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Church News, Oct. 18

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Free concert of Sacred Music at Monastery
FERDINAND – Ruth Cunningham brings her classically trained musical talents and sound healing practices to the monastery church of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand to perform “Light and Shadow: Chants, Prayers and Improvisations” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 EDT.
Cunningham, a member of the women’s vocal quartet Anonymous 4, combines her skills to improvise music that connects people to the healing and spiritual power of music. This solo concert utilizes her training as a singer, flute player, and sound healer, plus her love of improvisation, the modes and medieval music, and the different spiritual traditions she has engaged over the years.
There is a very strong improvisational aspect to the entire program, so the concert is never the same twice.
Cunningham says, “Music and sound profoundly affect the body and emotions of the people listening. It can transport you. I look at the whole experience of this concert as a journey.”
There is no charge for the concert; a free will offering is welcome. This is the third annual concert of the Sisters of St. Benedict’s Mechtilde of Hackeborn Sacred Music Series, supported through an endowment established by the Verkamp Family in honor of Sister Mary Aquin and Sister Mary Ann Verkamp.
More information is available at www.thedome.org.

Little Pigeon to hold gospel sing
LAMAR – Little Pigeon Baptist Church, located two-tenths of a mile east of U.S. 231 on County Road 1250 N., will host a gospel sing Saturday at the church.
Guest singers will be the Cowan Creek Boys. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and singing will start at 7. All are welcome to attend.

Latter-day Saints host Halloween party
TELL CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold a Halloween party at 5 p.m. Oct. 27, at the church on Dauby Lane in Tell City.
There will be a chili cook off, costume party, game and more. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Upcoming events at Deer Creek Baptist
TELL CITY – Deer Creek Baptist Church will begin Beth Moore’s 10-week Bible study lead by Cheri Taylor Nov. 4. Anyone who wishes to participate is invited to contact Taylor.
The church’s Trunks of Treats will be held at the church Oct. 31. All children are invited.
Operation Christmas Child is underway. Church members are gathering shoeboxes and supplies during Dedication Day in November.

Fish fry at St. Paul
TELL CITY – A fish fry will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall on the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. The menu will include fish, macaroni n’ cheese, chips, dessert and drinks.
The proceeds will go to a Youth Mission Trip to Kenosha, Wis., in June 2013. The cost is $7 for adults, and $5 for children. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 547-7994.

St. Isidore shooting match set for Oct. 21
BRISTOW – The annual St. Isidore shooting match has been set for Oct. 21 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Bristow.
The ham and turkey shot will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The closed match – beef and pork – will begin at 2:30 p.m. First choice is a half of beef.
Lunch will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m. and include homemade chili, hamburgers, homemade pie, coffee, soft drinks and bottled water. A country store, cake stand, splatter boards, pull tabs, children’s games and bingo will also be available.
A raffle with more than $5,000 in prizes will be among the day’s events as well.

D of I collecting items for baby shower
TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella will have their annual baby shower for St. Elizabeth-Coleman Center in Indianapolis.
The center is in need of newborn clothing, baby care products, diapers for newborns up to size 4-6, bedding and nursing products. Birthmothers can also use cleaning products and any kind of gift cards.
The donations can be dropped off at St. Paul, St. Pius or St. Michael Catholic churches. The group will collect new or slightly used clothing until Oct. 20. The items will then be taken to Indianapolis Oct. 27.

Troy First Christian fall fest
TROY – The Troy First Christian Church, on the corner of Market and Spring streets, will host a fall festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4.
Games, food and more will be offered to anyone of all ages. The community is encouraged to attend.

St. Paul’s to offer Catholic classes
TELL CITY – Classes for those seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith are planned and scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in September through April.
Classes are sponsored by St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City but are open to anyone in the community. The program will begin with inquiry sessions to answer questions in an effort to see if the Catholic faith is right for those interested.
An invitation to attend the classes is also extended to anyone who has drifted away or who has been hurt by the church.
To register or to seek more information, call Sister Mary Emma at 547-7994 or 547-7102.