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Charlie Adams will present "The Miracle on Ice" at Salem Church in Wanatah.

The Miracle on Ice and Chocolate with Charlie Adams

WANATAH — Join friends of Salem Church in Wanatah on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. to hear Charlie Adams present "The Miracle on Ice." After, indulge in "Chocolate with Charlie." Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be collected. Invite your friends.

Charlie Adams has dedicated himself to developing not just a motivational talk, but a powerful experience on all of the incredible lessons you can take from Lake Placid, New York and the legendary Miracle on Ice of 1980.

Charlie was a 12th grader in February of 1980 when David slew Goliath.

Herb Brooks' US Olympic hockey team stunned the mighty Soviets 4-3 enroute to the gold. Three months later Charlie would draw strength from them to muster the courage to deliver his Graduation Talk as Senior Class President.

Since then he has delivered more than 3,000 motivational presentations around the world, but none as passionately as he does for the back story of mystical Lake Placid.

Having made many trips there, interviewed countless people, read over 1500 articles and 20 books, he is dedicated to reaching as many people and events as possible as to the powerful stories and remarkable people that are part of Lake Placid's lore.

Charlie is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and vividly remembers how that 1980 hockey team led so many people in Oxford, MS to watch their first hockey game! He would become an award winning broadcast journalist as sports anchor in markets such as Bakersfield, California, New Orleans, Louisiana, and primarily WSBT in South Bend. He left TV News in 2005 to devote himself full time to building inspirational programs focused around inspirational places and people, and in the process found himself fascinated by the Lake Placid back story.

When he delivered his first Talks on it, he found that people were riveted to their story, and that their emotions were moved to pride, tears, and resolve. He has delivered this programs to corporate, school/college and church events.

Salem Church is located at 302 South Main Street in Wanatah. The Miracle on Ice presentation is part of the church's 150th anniversary Celebration. All are welcome Sundays at 10 a.m.


First Church services

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

" life is safe, and I will live to tell what the Lord has done.” (Psalms 118:17) is the Golden Text for this Sunday's Bible Lesson-Sermon entitled “Life.”

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.

Our 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.


Road to Life services

MICHIGAN CITY — Join Road to Life Church this Sunday as they continue their series, “Be Still.” Kids ages 0-4th grade are having a blast in Kidtown through high energy worship, teaching, games and more as they are also learning to “Be Still.” If you have a child, bring them along to experience it.

Michigan City Campus, 7056 W. 450 N., at 9 and 11 a.m.

Road to Life offers cutting edge worship as well as teaching that is relevant to this generation. For more information about RTLC or any of their upcoming events, visit their website at or call 219-728-6290. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram @roadchurch or find them on Facebook @roadtolifechurch.


Farewell Choral Concert

MERRILLVILLE — SS. Peter & Paul Parish of Merrillville will present its Farewell Choral Concert under the direction of Laura Monteen on Sunday, Feb. 24, starting at 3 p.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Church, 5885 Harrison St., Merrillville.

Monteen, the parish's liturgy and music coordinator, will be retiring later this summer. The final concert will include choirs and musicians who have performed at SS. Peter & Paul Church throughout the years. It will be be Monteen's final concert for the parish, after having served at the parish for 28 years.

The free concert is open to the public, and everyone from the Diocese of Gary is invited and welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served in the church vestibule following the concert. For more information, contact Liz Bushemi at 219-793-1375.


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