The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Faith

May 16, 2014

Indiana Gospel Music Festival brings performance to Frankton

Church's new community center attracts festival preview concert

FRANKTON — Frankton is getting treatment normally reserved for larger cities such as Indianapolis.

The Indiana Gospel Music Festival (IGMF), a statewide organization that promotes gospel music, is holding a preview performance for its July concert in the area.

Curtis Pruett, Dedication, Disciples Quartet and His Grace are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at Frankton First United Methodist Church Community Center, 110 S. Eighth St.

The performance is a lead-in to IGMF’s festival on July 25 and 26 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds Exhibition Center, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville.

Dave Shetterly, Frankton First United Methodist Church communications chairman, said the preview concerts normally take place in bigger cities such as Indy and Fort Wayne, but the town’s central location and the popularity of gospel music in the community helped land the gig.

“It shows our people love gospel music and spreading the Word of God through music,” he said. “We have the hospitality and care to bring this to the area.

“We feel honored they picked us.”

The concert will take place in the former Frankton Machine & Tool building, which the church recently bought and renovated.

Now often referred to as “The Factory,” the 12,000-square-foot building holds a new kitchen and dining room. The room the concert will take place in was just completed a few weeks ago, Shetterly said.

“The community likes the fact that we took an old building in Frankton and turned it into something that can be used by the community,” he said.

He said representatives at IGMF must have been impressed, too.

The organization held a last-minute concert there last fall shortly after The Factory opened, Shetterly said. After the performance, IGMF asked if the church would be willing to host another concert.

“We feel pleased because it’s a big break for us,” Shetterly said. “This is a way for us to promote (The Factory and the church).”

The Frankton performance is closing IGMF’s preview series. The other introductory concerts were held in Indianapolis and the Fort Wayne area, according to its website.

The Frankton concert begins at 6 p.m., and admission is free.

For more information on the Frankton performance and the festival, go to igmfonline.com.

Like Kelly Dickey on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @KellyD_THB, or call 640-4805.

1
Text Only
Faith
  • JamFest set for Aug. 3 at Christ Lutheran Christ Lutheran Church, 2751 N. Scatterfield Road, will host JamFest from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3.

    July 26, 2014

  • Verna Davis: Seek peace by turning from evil and doing good There's something we all want: peace. World peace. Family peace. Personal peace. We yearn for peace, a feeling of freedom from commotion and antagonism, of harmony in our relationships, of lack of strife or dissension. What would we do to have peace in our lives?

    July 25, 2014

  • Church News: July 26 The following are brief Church News items of local interest.

    July 25, 2014

  • NWS-HB0720-GivesBack-JC1.JPG Helping those in need

    Nine-year-old Skylar King was not a volunteer or even a member of Greater Light Church, which Saturday gave away free school supplies, clothing and food during its annual Greater Light Gives Back event. The boy had played games to win tokens, and then he used them to buy each binder, saying he was giving his prizes away because he wanted to help other people.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA - HB0719 - Pathfinders - 05 Anderson Pathfinders seek supplies to host Kenyan group Flashlights, toiletries, pillows and batteries are just some of the simple items the Anderson Pathfinders are trying to collect in the upcoming weeks.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Church News: July 19 A compilation of local church news as published in the Saturday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 18, 2014

  • Davis, Verna mug Verna Davis: Like pecan pie, words from our mouths should be sweet I know that today is only July 12 and we are four months away from Thanksgiving dinner. I know that it's hot and you might not want to heat your oven for an hour to bake a pie. Nevertheless, today, July 12, is National Pecan Pie Day.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Church News: July 12 The following are brief Church News items of local interest.

    July 11, 2014

  • Church of God: Marriage still one man, one woman About the same time an Indiana judge was striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage in late June, the Church of God general assembly was approving a resolution reaffirming its view that marriage should be between one man and one woman.

    July 6, 2014

  • Swindled Indianapolis church fights for survival

    An Indianapolis church that was swindled out of $400,000 intended to help the congregation rebuild after a fire instead is fighting for its survival.

    July 6, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin