Free event item listings must be in writing and hand-carried, mailed, faxed or e-mailed to The Madison Courier two weeks before the date of the activity or meeting. The Madison Courier is at 310 West St., Madison, IN 47250. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The fax number is (812) 273-6903 and the e-mail address is

Taize: A Taize worship service will be held Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Madison Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome. Taize services will be held on the first Friday of the month at Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway and on the third Friday of each month at Hanover Presbyterian Church, 174 East Main Street, Hanover.

Mass of Anticipation - Epiphany: Will be held Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. at Most Sorrowful Mother of God, 513 N. Ferry St., Vevay, and at 6 p.m. at Prince of Peace, 413 E. Second St.

New Bethel Welcomes New Pastor: New Bethel Church welcomes their new pastor, Adam Bowman and his family with a pitch-in meal at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the church, 9248 W. New Bethel Road, Lexington. There will also be an old-fashioned pound party or grocery party.

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Will be held Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace, 413 E. Second St.

MLK Day Program: Christ Temple Community Church, 420 E. First St., will host a Martin Luther King program Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Adrienne Clark, a veterinarian who is new to Madison. They will also have guest music. The program is scheduled to last approximately 90 minutes.

Catholicism - Faith Formation Program: Prince of Peace Catholic Church will present, "Catholicism - Faith Formation Program," a 12-week series with the Rev. Robert Barron, priest, theologian and author. The program will begin Jan. 19, 2014 and run to April 8, 2014. For more information or to register call (812) 265-4166.

Woodsmen Quartet: The First Christian Church of Hanover will host the Woodsmen Quartet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Admission is free. A love offering will be collected.