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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., Elkhart, 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 available when donated. The pantry is at First Brethren Church of Elkhart, 24197 C.R. 16 E. Information: The church at 293-7088 or Shelley at 304-2749.

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. Information: Felicia, at the church, at 293-0776.

Clothed in Compassion, offers free clothing to men, women and children all ages/​sizes. No paperwork to fill out. Open from 9 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month at Zion Lutheran Church, 20943 C.R. 6, Bristol. Donations accepted, especially children’s clothing.

Elkhart Community Senior Outreach, 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., Elkhart. Leave your name and phone number. Information: Mary at 293-6490.

Guidance Ministries, 216 N. Second St., Elkhart. Food pantry and clothing ministry from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Coffee available. Bring a picture ID of everyone wanting served. Information: Pastor Lori at 296-7192, or

St. James AME Church, 122 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Elkhart, 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 Sunday worship service. Free bread, other food items, hygiene products, and new and gently used clothing available. Information: 294-4950.

South Bend Pantry & Social Services Inc.’s Elkhart division, 717 Monroe St., Elkhart, has pantry hours from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Clothes, food and toiletry items available. Appointments: Call 226-4876.

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, or

Creation Station Preschool, a ministry of Jefferson Community (Brethren) Church, 58915 S.R. 15, Goshen.

• 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Classes for children who were 3 years old as of Sept. 1, 2013.

• 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Pre-K. Children who were 4 years old as of Sept. 1, 2013.

• 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Extended day class. Children who were 4 years old as of Sept. 1, 2013.

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 at 875-9060.

Early Learning Center preschool, fall 2014 open registration. Registration days will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 and March 16 at Granger Commons, 630 E. University Drive, Granger. Information:

Good Shepherd Nursery School, 406 S. Fifth St., Goshen, is enrolling students.

• Ages 2½ to 3½ — Junior preschool will be Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Ages 3½ to 4½ — Traditional preschool programs will be from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

• Ages 4½ to 5½ — 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 — Those attending three days a week may attend Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, or Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Information: Jillian 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

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., Elkhart. 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

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.


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. Mondays at Beulah Missionary Church, 57595 Old C.R. 17, Goshen. Contact: 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: 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: or 315-2272.

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 at 260-894-4203.

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: discussion, chanting and walking meditation. Freewill offering. Information: 295-8753 or

College Mennonite Church, 1900 S. Main St., Goshen, American sign language classes for adults 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

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.

The “Dreams Come True” youth program for all school-age youths meets at 7 p.m. Saturdays at 2900 Benham Ave., Elkhart. Food, activities, field trips, mentoring, etc. No fees required. The program shows kids and adults how dreams may be achieved, no matter how great the task. Information: Sister Rowena Gutierrez at 309-6188.

“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., Elkhart. 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.

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

Guidance Ministries, 216 N. Second St., Elkhart, 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

The Meeting Place at Grand Horizon Center, 1610 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart. Happenings are 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 Joseph Storehouse. Bring ID. Information: Megan at 970-9242.

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

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School each Saturday at 3601 E. Bristol St., Elkhart. Information: Joann Inglish at 206-9398.


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 at 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. Tuesdays, 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. Mondays. Information: Cheryl Miller at 370-2984.


The fifth anniversary celebration of Harvest Bible Chapel Granger will be at 9 and 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at the church, 52277 Hickory Road, Granger.

Kingdom Impact Christian Cultural Church will host a Gathering of Nations event at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18-21 at the church, 23990 Toledo Road, Elkhart. Guest speakers include: Bishop Donald Battle, Elder Eric Thomas and Pastor Ruben Torres.

Theology on Tap will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February at Villa Macri, 225 Toscana Blvd., Granger. The series features Catholic speakers and is aimed at adults in their 20s and 30s. Free. Information:​tot-sb.

A Valentine’s Day concert featuring Dick Dunn and Friends will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 S. Third St., Elkhart. Admission is a goodwill offering.

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​calendar. To update current listings contact Joe Kuharic at 296-5887.