Church News, Sept. 13

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St. Meinrad church fall fest Sunday
ST. MEINRAD – The St. Meinrad Catholic Church Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the St. Meinrad Park and Recreation Field and the St. Meinrad Community Center.
Live music will be provided by Shady Tree-O from 11 a.m. to noon and by Pink Sneekerz from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Activities for the day will include hay wagon guided tours of the arch abbey grounds, live alpacas and wool spinning demonstrations, children’s games, an inflatable obstacle course for kids, a country store, bingo, quilt wheel and raffle, and an all-cash grand raffle.
Food available will include barbecue chicken dinners, “famous” soup, curly fries, walking tacos, hamburgers, chili dogs, pork tenderloins, Riverside Dinner ice cream and desserts.
All are invited and encouraged to attend.

Immaculate Conception picnic Saturday
HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will hold its annual picnic Sept. 15.
There will be a cornhole tournament beginning at 3 p.m. behind the old Hancock County Courthouse in Haw-esville.
Cash prizes will be awarded to first- , second- and third-place winners. The cost to participate is $30 per team. Everyone is invited to play.
Those interested in competing should call (270) 927-6021 to pre-register to be ensured a place in the tournament. Leave a message with a name and number if there is no answer.
The picnic will also feature a flea market beginning at 7 a.m.; sales of mutton, pork, chicken and burgoo by the pound beginning at noon; dinner inside the parish hall beginning at 3:30 p.m., bingo, a country store, cake stand, children’s games and entertainment by God’s Players.
Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the food and fun.

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 Sept. 15 at the church.
Guest singers will be the New Heritage Trio. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and singing will start at 7.
All are welcome to attend.

Fun Day at Lilly Dale Church of Christ
GATCHEL – The Lilly Dale Church, 14198 Old State Road 37 in Gatchel, will host a fun day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22.
All are welcome to attend. The day will include games, inflatables, face painting, a hayride, tug-of-war, sack races and more. Free hot dogs, drinks and desserts will be served.

Celebrate Recovery program begins Tuesday
TELL CITY – A Celebrate Recovery ministry has begun at Community Christian Church, 821 10th St., Tell City, at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step program designed to help anyone with addictions, hurts and habits who need to be corrected and other problems.
Celebrate Recovery was initiated at Saddleback Church in California in 1993 by John Baker and Rick Warren. More than 9,000 have completed the program at Saddleback Church. The program has spread to hundreds of churches throughout the United States, and there are tens of thousands of successful participants, according to organizers.
There is no charge to become a part of Celebrate Recovery and visitors are welcome to attend.

Iron sharpeners to meet Saturday
TELL CITY – A men’s breakfast and Bible study is being held at Community Christian Church, 821 10th St., Tell City, every first Saturday of the month beginning at 8 a.m. The goal of the meetings is to encourage Christian men to become responsible leaders of our families.
Many of the lessons have been based on the movie, “Courageous.” The program is designed for men from the community from all congregations. There is no charge for the breakfast or for the study, and all men are welcome to attend.
The name of the group comes from Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” All men are encouraged to attend.

Unity worship held at Sunset Park
TELL CITY – An informal worship service is being held at Sunset Park each Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Participants from several churches are sharing in the service, and food is often served.
Various representatives of participating congregations are leading the worship. There is no charge for the service and no offerings are taken. Visitors are welcome 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.