Faith briefs

The Giese Church at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum.

Mortgage Burning event at Revival Center

MICHIGAN CITY — Revival Center Church of God in Christ will host their Mortgage Burning Service 5 p.m. Sunday at the church on 938 W. 8th St., Michigan City. For more information, call 219-878-0100.


Only Cause sermon at First Church

MICHIGAN CITY — You, your family and friends are all welcome to attend The First Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday Church and Sunday School Services held at 10 a.m. Dec. 8. The Church is located at 510 East Coolspring Ave., Michigan City.

“Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.” ( Isaiah 40:14 ) is the Golden Text for this Sunday's Bible Lesson-Sermon entitled “God the Only Cause and Creator.”

Come and learn how a better understanding of God, Christ Jesus and the study of Christian Science is able to help heal you of your problems. Hymns of praise, the Bible lesson, the Lord's Prayer, a vocal solo and other activity will be presented.

Testimonies of healing are also given at the public Wednesday Evening Meeting held at 7:30 p.m.

As Christian healing is one of the main points of Christian Science, documented reports of them are available at no cost to anyone who requests them.

If you'd like to hear or read the church's weekly Bible Lesson Sermon on your cell or other phone setup, you can do so by cell phone texting 630-929-5635.

The Bible-Lesson is also available on local Comcast Cable TV Channel 99 on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., Fridays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at 219-874-3588 or 219-874-8853.


Christmas Feast at New Life

MICHIGAN CITY — New Life Community Church, 111 Dickson St., Michigan City, will host its free annual Community Wide Christmas Feast on Dec. 13 at noon. Bring the family for dinner and fellowship at the church. Menu includes turkey and all the trimmings. The church is located behind the former MC Merchandise and J&J's Pizza on Michigan Boulevard.


Cookie Walk & Bazaar

MICHIGAN CITY — St. Luke United Lutheran Church will host their 15th Annual Cookie Walk & Bazaar on Dec. 14 from 9-11:30 a.m. The church is located at 2000 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City.


Glory to God concert to be held

CHESTERTON — The Liberty Bible Church Worship Choir and Orchestra will present a Christmas concert, “Glory to God! Hallelujah!” This concert is a celebration of Christ’s birth. Experience the music and worship at 7 p.m. on either Friday, Dec. 13, or Saturday, Dec. 14. The church is located just north of U.S. 6 at 824 N. Calumet Ave. in Chesterton. The concert is free, and family-friendly. No tickets required. For more information, go to or call 219-926-3038.


Health & Wellness Ministry introduces SoulCore

MICHIGAN CITY The Health & Wellness Ministry would like to invite everyone to the next session of SoulCore: A Movement to Nourish Body, Mind, & Soul through the beauty of the rosary. Amy O'Donnell, SoulCore instructor, will be conducting this session

The date is Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Legacy Center, rooms 4-5-6. Any questions, contact Bruce or Becky Garwood at


Night with the Giese Church

La PORTE — The La Porte County Historical Society Museum will be hosting a Night with the Giese Church on Dec. 20 from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $1. Come relive your memories of the Giese Church, or start a new Christmas tradition with your family.

The Giese Church was completed by Otto Giese in 1947 and placed out on the lawn of his funeral home at 1007 Harrison Street. The church began with the priest and the congregation. It took seven or eight more years to complete the choir. Giese donated the church to the La Porte County Historical Society in 1978, the year of his retirement. The many church functions were computerized in 1994.

In addition, the Historical Society is asking residents to share their memories of visiting the Giese Church. If you would like to share your memories of the Giese Church for this and future events, email (, mail (2405 Indiana Ave., Suite 1, La Porte, IN 46350), or drop off those memories to the La Porte County Historical Society Museum. Your memories will then become a permanent part of La Porte County history.

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