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Grapevine, Nov. 10, 2012

Posted on Nov. 10, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.


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.

A free community breakfast is 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

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.


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, or

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

Guidance Ministries Inc. Information: 296-7192.

Hillcrest Preschool, ages 3 and 4. Small classes with 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 Visit the website at 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: Open 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ages: 2½ to 9. Website: or contact Michelle Rhoads, 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

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.


The Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry Team's Festival of Praise and Concert will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Antique Misc. Building in Shipshewana. All-you-can-eat fish (chicken also available). The concert will begin at 6 p.m. and will include Rescue Junction, Harvest Team, Mercy Road Team, New Life Team and the Eigsti Family. A freewill offering will be received for the ministry. Information: 533-0221.

Jamestown United Methodist Church, 59218 C.R. 3 S., is celebrating a church homecoming for former pastors, members and attendees of the church at 6 p.m. today. A haystack dinner will be served, followed by a program including some words from former pastors. Freewill donations accepted for the meal.

A Thanksgiving worship celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at New Paris Missionary Church, 67651 S.R. 15. Ministers of Fairfield area churches have arranged for Marc Eckel of Splat Experience to create a painting presentation, accompanied by word and music. Splat Experience is a Christian performance art ministry headquartered in Claypool. For the last 10 years the ministry has performed its unique worship-themed painting presentations in churches, schools, music festivals, conferences and conventions, and recently finished a second tour with Casting Crowns. The Fairfield Chamber Singers and ensembles from area congregations will provide vocal and instrumental music for the event. An offering will be received to help fund Kids 4 Christ (formerly the Fairfield Bible Education Program). There will be a silent auction for the final 8-inch by 8-inch picture created by the Splat Experience. All proceeds from the auction will go toward defraying the costs of this event and to the Fairfield Food Pantry. For more information contact Pastor Chris Howell of Zion Community Church at 642-4879. For more information on Splat Experience visit


Enrollment for the “Dreams Come True” youth program for all school-age youths is under way. Walk-ins will be accepted. Sessions will be at 7 p.m. Saturdays. Food, activities, field trips, mentoring, etc. No fees required. The program is designed to show kids or adults how any dream can be achieved, no matter how great the task may seem. Information: Sister Rowena Gutierrez at 309-6188. The meeting will be at 2205 Oakland Ave, Holy Temple basement. Directors: Pastor Jeremiah Matthew and Junior Deacon Scott Matthews.

Bible Study Fellowship is an in-depth, international Bible class for people of all ages and backgrounds. The study this year is the book of Genesis. New this year: Lessons are available in Chinese. Women's day classes: Goshen/Elkhart: 9 a.m. at Beulah Missionary Church, 57595 Old C.R. 17, Goshen. Contact: or 831-4905. Women's BSF class: 6:55 p.m. Mondays at Grace Church, 52025 Gumwood (corner of Brick and Gumwood), Granger. Children's program open for those in grades 1-senior high. Contact: or 269-687-9588. Elkhart men's evening class: 6:55 p.m. Mondays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2715 E. Jackson. Children's program open for those in grades 1-senior high. Contact: or 315-2272.

Creekside Church of the Brethren is hosting a book discussion titled “Discovering the Lost Key: Unlocking Your Natural Born Gifts to Bring Healing.” at 11 a.m. Sundays in the New Life small group. The book is written to help heal anxiety, depression and the sense of hopelessness due to tragedy and stress-related events. Author Thomas J. Carder will be present for conversation. Carder earned his undergraduate degree in social work at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and his graduate degree in counseling psychology at Grace College in Winona Lake. The book discussion will end in October. Creekside is at 60455 C.R. 113 in the Dunlap area.

Christian counseling (no charge) is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays at River of Life Community Church, 2626 Prairie St.

The Buddhist Society of Elkhart meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 1732 Garden St. (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship). Sessions include Dharma talks by Venerable WuLing, with discussion, chanting and walking meditation. Freewill offering. Information: 295-8753 or

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

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.

A Bible study for women is at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Living Gospel Church, corner of West Walnut and North Locke streets in Nappanee. Teaching, discussion groups and fellowship are included in the study from the book of Genesis titled “Lessons for the Family — Isaac and Jacob.” Classes are provided for children ages 2-5, and a nursery is available for infants. Information: 773-7110 or Judy Kitson at 260-894-4203.

Mothers of area students are invited to come to Moms in Prayer weekly to pray for their children and the schools they attend. The times and locations for the groups are:

Ÿ Elkhart Central High School, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Meeting sites vary. Contact Kristal Klehfoth at or 262-3818 for more information. Any moms interested in praying for Pierre Moran Middle School or for college students also welcome.

Ÿ Heritage Intermediate School, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Pathway Assembly of God, leader Jodi Mynhier at 825-1406.

Ÿ Homeschool students, 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Griner Mennonite Church, 12418 C.R. 20, leader Anna Miller at 825-5194.

