Religion News 06-10

Services and studies

Flintwood Wesleyan — Sunday service times: Amplify (non-traditional) at 9 a.m. and The Well (traditional) at 11 a.m., both in the main sanctuary of the church, 5300 E. 25th St., Columbus. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. in their regular rooms. Pastor Wes Jones will be continuing his five-part series, “From Decision to Disciple.” The Prayer Team will meet at 8 a.m. The evening service begins at 6 p.m.Kid’s Camp at The Wesleyan Family Campground in Orleans, Indiana, begins Tuesday and runs through noon Friday. Contact Pastor Teri Jones for transportation information.

The Prayer Team will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Adult Bible Study will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Spiritual Impact is the Teen Camp from June 19 to 23 at The Wesleyan Family Campground in Orleans. Registration and medical release forms need to be turned in to Pastor Teri Jones through the church office.

Vacation Bible School is the final week in June. This year’s theme is “Camp Out! Getting S’more of Jesus!” The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 26 to 29, for ages preschool to grade 6.

Information: 812-379-4287; email

St. Paul Lutheran — Pastor Doug Bauman will deliver the message, “Here We Stand: The Trinity,” based on Matthew 28:16-20 during the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 6045 E. State St., Columbus. The 9:30 a.m. Bible class members will share historic items related to marriage and family, such as pictures, clothing and certificates.

The Vacation Bible School program, “Mighty Fortress: in Jesus the Victory is Won,” will be from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. June 25 to 29 for ages 3 through sixth grade. It will include a free meal and programming. Register at

Information: 812-376-6504.

First Presbyterian — The sermon will be on the mystery of the Trinity during the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St., Columbus. Infant and toddler care is available from 9:15 to 11 a.m. The Men’s and Women’s Support groups meet at 7 a.m. Friday and a second Men’s Support group, for working-age men, meets at 6:15 a.m. every Monday.

People in need of a meal are invited to the Hot Meals program offered at 5 p.m. Friday, with entrance through the glass doors on Franklin Street. First Presbyterian is an LGBTQ-friendly church.


Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “The Difference Between Believing and Believing,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include Genesis 1:1-2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 and Matthew 28:16-20. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and Fellowship starts at 9:40 a.m.

Information: 812-526-9430.

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message, “Unlocking Leaders,” with Scripture from Acts 13:5, 15:37-38 at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive, Columbus. Music worship will be led by a soloist. Childcare is available for infants. Older children will leave the service for Children’s Church to discuss Maundy Thursday with Scripture from Matthew 26:26-30, 36-50.

Classes for all ages begin at 10:45 a.m. Children’s classes will take a close look at “The Beginning and End” with Scripture from Revelation 1:4-8.

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

A Revitalization Prayer Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Mending Ministry will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Four Seasons Retirement Center, 1901 Taylor Road, to do mending for the residents.

Information: 812-376-3321;

Mt. Olive United Methodist — The Barnyard Roundup Bible School will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 11 to 16 at the church, 10530 W. Georgetown Road, Columbus. There will be music, games, crafts and snacks every night, as well as fun and fellowship.

Information: 812-342-4557.

Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will deliver the message, “Live in Peace,” at the 9 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Columbus. Jim Roth will serve as liturgist and will share Scripture from Genesis 1:1-2, 4a and 2nd Corinthians 13:11-13. Teresa Covert will give the children’s message, and the adult choir will sing “Make Me a Channel of Blessing” under the direction of Kathy Bush, accompanied by Chris Kimerling. During June, the church will be accepting donations for the FISH program at Love Chapel. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

The walkers group will meet at 8:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the church, and the Prayer group will continue to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, also at the church.

Vacation Bible School will be held June 25. Ages: 4 years to grade 6. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. with a hot dog roast. Information: Kathy Bush at 812-376-3501.

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

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — The Rev. Roger Bertschausen will deliver the message, “When the Window Becomes a Mirror,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd., Columbus.

Information: 812-342-6230.


Come As You Are Ministries — The congregation is having a yard sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 2002 Ohio St., Columbus. All proceeds will go to help the family of Timothy Edwards, who was recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.Information: 812-350-7795.

Flintwood Wesleyan — The Annual Harold Carr Memorial Golf Scramble will be July 15. Food, fun, fellowship and a good cause.

July 16-23 is the District Family Camp at the Wesleyan Family Campground in Orleans. Evangelists for this year are Jim Dunn and Rev. Jeff Keaton. Special Singers are Tony and Abby McCrary.

Information: 812-379-4287; email

Old Union United Church of Christ — The Strawberry Festival will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Guests can enjoy strawberries, ice cream, cake, fellowship and live music.

The Father’s Day Breakfast will be at 8 a.m. June 18.

Information: 812-526-9430.

First Baptist — The annual 5K race will be Sept. 16, starting at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. All proceeds will be given to Love Chapel. Registration information is available in the church office, 812-376-3321.

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