[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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include details of your event and the church’s street address.]
Apostolic Lighthouse Church
Free food will be offered at the church’s pantry from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at 616 Touby Pike.
Brookside Free Methodist Church
The church will sponsor Redneck Games from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at 190 E. 400 South. Admission is $5 for those ages 11 and up and $1 for those 10 and younger. Among the activities will be tire toss, cornhole and hillbilly golf.
Country food available for a small fee will be chili, ham and beans, pulled pork, pork rinds, pigs in a blanket, chips, tea and lemonade. Contests will be best-dressed redneck couple and best belcher. Awards will be presented at 4:30 p.m.
There will be a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 and a clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 19.
An all-you-care-to-eat fish/tenderloin fry is planned for 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Call 765-453-0245 to preorder tickets. Fish and tenderloin will be provided by Hillsdale United Methodist Church.
Candy, games and snacks are planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 during the free trunk or treat.
Contact the church at 765-453-0245 for more information on any of the events.
Calvary Baptist Church
Melissa Campos will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the church, 1967 W. Boulevard.
Center Road Church of Christ
The church will host a Branson-style concert by George Dyer at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at 899 W. 300 South. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Joy Christian Bookstore, 1802 E. Vaile Ave.; Priced Rite, 2112 W. Sycamore St.; and Strickler Jewelers, 3210 S. Lafountain St. They also are available by calling 765-455-0938.
Dyer has appeared with symphonies and opera companies throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has performed musical theater and starred in two video series for Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Christ Lutheran Church
The Fine Arts Series Music at Christ is presenting a series of eight lunchtime concerts. The first features organist Timothy Denton at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday at 3401 S. Dixon Road. There is no charge for the concert, which is expected to last 20 to 30 minutes. A light lunch will follow (donation suggested).
The next concert in the series is Nov. 6 and will feature organist Travis Person.
The Indiana Satsang Society will present a program on ECKANKAR from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library’s meeting room A, 220 N. Union St. Among the topics will be dreams, past life recall, soul travel, divine love, and who am I and why am I here?
For more information, call 765-480-0377 or go to www.eck-indiana.org.
Faith United Methodist Church
The church will host a fish and tenderloin fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at 1518 N. Faith Road. The cost is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children 5 through 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Other items to be served are baked beans, coleslaw, assorted desserts and drinks.
First Christian Church
The church is holding its annual fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9. Oct. 9 is 10-cent day. The church is located at 854 North 300 West, at the corner of Malfalfa and Sycamore/Ind. 22.
First Church of the Nazarene
The church will offer a six-week program focusing on grief recovery beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday and continuing each Tuesday through Nov. 5 at 2734 S. Washington St.
To register for the group, call Cindy Lundin at 765-453-7078.
First Evangelical Presbyterian Church
A rummage sale is planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 at the church, 2000 W. Jefferson St. Set-up will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday. Donations will be accepted Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Fountain of Life Word and Worship Center
Pastor Emma L. Glenn and the Ladies of the Fountain will present “The Excel Women’s Conference” at 4 p.m. Sunday at 611 E. Jackson St. The theme will be “The Esther Factor” (Esther 4:14).
For more information on any of the services, call 765-236-0499.
Hillsdale United Methodist Church
The church’s annual fall fish and tenderloin fry will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at 4893 E. 100 North. The price for the event is $8 for adults, $4 for children 5 through 12 years old, and free for children 4 and younger.
With the all-you-can eat fish and tenderloin meals, diners will have a choice of two items from baked beans, coleslaw and applesauce. A variety of desserts are available for a freewill offering, and proceeds will go to scholarships for children to go to camp. Proceeds from the fall fish fry go toward the medical expenses for the family of Paul and Meagon Dorisse.
Those with questions may call Hillsdale United Methodist Church office at 765-452-0409 or Larry Smith at 765-452-7445.
Morning Star Church
“You’ve Got to get Connected” will be the sermon at the 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary services Sunday at the church, 2900 E. Markland Ave.
New Beginnings Christian Fellowship
The church is offering a “Good Sense” financial seminar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 1900 S. Berkley Road, just north of Kokomo High School. The seminar will be led by Dr. Ron Norman, who will show how money views and habits correlate with a relationship with God. It will include how culture influences people contrary to their values and goals. He will show how to use budgets and other financial tools to move from debt to financial freedom.
