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Road to Life offers cutting edge worship

You are invited to join us at Road to Life Church this Sunday.

Kids 0 to fourth grade will be learning through high energy worship, teaching, games and more during their time in KidTown!

According to officials, the church exists to help others realize and reach their potential in Christ.

LOCATION/SERVICE TIMES: All services are currently being held at our Michigan City campus, located at 7056W CR-450N, at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Whether you’re an early riser or like to sleep in – there’s a service for you. We also offer a Midweek Service every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon and childcare is available.

CALLING ALL STUDENTS: Our student ministry, The Avenue, meets every Sunday at The Alley, 124 N. Eighth St., Chesterton (the old bowling alley behind the police station). Regular services for grades 5 to 8 are from 6 to p.m. and grades 9 to 12 are from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Come on out for this time of FUN with friends, music, games, all new Jacked Up Cafe and more.

For more information about RTLC or any events, visit www.roadtolifechurch.us, call (219) 728-6290 or visit the church’s Twitter, Instagram @roadchurch or find them on Facebook @roadtolifechurch.

 

‘Christian Science’ sermon set for Sunday

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, 510 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, warmly invites all to their Sunday Church and Sunday School Services held at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Are you in need of a healing? Come and learn how a better understanding of God, Christ Jesus and the study of Christian Science is able to help heal you of your problems. Hymns of Praise, the Bible Lesson, The Lord’s Prayer, a Vocal Solo and other activity will be presented.

Testimonies of Healing are also given at the public Wednesday evening meeting held at 7:30 p.m.

As Christian Healing is one of the main points of Christian Science, documented reports of them are available at no cost to anyone who requests them.

Our Bible-Lesson is also available on local Cable TV Channel 99 on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., Fridays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at (219) 874-3588 or (219) 874-8853.

First United Methodist announces services

First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., La Porte, offers three services.

Service times are 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

People and Song Community will be performing at all three services on Sunday, July 7. All services will be held in the Main Sanctuary. Come join in the praise.

Sunday school held during all services. Adult classes are at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Child care is available from 7:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Youth Group meets Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday Bible school “Hero for God!” is the second Saturday monthly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be stories, games, crafts and music. Lunch will be provided. Call the church to register for this free event.

 

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church announces services

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church invites the public to Sunday services at 10 a.m.

For more information about the church’s faith or services, call Father Lev Wawrzyniak at (219) 306-5490 or email holytrinitymichigancity@gmail.com

You can also visit us on Facebook at HolyTrinityOrthodoxChurch

The church is located at 7396 W. Johnson Road, Michigan City. Everyone is welcome.

 

Immanuel Lutheran Church will hold VBS

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1237 E. Coolspring Ave, Michigan City, invites children age 4–11 (or just completed 5th grade) to join their Vacation Bible School program, Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World on July 8-12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.  

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure with Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World!  Explore God’s miraculous mission and learn about His plan of salvation from creation to the cross!  

For information call the church office at (219) 872-4419, email: immanuellutheran1237@gmail.com, or visit www.immanuelmc.com/education/youth/vbs.

 

Trinity Lutheran to hold fundraising evening, blood drive

Trinity Lutheran Church, 907 Michigan Ave., La Porte, will have a “fundraiser evening” at Buffalo Wild Wings in La Porte on July 10.

A percentage of the profits from food purchased or gift cards purchased or gift cards purchased will go to the church. Between 5 and 8 p.m. people may dine in, carry out or purchase gift cards.

On July 16 the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the church from 1 to 6 p.m. Call the Red Cross at (800) 733-2767 or redcrossblood.org (trinlaporte) to schedule your blood donation.

 

Teen lock-in offered at Queens

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a new offering at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City — an overnight lock-in.

The free event takes place July 16-17, beginning at 6 p.m. July 16 and ending at 6 a.m. on July 17. Teens of all faith backgrounds are welcome, though programming will rely heavily on Catholic teachings.

Activities include a bonfire and s’mores, SoulCore prayers and stretching, packaging baby supplies for the hospital, crafts, a movie with popcorn, breakfast prepared by the Knights of Columbus, a sunrise walk and more. Opportunities for growth in faith include a Holy Hour for vocations, penance, midnight Mass, a perpetual Adoration relay and more.

