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October 19, 2013

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BRISTOL

Faith sharing, trunk-or-treat events coming up

The public is invited to join St. John of the Cross Episcopal Church for an evening of faith sharing on Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

People will talk about their personal faith story as a way to help themselves and others to recognize how God has worked in their lives.

A meal will be provided. For more information, call Laura Barnett at 574-534-0015.

Also, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 the church will host a trunk-or-treat event.

Cars and trunks will be decorated and treats will be given to children.

To participate, contact Ken Story at 596-8707.

 

MISHAWAKA

Trunk or Treat Oct. 27 at Willow Creek United

Everyone is invited to Trunk or Treat Oct. 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Willow Creek United Methodist Church. The event will take place in the parking lot of the church, located at 14010 E. Jefferson Hwy. in Mishawaka. For details, call 255-7500.

 

GOSHEN

Relief sale raises more than $450,000

On Sept. 27 and 28, the 46th annual Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale raised more than $450,000 for the Mennonite Central Committee.

Mennonite Central Committee is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, which shares God’s love and compassion for all by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. The proceeds number is before expenses and was approximately $60,000 more than last year.

Hand-stitched quilts and comforters are always a highlight for the sale. This year the top-selling quilt was sold for $10,500 and the overall proceeds were higher than they’ve been for several years, officials said. There were approximately 250 quilts and comforters sold on that Saturday.

Leading up to the sale children at church are encouraged to collect coins for Penny Power, though adults also get involved. This money is used specifically by MCC to fund water projects around the world where clean water is not readily available. This year was a record year for Penny Power as $105,000 was raised.

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  • RELIGION BRIEFS: Aug. 23, 2014 Gordon Jensen, international evangelist, gospel singer and songwriter, will be at Northwood Chapel Aug. 24. He will sing and preach at the 11 a.m. worship service and again at the 6 p.m. evening service. Jensen has written songs such as “Redemption Draweth Nigh,” “He’s as Close as The Mention Of His Name” and “Written In Red.” The church is located at 28220 C.R. 52, Nappanee, one mile north of Nappanee on Ind. 19 and 1/4 mile west on C.R. 52. Those with questions may call 773-3509 or 773-7895.

    August 23, 2014

  • GLOBAL FAITHS: Syria tops list of Christian martyrdom in Pew study Last week’s Global Faiths column discussed the world’s most “church destroying” countries. It invites a look at those countries of the world where it’s hardest to be a Christian. The countries on these two lists are not the same, though the lists may overlap. “The top 10 nations ‘where Christians faced the most pressure and violence [in 2013] were North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Pakistan, Iran and Yemen’” (www.Christianity today.com/gleanings). North Korea has the dubious distinction of remaining at the top of this list for 10 years now.

    August 23, 2014

  • PASTOR'S PEN: How was the soul of America's funny man? Goodbye Robin Williams. Are you kiddin’ me!? I grew up on Mork and Mindy! I had never laughed before at the things Robin Williams made me laugh about. That’s because there had never been one like him before. As the old Rod Stewart song goes, his “ad-lib lines were well rehearsed.”

    August 23, 2014

  • CLUB NEWS Goshen Noon Kiwanis Meeting date: Aug. 19 Awards/recognition: Ron Altenhof and Hugh Reinhold, greeters; John Huber, song leader; Ron Schultz, pledge; Bryan Mierau, invocation; Angela Black, guest. Perfect attendance award winners were Tim Doyle, 25 y

    August 22, 2014

  • NWS 0824 Bryant 99 BD photo Briefly GOSHEN 99th birthday open house today Ruby Evelyn (Deafenbaugh) Bryant of Goshen will celebrate her 99th birthday at an open house today at the Bryant homestead from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend. She was born in Claypool, A

    August 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • PUBLIC RECORD Marriage license The following marriage licenses were filed in Elkhart County: Trevor J. Milliken, 22, and Emily A. Wagoner, 22, both of 71074 Conrad Road, Niles, Mich. Zachary M. Cox, 25, and Mashala K. Short, 21, both of 487 Brookside Manor, Goshen

    August 22, 2014

  • Lifelong Learning fall courses announced GOSHEN — The Lifelong Learning Institute of Elkhart County is offering fall courses. These short courses are designed to provide stimulating and affordable classes in many fields for active seniors. There are no tests or grades, and no previous studies or degrees are required.

    August 22, 2014

  • 2014 Junior Lawn and Garden.jpg LaGrange County youth finish well at tractor contest LAGRANGE — With all of its four contestants delivering competitive performances, the LaGrange County 4-H Tractor program continued its tradition of achievement in the annual Purdue Area XI 4-H Tractor Contest July 26 at the LaGrange County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    August 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • CORRECTION: Outdoor worship, barbecue at Goshen Christian Reformed Church not happening It was incorrectly reported in Wednesday's edition — the Briefly column on A3 — that Goshen Christian Reformed Church was to have an outdoor worship service and barbecue Thursday through Saturday. The event was submitted by a church with the same nam

    August 21, 2014

  • Local students graduate from Ball State University The following local students graduated from Ball State University this summer.

    August 21, 2014

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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