“The Importance of Financial Stewardship” will be the title of guest speaker Norman’s message at 10 a.m. Sunday.
New Life Assemblies of God Church
Professor Doug Oss will provide insight into the Holy Spirit during a weekend workshop today and Sunday at 1803 E. Vaile Ave. He will speak on “Experiencing the Holy Spirit” at 6 p.m. today and “Spiritual Gifts: Please Drink Responsibly” at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday.
Oss is a professor of biblical theology and New Testament interpretations and director of Cordas C. Burnett Center for biblical preaching at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
The church is expanding its Upward basketball and cheerleading programs this year to include children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Evaluations will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and Oct. 24 and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 in the activity center. Registration may be made online at http://registration.upward.org/UPW50092 or by calling 765-459-5067. For more information, go to www.newlife4kokomo.org.
Russiaville Friends Church
The Macedonian Call and Livin Forgivin will perform at 6 p.m. today at the church, 230 E. Main St. Grilled hamburgers and ice cream will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken.
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Angels’ Attic Bazaar, craft show and chicken and noodle dinner will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the church, 700 E. Southway Blvd. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a cost of $8 for adults and $3 for children 5 and younger. Proceeds go to missions. Carry-out dinners are available by calling 765-453-0555.
Among the booths will be pantry bake sale, cinnamon rolls, treasure and trinket, gently used jewelry, books and crafts.
Livin Forgivin, a southern gospel group from the Russiaville area, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the church, 1101 S. Waugh St. A freewill offering will be taken.
A dinner will be served for $5 from 5:30 to 6:45 at the Salvation Army Community Center.
For more information, call 765-456-3846.
Solid Rock Ministries
A pancake/biscuits and gravy breakfast will be served from 8 to 11:30 a.m. today at the church, 415 Arnold Court. The price is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 5 and younger. There will be a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
West Point Christian Church
A free hot dog roast and hayride are planned for 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the church, 5112 N. County Road 1250 East, Russiaville.
Galveston First Baptist Church
The church, 207 S. Sycamore St., invites children in grades kindergarten through 12 to participate in its free AWANA program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
Those through grade five will have lessons, songs, small-group study and games. Children can earn rewards for working in their handbooks and learning Bible verses.
The FOCUS group for students in grades six through 12 will have games and lessons.
For more information, call 574-699-6243 and ask for Pastor Jason.
Galveston United Methodist Church
The church will sponsor a Holiday Harvest Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5. Handcrafted items include jewelry, candles, purses, primitive items, woodcrafts and food made by the United Methodist Women.
A chicken and noodle dinner is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 through 12, and free for children 2 and younger. Also on the menu are mashed potatoes, applesauce, green beans, pie and beverage.
Onward Christian Church
The church is planning a chicken and noodle dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Carry-outs are available, and a salad bar and dessert are included. A freewill offering will be taken.
Walton Christian Church
The church’s youth will be going door to door collecting food items for the C.A.R.E. Food Pantry from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 13. The pantry serves residents of the Southeastern School District.
Grace Community Church
Cowboy Church will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Grace Community Church, 1810 E. Bradford, Marion.
Converse United Methodist Church
The church will serve a chicken and noodle dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Borderman Gym. Carry-outs are available. In addition to chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, salads, rolls, drinks and dessert will be served. A freewill offering will be taken, and proceeds will go to missions.
Free Will Baptist Church
The church will have a tenderloin dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 to benefit Operation Christmas Child and WLAC Ministries. The church is located at 279 W. Broadway, Bunker Hill.
The cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. The meal includes tenderloin, baked beans, coleslaw and a choice of tea, lemonade, or coffee. Dessert is available for a freewill offering.
To preorder, email email@example.com or call 765-689-7551.
Sharpsville United Methodist Church
The church will host its annual corn maze from 2 to 10 p.m. beginning Oct. 5 and continuing every Saturday until the end of the month. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10. There is a discount for groups, and special hours can be arranged by calling 765-963-5616.
There will be games, campfire, food and hayride.