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Aglow International Kokomo Community Lighthouse
Christine Rolpe, northwest area team president, will speak during the meeting from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Stars of Light Church, 809 S. Elizabeth St.
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
Pianist Jim Hendricks will be featured during the first event in the Music at Christ concert series at 7 p.m. Sunday at 3401 S. Dixon Road. His arrangements of traditional gospel and contemporary Christian music are characterized by technical ability and passion. Hendricks has performed more than 1,200 Christian piano concerts in churches across the country, including the Crystal Cathedral. He has also been a featured symphonic orchestra soloist of Rachmaninoff’s piano music and has performed with such greats as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Dave Brubeck, Della Reese, Jack Jones, Clark Terry and Louie Bellson.
A freewill offering will be taken.
Fairview Baptist Church
Cowboy Church, a southern gospel program, is planned for 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church, 2108 E. Vaile Ave.
First Baptist Church
The church will offer a free clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 310 W. Taylor St.
First Church of God
The church will host a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at 5937 S. Park Road. The cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children 4 through 12, and free for children younger than 3. Carryouts are available. The meal is a fundraiser for the Mission Task Force.
First Friends Meeting
The church will serve a chicken/beef and noodle dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. today at 1801 Zartman Road. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children 3 through 10 and free for children younger than 3. Dessert is $1, and carry-outs are available.
Half of the proceeds from the dinner will be go to the Sagamore Council Boy Scouts Campership Fund.
Fountain of Life Word and Worship Center
Pastor Larry Carther and Faith Center for All Nations, Muncie, will be special guests for the Bishop’s Choir observance of the Pre-Servant Celebration at 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at 611 E. Jackson St.
Pastor Emma L. Glenn and the Ladies of the Fountain will present “The Excel Women’s Conference” at 4 p.m. Sept. 29. The theme will be “The Esther Factor” (Esther 4:14).
For more information on any of the services, call 765-236-0499.
Greater Mount Olive Temple
The church will host a community rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 1600 E. Alto Road.
Hillsdale United Methodist Church
The church’s third-quarter mission focus is on Haitian Environmental Support Program. Douglas Vaughn, executive director, will answer questions about the program at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the church, 4893 E. 100 North. Ham, cornbread and beans will be served, and proceeds from the freewill offering will benefit the Haitian program.
Morning Star Church
“True Worship – Bringing God Pleasure” will be the topic of a sermon at the 9 a.m. traditional service and 10:30 a.m. contemporary service Sunday at 2900 E. Markland Ave.
New Beginnings Christian Fellowship
“The Challenge to Keep on Growing” will be the title of Pastor Jeff Russell’s message at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1900 S. Berkley Road, just north of Kokomo High School. Based on 2 Peter 3:18, it will challenge believers to be steadfast in their calling “To Make Disciples, Who Make Disciples.” It will also be a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of public ministry in the Kokomo community.
The church is offering a “Good Sense” financial seminar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28. 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.
Pre-registration may be made by contacting Ruth Williams at 765-860-5643 by Sunday. The cost of the seminar is $15 per person or $20 for couples. The price includes lunch.
New Life Assemblies of God Church
Friday FIRE, a night of puppets, gospel illusion, and family stage games is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the church, 1803 E. Vaile Ave. Snacks will be provided.
For more information, call 765-459-5067 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An evening of music is planned for 6 p.m. Sept. 22 in the church’s Encounter Café in the church lobby.
Northview Christian Church
Sausage, eggs and pancakes will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the church, 2059 N. 100 East. A freewill offering will be taken.
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
The church is offering free tutoring from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 700 Southway Blvd. E. For more information, call Linda Buckley at 765-860-1740 or 765-453-0555.
Mom’s Day Out is planned from 10 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21. Children age 3 through fifth grade may attend.
HIS will perform a concert at 7 p.m. today at the church, 1101 S. Waugh St. A freewill offering will be taken. A dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the community center, 1007 E. Foster St. A freewill offering will be taken.
HIS, composed of Greg Bevington, Don Dobbs and Mike Miligan, will sing old-time gospel music.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kokomo
Danny Jewell with speak at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 800 S. Market St. Jewell, a retired computer technician and engineer, is sharing his skills with the people of Waspam, Nicaragua, helping them resolve issues of clean water and other needs. Jewell will detail how he and others have helped the community.
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. Wednesday nights.
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.
New Waverly United Methodist Church
The church will serve a breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. today. Pancakes, waffles, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice are menu items. A freewill offering will be accepted, and proceeds will benefit the Thompson Totes backpack program.
Bunker Hill Methodist Church
The church is sponsoring a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. today at the corner of Broadway and Elm Street. A freewill offering will be taken. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, toast, coffee and juice. Proceeds will go to capital improvements.
The church will sponsor a chicken and noodle meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Other menu items are mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, rolls, dessert and drinks. A freewill offering will be taken. Proceeds go to local ministry.
Center Grove Separate Baptist Church
Homecoming will be observed at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, Ind. 26, east of Ind. 213. There will be special music and dinner after services.
Rock Prairie Baptist Church
Thursday Counts, a new service, will begin at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the church, 421 Ash St., Tipton.
Trinity Wesleyan Church
The church will have its fall bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at 3021 W. Ind. 28. There will be crafts, vendors, face painting, and baked goods.