Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

April 12, 2014

Church news

Kokomo Tribune

---- — [Editor’s note: Area faith-based institutions should send their event submissions at least two weeks before the event to Kokomo Tribune Religion Calendar, 300 N. Union St., P.O. Box 9014, Kokomo, IN 46901, or email ktnews@kokomotribune.com. Be sure to include details of your event and the church’s street address.]

Christ the King Anglican Church

The church has a new location. At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the congregation will meet in the chapel at Christ Lutheran Church, 3401 S. Dixon Road.

Community Good Friday service

The Rev. Charlie Riley, of Abundant Life Church, will speak on “Love Without End” during the community Good Friday service from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 S. Washington St. The service is sponsored by the Howard County Ministerial Association.

Special music will be provided by the Nazarene choir and a brass ensemble.

Crossroads Community Church

The Heaven’s Hands ministry will offer a six-week co-ed support group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning this week at the church at the corner of U.S. 26 and Ind. 931. Light snacks are provided at the meetings, and childcare is available.

To confirm your participation, call 765-416-3550 or fill out the contact form on the website, www.heavenshandskokomo.org.

The church is planning a special presentation by Misty Wallace and Keith Blackburn on the power of forgiveness during services at 5 and 6:30 p.m. April 19, and 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. April 20.

Fairfield Christian Church

Women of the church are planning a rummage sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 25 at 1476 E. 400 South, Oakford.

Fairview Baptist Church

Cowboy Church, a southern gospel program that proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ, will be at 4 p.m. April 19 at the church, 2108 E. Vaile Ave.

First Christian Church

Alexandra Christina Kocoshis will be the conductor for “Easter: A Celebration in Sacred Music” at 2:30 p.m. today at the church, located at the corner of Sycamore and Malfalfa roads. The program will feature the Lyric Opera Theatre of Indiana and Charles Manning, organist.

The performance will include pieces from Haydn’s “Creation,” Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” the Vivaldi “Gloria,” the Verdi “Requiem,” and Handel’s “Messiah.” Stephen Roger Kitts II, of Galveston, will be among the singers.

The event is free to the public, but a freewill offering will be taken for the opera company.

First Congregational Church

The church, 505 W. Mulberry St., is hosting a Lenten Series focusing on teachings from the “Son of God” movie at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday evenings. The evenings begin with a free soup and salad dinner at 6:15, followed by the lesson and small group discussions from 7 to 8 p.m. Child care is available by calling the church office at 765-452-8285.

Fountain of Life Word and Worship Center

Fountain of Life will observe Holy Week with programs at 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 611 E. Jackson St. There will be a Good Friday celebration at noon Friday. An Easter egg hunt will be Saturday at a time not yet determined.

Church Mother Elizabeth Jones will be honored at 4 p.m. April 27 at an appreciation service.

For more information, call the church at 765-236-0499.

Grace United Methodist Church

Holy Week services have been announced by the church, 219 W. Mulberry St.

Palm Sunday services will be at 8:15 a.m., 9:25 a.m., and 11:11 a.m. Sunday. A children’s Easter egg hunt will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Maundy Thursday will be observed from 6 to 8 p.m. with an open communion format in the chapel. Worshippers may drop by the church at any time between those hours at their convenience.

Grace Church will host a Good Friday service, including congregations from Galveston, Main Street, Shiloh, and St. Luke’s United Methodist Churches, at 7 p.m.

Easter services celebrating Christ’s resurrection will be at 9:25 and 11:11 a.m. April 20. An Easter breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m.

Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church

The church, 5051 E. 400 North, will serve a fish and tenderloin supper from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26. Donations will be accepted, with proceeds going to a scholarship fund.

In addition to fish and tenderloin, the meal includes baked beans, slaw, applesauce, roll and butter, dessert and drinks. The meal will be prepared by Hillsdale United Methodist Church.

Main Street Christian Church

The annual Ladies Spiritual Spa is planned for April 25 at the church, 220 W. Main St., Russiaville. A salad buffet is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the program is 6:45 p.m.

The program will be presented by Daron and Julie Earlewine, founders of Pub Theology. A silent auction prior to the program will benefit New Leaf Mentoring, which ministers to children of imprisoned parents.

Reservations must be made by Friday by contacting mscc9@sbcglobal.net or calling 765-883-5265.

