. Each Wednesday, individuals participating in special choir music for the following Sunday meet in the sanctuary and practice chosen songs.

Every other Wednesday evening, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the church annex, an open Bible study is held. Those attending currently are going through the book of Romans. Attendees can read aloud or sit back and listen to others take turns reading The Word. Also, there is a time set aside for special prayer needs and praises.

On scheduled Thursdays and Saturdays, Coffee Cup Devotions, led by Peggy Settles, takes place. Women of the church meet either on scheduled Thursdays at Somethin’s Perkin’ (owned and operated by Bill and Tammy Leak on the square in Greensburg) and share time together while lunching and listening to a member offer a devotion; or on specified Saturday mornings in the church annex for breakfast and a devotion, each time hosted by one of the women of Mt. Moriah.

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church is one of some local churches whose members participate in Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery is a biblically-based program that helps people overcome their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Friday evening at the Greensburg Wesleyan Family Life Center, located on West Main Street next to Main Street Market.

Anyone wishing to learn more about Mt. Moriah Baptist Church can call Pastor Keith Dover at 812-614-1497. Information submitted by Pamela Jackson-Abel.

Sandcreek Baptist Church

UMMMM! Those cinnamon rolls were DELICIOUS.

I Hope you were able to get a pan of them last week. They did have extras for sale. The youth and their sponsors did a wonderful job making them. The profit will help pay for their weekend camping/retreat.

Those same youth will resume their 6 p.m. Sunday evening ABY meetings at the church. Hope you will start back with the goal of attending all of the meetings. I’m sure you will grow in your Christian walk as you fellowship with other Christian youth and adults.

The ABWM will meet at the church on the 20th at 7 p.m. We will begin making plans for sewing those pillowcase dresses for the children and young girls in Africa and putting together our Women’s Day program. Remember, you can view the pattern on our website at

The Wednesday night Bible Study will resume at the home of Nancy Sallee on the 21st.

I attended my family reunion last Sunday. It was with those from my mother’s “side of the family.” Somehow, I’ve moved from those of “middle age” to being one of the oldest members in attendance. Sure is a strange but good feeling when there’s no one older than you and lots of youngsters and children playing nearby.

It’s those young ones who will keep any family bond strong and growing, so we adults need to be sure we’re telling the young ones the importance of family and God, sharing our love for them and forming a bond at an early age. I thought of the reunion for the Christian family in Heaven. There will be joy and excitement unlike any we’ve experienced here on Earth. We’ll be welcomed by our Heavenly Father and what a reunion that will be! It’s important that we pass along our faith to those younger than we. Bring them to Sunday School and Church, tell/read them Bible stories, and be a good witness to those around you. Have a good week and start it by going to church. Information submitted by Hazel Buell.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church welcomes you Sunday to our worship services at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary) at 425 North Broadway in Greensburg. Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

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 Sept. 8, from 12:30 to 3 p.m., at the fairgrounds. Small groups and our Wednesday programming, ELEV8, will kick off the week of Sept. 8 to 14. We’ll conclude our journey with a service Sunday, Oct. 20; a week of service in the community leading up to Trunk or Treat Oct. 26, and a celebration of our journey Oct. 27. For more information, or to get involved during our church-wide campaign, 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 at medical clinic and a new church sponsored by FAME.

Cost is $3,300 plus immunizations and incidentals. If interested in going, apply on the FAME website as soon as possible. For general information, contact Shelly Walsman at 663-8246.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

St. Mary’s will be offering sessions for those interested in our Catholic faith. These classes focus on the beliefs and professed faith of our religion. We will share on a variety of topics- scripture, religious history, and prayer in an atmosphere of fellowship and prayer. Anyone interested can call the parish office at 663-8427 for more information or to sign up. All are welcome. Sessions will begin on August 29 at 7 p.m. in the education building (behind the old school).

Perhaps you have a family member who is not Catholic, but often asks questions about your faith. Maybe you have a friend or acquaintance in the same situation. Take the time to invite someone in! Information provided by Anita Navarra.

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