As a public service to area churches and Christian organizations, WFRN sets aside a certain amount of time (and this webspace) for announcements of events which are of interest to all our listeners. The catagories are:
1. Church Events: This is a free event where a free-will offering may be taken
2. Community Events: This is a free event with no ticket charge. It may be a fund raiser with the proceeds going to a project within the community.
3. Community Service: Programs and services for which there is no charge for participation, such as homeless shelters, pregnancy centers, etc.
Information should arrive at WFRN at least two weeks prior to the event date. Send them to: WFRN, Box 307, Elkhart, IN 46515 or by fax to 574-875-6662 or by email to events@wfrn.com . Note: Not all events submitted will be used. Please check out our Concerts & Events listing for advertised concerts and events.

October 18-31; All of the month of October, 2017
Red Cross Blood Donation: **Breast cancer* is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. Blood Donation supports those fighting ALL cancer! Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October, American Red Cross encourages all communities to give blood for cancer patients and others who depend on transfusions. For sites & info. Rodney Wilson: American Red Cross #(614) 203-1891; Rodney.Wilson@redcross.org or www.redcrossblood.org www.redcrossblood.org/our-regions. Thanks in advance for your support!

October 23-30th, 2017
The Salvation Army’s annual “Coats for Kids” distribution will be Monday, October 30th, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 31st, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at The Salvation Army Community Center, 1007 East Foster Street, Kokomo. Parent or guardian must be a resident of Howard County and bring parent photo ID and separate piece of mail for proof of address; also birth certificate, social security card, or Medicaid card for each child. For more information call 765.456.3846.

October 24, 2017
Free movie, “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World,” Mt Zion Lutheran Church, LaGrange; 6p.

October 25, 2017
12th ANNUAL Trunk-r-Treat; Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene; 6:30-8 PM FREE, SAFE, FUN, and open to the public! ALL children must be accompanied by their parent(s).Treats from Trunks, Games, Tractor-wagon rides, Cider, Cocoa, Donut holes and more! The "candy route," will be formed by 30+ decorated vehicles in our parking lot. The parking lot will be blocked off, well lighted, and supervised. NW corner of US-131 and Coon Hollow Rd, Three Rivers. church phone number, #269-273-7415.

October 27, 2017
Grace College hosts its 28th-annual FunFest from 6-9p in the Gordon Recreation Center, 100 Publishers Dr., Winona Lake. The event is free and open to all children and their families. At FunFest, children will enjoy face painting, bouncy houses, food and games. This year’s theme is Disney. Children are invited to dress in their favorite Disney-themed attire or any costume of their choice.Please consider bringing paper towels to help us support families impacted by the hurricane in Texas.

October 27, 2017
Journey Worship Center here in Goshen, would like to invite the community out on Friday night Oct 27th at 6:30 at the J Weaver Barn on CR 34 just east of the elk. co. fairgrounds about 2 miles. This will be a time of worship and personal ministry as well, child care is provided up to age 7 we will have snacks and drinks available afterwards, we have some pics and a flyer printed up if you want those to put on the announcement, If you have any questions please call Julian at 574-596-230

October 27, 2017
Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Indiana University, Kresge Auditorium, 2300 S. Washington, Kokomo beginning at 7pm. Guest speaker Kathleen Tracy will speak on the history of quilts. Anyone interested in quilts or quilting is welcome to be our guest. For additional information please call 765-319-7869.

October 28, 2017
Community Carnival! Yellow Creek Mennonite Church;14th annual Carnival 4-7pm. Hayrides, face painting, family photos, games and prizes, a goody walk, door prizes, Bingo, jumper, and balloon art. A fire truck from Harrison Township Fire Dept avail. for tours. Free concessions: hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream. Admission and all activities are free. Attendees are invited to bring a non-perishable food item collected and donated to the Family Christian Development Ctr. 64901 CR 11 Goshen

October 28, 2017
Community Trunk or Treat Sat., Oct. 28 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. Bounce Slide - Free Hotdogs, Hot Chocolate & Popcorn Zion Tabernacle 404 W. Jefferson St. Kokomo

October 28, 2017
Fall Fun Fair! 5:00-7:00 PM. Adamsville Road Church of God is hosting it's annual Fall Fun Fair. Everyone is invited. Costumes are optional. Carnival games, face painting, Nerf Zone, hay rides, hot dogs, chips and lots of candy.

October 28, 2017
Gloria DeiLutheran Church invites the public to share in a series of activities during the last weekend of Oct.28th 8:30 to 10:30 am, all-you-care-to-eat Swedish Pancake Breakfast, which will include Lingonberries, sausages and coffee. The portion of the money raised from the free-will offering will be donated to Habitat for Humanity in support of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2018. Honoring Gloria Dei’s beginnings as a Swedish Lutheran Church. rmsuter@comcast.net 574-286-5250

October 28, 2017
Maple City Chapel Goshen Welcomes internationally known speaker and best-selling author Dr. Emerson Eggerichs for a live event at our 1st Annual “Legacy” Family Ministry Conference. Dr Eggerichs has authored several books, including the national bestseller Love & Respect, a Platinum and Book of the Year award winner, selling over 1.6 million copies. The event is hosted by Kristin and Danny Adams, entertainers and YouTube personalities. Marriage & parenting sessions. www.maplecitychapel.org

October 28, 2017
New Paris Church of the Brethren (on the corner of 4th and Division in New Paris) is having an annual bake sale on October 28 from 9-11 am, in the church basement. All proceeds go to fund Christmas in the Park.