To register for Ignite, contact Alysha Fath at alysha0117@outlook.com or find the Eventbrite.com listing by searching “Ignite teen”.

 

Westville UMC offers VBS

Westville United Methodist Church, 154 W Main St, Westville, will hold a Vacation Bible School “Weapons of the Spirit” on July 29 through July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The VBS is for children entering preschool through entering seventh grade.

The competition between girls and boys is the annual paper products and personal care items to be donated to the Westville Food Pantry.

For more information, contact Amanda Kelly at (219) 229-2765 or ankelly13@gmail.com or the church at (219) 785-2314

Registration forms can found at Westvilleumc.org or at the church.

 

Sixth annual UMW Arts & Crafts Show slated

The La Porte First United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Arts & Crafts Show on Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Porte County Fairgrounds, 2581 Ind. 2.

This event features over 100 artists and crafters whose top-of-the-line items reflect superb craftsmanship and originality. You will find something for every room in your home, for your patio or backyard, for children and newborn infants, for your pets, for your own personal accessorizing, and for your holiday decoration needs. While shopping, don't forget to look for those unique gifts for family and friends. It will be difficult to leave empty handed! Lunch and delicious desserts will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free.

For more information call 362-2443.

 

Summer bargains at Thrift Shop

St. John's Thrift Shop has clothes for the whole family: shorts, tank tops, swimwear, T-shirts, sandals and more. 

You can also find golf clubs, tools, sports items and toys. The shop offers a large variety of merchandise, such as jewelry, dishes, cookware, bed linens and books. 

You can read about new donations and weekly sales when you like us on Facebook. 

The Thrift Shop is located at 303 A St., La Porte and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 

Caregivers need care too

Nourish for Caregivers is a Catholic support group for anyone juggling the challenges of life, health, career and caring for an aging or ailing spouse, parent, child or grandchild at home, in town or at a distance. It aims to support caregivers in finding peace, comfort and joy in their caregiving journey.

The support group meets the second Wednesday of the month at St. Peter Rectory, 1104 Monroe St., La Porte, at 6:30 p.m. Each meeting includes a timely topic, participant handouts, discussion and prayer. There is no cost to the program.

For more information or to register contact: Deacon Frank J. Zolvinski at fzolvinski@sacredheartlp.org.

 

Experience church done differently

Agape Christian Church located at 1601 I St., La Porte, offers a different kind of worship experience Saturday nights at 6 p.m.

Join us for a coffee house atmosphere, the latest contemporary Christian worship, and solid biblical teaching.

 

Grief Support at the New Church

Rev. Kit Billings offers his compassionate and supportive presence by “Healing through Grief,” a time for anyone who is experiencing the deep pain of losing a loved one, whether recent or past. Whatever your religious background or current beliefs, you are welcome. You will be heard, honored and supported. Deep sadness from grief is universal and, as a Board Certified Chaplain, Rev. Billings understands the depths of suffering that can ensue and consume us.

Contact Rev. Billings to set a convenient meeting time since the grief support schedule has changed and meetings are now offered by appointment.

The New Church, a progressive Christ-based ministry, is located at 812 Indiana Ave. at the corner of Maple Avenue. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. (childcare is available). All are welcome who seek God in their lives. Bible study is at 9 a.m., currently studying the Gospel of Mark.

Rev. Billings can be contacted at (219)380-4682 or revkit123@gmail.com. For more information, www.laportenewchurch.org or La Porte New Church on Facebook.

 

Beautiful Minds Ministry seeks books

Used books of spiritual, positive and educational material are needed for jails, prisons and psychiatric facilities.

Donations should be placed in a box located by the front desk at First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., La Porte.

For more information, call Kelly Rivera at (219) 380-7354.

Resale Shop restocked each week

The Westville United Methodist Church Resale Shop, which is located at 365 W. Main St. in downtown Westville, has gently worn women’s, girls, men’s, boys and baby clothes, as well as linens, nightwear, utensils, household goods, curios and many other items including shoes and boots.

The store is restocked every week.

Hours are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

– From staff reports

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