---- — Editor’s note: Due to the volume of announcements this week, Church News will run today instead of Saturday, as it usually does. 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.
Bible Baptist Church
An informational meeting is planned for 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Bible Baptist Church, 2635 S. Dixon Road, for those interested in a tour of Israel May 9 through May 20, 2014. Drs. David Hoffidetz and Richard Bloomstock will present the sights and sounds of Israel and will answer questions.
For more information, contact Bible Baptist Church at 765-455-1444.
The church is planning trunk or treat from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30.
Brookside Free Methodist Church
There will be a clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, 190 E. 400 South.
An all-you-care-to-eat fish/tenderloin fry will be 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 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
Sally Duke will perform during Old Time Gospel Hour at 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the church, 1967 W. Boulevard. A freewill offering will be taken.
Cassville United Methodist Church
Bazaar is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at 610 E. Cassville Road. Offered will be candy by the pound, pies, cakes, other baked goods, one-stroke painting, noodles, cheese balls and crafts.
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 third event of the church’s 2013–14 Concert Series, Music at Christ, will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at 3401 S. Dixon Road. A reception will follow the program. The featured artist will be Scott Montgomery, concert organist, who is director of music ministries and organist for Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Champaign, Ill. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in organ performance from the University of Illinois.
Montgomery was the winner in 2006 of the Lilian Murtagh Memorial Award and the Audience Prize of the American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artist Competition in Organ Playing, the first person to win both prizes in the history of the competition. His performances have been broadcast on American Public Media’s Pipedreams series on NPR, and he has recorded three CDs.
Fairview Baptist Church
Cowboy Church, a Southern gospel program that proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, testimonies and fun, is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday at 2108 E. Vaile Ave.
The church will have trunk or teat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be games, refreshments, storytelling, and trunks full of treats. Those who attend may come in costume.
Faith United Methodist Church
A beef stew meal will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1518 N. Faith Road. The meal will include carrots and celery, applesauce, desserts, bread and butter and drinks. A freewill offering will be taken.
First Church of the Nazarene
The church will offer a six-week program focusing on grief recovery beginning at 6 p.m. each Tuesday through Nov. 5 at 2734 S. Washington St.
To register for the group, call Cindy Lundin at 765-453-7078.
Fountain of Life Word and Worship Center
Elder Paul Otis and the Refuge Temple Revival Center of Indianapolis will be special guests for the Pastor’s Aide Committee’s Pre-Servant Celebration at 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at 611 E. Jackson St.
A revival will be at the church at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. Bishop T.I. Winfree, senior pastor of the Body of Christ Refuge in Toledo, Ohio, will be the guest revivalist.
For more information, call 765-236-0499.
Grace United Methodist Church
Gracie’s Bazaar will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, 219 W. Mulberry St. The Bazaar will feature crafty creations, homemade goodies, and a brunch and fashion show.
Cinnamon rolls and coffee will be served from 9 to 10 a.m. A brunch and fashion show will begin at 10:30 a.m. The fashion show, featuring area businesses, will showcase outfits and accessories for all ages. Tickets for the brunch and fashion show are $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds benefit missions. For more information, call the church office at 765-457-5329.
Howard-Miami Mennonite Church
There will be a hog roast from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at 600 N. 700 East. The menu includes Cajun pork, au gratin potatoes, baked beans, applesauce, cake and drink. A freewill offering will be taken and proceeds will go to the student aid fund.
In His Image
The church will serve a country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at 2940 E. 50 North. Included will be sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, biscuits, pancakes, orange juice and coffee.
Carry-outs will be available. For more information, call 765-452-7889.
Kokomo Church of the Brethren
The church will offer a Nelson’s BBQ Chicken fundraiser Saturday. Pick-up will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 311 W. Lincoln Road. Cost is $6 for a chicken half and $4 for “pit-tatoes.” Proceeds will benefit church outreach, ministries and youth conference. Call 765-456-5318 for more information.
Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church
A Harvest Carnival for Kids is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 5051 E. County Road 400 North. There will be games, a costume contest and cake walk for children up to sixth-graders.
For more information, call 765-628-3605.
Main Street Christian Church
The annual Ladies Aid Breakfast and Bake Sale will be 7 to 10 a.m. Nov. 9 in the church’s fellowship building, 220 W. Main St., Russiaville. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 4 through 12, and free for children 3 and younger.
Main Street United Methodist Church
Smart Choice Food Ministry at Main Street is offering a Thanksgiving food box special. The $30 box includes: 3-pound average boneless turkey breast, 4-pound boneless ham, 20-ounce dry au gratin potatoes (makes 28 servings), 48 Parkerhouse-style rolls (two 25-ounce bags), and two Pumpkin pies.
All food arrives frozen and is enough to feed 12 to 16 people.
Boxes may be purchased by individuals or organizations. Orders must be placed at the church, and paid in full, by Nov. 13. Orders will be ready for pick up Nov. 23 at Main Street.
Call 765-457-8248 for more information.
Meridian Street Christian Church
The church will have an “Inside Yard Sale” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at 205 N. Meridian St., Greentown.
Dave Turner will be the speaker at the monthly Widow’s Tea at 2 p.m. Oct. 29. There will be a free antiques appraisal.
