Church briefs – August 6

Friendship Baptist Church, 1600 Westview Drive, Franklin, will serve a pancake breakfast Aug. 13.

Serving will be from 7 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per person, and includes all you-can-eat pancakes with two sausage links, a glass of milk, juice or coffee.

Additional sausage and glasses of milk or juice can be purchased at an additional fee.

Proceeds will go to youth camp.

Information: 738-9822.

Smith Valley Baptist Church, 4682 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, will be hosting tailgate/homecoming and outdoor worship service Aug. 21.
The tailgate breakfast will start at 9 a.m., and the worship service will begin at 10 a.m.
Special music will be performed by Victory in the Valley, a gospel music group made up by members of the Smith Valley Baptist Church.
The day also will include an opening of the cornerstone of the church building, to see what the founding members of the church sealed behind the cornerstone.

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, will offer a workshop on integrating compassion into everyday life Aug. 27.

Workshop participants will learn to recognize obstacles preventing them from living a compassionate life and gain skills to make compassionate choices.

The program will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and taught by Vanessa Hurst. The fee is $65 and includes lunch.

Register and pay in advance with a friend only $55 per person Call 317-788-7581 to register or visit

Greenwood Christian Church, 2045 Averitt Road, will host will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop on Sept. 17.

The program will be 9 a.m. to 1 pm. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The workshop is designed to help congregations catch a vision for strengthening their ministry through equipping laypeople as caregivers. During this event, participants will also learn caregiving skills.

The cost of this workshop is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation.

For more information or to register, call Stephen Ministries at 314-428-2600 or visit