Grapevine, Aug. 11, 2012
Posted: 08/11/2012 at 1:15 am
Agape Baptist Church Food Pantry, 248 W. Wolf Ave., is open from 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. Information: the Rev. Dannel Brown, pastor, at 266-7670.
Augustana Lutheran Church, 1133 Kilbourn St. (one block north of Strong Avenue at Kilbourn and Pleasant streets) serves a meal from 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday for individuals and families who are unemployed or underemployed.
Christ’s Commissary Food Pantry is open from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and 6 to 7:15 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Clients may come every 30 days. Clothing and household goods are available whenever donated. The pantry is at First Brethren Church of Elkhart, 24197 C.R. 16 E. Call the church at 293-7088 or Shelley at 304-2749 for more information.
Church Without Walls, 731 Wagner Ave., food pantry/clothes closet open from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Thursdays. Clients may come once a month for food and weekly for clothing. For questions or concerns, clients may call the church at 293-0776 and ask for Felicia.
Clothed in Compassion, C.R. 6 at C.R. 19, Bristol, offers free clothing to men, women and children all ages/sizes. No paperwork to fill out. Available from 9 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturdays of the month. Located in the basement of the old Zion Lutheran Church building. Donations of clothing accepted as well. They always need children’s clothing.
A free community breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at the new Zion Lutheran Church, 20943 C.R. 6 (corner of C.R. 6 and C.R. 19), Bristol. Freewill donations accepted.
Elkhart Community Senior Outreach site gives out canned food and clothing from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 802 W. Garfield Ave. Leave your name and phone number. Information: Dell Davis at 250-9827 or Mary at 293-6490.
Come to Guidance Ministries, 216 N. Second St., for a cup of coffee. Food pantry and clothing ministry from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bring a picture ID. Information: Jim Metz at 296-7192, or www.guidanceministries.com.
St. James AME Church, 122 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, has a food and clothing ministry. The Lord’s Cupboard is open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second and third Tuesday of each month and one hour after the Sunday worship service. Items include free bread and other food items as well as new and gently used clothing and hygiene products. Information: 294-4950.
South Bend Pantry & Social Services Inc.’s Elkhart division, 717 Monroe St., has pantry hours from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Clothes, food and toiletry items are available. Call 226-4876 and make an appointment.
Brenneman Day Care and Kindergarten. Information: 533-4388.
Calvary United Methodist Preschool. Information: 522-7708.
The Compass is an after-school program for elementary-age students in the Wa-Nee school district. Information: 862-4636, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Creation Station Preschool, a ministry of Jefferson Brethren Church. Information: 533-1121.
Dunlap United Methodist Preschool has openings for 3- and 4-year-olds. Information or to register: Cindi Covey, director, at 875-9060.
Good Shepherd Nursery School, First English Lutheran Church. Information: Jillian Shively at 533-3773.
Guardian Angel Care Ministry, a ministry of New Testament Bible Church Inc. Information and tour: 295-5532 or 322-2619, or www.guardianangelsite.org.
Guidance Ministries Inc. Information: 296-7192.
Hillcrest Preschool is preparing children ages 3 and 4 by Sept. 1 for the 2012-13 school year in a safe and loving environment. Small classes with stimulating and age-appropriate learning experiences. Children need to be current on their immunizations. Enroll at Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 4206 E. Bristol St. To arrange a visit call 266-7427.
Hively Avenue Preschool, a ministry of Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, 800 E. Hively Ave., offers morning and afternoon preschool classes for 3- to 5-year-olds. To schedule a tour or obtain enrollment information, call 294-4022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at preschool.hivelymennonite.org for more information.
Jamestown United Methodist Church. Information: 389-1555.
Jefferson Brethren Preschool. Information: 533-1121.
Little Cherubs Preschool, a ministry of First Congregational UCC, is enrolling for fall classes. Open 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ages: 2 ˝ to 9. Website: www.littlecherubspreschool.com or contact Michelle Rhoads, email@example.com or 266-9303.
Loving Arms Preschool, a service of New Paris Church of the Nazarene. Information: Pam Scoles at 831-6880.
Michiana Educare, a ministry of Faith Community Fellowship. Information: Michele at 262-9353.
New Creation Childcare Ministry, Granger. Information: Karen Walorski at 264-0469.
New Life Preschool and Daycare. Information: 848-1783.
New Salem United Methodist Church. Information: Chris Chrobot at 674-8293.
Open Arms Childcare/Preschool. Information: 970-4309 or 522-8250.
Prairieview Day Care, a registered ministry of Prairieview Missionary Church. Information: 533-5113.
Redeemer Community Christian School, 24004 Old U.S. 20, offers full-day preschool and kindergarten as well as grades 1-8. Information: 264-5739.
Step by Step Daycare. Information: Robert or Maria Crockett at 296-7060 or 296-2805.
Trinity Lutheran School, 30888 C.R. 6, full- and half-day preschool and kindergarten and grades 1-8.
Trinity United Methodist Nursery School. Information: Crystal Ayres, 294-7602, ext. 119, or www.3umc.org.
Union Center Day Care, a registered ministry of Union Center Church of the Brethren. Information: 773-2221.
Winding Waters Preschool. Information: 264-9913.