Ÿ Middlebury Elementary, 9 a.m. Fridays at Pathway Assembly of God church, leader Joy Miller 875-1591.

Ÿ Northridge High School, 8:30 a.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church of Middlebury, 301 S. Main St., leader Cheryl Miller at 370-2984.

Ÿ Northridge Middle School, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Pathway Assembly of God, 13805 U.S. 20, leader Laurie Smith at 825-3097.

Ÿ Orchard View, 8:30 a.m. Mondays at Crystal Valley Missionary Church, 233 U.S. 20, leader Sheila Miller at 825-4443.

Ÿ York Elementary, 8:30 a.m. Mondays at River of Life Fellowship, 11162 S.R. 120, leader Michelle Streeter at 848-5381.

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.

A Grief Share support group meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Northside Baptist Church, 53198 C.R. 9, Elkhart. Contact the church at 264-6713 or Jim Camren at 675-9812 for more information. Website:

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


New Perspectives on Faith will host a seminar with Philip Gulley from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in the fellowship hall of College Mennonite Church, 1900 S. Main St., Goshen. The seminar will be based on Gulley's latest books, “If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus” and “The Evolution of Faith: How God is Creating a Better Christianity.” This event will appeal to those interested in an open discussion of thoughts and ideas that help shape a progressive faith. A Quaker pastor and author from Danville, Gulley has published 17 books, including the acclaimed Harmony series chronicling life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Ind.; and the best-selling Porch Talk series of inspirational and humorous essays. Gulley's memoir, “I Love You, Miss Huddleston: And Other Inappropriate Longings of My Indiana Childhood,” recounts his coming-of-age years in Danville. Gulley received his Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary in 1992. He is the pastor at Fairfield Friends Meeting near Indianapolis. Additionally, he hosted the television program “Porch Talk with Phil Gulley” on the Indiana PBS affiliate WFYI and their flagship show “Across Indiana,” for which he received Emmy Awards in 2007 and 2009. Cost of the seminar is $30 per person. A registration form may be downloaded from For other information call 533-7862.

Saint Mary's Orthodox Christian Church, 65159 C.R. 33, Goshen, is hosting a day of learning and fellowship featuring speaker Molly Sabourin on Nov. 17. Sabourin, a mother of four children, author, blogger and writer of podcasts for Ancient Faith Radio, will speak on what it means to be saved by detailing her lifelong quest to find peace, selflessness, courage and joy in the Orthodox Christian Church. Registration is encouraged, but not required, and will begin at 9:30 a.m. Complimentary coffee will be provided. The first session will be from 10 a.m. to noon with the topics “Trust and Obey: Discovering love and fulfillment via work and endurance” and “It's a Marathon, Not a Race: Salvation as a process.” The session from 1 to 3 p.m. will feature the topics “It Takes All Kinds to Make a Body: Treasuring the unique talents, experiences, vocations and perspectives of our brothers and sisters in Christ” and “Peace Speaks Louder than Words: Acquiring a spirit of peace as a means of sharing our faith with others.” A complimentary light lunch will be provided between sessions. Child care will also be provided. Information: or

St. Mary's of the Annunciation, 411 W. Vistula (S.R. 25), Bristol, is having a mission Nov. 25-28 with the theme “Open the Door to Christ.” The mission presenter will be Bishop Emeritus John M. D'Arcy from the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend. Bishop D'Arcy brings many insights from his 50-plus years as a priest and shepherd of the diocese. Each night will start at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served every night except Tuesday. Themes are Nov. 25, faith; Nov. 26, prayer; Nov. 27, reconciliation; Nov. 28, eucharist.

Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author of “Four Perfect Pebbles,” will be in town through Nov. 13. She has been invited by Temple Beth-El’s Kurt and Tessye Simon Holocaust Remembrance Fund to speak on Sunday at Temple Beth-El, 305 W. Madison St., South Bend. Blumenthal Lazan is a Holocaust survivor and will help give witness to Kristallnacht Commemoration Day during this solemn occasion. Stops include Adams High School, St. Mary’s College and Notre Dame. For more information contact Terry Tulchinsky at, 299-0090 or 850-0379.

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will host a Day of Reflection for the Deaf from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Blessed John Paul II Center, 1328 W. Dragoon Trail, Mishawaka. Father Mike Depcik, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales priest from the Archdiocese of Detroit and one of 10 deaf priests in the world, will offer inspirational talks, Confession and Mass — all in sign language. This day of reflection is for deaf participants and those who can read ASL. Space is limited to 30 people. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. The deadline for registration form and payment is Monday. Registration forms are available at For more information contact Jane Sandor at 260-399-1450.

Send Grapevine information to:, via fax to 294-3895 or by mail to The Elkhart Truth, P.O. Box 487, Elkhart, IN 46515 by noon Wednesdays.