October 29, 2017
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church; 4:00 pm, guest speaker Rev. Max Johnson and organist Dr. Kevin Vaughn will lead an evening Vespers program in the Gloria Dei sanctuary. Immediately following the Vespers, all are invited to a meal of bratwurst and German-style beer in honor of Martin Luther, the German priest credited with starting the Reformation 500 years ago. 574-286-5250

October 30, 2017
Child Evangelism Fellowship Banquet 6:30-8:30p. Missionary Gracia Burnam as featured speaker. Gracia and her husband were held hostage for 13 months in a Philippine jungle in 2002. Tickets are complimentary, but required for the event. An offering will be received for the ministry. Please reserve tickets by calling #260-925-3493. or website: cefnei.com or email cefnei@aol.com Lakewood Park Baptist Church 5555 CR 29 Auburn, IN 46706

October 30, 2017
The Salvation Army Kokomo Corps is pleased to announce our 2017 “Coats for Kids” DISTRIBUTION open to all Howard County children infant to grade 12. Oct 30th 3p-7p & October 31st, 10a–3p or while coats last. The Salvation Army Community Center 1007 East Foster Street, Kokomo 1007 East Foster Street, Kokomo. Parent or legal guardian must bring their photo ID and current dated piece of mail along with a Social Security card, birth certificate, or Medicaid card for each child.

October 31, 2017
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church; 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 31 – the actual day Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the door of the Wittenburg Church – Gloria Dei, led by Pastor Jeff Zell, will host a service in conjunction with Grace United Methodist Church. Dr. David Schrader, senior pastor at Grace, will preach during the service. The service will celebrate the connected history of the two denominations that spans 500 yrs. 574-286-5250

October 31, 2017
Wild West Fest 2017, October 31, 5-8:00 pm at River of Life Community Church, 2626 Prairie Street, Elkhart. Come join us, and invite a friend! Admission is free! It’s a family event! Free dinner! Family games! Candy for kids! Music! Photo stations! Dress up as a cowgirl, cowboy, desperado…come dressed to have fun! For more information, go to www.GodsRiver.com/special-events/ Questions? Call 574-522-2114.

November 01, 2017
Author of the series Tiger Lily’s Café, Kathleen Thompson, will be speaking at the Walton and Tipton Township Public Library on Wednesday, November 1st, 9a- 10a in the Community Room. Come early for coffee.The series is set in a Midwestern town nestled into the sunset coast of a Great Lakes. Please join us! Walton and Tipton Township Public Library 110 North Main Street, P.O. Box 406 Walton, IN 46994 #574-626-2234

November 01-15th, 2017
The holidays are a busy time, but the need for blood doesn’t slow. The American Red Cross is encouraging donors to give blood in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help stock the shelves for patients in need. Please see website for donation locations & schedules. American Red Cross (614) 203-1891 (c) | Rodney.Wilson@redcross.org | www.redcrossblood.org Local web | www.redcrossblood.org/our-regions Twitter | redcrossblood.org/twitter-map Facebook |www.facebook.com/redcrossblood

November 03, 2017
The Vineyard Church is hosting the ninth annual “Art for the Heart of Africa” benefit on Friday, November 3, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., an evening devoted to honoring God’s gift of artistry through music, art, and a benefit auction. The benefit will help feed, educate and show love to these children, who—after being orphaned by war, poverty and famine—have been forced to flee their home in South Sudan and take shelter in a refugee camp in northern Uganda. 16219 Jackson Rd. ▪ Mishawaka, #574.257.1924

November 04, 2017
Free Pictures with Santa! Linton's Enchanted Gardens, 315 C.R. 17, Elkhart, IN www.lintons.com *See website for schedule! Bring your camera and at least one non-perishable food item per person in the picture. (All food donations benefit Pantries & Kitchens United for Elkhart County)

November 04, 2017
HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR & BAKE SALE: 8a-2p COMMUNITY CHURCH OF WATERFORD, Goshen. The bazaar will be featuring vendors with a selection of unique crafts, hand-made gifts and one-of-a-kind items along with popular in-home party items. Breakfast and lunch options will be available. Southwest of Goshen on County Road 21 (Indiana Avenue), one-quarter mile south of the Kercher Road (County Road 38) intersection. 65154 County Road 2, Goshen.Web address: www.communitychurchofwaterford.com # 574-534-LIFE

November 05, 2017
South Bend Junior Academy would like to welcome you to it’s 9th Annual International Food Fair! Come and enjoy foods from around the world and support a South Bend school fundraiser on Sunday, November 5 from 1 to 4 pm. Located at 1910 Altgeld off Ironwood, just north of Ewing. See you there!

