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, especially children’s clothing.
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: Mary at 293-6490.
Come to Guidance Ministries, 216 N. Second St., for a cup of coffee. Food pantry and clothing ministry from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Bring a picture ID of everyone wanting served. Information: Pastor Lori 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, hygiene products, and new and gently used clothing. 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.
Zion Lutheran Church, 20943 C.R. 6, Bristol, free community breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. Donations accepted.
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 Community (Brethren) Church, 58915 S.R. 15, Goshen. Classes are available for children who were 3 years old as of Sept. 1, 2013, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are two options for children who were 4 years old as of Sept. 1, 2013: pre-K from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. or extended day class from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Information and registration: The church at 533-1121 or the office.
Dunlap United Methodist Preschool has openings for 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds. Information and registration: Cindi Covey at 875-9060.
Good Shepherd Nursery School, 406 S. Fifth St., Goshen, is enrolling students. Children ages 4½ to 5½ may attend classes five days a week from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. or three days a week at the same time. Pre-K students attending three days a week may attend Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, or Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Traditional preschool programs for children ages 3½ to 4½ will be from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Junior preschool for children ages 2½ to 3½ will be Tuesdays and Thursdays. Information: Jillian Shively at 971-8516 or the church at 533-3773. Monthly tuition prices are available.
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, ages 3 and 4. Small classes with age-appropriate learning experiences. Children must be current on immunizations. Enroll at Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 4206 E. Bristol St. Information: 266-7427.
Hively Avenue Preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for ages 3 to 5. Children participate daily in the “Minds in Motion” program, and have weekly Bible time. Information: 294-4022.
Jamestown United Methodist Church. Information: 389-1555.
Jefferson Brethren Preschool. Information: 533-1121.
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-day and half-day preschool and kindergarten and grades 1-8.
Trinity United Methodist Nursery School. Information: Crystal Ayres at 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.
A Quiet Place Prayer Center on Waubee Lake in Milford is taking reservations for fall Men and Women Creating Community groups. The groups meet once a month from September to May (none in January). This year’s topics for women are Celtic Spirituality, God’s Joy-Filled Surprises and Exploring Christian Formation Through the Arts. Men will be using Philip Yancey’s book “What Good Is God? In Search of a Faith That Matters.” Information: Norma Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 536-5672. The “Dreams Come True” youth program for all school-age youths meets at 7 p.m. Saturdays at 2900 Benham Ave. Food, activities, field trips, mentoring, etc. No fees required. The program shows kids or adults how dreams may be achieved, no matter how great the task. Information: Sister Rowena Gutierrez at 309-6188.
Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School each Saturday at 3601 E. Bristol St. Information: Joann Inglish at 206-9398.
GriefShare and DivorceCare support groups meet at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings at River Oaks Community Church, 58020 C.R. 115, Goshen. Information: Scott Tilley or Dawn Ergle at 875-1152 or www.riveroaks.org.
Bible Study Fellowship, an in-depth international Bible class for all ages and backgrounds. The study this year is the book of Genesis. Lessons available in Chinese.
Women’s day classes (Goshen/Elkhart): At 9 a.m. at Beulah Missionary Church, 57595 Old C.R. 17, Goshen. Contact: email@example.com or 831-4905.
Women’s BSF class: At 6:55 p.m. Mondays at Grace Church, 52025 Gumwood Road, Granger. Children’s program open for grades 1-12. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-687-9588.
Elkhart men’s evening class: At 6:55 p.m. Mondays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2715 E. Jackson Blvd. Children’s program open for in grades 1-12. Contact: email@example.com or 315-2272.
The Buddhist Society of Elkhart meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1732 Garden St. Sessions include Dharma talks by the Venerable WuLing, with discussion, chanting and walking meditation. Freewill offering. Information: 295-8753 or www.buddhistsocietyelkhart.org.
Crossroads Community Church Divorce Care and 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 — 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.
American Sign Language classes for adults are offered at College Mennonite Church, 1900 S. Main St., Goshen, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $60 plus $50 for textbook. Child care provided. Preregistration required. Registration: The church at 535-7262 or Sheila Yoder at Sheila@collegemennonite.org.
The Meeting Place at Grand Horizon Center, 1610 S. Nappanee St., “happening” are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The Meeting Place is a community-wide 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 Joseph Storehouse. Bring ID. Information: Megan at 970-9242.
A Bible study for women is at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Living Gospel Church, 302 W. Walnut St., Nappanee. Teaching, discussion groups and fellowship are included in the study from the book of Exodus titled “Lessons in Leadership.” Classes are provided for ages 2-5, and a nursery is available for infants. Information: 773-7110 or Judy Kitson at 260-894-4203.
“God, Repair My Life” is a meeting for young men who want to change their life and take steps to give their life to the Lord. The group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every two weeks on Wednesdays at the Elkhart Public Library, 300 S. Second St. Participants enjoy movies, music, snacks and drinks and live guest speakers, while learning how to get on track. Attendees pray as a group and discuss violence, drugs and God. The group is for men who are serious about changing their lives, but need help and guidance.
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; RSVP prior to class. Information: 296-7192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS IN PRAYER
Mothers of area students are invited to Moms in Prayer to pray for their children and the schools they attend. Times and locations for the groups are:
Elkhart Central High School — 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Nondenominational. Meeting sites vary. Observers welcome. Information: Kristal Klehfoth at email@example.com or 262-3818. Moms interested in praying for college students are welcome.
Goshen High School and Middle School — 9 a.m. Mondays, Silverwood Mennonite Church, 1712 W. Clinton, Goshen.
Fairfield Junior/Senior High School — 8:30 a.m. Thursdays, Benton Mennonite Church, 15350 C.R. 44, Goshen.
Northridge High School — 8:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Crystal Valley Missionary Church, 233 U.S. 20, Middlebury.
Middlebury Elementary School, Heritage Intermediate School and Northridge Middle School — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Pathway Assembly of God, 13805 U.S. 20, Middlebury.
College and Career Group — Open to all moms regardless of school system, 8:30 a.m. Monday. Information: Cheryl Miller at 370-2984.
The Grapevine appears each Saturday in The Elkhart Truth. Deadline for submissions is noon Wednesdays. Notice of new events, services, programs or meetings may be submitted at www.elkharttruth.com/calendar. To make corrections to current listings contact Joe Kuharic at 296-5887.