Local Religion Briefs


Family Fun & Movie Night

The Leesburg United Methodist Church will present an outdoor Family Fun & Movie Night on Friday, July 17 featuring “Big Hero 6.” The event is free. Activities will begin at 8 p.m. on the grounds of LUMC, located 117 Church Street, Leesburg. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs. Movie begins at sunset. All minors must be accompanied by a parent/adult for the evening. There will be fun activities, hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, and cookies, as well as a free drawing for a movie package for a family of four at Star Cinemas in Hillsboro.

The next movie night is set for Friday, Aug. 7. The event will feature “The Muppets Most Wanted.” Activities will begin at 8 p.m., and the movie will begin at sunset. A rain date is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21.

Ice cream social

The Hardins Creek Friends Church will hold an ice cream social Saturday, July 18. Serving begins at 5 p.m. The church is located at the corner of SR 771 and Hardins Creek Road. The homemade menu will include noodles, chicken, BBQ pork, sloppy joe, coney, ham sandwiches, variety of salads, choices of pies, and cakes topped off with homemade ice cream. A freewill donation will be accepted.

Mountain Faith in Hillsboro

The Hillsboro Freedom Fellowship Church will present Mountain Faith on July 18 at 7 p.m. The group is currently appearing as contestants on “America’s Got Talent.” The church is located at 7541 Pea Ridge Rd., Hillsboro.

Everest VBS

A summer kids’ event called Everest VBS will be hosted at Rainsboro United Methodist Church from July 20-24.

At Everest, kids discover what it means to hold on to God’s power in everyday life, participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing, play teamwork-building games, make and eat treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out sciency-fun gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with a Summit Celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily.

Everest is for kids from 4-12 and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. For more information, call 937-365-1864 or email Michelle at [email protected].

Open Door free meal

The Open Door free meal at the Greenfield United Methodist Church will be served from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The menu will be pulled pork, macaroni salad, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Bake sale

The women of the Fruitdale United Methodist Church will be hosting a bake sale inside the church on Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They will be specializing in homemade chocolate-covered cherries. All are welcome. The church is located on SR 41, south of Greenfield.

Soup’s On free meal

The Soup’s On free meal will be served Saturday, July 25 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North streets, Hillsboro. Prayer and praise is at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is from 5-6 p.m. The menu will be chicken salad sandwich on a bun, macaroni salad, Jello salad, ice cream and toppings for dessert. The meal is served eat-in only.

Family Music Night

The public is invited to celebrate Family Music Night with the Trinity Christian Union Church on July 25 from 4-7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of music and an upcoming artist. The church is located at 1200 N. Washington St., Greenfield. There is no admission fee and donations will be accepted. Visit Trinity Christian Union Church on Facebook for further details or www.trinitycuc.webs.com. E-mail [email protected] for more information.

Vacation Bible School

Fall Creek Friends invites everyone to our Vacation Bible School, which will be held july July 27-31. Our theme for 2:015 is “Noah and The Ark.” VBS will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. at the church. The church is located at 11345 Karnes Rd., Hillsboro. The ages are from 2-12 years. Come and learn about the grace of God.

Hope Mountain Ministries prayer

Hope Mountain Ministries is asking the public to join it in prayer at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 for the release of the bondage of addiction in Brown County and surrounding areas. Hope Mountain and anyone wanting to join it can meet at the same time and date at the Brown County Sheriff’s Office in Georgetown. Those in other areas are asked to prayer from where they are. For more information call Terry Green at 352-322-0646, Gina Green at 352-322-6752 or Tonya Stamper at 937-515-5353.


A songfest will be held at the New Market Community Church on New Market Road off 62 between Hillsboro and Macon on Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come share your praises by song to the Lord or to come enjoy hearing praises to the Lord. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Any questions call Deb Knauff at 937-763-2948.

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