Services and studies

Dayspring Church of God — The church will have its 13th anniversary Sunday at the church, 2127 Doctors Park Drive, Columbus. Morning services begin at 11:15 a.m. and an afternoon service begins at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be Elder Marcus D. Patterson of Abundant Life Church, Cincinnati, Ohio.Information: 812-372-9336

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message, “Mixture Images,” with Scripture from Matthew 13:24-30 and Matthew 13:33 and 47-50 at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus. Music worship will be led by the Chancel Choir. Child care is available for infants. Older children will remain for the entire service.

Following coffee fellowship, classes for all ages will meet at 10:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday school lesson will look at Rebekah and Isaac, with Scripture from Genesis 24.

The Youth-6:33 will meet at 6:33 p.m. Sunday following the theme verse for the year, Matthew 6:33.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

The Abigail Circle of American Baptist Women will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Cross Connections will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday with a choice of topics offered: “When Helping Hurts,” which will offer thoughts for helping without hurting, and “Extreme Grandparenting,” which takes a humorous and informative look at playing a key role in the lives of a generation that will one day be in charge.

The Men of Faith Bible study will meet at 6:15 a.m. Friday at Four Seasons Retirement Center, 1901 Taylor Road, for breakfast and study. Pastor Cash and Bill Griffith will lead the discussion of “New Wineskins: Faith’s Great Paradigm Shifts.” All men of the church and their friends are invited to join the group.

Live streaming is available for Sunday services beginning at 9:25 a.m. Visit sunday or access through the link on the web page,

Information: 812-376-3321;

First Presbyterian — Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St., Columbus. The Rev. Felipe Martinez will preach a sermon, “What Would You Do?” The sermon will help people ponder how to interact with those in our community who are hurting. TeenImpact@Worship will help lead worship.

Infant and toddler care is available from 9:15 a.m. to noon. Sunday school for children from preschool age to grade 3 will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday school for Grade 4 through high school will be at 11 a.m. The Adult Fellowship and Education hour is at 11 a.m. Sunday. The men’s and women’s support groups meet at 7 a.m. Fridays. Those in need of a meal are invited to the hot meals offered at 5 p.m. Friday, with entrance through the glass doors on Franklin Street.


First United Methodist — The Rev. Lisa Cottingham will deliver the message, “Sharing Gifts: Our Time,” at both the 9 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services at the church, 618 Eighth St. Scripture will be Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Sunday school classes are offered for children, youth and adults of all ages. Adult Sunday school class topics include Couples of the Old Testament, Current Event Discussion about the increased price of the Epi-Pen and “Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection and the Mission of the Church,” by N.T. Wright.

Sunday Night Connections begins at 5 p.m. Sundays at the church. Food will be available followed by children’s choirs, youth group and adult small group studies.

The pasta dinner originally scheduled for Sunday has been postponed.

The blessing of the animals will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 in the grassy lot north of the church. Animals of all shapes and sizes are welcome.

Information: 812-372-2851;

Flintwood Wesleyan — Conclusion of the Youth Group “Kiss the Critter” fundraiser is today at 11 a.m. with pulled-pork meals for purchase and other activities at the church, 5300 E. 25th St. The winner will determined by who has the most money in their jar at 3 p.m. and will have to kiss an as-yet-unknown live critter.

Sunday service times are 9 a.m. for Amplify, nontraditional service, and 11 a.m. for The Well, traditional service in the main sanctuary at the church. Sunday School classes begin at 10 a.m. in their regular rooms. The Prayer Team will meet at 8 a.m. Evening activities begin with adult choir practice at 5 p.m., followed by the evening service at 6 p.m. in the main sanctuary.

The Connections small group meets at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

The small group A Christian Journey With Paul meets at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday in The Friendship Center.

Wednesday activities begin with supper at 5:30 p.m. Prayer Team will meet at 6:15 p.m. in the Prayer Room. JAM begins at 6:15 p.m., Youth begins at 6:30 p.m. and Adult Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Adult Bible study will be in the main sanctuary.

Cub Scout Pack 588 meets at 6:30 p.m. Thurday and Boy Scout Troop 588 follows at 7 p.m.

The small group Senior Perks will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. each Friday in The Friendship Center. If interested in this group, see the sign-up sheet in the foyer of the sanctuary.

Information: 812-379-4287;

Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message “From Warning to Reassurance” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will be Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19 and Luke 16:19-31. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with fellowship at 9:40 a.m.

Wednesday Bible study resumes Oct. 5.

Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will bring the message “Wealth or God” at the 9 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Columbus. Liturgist Larry Nolting will share Scripture from Psalm 91 and 1 Timothy 6. Teresa Covert will give the children’s message and the adult choir will present special music, directed by Kathy Bush and accompanied by Chris Kimerling. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

An offering is being collected this month for the support of One Great Hour of Sharing, which provides help to United Methodist Committee on Relief, which disperses funds and volunteers quickly to any area where natural disasters have taken place throughout the world.

Petersville attendees are encouraged to bring an item from another country to share with the congregation Oct. 2 for World Communion Sunday. Items should be marked with its origin and the name of the owner.

The Monday night Bible study classes will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. at the Kimerling and Nolting homes. The Sit and Stitch group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Nolting home. Choir practice is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, and the Prayer group led by Barb Hedrick will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. The Walking group meets at 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the church, weather permitting. Otherwise, the group will meet at FairOaks Mall.

Information: 812-546-4438; 574-780-2379

Sixth Street General Baptist — Revival services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the church, 2102 Sixth St. in Columbus. Pastor Kenneth Lee said the morning weekday services are a way of offering an option for worship to those people working second- and third-shift schedules.

The Rev. Jerry Monday from Tennessee will be the speaker and preacher.

Information: 812-603-3156

The Sanctuary — The Prophecy Conference will be hosted next Saturday and Sunday at the church, 3939 Central Ave., Columbus. Speaker Irvin Baxter will deliver two messages, “America’s God-Given Destiny” at 6 p.m. Saturday and “Breaking Prophetic Fulfillments” at noon Sunday.

Information: 812-372-3387

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — The Rev. Mary Moore will deliver the message, “Unitarian Universalist Responses to Suffering,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd.

Information: 812-342-6230


Free Methodist concert — Contemporary Christian music veteran Dallas Holm will present a free concert at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 22 at Free Methodist Church, 1511 22nd St. in Columbus. Holm, who has performed and recorded since the 1970s, is best known for songs such as “Rise Again” and “I Saw the Lord.”An offering will be received.

Information: 812-372-1407


First Lutheran Church — The annual Fall Festival will be 5 p.m. Oct. 2 at Ceraland Park, 3989 S. County Road 525E, Columbus. Activities include wiener roast, games and a hayride for the kids. Information: 812-372-1256First United Methodist — The Golf Outing will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Otter Creek Golf Course. You can win prizes and all proceeds will go to the mission of the winning team. Open to all golfing levels. Contact the church by Tuesday for more information.

Fridays@First: Arkady and Tamara Orlovsky will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 14. This is a free event and open to the public.

Flintwood Wesleyan — The annual Missions Banquet is scheduled for Oct. 15 at the church 5300 E. 25th St., with a meal and a speaker. Faith Promise Pledge cards are to be filled out for the coming year.

Information: 812-379-4287; flintwood

Old Union United Church of Christ — Old Union Homecoming Sunday is Oct. 2 at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh.

St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran — A fish fry will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the church, 11750 W. County Road 930S in Waymansville. The Adult Fellowship is sponsoring the event. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans also is making the event possible.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.