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Brookside Free Methodist Church
The church, 190 E. 400 South (¼ mile east of U.S. 31 on Ind. 26), will present the Muncie Foursquare Worship Team at 6 p.m. today. Revival services will follow the concert.
The team includes Allie Craycraft, Austin Kreps, Jensen Matchett, Mike Kreps, Chris Matchett, Steve Craycraft and Lucas Blair.
Calvary Baptist Church
“A Memorable Christmas Experience” will be presented by the Gospel Trio Livin Forgivin at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1967 W. Boulevard. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be taken.
Christ Lutheran Church
The Fine Arts Series Music at Christ is presenting a series of eight lunchtime concerts 3401 S. Dixon Road. The fourth concert features Pianist Marc Loudon at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday. There is no charge for the concert, which is approximately 20 to 30 minutes in length. A light lunch will follow (donation suggested).
The next concert in the series will feature Michele Robeson Howard in a trumpet program Jan. 8, 2014.
Faith United Methodist Church
The church, 1518 N. Faith Road, will serve a chicken and noodle dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. A freewill offering will be taken, with proceeds going to United Methodist Women of Faith.
Also on the menu are mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, coleslaw, dessert, coffee, tea and punch. Homemade candy and baked goods will be for sale.
First Baptist Church
The church will sponsor a free clothing drive from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at 310 W. Taylor St.
Kokomo Church of the Brethren
A free pancake breakfast and photos with Santa are planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at the church, 311 W. Lincoln Road.
Morning Star Church
The church will begin a sermon series, “Once Upon a Time,” during the 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary services Sunday at 2900 E. Markland Ave.
New Beginnings Christian Fellowship
“The Greatest Rescue Mission of All Time!” will be the topic of a sermon present at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1900 S. Berkley Road.
Russiaville Friends Church
The Macedonian Call Quartet will sponsor a gospel sing at 6 p.m. today at the church, 230 E. Main St. Guest performers will be Hoosier Harmony Quartet.
A ham loaf dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the church. The cost, which includes drink and dessert, is $7.
Soul Anchor Apostolic Church
Having trouble signing up for health care reform? Applications for the Affordable Care Act will be available 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 3 to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the church, 616 N. Union St. All are welcome. Call 765-457-8515 during the hours listed if needed.
Walton Christian Church
The church will host a Hap’s Chicken Bash to benefit the Southeastern Buddy Bag program from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 8 and younger.
The meal includes Happy Burger broasted chicken, baked potato, slaw, roll, butter, cookie and beverage. Proceeds will help provide food for children on weekends.
For tickets, call 574-626-2320, 574-626-3141, or 765-432-6409.
Grace Community Church
The Cowboy Band will present “Family Christmas” at 6 p.m. Dec. 7, and 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the church, 1810 E. Bradford, Marion.
Elwood First United Methodist Church
“For Unto Us a Child is Born” will be the theme for the 24th annual live nativity at the church, 1500 N. A St. There will be a parade of camels, sheep, donkey, shepherds and kings at 2:45 p.m. Sunday in downtown Elwood. The animals and costumed characters will depict the manger scene from 3 to 6 p.m.
A continuous program of choral music, bell choirs, instrumental music and the reading of the Christmas story will take place inside the church. More than 50 nativity sets will be displayed in the church parlor, and refreshments will be served in Fellowship Hall.
Beulah Land Church
The church, located at 6569 N. 400 West, in Sharpsville, is having a “Christmas V.B.S.” from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 through 13. It is free for children ages 1 through 12. The church invites the children and their families to a celebration at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15. Lunch will follow the celebration.
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