Christian Scientists Hold Meeting In Boston

Given the looming challenges the world faces - strife, corruption, climate crisis, health care costs - Christian Scientists at their church’s annual meeting in Boston reaffirmed their faith the things of the Spirit are what the world most needs.

Church members indicated their commitment to proving “the reliability of practical Christian healing.” Among the experiences shared was the healing of cancer by a former military pilot.

“As a pilot, you get used to turning situations over to God, he said. “I felt God’s love - the warmth. My skill set was to rely on God, not be a cancer patient.” The healing was confirmed in follow-up examinations by U.S. Veterans Administration doctors.

Church officials reported the church is financially strong, and in the midst of a significant refurbishment of The Mother Church in Boston, where the church is headquartered.

Presiding over the meeting was new church president Fabián Smara of Argentina. The newly elected readers, who conduct church services at the church in Boston are from Nigeria and the United States. The Church of Christ, Scientist, has branches in some 70 countries and members throughout the world participated by watching the live stream of the meeting in local churches, Christian Science reading rooms, or from their homes.

Kevin E. Ness is manager of Christian Science Committees on Publication for The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. Indiana has 24 Christian Sciences churches and societies.

Pierceton Church Announces New Pastor

PIERCETON ­­­­­­­– The Pierceton Presbyterian Church is pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Hal Thomas to the pulpit. Pastor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Agriculture and the McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Pastor Thomas has served congregations in Winamac and Fort Wayne until his retirement in 2013. He is a sports fan who cheers for the Fighting Illini, Chicago Cubs/Bears and also enjoys reading and bicycle rides.

Please join us at the Pierceton Presbyterian Church this Sunday. Church service begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.

Claypool Church To Host Gospel Concert

CLAYPOOL – Full Gospel Church, Claypool, will host a Gospel Concert with Wade Spencer and the Dotsons at 6 p.m. July 6.

Freewill offering will be received. For more information, call 260-578-8700.

Warsaw Church To Hold Bible School

Warsaw Family Worship, Warsaw, is having vacation bible school at 6 to 8 pm. June 24 through 28 for kindergarten through sixth grade. The church is located at 1250 Husky Trail next to Martin’s Supermarket. A fun and exciting week is planned. For information, call 574-267-7210.

Warsaw Church

To Hold Concert

Michael Wayne Smith will be in concert at Warsaw Family Worship Center Sunday at 6 p.m.  The church is located at 1250 Husky Trail, next to Martin’s Supermarket.

Free will offering will be received.

Leesburg UMC

To Hold Lakeside Service

LEESBURG – Leesburg United Methodist Church will be having its lakeside service Sunday at Patona Bay on Tippecanoe Lake at 8:30 a.m.

The guest musician this week is Michael Wayne Smith. Michael is a Christian singer/songwriter from Oak Ridge, Tenn. He has been traveling in ministry with his family since 2009. Michael has released six studio albums, 14 radio singles and one live concert DVD/CD.

Guests are welcome to come by boat, kayak or canoe and anchor in front of Patona Bay or you can join the service on land. If by chance it may be raining the service will be moved it to the boat house on the property. To keep up to date on all upcoming events and information check out the church’s Facebook page at or its webpage at

Men Following To Have Guest Speaker

WINONA LAKE – The next meeting of Men Following Christ is Saturday, June 29 at the Alpha Dining on the beautiful campus of Grace College form 8 to 10 a.m.  The guest speaker is Dr. Larry Poland.

Dr. Poland is the founder, chairman and CEO of Mastermedia International, a ministry to the top leadership of film and television in Hollywood and New York, and one which seeks to keep Christian believers informed of the spiritual dynamics inside media.

He’s the recipient of the coveted Covenant Award for significant, Christian influence on the secular media and the founder of the National Media Prayer Breakfast.  He is the past director of the Agape Movement, an international volunteer service organization under Campus Crusade for Christ Intl. He is an ordained minister, lecturer, conference speaker, consultant and writer.

Larry Poland grew up in Winona Lake, graduated from Warsaw High School, received a M.Div. Theology, Grace Theological Seminary and has many, many ties to our community.

Pierceton Church To Host Kids Sunday

PIERCETON ­– First Baptist Church of Pierceton is having a special Kid's Sunday on June 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be games, songs, food, a blacklight story and a ventriloquist puppet. Several prizes will be given away including a bike, tent, camera drone and more.

This is a free event. Preregistration is encouraged, but not required. To register or request transportation, call 574-594-2197. First Baptist Church is located at 208 W. Market St. in Pierceton.