Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

October 26, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

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

The community is invited to a Coffee House from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. This will be a relaxed atmosphere where you can hear the sermon from the previous Sunday while sharing a cup of coffee with others.

Elev8 classes for children and junior high youth will meet this Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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 p.m. For more information on how to get involved in a class or small group, call the church office at 812-663-8488.

Due to the overcrowding at our August opening, the Kids’ Closet of Decatur Co. has been moved to Greensburg City Hall. It will be opened there from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. Children from kindergarten to sixth grade will be given “free” winter clothing. No papers are required to be filled out. The one requirement is that the child be accompanied by an adult. We are in need of all children’s sizes of new underwear. Anyone volunteering to work call Sue or Jerry Abplanalp at 663-2084.

Kids’ Closet of Decatur County and Thirty-one consultant Bonnie Fischer are teaming up for “CROP 4 KIDS” – a day of Scrapbooking & FUNdraising Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the FCC Family Life Center. Contact Bonnie Fischer at 812-593--0364 or email: for more information.

With Operation Christmas Child, “Every shoe box offers an opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with a hurting child.” If you would like to participate in this outreach, shoe boxes to fill with gifts are available in the Holy Grounds at First Christian Church along with instructions for packing a box and gift suggestions. Boxes will be collected in the Holy Grounds and are due by November 17.

Sandcreek Baptist Church

Well, this is the week! Our annual fall Soup Supper! Hope you’re planning to attend. It’s this Saturday, Oct. 26, and we’ll be ready to fill your soup bowl from 4 to 8 p.m., if you’re busy and have to eat late. We’ll even have a carry-out if you need that.

This is the first time for our youth to be in charge, so come out and support them as they work for the proceeds that will then be used for their upcoming outings and programs. We’ll have the usual Chili, Bean, and Potato, plus some new ones. I’m sure you’ll want to try them all along with a piece of homemade pie and a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea or milk. We’ll accept your Freewill Offering and serve you upstairs or downstairs in our basement. We’re looking forward to seeing our regular attenders along with new ones we’ve yet to meet.

We will have a guest Gideon speaker for our morning service this coming Sunday. Plan to attend and give them your support. They are a worthy group working in our place. The Faith Singers will continue to meet on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for practice.

Hope you’ll make it this week. We still need your voice added to those already coming. The men’s brotherhood will meet at Burney Baptist Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Randy Ollis will be the speaker. Reservations are needed by Nov. 4. You can call 663-7314 to let them know you’ll be eating with them.

As I’ve mentioned before, the Edna Martin “tub” is in need of non-perishable items ASAP. Just pick up a few extra cans of veggies or soup, when you shop, and add them to the tub located in the church hallway. And you can begin now to shop for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Remember that school supplies and personal hygiene products are always in need. No liquids or “war” related items are accepted.

Today the weather man predicted a coming frost soon. That means the flowers will most certainly be gone until next year. However, it’s promising to think about seeing them again in all their beauty. How like it is when we say “Good-bye” to a family member knowing we’ll meet them in Heaven someday. Won’t that be a joyful reunion?

Do you need to get back to attending a church somewhere or just start fresh with a new one? Sandcreek awaits you on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. for Sunday School or 10 a.m. for our traditional service with hymns, a children’s story time, prayer, and a message from God’s Word. Sound like something you need/want? We’ll save you a seat.

Lighthouse Chapel

Lighthouse Chapel welcomes you to our Gospel Sing. It will take place Sunday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Chapel on Co. Road 700 South. Come and receive a great Blessing in the Lord. For more information, call Pastor Lee Creech at 812-663-8074.

Christ Lutheran Mission

Christ Lutheran Mission will meet this Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m., as we continue the study: “Come Thirsty.” This week’s topic will deal with redefining prayer.

Waiting can be hard, but waiting can also be worthwhile. What things do you consider worth waiting for? All are welcome to attend as we meet at The Fine Grind, 120 East Washington Street.

For more information, call: 812-614-2160 or 812-662-5154. You may also log onto

Liberty Baptist Church

Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunday School beginning at 10 a.m. The Thankful Hearts Class lesson, “The Blessing Passes to Jacob,” will be taken from Genesis 28:1A, 10-22; Devotional Reading: John 4:1-15; Background Scriptures: Genesis 27, 28, 31:22-30, 35:9-15. Church Service will begin at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Pastor Robert (Bob) Leitgabel will be giving the sermon, “Give Me One More Chance,” from Luke 13. We welcome all to come and join us in a time of worship, praise, prayer and fellowship. May God bless all.

Bible Study will continue at 6 p.m. Sunday night in the Fellowship Hall.

Remember that the entire month of October is the 2013 World Mission Offering Campaign.

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