Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

July 13, 2013

Church Briefs

Greensburg Daily News

---- — First Christian Church

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

The YOUTH are again selling strawberry shortcakes at the Decatur County Fair. We hope to see you there!

The Church Picnic will be held August 4 following 10:30 a.m. worship service. The menu will include fried chicken, corn on the cob, cold slaw and homemade ice cream. Please bring cool side dishes or desserts. Table service and drinks will be provided. Bring your family and friends!

Kids’ Closet of Decatur County

In August, children will again be invited to shop the Kids’ Closet. We would appreciate new or slightly used children’s clothing sizes, 4T to 18. To donate, call Jerry/Sue Abplanalp at 663-2084.

Greensburg United Methodist

Come worship with us on July 28 at our “Worship on the Green” service. At 8:15 a.m., early-service worshippers will gather in the sanctuary as usual. At our 10:30 a.m. worship service, we’ll be “worshipping on the green.” We’ll gather on the side lawn for a time of worship and praise. Come celebrate Creation with us! Limited seating will be provided, but bring lawn chairs if you have them. Bring a well-filled picnic basket to share with others in the Social Hall following the 10:30 service.

Sandcreek Baptist Church

We continue to send youth and adults to our local Baptist Youth Camp and ask you to keep them in your prayers. Pray that they come closer to God that during their time at the camp and will keep Him as part of their daily lives.

The ladies of the ABWM have taken on a mission project of making “pillowcase” dresses for children and young ladies in Haiti. If you want to help, you can donate $5 to cover the cost of purchasing trim and fabric, or you can donate 1.5 yards of cotton fabric, any rick rack, lace, bias tape or other trim. We’ll assemble the dresses at a later time and will keep you informed, as we’ll need help with sewing. If you want to donate, you can bring your items to the church or give your money to Dianna, and she’ll purchase any needed items to help complete the project.

I’m sure many of you are spending time in your gardens reaping the harvest of your earlier labors. Do you ever wonder what your heavenly “harvest” will be? Better spend time now tending your “garden” by reading and studying the Bible. It takes time each day to keep the “weeds” out of our spiritual “garden.” Attending church on Sunday helps give us the strength and energy for “weeding.” Hope to see you there.

First Presbyterian Church

Seminary Student Ben Johnson will be presenting a concert at First Presbyterian Church from 7 to 9 p.m., July 21, as part of his “I Am...” tour. Ben is a musician/storyteller and will be sharing his music, faith in God and Jesus Christ, his adventures of living on the road, and the meaning of living by faith and living simply. Join us for this event. For reservations, contact the church office at 663-2197. A Free Will Donation will be taken.

Our 2013 Summer Vacation Bible School, “God’s Big Backyard Bible Camp,” runs from 6 to 8 p.m., July 22 to July 25. The event is for kids ages 3 through Grade 5. Children will be learning how to serve Jesus, family, neighbors and their community. There will be snacks, Bible stories, crafts, music and games. We invite the Community to join the Fun as we learn to serve Jesus and others. To register for this FREE event, contact the church office at 663-2197.

Liberty Baptist Church

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. The Thankful Hearts Class lesson, “Dedicating The Temple,” will be taken from Ezra 6:13-22. The Devotional Reading comes from: Ezra 5:1-5 and the Background Scripture:

Ezra 6. We welcome all to join us for a wonderful time of sharing and learning.

Church Service will be in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor David Blazier bringing the sermon. We welcome all to join us for worship, praise, prayer and fellowship. There will be a quarterly business meeting after the church service. Important new business to be discussed. May God bless all.

New host site for Gleaners Food Bank

Starting July 15, and continuing on the third Monday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gleaners park their 10-bay food truck on the First Christian Church parking lot, 425 N. Broadway. Families are welcome to come and get food “free of charge.” For more information, call the church office at 663-8488.