Trunk or teat will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.
Morning Star Church
“Come and Die” will be the sermon during the 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary services Sunday at the church, 2900 E. Markland Ave. It is part of the “All In” series.
Mount Zion Temple
Apostle Roosevelt Solomon Jr., founder and overseer of Solomon Ministries, will be the speaker when the church celebrates its first anniversary at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at 4019 S. Webster St. His message will be “If the Lord Delight in Us,” taken from Numbers 14:8.
A native of Kokomo, Solomon received his certificate of license and ordination at Second Baptist Church in Kokomo, a bachelor of science degree in elementary education at Loyola University and a doctor of divinity degree from Christian Bible College in 1981.
For more information, call Apostle Howard L. Patterson at 765-457-4927.
New Life Assemblies of God Church
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. Tuesday and Thursday, 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.
Trunk or treat is planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church parking lot. Food will be served in the activity center. Black light presentations will be provided by the CHAMPS team. The event is free.
New London Friends Church
A fish and tenderloin fry is planned for 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the church, 2104 S. County Road 766 West. The meal includes baked beans, potato salad, dessert and drink at $9 for adults, $5 for children 4 through 12 and free for children 3 and younger.
The church will host a Creative Ministries Solutions Regional Puppet Festival Nov. 15 and 16. Registration must be made by Nov. 5. The program will feature One Way Street training, resources and products.
For more information, go to www.creativemin.com or call New Life Church at 765-459-5067.
Northview Christian Church
The church will serve an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 2059 N. 100 East. Freewill donations will be accepted. Crafts and baked goods will be available at the country store.
Russiaville United Methodist Church
The church will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the fellowship hall. To make an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, sponsor code “russumc.”
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
A fall festival is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the church, 700 E. Southway Blvd. There will be bounce houses and hotdogs will be served during the family-friendly event.
For more information, call 765-432-7862.
The Salvation Army Women’s Ministries Group will host a chicken and noodle dinner from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Nov. 9 at the community center, 1007 E. Foster St. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Desserts are available for an additional charge. Proceeds will support the missions ministry.
For additional information, call 765-456-3846.
Southdowns Wesleyan Church
Women of the church are planning a rummage/bake/craft sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. There will be furniture, baked goods, and craft items for sale, as well as Halloween lollipops and fudge.
The church is located at 175 W. 400 South, just west of U.S. 31 on U.S. 26.
Stars of Light Church
Messianic Rabbi Moshe Laurie, author of “Living in God’s Army: Instructions from a Warrior of David,” will teach spiritual warfare at 6 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday at the church, 809 S Elizabeth St. Laurie hosted “Spiritual Warfare” on TCT Christian television for five years, and his radio program “Truth in Life,” is broadcast over the air and streamed on the Internet.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kokomo
Rob Burgess, the Kokomo Tribune’s night editor and author of the column “House of Burgess,” will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 800 S. Market St. The title of his talk is “The Development of Empathy.”
A breakfast is planned from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, U.S. 35 and 300 South. A freewill offering will be taken, with proceeds going to S.A.V.E.
Menu items are biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, french toast, sausage, scramble eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice and milk.
Galveston United Methodist Church
A chicken and noodle dinner is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 515 S. Maple St. 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.
Poplar Grove United Methodist Church
The church will sponsor a soup and sandwich supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Young America Lions Den, Ind. 18. A freewill offering will be taken.
For more information, call 765-434-8923 or 765-452-7018.
Walton Christian Church
Leap of Faith youth basketball and cheerleading league will be hosted by the church. Registration is $20 per child, and evaluations are planned for Nov. 21 and Nov. 23. The season begins Jan. 11 and ends March 1.
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/waltonleapoffaith or send questions to email@example.com.
Forest Baptist Church
The church will serve a chicken and noodle dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Forest. The cost is $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for children 3 through 10, and free for children younger than 3. Drink and dessert are included.
Union Baptist Church
A pork burger and pulled pork supper is planned for 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 in the church, 8280 E. County Road 800 North, Forest. The meal also includes baked beans, cheese potatoes, slaw, dessert and drink.
The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 3 through 12, and free for children younger than 3.
Bennetts Switch United Methodist Church
The church is hosting an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Freewill donations will be accepted, with proceeds benefitting a mission for Jason and Rachel Helm in Mozambique and local missions. The church is on Ind. 18, ¾ mile east of U.S. 31 in Bennetts Switch. Call 765-461-3662 for more information.
Free Will Baptist Church
The church will have a tenderloin dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-689-7551.
Mount Olive United Methodist Church
The church will host a bazaar and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at 2015 N. 300 West in Marion. Offered will be crafts, homemade noodles, pies, cakes, cookies, candy, soups, snacks, and treasures for sale. A free breakfast of muffins, coffeecake, tea and coffee will be served. All proceeds will benefit local missions.
Sharpsville United Methodist Church
The church will host its annual corn maze from 2 to 10 p.m. 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.
Liberty Baptist Church
The church will serve a chicken or beef and noodle dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at 3530 N. 1000 West, Tipton. Freewill donations will benefit a local food pantry and local mission.