SW Local Church News

Below are upcoming Local Church events in the Southwest District area. These events are arranged by date.  If you have an event you would like advertised here, please email the information to Joy Ahlemeyer at southwest.district@inumc.org

5K to support Historic Santa Claus Campground - Sept. 23rd

September 23rd - Retreat for Men and Boys at Rivervale Camp, Mitchell, IN

September 30 - New Notes for Choirs

The American Guild of Organists is sponsoring the program "New Notes for Choirs" featuring seasonal anthems and locally commissioned anthems.  The program will take place at Methodist Temple, 2109 Lincoln Avenue on Saturday, September 30, from 10 - 12 AM in the sanctuary.  All choir directors and choir members are invited to participate in this reading session of new and not so new music.  Contact person:  Barbara Waite, Methodist Temple, 812 476-1306

Oct 14 & 15 - Mt Zion Apple Fest

185th Celebration at Old North - Sunday, Oct 15th

On October 15, Old North UMC will celebrate the 185th year of its historic 1832 chapel. The building was originally built to be used as a church, school, and meetinghouse. In the late 1800’s when Stringtown School was built the basement of the chapel became a school for African American children because they were not permitted to attend the public school. Although the church was originally non-sectarian, in 1897 the property was transferred to the Methodist Episcopal Church. Still standing on its original foundation of stones from nearby Pigeon Creek, the building exhibits original hand-hewn oak ceiling beams as well as mortise and tenon joints with wooden pegs.

The celebration day will include a special worship service including elements from the church’s centennial service, a legacy video made to commemorate 185 years, and a pot luck lunch featuring recipes from historic Old North cookbooks. All are invited to the events which begin with worship service at 9:30 in the sanctuary at 4201 Stringtown Road.

October 15 - Stephens-Otterson Lecture at Trinity

October 16 - Craft Auction at Newburgh UMC

December 21 - Gordon Mote Christmas, Owensville UMC

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