Morning Star Church

Music, stories of changed lives, and four monologues from the final days of Jesus’ life on Earth are planned for the 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary services Sunday at the church, 2900 E. Markland Ave.

Mount Zion Temple

The congregation will observe its second anniversary with a service at 4:30 p.m. today at 4019 S. Webster St. The guest speaker will be Apostle Roosevelt Solomon Jr., founder and overseer of Solomon Ministries. The theme of the service is “If the Lord Delight in Us,” taken from Numbers 14:8.

Solomon received his certificate of license and ordination at Second Baptist Church, his B.S. degree in elementary education from Loyola University and doctor of divinity from Christian Bible College in 1981.

For more information, call 765-457-4927.

New Beginnings Christian Fellowship

Pastor Jeff Russell will present a message on “The Power of Prayer” for the 10 a.m. Palm Sunday service in the church, 1900 S. Berkley Road. His sermon is taken from Luke 22:35-46 and Acts 4.

The church will celebrate Maundy Thursday with a Concert of Prayer, with communion, at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Good Friday service is at 6 p.m.

New Life Assemblies of God Church

A Passover Seder meal will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 1803 E. Vaile Ave. The Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Passover celebration.

Friday FIRE, a family night filled with black light puppets, gospel illusion, God Rods and family games, is planned for 7 p.m. April 25 in the church activity center. Snacks will be provided.

For more information, call 765-459-5067 or go to www.newlife4kokomo.org.

Russiaville United Methodist Church

The church will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in the fellowship hall, 180 N. Union St., Russiaville. Call 800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.

Salvation Army

The Christianaires will present a concert at 7 p.m. today at the church, 1101 S. Waugh St. A freewill offering will be taken.

A preconcert dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

The Christianaires have recorded numerous albums and their style is a mix of traditional and contemporary gospel music.

The Kramers will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. A freewill offering will be taken. Scott, Rachel and daughter Maria present multi-instrumental gospel music to audiences around the country.

Southside Christian Church

The church’s spring rummage sale will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 and April 25 at 201 E. Markland Ave. There also will be a bake sale and craft sale.

Sycamore Friends Church

The church is selling several varieties of Sechler pickles and salsa as a fundraiser for ministries through April 27.

For more information, call Gloria Reed at 765-922-7505.

Tzion Synagogue

The Passover Feast will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at 614 W. Monroe St.

For more information, call 765-867-3202.

West Point Christian Church

The church is planning an Easter egg hunt for the community at 10 a.m. April 19 at 5112 N. 1250 East, four miles south of the four-way stop in Russiaville. Free candy will be available for all children.

A sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. April 20 will be followed by a free breakfast. The main Easter service will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Woodland Church of God

Visitors Sunday is planned for 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 3401 S. Webster St., and the church will continue registering visitors for prizes to be given away May 4.

Roger Lush will be the guest speaker for the 10:30 a.m. Sunday healing service at 3401 S. Webster St. His talk will be about the healing touch he received and about the power of the Holy Ghost.

There will be an Easter egg hunt at 4 p.m. April 19 for ages 12 and younger.

An Easter basket giveaway is planned after the 10:30 a.m. service April 20. Pictures will be taken with the Easter bunny. No evening service is planned on Easter.

Pastor Dave Cornelius of Bethel Tabernacle will be the speaker for a revival April 25. There will be Bible reading at 6 p.m., prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and service at 7 p.m.

Charlie Gabbard, former lead singer for the group 29-11, will be the speaker April 26. Bible reading will be at 5 p.m., prayer at 5:30 p.m. and service with a youth emphasis at 6 p.m.

Bishop Woodrow Alley, state evangelist, will be the speaker at 10:30 a.m. April 27.

Cass County

Galveston United Methodist Church

An Easter egg hunt is planned for 11 a.m. April 20 after the worship service.

Upper Deer Creek Church

The church will sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 19 at Galveston Elementary School. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. Toddlers through 12-year-olds are invited to attend.

Walton Christian Church

The SIS Group will sponsor a purse auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. April 21. Proceeds will benefit church and community outreach.

There will be a variety of purse styles and sizes to be auctioned. Those who attend will be admitted if they bring an item for the church’s Care Pantry. Foods needed are peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup and bottled juice.