Religious news, July 24, 2021 | News

Editor’s Note: Faith-based institutions in the region should send their event proposals at least two weeks before the event to Kokomo Tribune Religion Calendar, 300 N. Union St., PO Box 9014, Kokomo, IN 46901, or by email to ktnews @ The deadline is Wednesday noon. Be sure to include your event details as well as the church’s address and phone number.

Morning Star Church

Sunday’s sermon at 10:30 am will be “A New Thing,” an ongoing series.

The church meets at The Connection, located behind the main building at 2900 E. Markland Ave. There will also be learning and play time in The Connection gymnasium for children aged 6 months to 5 years.

Services are in person or on Facebook. Visit the web at

Christian fellowship of new beginnings

Dr. Logan Sparling will be the guest speaker at 10 am Sunday at Church, 1900 S. Berkley Road.

There will also be an online worship service on the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship YouTube channel, Facebook page or website,

For more information or to request a prayer, contact Pastor Jeff Russell at 765-776-0868.

First meeting of friends

First Friends Meeting will be hosting a community block party from 4 pm to 9 pm on July 31 at 1801 W. Zartman Road, Kokomo. The community is invited to join in the fun as First Friends Meeting hosts the Children’s Christian Academy and celebrates the community. Fun for all ages. There will be inflatables, face painting, food and games. This is a free event for the community.

The cupboard of God opened in Kokomo

God’s Neighborhood Closet at Main Street United Methodist Church, 830 S. Main St., Kokomo, is now open 9 am to 11:30 am Tuesday. Clothing and shoes are available for free, and toiletry bags are available for $ 1.

Bon Air Church of the Nazarene

The Bon Air du Nazaréen church organizes a café-club every Monday at 9 a.m. “No pressure, just camaraderie.” The coffee club meets at the church, 2419 N. Locke St., Kokomo. Enter through the northeast door. Call 765-438-0225 for more information.

Hillside Baptist Missionary Church

Hillside Missionary Baptist Church will host a fifth Saturday singing event, featuring the Riddells, at 6 p.m. on July 31 at Hillside Baptist Church, 12080 W. 100 North, Kokomo, two miles east of Burlington in the Indiana 22.

Hillside Baptist Missionary Church will also host a revival with evangelist David Coffman of Kingston, Tennessee, at 7 p.m. August 2-6 at the church. Everyone is welcome.

Galveston First Baptist Church

Galveston First Baptist Church will transform its church into Rocky Railway Station for its five-day VBS. The train leaves the “station” on Sunday and returns on Thursday. Each evening’s activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner served to the children present. The VBS program, which will target kindergarten children and those just completing grade five, will start at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. each day.

There will be learning times, creative games, amazing music, themed crafts and the kids will make lots of new friends. Register online at or at the church office. For more information, call the church office at 765-699-6243. The church is located off US 35 or Indiana 18 at 207 S. Sycamore St., Galveston, 10 minutes north of Kokomo.

Anglican Church of Christ the King

Christ the King Anglican Church will host the ordination of a deacon and priest for the Independent Catholic Church of the Philippines at 9:30 am today at the Main Shrine of Christ Lutheran, 3401 S. Dixon Road, Kokomo. Archbishop Eric Schleiffer of the PICC and Bishop Mark Engel of the Anglican Church of North America will preside. ACNA and PICC are now in full fellowship, and this ordination will be the first official joint event for the two churches.

Visitors are invited to come and worship and celebrate the event. For more information, contact Reverend Michael Henry at 755-513-7549.

Baptist Church of Calvary

Calvary Baptist Church, 1967 West Boulevard, will host the Master’s Legacy Quartet at 4 p.m. on August 1 for Gospel Hour. Formed by bassist / owner Mike Fleming in 2012, the Department of the Master’s Legacy Quartet now includes tenor Devin Cunningham; directing Adam Faulkner; and baritone Matt Denney, whose goal is to bless participants through song and ministry.

They’ve had a number of singles on the radio, and the latest “He Holds the Scars” hit the Top 80 in July’s Christian Voice Magazine Chart. A voluntary offering will be taken.

West Point Christian Church

National speaker David Ring, a cerebral palsy survivor, will talk about how he went from “cerebral palsy victim to cerebral palsy winner.” The conference will be held August 8 at West Point Christian Church, 5112 NCR 1250 East, Russiaville. Ring will speak after a 5 p.m. hot dog roast. For more information, call 765-432-4500.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. on August 10 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1204 N. Armstrong St., Kokomo, in the basement of the church hall. Appointments are required and can be made by phone at 1-800-733-2767 or online at

Curtisville Christian Church

At 10:15 am Sunday, God willing, Minister James Snapp Jr. will deliver the Revelation 17 “Babylon Is Fallen” sermon.

The church building will be open with social distancing precautions in place.

Curtisville Christian Church meets at 737 N. 600 East in eastern Tipton County. Visit the website at For more information or to request a prayer, call 765-623-4400.

Ruth R. Culp