Religion News 11-05

Services and studies

East Columbus United Methodist — Fellowship begins at 9 a.m. The Rev. Charles Aigner will deliver the message and communion will be served at the 9:30 a.m. blended service at the church, 2439 Indiana Ave. During the service, a special message will be given to the children and then they will be dismissed for children’s church. A staffed nursery/toddler room is available during the service. Sunday school will begin at 10:40 a.m. for all ages and Bible interests. ALL4One Youth group will meet at 5 p.m. in the Youth Room. Choir cantata practice will begin at 4:30 p.m. The casual evening service will begin at 6 p.m.Tuesday Bible study will meet at 1 p.m. and Wednesday Bible study will meet at 7 p.m., with both studies meeting in the chapel and led by Aigner.

Family Game Night will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. Participants are invited to bring a friend, and a snack to share.

Information: 812-376-7418.

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message, “Live Simply: Face the Truth,” with Scripture from Psalm 51:10-12 and Mark 4:37-41 at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday communion service at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive in Columbus. Music worship will be led by the Chancel Choir. Child care is available for infants. Older children will leave during the service for children’s church, where the lesson will be about Esther as found in Esther 2, 3 and 8.

Live streaming is available for Sunday services at 9:25 a.m. To view on your computer, go to or access through the link on the web page:

Classes for all ages will begin at 10:45 a.m.

Youth-6:33 will meet at 6:33 p.m. Sunday.

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

The Mending Ministry will meet at Four Seasons Retirement Center at 9 a.m. Wednesday to do mending for the residents.

A six-session, video-based faith formation study will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The study, based by John Ortberg’s “All the Places to Go,” will discuss the countless open doors God creates every day and how to recognize them.

The Men of Faith Bible study will meet at 6:15 a.m. Friday in the private dining room at Four Seasons Retirement Center, 1901 Taylor Road. All men of the church and their guests are welcome.

Information: 812-376-3321 or

First Presbyterian — Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St. The Rev. Felipe Martinez will deliver the sermon, “Questions About the Future,” on the Sunday preceding the presidential election. His sermon will look at the Luke and 2 Thessalonians passages.

Infant and toddler care is available from 9:15 a.m. to noon. Sunday school for children from preschool to grade 3 will begin at 10 a.m. Grades 4-12 will have Sunday school at 11 a.m. The Adult Fellowship and Education hour will be at 11 a.m. The Men’s and Women’s Support groups meet at 7 a.m. Fridays. People in need of a meal are invited to the Hot Meals program offered at 5 p.m. Frida, with entrance through the glass doors on Franklin Street.

Information: or 812-372-3783.

First United Methodist — The Rev. Howard Boles will deliver the message, “Blessed Are We,” at both the 9 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services at the church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. Scripture will be Psalm 149 and Luke 6:20-31. Sunday will be a special service in honor of All Saints Sunday, which honors loved ones who have died in the past year. Everyone is invited to join in the special service of remembrance.

Sunday school classes for children, youth and adults of all ages are offered at the church. Adult Sunday school class topics include “Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church” by N.T. Wright, Couples of the Old Testament, an Autumn Quiz, Math in the Bible, Unscrambling Genesis and more.

Sunday Night Connections begin with food available at 5 p.m. followed by children’s choirs, youth group and adult small group studies.

Information: 812-372-2851 or

Flintwood Wesleyan — Sunday service times at the church, 5300 E. 25th St., Columbus, are: Amplify, the non-traditional service, at 9 a.m.; Sunday school classes at 10 a.m.; and The Well, traditional service, at 11 a.m. Both Amplify and The Well are in the main sanctuary. The church will honor the veterans today. The Prayer Team will meet at 8 a.m. Sunday school classes will continue in their regular rooms. 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 Monday of each month. For questions, contact Pastor Teri Jones through the church office.

The small group, “A Christian Journey With Paul,” has been suspended until further notice.

The Greater small group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the large Sunday school classroom in the basement of Curry Hall. This group is for women only and will last six weeks. The video series is based on Lysa TerKeurst’s “Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely.”

Wednesday activities begin with supper served at 5:30 p.m. The Prayer team will meet at 6:15 p.m. in the Prayer Room. JAM, for preschool through grade 6, begins at 6:15 p.m. Youth (Grades 7-12) begins at 6:30 p.m. and Adult Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Adult Bible study will be in the main sanctuary.

Thursday: Cub Scout Pack 588 meets at 6:30 p.m., followed by Boy Scout Troop 588 at 7 p.m.

Information: 812-379-4287 or email

Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “God of the Living, Not the Dead,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will be Job 19:23-27, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 and Luke 20:27-38. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with fellowship at 9:40 a.m.

Wednesday Bible study will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Information: 812-526-9430.

Petersville United Methodist — All Saints Sunday will be observed during the 9 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E. People attending will be invited to light candles in memory of loved ones who have died in the last year. The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will bring the message, “One Generation to Another,” and she will emphasize teaching each generation how to serve and praise God. Liturgist Karen Mize will share Scriptures from Psalm 145. Communion will be served during worship. Maxine Harden will present the stewardship moment. Teresa Covert will give the children’s sermon and the adult choir will be singing, led by Kathy Bush.

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, also at the Nolting home. Choir practice will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday 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. Monday and Wednesday at the church, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, they will meet at FairOaks Mall.

The United Methodist Men’s group will have its monthly meeting at 7:15 a.m. Nov. 13 at the church.

The 49th annual Turkey Supper will conclude today with serving from 5 to 8 p.m. Bonnie Burbrink is the chairperson of the supper and Karen Mize is her co-chair.

Information: 812-546-4438 or 574-780-2379.

St. Paul Lutheran — The 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 6045 E. State St., will celebrate All Saints Sunday and will commemorate those members who have died and entered glory during the past year. The theme of Pastor Doug Bauman’s sermon will be “Now and Then,” based on I John 3:1-3 and Matthew 5: 1-12. Sunday school and adult Bible classes begin at 9:30 a.m.

Information: 812-376-6504.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — The church will be taking a pre-election look at the country through the lens of Unitarian Universalist principles at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd.


East Columbus United Methodist — The church is celebrating Oscar Wood’s 90th birthday and retirement from service from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at the church, 2439 Indiana Ave. Wood has served as usher coordinator and several other capacities at the church for more than 50 years. No gifts, but cards with or without pictures are welcome.Information: 812-376-7418.

First United Methodist — Learning Tree Preschool will have its Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Fellowship Hall at the church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus.

The 26th Annual Cookie Walk will be from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 19. Cookies, candies, breads and cookbooks will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the Missions of First UMC.

Information: 812-372-2851 or

Flintwood Wesleyan — The church will begin prepping for its 27th annual Open Hearth Craft Show at 10 a.m. Thursday. The show itself is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the church, 5300 E. 25th St., Columbus

Food will be served from breakfast to lunch, and many handcrafted items gift items will be available for purchase.

Thanksgiving Dinner will be held after the morning worship Nov. 20. This is a pitch-in with the church providing the meat.

Information: 812-379-4287 or email

St. Paul’s Episcopal A Choral Evensong Service celebrating All Saints Day in the Anglican tradition, 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2651 California St. Performance by choirs of St. Paul’s and St. David’s Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom.

Prayer vigil for the nation, 6 p.m. Monday at the church, to unify people at the end of the election season. Bring a candle and portable chair.

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