Men's Day & Women's Day program

MICHIGAN CITY — Dr. Stanley Mason and the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Family, 123 Helen St., Michigan City, invite you to join them for their annual Men's & Women's Day program on Oct. 28. Their Men's Day speaker will be their very own Deacon Reginald Evans during the 10 a.m. morning service. For their afternoon service at 3:30 p.m., the Women's Day speaker will be Pastor Felicia Blakely of High Praise Ministries of Michigan City. 

The theme will be "Walk by Faith" Hebrews 11:6. For any additional information, contact the church at 219-872-5275 or email them at

Fall Health Fair planned

MICHIGAN CITY — Community members are invited to a free fall health fair on Oct. 20. The event takes place in the Legacy Center at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Michigan City. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with vendors and presentations scheduled throughout the day.

Guests will be able to get flu shots from Walgreens, and HealthLinc will be on hand to administer blood pressure and glucometer checks. Among the 18 vendors are Franciscan Health, Paws for Healthcare (therapy animals), and Indiana Dunes State Park (outdoor exercise options). Vendors will offer freebies, food samples, and valuable information about staying healthy during the fall and winter months.

Scheduled presentations include Healing Body, Mind and Soul with Dr. Enad at 9 a.m., SoulCore Prayer and Stretching with Amy O’Donnell at 10 a.m., Sleep Health with Dr. Dickover at 11:30 a.m., Navigating Medicare with Renetta Pavot at 1 p.m., and Healthy Homes with the Board of Health and Anne Klute at 2:30 p.m.

Those attending presentations and visiting vendor tables will be eligible to win prizes, including passes from Planet Fitness, a wellness basket from Bayer, Panera gift cards, and more. Healthy snacks will be offered to guests free of charge.

The Legacy Center, attached to Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, is located at 1719 Barker Ave. in Michigan City. For more information, contact Health and Wellness Ministry leader Bruce Garwood at

Health & Spirituality: The Healing Connection

La PORTE — “Body, Mind, Spirit … and Cancer” will be presented by Dr. Charlotte Gyllenhaal on Nov. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Health and Spirituality programs are held at La Porte New Church, 812 Indiana Avenue by the Public Library, with local guest speakers offering engaging evenings by delving into the sometimes surprising connection between various physical and spiritual aspects in our lives.

All are invited as Dr. Gyllenhaal shares about cancer’s impacts being more than just physical: needs for surgery, chemotherapy and other treatments. Cancer can also be profoundly emotionally disturbing and stressful, or even trigger spiritual crises. The link between cancer and stress raises many questions. Does stress cause cancer? Does the experience of cancer trigger stress-related conditions like post-traumatic stress disorders? Can the physical processes of cancer worsen cancer-related stress and emotional disturbance? What can cancer patients do to deal with the stresses surrounding the cancer journey? Body, mind and spirit all interact in cancer. This presentation will explore the science behind these questions and others. Charlotte Gyllenhaal, PhD, is the Research Manager at the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Skokie, Illinois:

Pastor Kit Billings will join her conversation on overall spiritual well-being. All are warmly invited to these programs at no fee.

The New Church is a Christ-centered ministry with Sunday morning worship services at 10 a.m. which also include children’s Sunday School, open to all. For more information on these offerings or the church’s wedding or grief support ministries, contact Rev. Kit Billings at 362-1959 or

First Church services

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. Sunday. The Church is located at 510 East Coolspring Ave., Michigan City.

"...the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) is the Golden Text for this Sunday's Bible Lesson-Sermon entitled “Doctrine of Atonement.”

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.

The church's 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 — Life is happening at Road to Life Church. Join the church this Sunday as they continue their October series "The Ghost Writer." Have kids? Bring them along to experience KidTown! Kids ages 0-4th grade will have a blast in KidTown through high energy worship, teaching, games and more!

All services are being held at their Michigan City campus, located at 7056 W. 450 N., every Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Whether you're an early riser or like to sleep in — there's a service for you! They also offer a Midweek Service every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, and childcare is available.

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 Facebook @roadtolifechurch.

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