The Hazelwood partnership with North View Elementary is kicking off with the creation of the “Greenway Walking Club.” If you’d like to be a mentor to kids while enjoying a stroll through nature, this may be the opportunity for you! The club will meet at North View Elementary on Thursdays from 2:40-3:45 p.m. Volunteers will need to fill out a background form (there is no cost to you or to Hazelwood!). Anyone who is interested in taking part of this wonderful partnership should see Ann Wolfe as soon as possible for a copy of the background form.



The next NEST Group Study will meet at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Bill & Dee Moser’s home (608 N. Meadow Wood Dr.). This study will use Unshakable Hope by Max Lucado.


*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* What feels shaky in your world? Are you overwhelmed by the problems you’re facing or the pain you’re feeling? Maybe you feel hurt by the past. Disappointed by the present. Worried about the future. If so, you are not alone, but there is hope. You can live with security and purpose.

The goal of this study is to provide you with concrete examples from the men and women of the Bible that will show you how to walk with God each day and live out his promises. If you would like to be a part of this group or have any questions, please contact Bill Moser by email at



Saturday, October 19

8 a.m.-Noon

Not only is Hazelwood in a prime location to see the Ball State Homecoming Parade, we are also fortunate to have a large parking lot in an area where public parking is at a premium. To make the most of our situation, Hazelwood will offer parking to the public on the morning of the parade in return for a $3 donation per vehicle.

This event is sponsored by our Hazelwood Youth and Missions & Benevolence Team. The money raised from this project helps support our Christmas Box Project, where we help less fortunate families in Delaware County have some comfort and joy during the Holiday Season.

Mark your calendars now, and sign up in Sulanke Commons after worship to volunteer and support this worthy caus


The next meeting of the Hazelwood Book Club will be in Sulanke Commons at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 18. We will be discussing The Last Child by John Hart. Childcare will be provided.


Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he’d been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is—confident in a way that he can never fully explain.

Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene.

Then a second child goes missing…

Undeterred by Hunt’s threats or his mother’s pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit.

Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power.

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining in on the fun, contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.



“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed one.” ~Mother Teresa

Christian Ministries’ Steps for Hunger

Sunday, October 13 at Hazelwood Christian Church

Registration at 1:30 p.m., Walk begins at 2 p.m.

Christian Ministries has the largest food pantry in Delaware County. Located at 401 E. Main St. in downtown Muncie, the pantry is open four days a week and provides staple items, meat, and fresh fruits and vegetables (when available).

  • Food pantry hours are Tuesday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesday-Friday from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every week.
  • The food pantry serves an estimated 212 families each month, impacting over 420 individuals.
  • U.S.D.A. Commodities are available to eligible households. Eligibility is based upon the number in the household.
  • The food pantry is limited to one visit per household per month. Picture ID is required.
  • In 2018 the Christian Ministries Food Pantry provided food for 4,450 families and 12,266 individuals. During that time, they received 18,952 donated food items and distributed over 50,000 food items.

There are two ways you can help support the food pantry through Christian Ministries’ Steps for Hunger:

STEP ONE: Sign up to WALK and ask people to sponsor you.

STEP TWO: Sponsor a Hazelwood Walker.

Sign up begins Sunday, September 22 in Sulanke Commons.

Prayerfully consider how you can help.