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Grapevine, Jan. 26, 2013

Posted on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

ASSISTANCE

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. 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, 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.

CONCERTS

Bethel College’s Music Ministry Teams, Anchored and Justified, will present a service at 10:15 a.m. Feb. 3 at Beulah Missionary Church with Dr. Dennis Engbrecht, Bethel’s senior vice president. Anchored is a group of five Bethel College women who present a unique style of music derived from their rich heritage and personal life experiences. They offer a combination of alternative, pop and gospel styles, both upbeat and ballads. Justified is a team comprised of both seasoned veterans and new members. The five Bethel College upperclassmen each bring unique talents to the group. Beat-box, gospel, pop/rock and traditional hymns are offered in a rich and inspiring combination. Anchored and Justified combine to offer a powerful blend with the capability to touch hearts and inspire in any type of worship setting. For more information, contact Bethel’s Music Ministry Team office at 807-7824 or the South Side Church of God at 291-5704. Follow Bethel’s Music Ministry Teams at www.facebook.com/Bethel.College.Music.Ministry.Teams for more details about present and past groups. The church is located at 57595 C.R. 18, Goshen.

MEETINGS/INSTRUCTION

The “Dreams Come True” youth program for all school-age youths meets 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. 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: luannsteury@gmail.com 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: baseballno35@yahoo.com 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: elkhartembsf@yahoo.com or 315-2272.

Free Christian counseling is available by appointment at the River of Life Community Church, 2626 Prairie St. by calling 522-2114.

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 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 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.

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.

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: www.griefshare.org.

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 pastorlori@guidanceministries.com.

MOMS IN PRAYER

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:

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

A community-wide free spaghetti supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday by the fire department and St. John of the Cross in Bristol.

“Beating the Winter Blahs” will be the theme at the Elkhart Women’s Connection luncheon Feb. 5 at the Matterhorn Banquet and Conference Center. Guest speaker Kathleen Sly of Richmond, Mich., will share her “Humpty-Dumpty Life” story. Deb Stewart, Elkhart Public Library director, will speak about what’s new and available at the library. Bring any book to trade. Salad bar starts at 11:45 a.m. with buffet lunch at noon. Cost: $10 inclusive. All ladies welcome; child care available. No dues. RSVP to Esther at 875-1955 or Linda Troyer at 522-3660.

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