November 06, 2017
The American Cancer Society offers a FREE 2-hour workshop for women who are going through cancer treatments. Participants will learn simple beauty techniques for skin & nail care, makeup application, and techniques for managing hair loss Participants will also receive a complimentary bag of makeup to use in the session and at home. Elkhart General Hospital will be hosting Nov 6,2017–10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Anyone interested may contact the American Cancer Society @ 1-877-499-4673 to register.

November 06, 2017
THE SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS 2017:Applications for our Christmas food and toy assistance start beginning November. Please stop in Nov. 6-10th. Applications: 9-4 Tues, Thurs & Fri & 9-7 on Mon & Wed. Just show up with: Current MI picture ID for head of household, SS cards for all ppl in household, Monthly Income and expenses for the previous month, infant birth certificates & to fill out an application. The Salvation of Army: 424 N 15th St. Niles MI 49120 #(269)684-2720

November 07, 2017
Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money - LIVE STREAM at Liberty Bible Church 6:45p at 824 N Calumet in Chesterton. Your money questions answered in one night. The Smart Money, Live-Stream Event gives a proven plan for dumping debt and a clear vision for your family’s financial future. All invited to hear Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze in a live simulcast at Chesterton Campus Worship CTR. Free, reservations required. www.findliberty.net. Liberty Bible Church Allison Clemens #219.926.3038 x13

November 10, 2017
Earn extra cash for Christmas. Be a bell ringer for The Salvation Army during our largest fund raiser of the year. Ringing begins November 10th and continues through December 23rd. Day and evening hours available. Apply in person at The Salvation Army Kokomo office, 1105 South Waugh Street, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. For more information call 765.456.3846.

November 10, 2017
Liberty Bible Church Recognizes Veterans at Celebration Dinner Chesterton, IN – Liberty Bible Church is honoring veterans with a free dinner and special program on Friday, November 10 at 6pm. All veterans and their spouses who reside in Northwest Indiana are invited to attend this free event at 824 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton. Includes a special guest speaker, State Representative, Ed Soliday. Admission is by ticket only. Reserve your ticket online at www.findliberty.net. Free parking

November 10, 2017
The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to ring the bell during our largest fund raiser of the year beginning November 10th. Kettle donations support The Salvation Army’s social service assistance in Howard County. To sign up to ring go to registertoring.com or call Nancy at 765.456.3846 or email nancy_harris@usc.salvationarmy.org For more information call 765.456.3846

November 11, 2017
Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar; Granger Good Shepherd United Methodist Church 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 51521 Elm Road, Granger, IN Coffee, Bake Sale, Free Parking, Luncheon Available Proceeds to benefit church outreach ministry programs. Lori Schultz #574-210-0663

November 11, 2017
Clinton Frame Mennonite Church will be hosting its 18th annual Holiday Bazaar 8:00am-2:00pm; 63846 CR 35 Goshen, IN. Our church is east of Goshen, close to the corner of CR 35 and CR 36. Follow the snowman signs to find locally made gift items, crafts, home product vendors and baked goods for sale. The Frame Café will be open with fresh donuts and coffee, along with pulled pork sandwiches and pies. Start your Christmas shopping early. Hope to see you there! # 574-642-3165

November 11, 2017
Holiday Fantasy Bazaar: 8:30a-2:30p; Osceola United Methodist Church 431 N Beech Rd. #574-679-4435. Craft, @nd Time Around, Books, Country Kitchen. Snacks & Lunch served. Sponsored by United Methodist Women.

December 02, 2017
Brandywine Project Graduation will be having a Holiday Bazaar: Saturday December 2nd, 9am-2pm, at Brandywine High School. 1700 Bell Rd. Niles Mi. 49120 We will have many vendors to choose from along with concessions and a cookie walk. Purchase a cookie box for $10 and fill it with your choice of cookies! Vendors interested in renting a space, please contact mandilatislaw@comcast.net Come do some Holiday shopping while supporting a GREAT cause!

December 02, 2017
New Paris Church of the Brethren will host Christmas in the Park on Saturday December 2nd from 5 pm- 7 pm, at Sunnyside Park in New Paris. We will have a live nativity, donuts and hot chocolate. Also we Will have kids crafts, bingo, games, face painting and family pictures by the fire place. Come celebrate Christmas with us!

December 06, 2017
Save the date on your calendar! Walton Public Library Community Room 8am-8:50a Preston McCabe, 8th grader and talented musician will perform at the Walton Library. He is a great singer and plays guitar by ear. He will play Christmas songs and requests by guests. We had to fit him in early because he goes to Lewis Cass at 9:00 a.m. for choir and Math. Share the word. You won’t want to miss this!

December 09, 2017
Journey to Bethlehem; A walk through adventure for the whole family. Zion Bethel Church, Corner of 3rd and Ohio Streets across from Twin Lakes High School in Monticello. A perfect adventure for children, families & groups of all ages. Experience Bethlehem as it was 2000 years ago. Journey to Bethlehem is presented by Zion Bethel Church in Monticello. Saturday, December 9th from 4p -7p and Sunday, Dec 10th from 1p - 4p Indoors. No admission charge. A journey begins every 10 minutes.

 


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