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Focus on Faith Bethany Lutheran Church

Bethany Lutheran Church, 2907 Virginia Ave., first met in Roberts Park in 1944. The congregation dedicated the present facility in 1952. Pastor Gene Ott serves the church, a member of the Missouri Synod. Sunday Bible school is 9:30 a.m. followed by worship at 10:30. For more information, contact the Facebook page.

Garrison Creek Baptist Church, 5952 S. Garrison Road, will host the gospel bluegrass group Born Again Sunday at 6 p.m. Pastor Tim Fluty invites the community to the service.

Bentonville Christian Church at 6465 N. County Road 550-W. is hosting its annual concert and ice cream social Sunday at 3 p.m. The concert will feature old-fashioned gospel music with Karin Heflin on the organ and Peggy McCutcheon on the piano. There will also be special music and congregational singing. Following the concert ice cream and toppings will be served. Pastor Don Miller invites the community.

Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 1933 Grand Ave., will host a chicken and noodle dinner and quilt show Saturday, Sept. 29, from 3-7 p.m. The chicken and noodle plate with salad, dessert and drink is $8. Homemade noodles will be sold by the pound. Quilts will be available for sale. Proceeds will go for new flooring for the sanctuary and quilting projects.

First Baptist Church, 1211 Grand Ave., will host a simulcast of True Woman 18 Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5:15-9:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 28 from 8:45 am. to noon, 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8:45 a.m. to noon. The conference will discuss truths about God, sin, sexuality, priorities, marriage and children. Speakers will be Nancy Demoss Walgemuth, Mary Kassian, Dannah Gresh, Jackie Hill Perry and others. Keith and Kristyn Getty will be the worship leaders. There is no charge. For information, contact Sharon Baker at 765-825-8071.

St. Gabriel Catholic Church’s Fall Festival is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23. Saturday from 3-11 p.m. features German food, smoked pork chops, a beer garden, corn hole tournament, Incredible Hunt, fire pits and live music by Sweetwater. Sunday from 11-4 p.m. enjoy the St. Gabriel’s famous fried chicken dinner and then kids’ games, pumpkin decorating, horse rides, face painting, a country store, quilt raffle, basket raffle, beer garden and live music by Eureka and Made New.

Connersville Baptist Temple is hosting a simulcast of Living Proof Live Saturday, led by author and speaker Beth Moore. The event is 10:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. at the church, 1380 E. 5th St. The event is open to women from all churches in the area. The cost is $10 which includes breakfast and lunch. Register online at www.baptist-temple.com and pay at the door.

New Heights Christian Church, 2752 W. Indiana 44, will host Financial Peace University beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. Financial expert Dave Ramsey created the nine-week course to provide families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. Go to www.fpu.com/ 1070268 for more information or to register.

Calvary Baptist Church, 309 W. 24th St., will host the Something Different Tour (in 3D!) with national recording artists Sidewalk Prophets and Bonray and Carmen Justice. The concert is 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Tickets are $10 general admission, $25 for early entry and the band’s daily devotional and $45 for early entry and the VIP after-concert event, all plus fees, available on www.eventbrite.com.

Brianna’s Hope-A Better Life meets in Connersville at Crosspointe Biker Church on Tuesdays; in Cambridge City at The River Assembly of God on Thursdays; and at Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church in Liberty on Tuesdays. Each meeting is 6:30-8 p.m.

BetterDayz Thru Jesus Christ meets at 5 p.m. Mondays at Faith Christian School, 2635 Iowa Ave. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

An anxiety and depression support group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Community Gospel Church fellowship hall, 250 Erie Ave.

Churches and other faith groups may send calendar listings to news@newsexaminer.com.