Services and studies

Fairlawn Presbyterian — The Rev. Dr. Lee Dorsey and the Fairlawn Chancel Choir will lead worship and music at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2611 Fairlawn Drive. Fellowship time with refreshments will immediately follow. Childcare is available in the nursery for ages newborn to 3. Dorsey will continue to lead the study on nurturing compassionate relationships.The Purdue Alumni beanbag tournament will be at noon today in the sanctuary with door prizes, food and live music. Cost: $25 per team of two. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Proceeds will benefit the Purdue Alumni Advisory Council Scholarship.

The church will be accepting canned soup donations for Love Chapel through the month.

Information: 812-372-3882.

Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will lead the message, “The Son Rises on the Evil and the Good,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include Leviticus 19:1-2 and 9-18, 1 Corinthians 3:10-11 and 16-23 and Matthew 5:38-48. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with fellowship at 9:40 a.m.

Wednesday Bible study meets at 6:30 p.m.

The Ash Wednesday service will be at 6:30 p.m. March 1.

Information: 812-526-9430.

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will present the message, “Being a Covenant Community,” with Scripture from Luke 6:12-19, at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Music worship will be led by the Glad Ringers and the Chancel Choir. A skit, “Full House of Pigs,” will be presented. Childcare is provided for infants. Older children will leave during the service for Children’s church for “Calming the Storm,” from Matthew 8:23-27.

Classes for all ages begin at 10:45 a.m. The children will study “Jesus Calms the Storm,” with Scripture from Matthew 4:35-41.

The Youth will meet at 6 p.m. to travel to First Christian Church for “Synergy.”

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

The Winter Learning Series for Cross Connections will be led by Bill Griffith, starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The series will meet for six weeks, with “Jesus in the Old Testament: It’s All About Me” as the topic.

The Men of Faith will meet at 6:15 a.m. Friday at Four Seasons Retirement Center, 1901 Taylor Road, for breakfast and study. The topic is “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say.” A book will be used; see Cash to obtain a copy.

Information: 812-376-3321.

Flintwood Wesleyan — Service times Sunday include Amplify (non-traditional) at 9 a.m. and The Well at 10 a.m. in the main sanctuary of the church, 5300 E. 25th St. 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.

The Youth will have a laser tag event Sunday. See Pastor Teri Jones or Pastor Austin Rohm for details.

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

The Chicago Pizza Takeover and Bake Sale will be Tuesday. Mention Flintwood Wesleyan as you pay and the church gets credit for the Building Fund Projects.

The small group “A Christian Journey With Paul” meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Friendship Center. New members are invited to join the study group at any time.

The Greater small group, led by Donna Jewell, has resumed at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays.

Regular Wednesday activities resume with supper served at 5:30 p.m., Prayer Team at 6:15 p.m. in the Prayer Room, JAM (preschool through Grade 6) at 6:15 p.m., Youth (middle and high school) 6:30 p.m. and Adult Bible study at 7 p.m.

A new small group for women will be held at 6:15 p.m. every other Thursday. It will center around the comedy of Chonda Pierce videos and her view on life’s events. Information: Darlene Morford through the church office.

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

Information: 812-379-4287 or email

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Christ — The Rev. Mary Moore will take a look at the separation of church and state at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd.

Information: 812-342-6230.

St. Paul Lutheran — Pastor Doug Bauman will deliver the sermon at the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 6045 E. State St. Scripture will include 1 Corinthians 4:1-13. Pastor Arthur Schwenk will give a presentation on life in Germany in the 19th century at 9:30 a.m. Sunday the Fellowship Room. The public is welcome to attend.

Information: 812-376-6504.

First United Methodist — The Rev. Howard Boles will deliver the message, “Choosing Reconciliation Over Revenge,” at the 9 a.m. traditional and the 11 a.m. contemporary services Sunday at the church, 618 Eighth St. Sunday school begins at 10:10 a.m. Sunday with classes for adults and children.

The final Basics Sunday school class will be Sunday. Pastor Lisa Cottingham will teach about the basics of United Methodism. Book Club meets at 6 p.m. Sunday and will discuss “The Misremembered Man” by Christina McKenna. All are invited to participate.

Want to enjoy some chocolate before Lent starts? Chocolate Sunday is Feb. 26.

March 1 is Ash Wednesday and the church will hold a service at noon in the chapel and at 7 p.m. with the Chancel Choir. Both services will include the imposition of ashes.

Information: 812-372-2851 or

St. Peter’s Lutheran — The church is offering a class, “Torah 1.0,” for people wanting to study the books of Moses from Hebraic roots and Jewish perspective. Attendees will also learn about the Jewish roots of Christianity. Each class is peppered with insights from ancient rabbinical sources (such as the Midrash, Talmud and the Targums) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 719 Fifth St. The study is led by ordained Messianic Rabbi Dr. Chad Yeshayahu Foster.

Information: 812-372-1571.

First Presbyterian — The series on the Sermon on the Mount will be concluded this Sunday. It will focus on Matthew 5:38-48. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. at the church, 512 Seventh St.

Infant and toddler care is available 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 held 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 offered at 5 p.m. Friday, with entrance through the glass doors on Franklin Street.

Information: 812-372-3783 or

Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will give her sermon, “Neighborly Love,” at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E. Scripture will include Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 and 1st Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23. Teresa Covert will give the children’s sermon and the adult choir will provide special music. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

The Walking group will meet at 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St. The Journey Bible study will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Kimerling home. The Baker’s Dozen Bible class will not meet until further notice and the Sit and Stitch group is on hiatus for a few weeks. Choir practice will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Prayer group will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

The church will begin its annual Faith Promise event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 with members of the planning committee sharing information concerning the local, national and world projects that the church has supported in the past 20 years.

Faith Promise will continue with a Fat Tuesday meal Feb. 28 at the church. Serving will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and the menu will include pancakes, sausage and gravy, biscuits, scrambled eggs, fruit, coffee, juice and milk. Cost: $7; children under 5 may eat free. Proceeds will help fund a mission trip to Uganda in July.

Information: 812-546-4438 or 812-376-3501.


Lowell General Baptist — The church will have a hymn sing at 7 p.m. March 4 at the church, 200 W. Southline Drive. Featured singers will be The Mullin Sisters from Austin, Indiana.Information: Denver Huff at 812-703-5040.

St. Paul Lutheran — The Valparaiso University Chorale will present a concert of sacred music at 7 p.m. March 7 at the church. The choir is the only international choir invited to sing at the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the reformation. The concert is free and open to the public.

Information: 812-376-6504.


Flintwood Wesleyan — The annual Heart of Ministries Auction is March 3. The church is accepting donations of new or gently used items, theme baskets and desserts for the auction. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. in the Friendship Center. The dinner is free but guests must bid on desserts. Proceeds from this auction help local, national and global missions.The monthly Senior Adult Ministries luncheon will be from 11:30 to 1 p.m. March 9 in the Friendship Center. Guests are encouraged to wear green.

Information: 812-379-4287 or email

Old Union United Church of Christ — Ham and Bean Supper fro 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25.

Information: 812-526-9430.

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