Yellow Creek Mennonite Day Care. Information: 862-1045.
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1108 S. Main St., continues its summer concert series with a hymn festival celebrating contemporary sacred music at 7 p.m. Sunday. Congregational singing, guest choirs and soloists.
Dane Bailey, “The Singing Auctioneer,” will give an outdoor concert at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Osceola Church of the Brethren, 58362 Beech Road. Bailey is an auctioneer, but also a full-time singer and recording artist. He has 11 recordings and a live concert video. Bailey will also be at Mishawaka Grace Brethren Church, 1715 Day Road, at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19.
The Violet Maynard Family will give a freewill concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at Elkhart County Community Baptist Church, 23805 Sunnyside Ave., across the tracks from Concord Mall.
Sisters X Two will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Riverview General Baptist Church, 1201 E. Indiana Ave. A freewill offering will be taken.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 405 W. Beardsley, is hosting its second annual Neighborhood Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25. This event is a service to the local community.
Christian counseling (no charge) is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays at River of Life Community Church, 2626 Prairie St.
Bible Study Fellowship International is offering classes for men, women and children on the Acts of the Apostles. The Elkhart Evening Men’s Class will meet at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2715 E. Jackson Blvd. at 6:55 p.m. Mondays. The children’s program is for grades 1-12. For information contact Doug Haller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-2272.
The Buddhist Society of Elkhart meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 1732 Garden St. (the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship). Sessions include Dharma talks by Venerable WuLing, with discussion, chanting and walking meditation. Free-will offering. Information: 295-8753 or www.buddhistsocietyelkhart.org.
Crossroads Community Church Divorce Care also has Divorce Care 4 Kids. Both classes are at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 57415 Alpha Drive, Goshen. Information: Donita Johnson at 848-0891.
Next Step Singles, a place for Christian singles age 25 and older, meets to discuss life events during a book or video study from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Crossroads North Campus, 3322 Middlebury St. Information: 875-4479 or mycrossroadscommunity.com.
The Goshen-Elkhart Day Women’s Bible Study Fellowship meets at Beulah Missionary Church, 57595 C.R. 18, at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. The children’s program is for infants through kindergartners. For information contact Patti Miller at email@example.com or 260-463-1387, or visit www.bsfinternational.org.
The Meeting Place at Grand Horizon Center, 1610 S. Nappanee St., holds a “happening” at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The Meeting Place is a communitywide service where pastors and worship leaders from different walks of life minister to the spiritual needs of the community. For those in need, a bag of groceries is available to take home from the Joseph Storehouse. Please bring ID. Contact Megan at 970-9242 with questions.
Cancer support group for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Beulah Missionary Church, 57595 Old C.R. 17, Goshen, led by Brent Poe, pastor/cancer survivor. Information: 875-6537. All materials for the class are provided.
Moms in Prayer (Elkhart Central High School) meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays to pray for students and staff. Nondenominational. Meeting sites vary. Come to observe or contact Kristal Klehfoth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-3818 for more information. Any moms interested in praying for Pierre Moran Middle School or for college students also welcome.
Nappanee United Methodist Church, 301 W. Market St., announces a public affairs discussion group from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month, concluding Oct. 31, just before the national elections. Discussion themes will include issues of international, national, state and local importance — all within the context of individual Christians’ voices, roles and responsibilities in addressing societal divisiveness and in fostering national reconciliation. Discussions will be led by church member and career U.S. Ambassador David Swartz. Guest speakers — including academics, journalists and elected officials — will also be invited to participate. The meetings will be preceded by the church’s Wednesday community evening meal (starting at 5:30 p.m.). Following the dinner there are activities for children as well as adults. Other Wednesdays will offer adult programming on such topics as parenting. Information: 773-4183.
St. John of the Cross Episcopal Church, 601 E. Vistula, Bristol, has a Wednesday morning rector’s Bible study with the Rev. Carol Fleming. Information: 848-7114.
Guidance Ministries, 216 N. Second St., is hosting a faith-based addictions recovery class from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays in the Ministries’ education room. The curriculum is “The 7 Principles of Recovery” by Virgil L. Stokes, a former alcoholic and current pastor. Class size limited; please RSVP prior to class. Information: 296-7192 or email email@example.com.
Community carnival from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 29635 C.R. 10, Elkhart. Free admission, games, prizes, concessions, puppet show. Call 262-1331 for directions or further information.
Scott United Methodist Church will have its annual ice cream social from 4 to 7 p.m. today. The church is at 7020 N. 675 W., Shipshewana, approximately 1 mile north of S.R. 120, east of S.R. 5. There will be hot dogs, sloppy joes, baked beans, chips, iced tea, lemonade, pies, cakes, cookies and, of course, ice cream (vanilla, chocolate and butter pecan). The cost is by donation. The congregation recently welcomed a new pastor, Tammy Lugar, who previously served the Washington Center United Methodist Church near Columbia City.
New Creation Fellowship, 30190 C.R. 10, Granger, will hold a Living Faith Crusade with Kenneth and Lynette Hagin at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 and 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 20-22.
Send Grapevine information to: firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax to 294-3895 or by mail to The Elkhart Truth, P.O. Box 487, Elkhart, IN 46515 by noon Wednesdays.