Church briefs

Christ Our Shepherd Church of the Brethren, 857 N. State Road 135, Greenwood, will host a free dinner and welcome-home program for all military members, reservists, veterans, surviving spouses and family members on Sunday. The program will start at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 416-7888.

Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive in Franklin, will host Gifts for Giving from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in the church fellowship hall. A variety of home, gift and craft items will be for sale. Proceeds benefit the church’s preschool program.

For information, call 736-7962.

Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, will host an FBI (Faith Building Institutions) program on the season of Advent on Nov. 30.

Join the sisters for evening prayer at 5:15 p.m. A dinner will be at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation and discussion.

The fee is $30.

To register, call 788-7581, ext. 0, or visit