Religion News 06-17

Services and studies

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message, ”Encouraging Empathy,” with Scripture from Hebrews 4:14-16 and 10:24-25 at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Music worship will be led by a vocal ensemble and dual pianos. Childcare is available for infants. Older children will leave the service for Children’s Church to discuss “Good Friday” with Scripture from Matthew 27:27-61.Classes for all ages will begin at 10:45 a.m. Children will look at “A Light to the Nations,” with Scripture from Isaiah 42:1-9.

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

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

Information: 812-376-3321;

First Presbyterian — The sermon, “Job Opening: Apostle,” will be based on Matthew 10 with special music by the Silver Tones during the service. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St. 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. Fridays and a second Men’s Support group, for working-age men, meets at 6:15 a.m. Monday.

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;

First United Methodist — The church is hosting a Playground Picnic at noon every Wednesday during June and July at the church playground, 618 Eight St. Bring your own picnic and blanket. The rain location will be inside the Fellowship Hall with trikes and toys to play with.

The Rev. Howard Boles will deliver the message, “Laughing at Impossibilities,” during the 9 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services Sunday at the church, 618 Eighth St. Scripture will be Genesis 18:1-15.

Information: 812-372-2851;

Flintwood Wesleyan — Sunday service times are: Amplify, non-traditional, at 9 a.m. and The Well, traditional, at 11 a.m. in the main sanctuary of the church, 5300 E. 25th St. Sunday school classes are at 10 a.m. in their regular rooms. Pastor Wes Jones will continue 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.

Revolution, the Teen Camp, will be Monday through Friday at The Wesleyan Family Campground in Orleans. Registration and medical release forms must be turned in to Pastor Teri Jones through the church office. If people need transportation, contact Pastor Teri Jones through the church office.

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

The monthly Senior Adult Ministries luncheon starts with activities at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. It ends at 1 p.m. It offers food, laughs and fellowship for people 55 and older.

Information: 812-379-4287.

Fairlawn Presbyterian — The church will welcome guest preacher, the Rev. Sarah Cochran, who will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 2611 Fairlawn Drive. Fellowship with refreshments will immediately follow. Childcare for children ages newborn to kindergarten is offered during worship and fellowship time.

The Small Group that meets in the library will continue its weekly discussion on Nadia Bolz-Weber’s book, “Accidental Saints.”

All month long, Fairlawn is accepting donations of canned fruit for Love Chapel.

Guest musician Roger Banister and the Fairlawn Worship Band will provide music for the June 25 service.

Information: 812-372-3882.

Petersville United Methodist — Pastor Stormy Scherer-Berry’s message will be “Action and Obedience” during the 9 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Columbus. Scripture will include Exodus 19:2-8 and Romans 5:1-8. Fathers and men will be acknowledged during the service.

Vacation Bible School will be from 2 to 6 p.m. June 25 in the woodsy area across from 4393 N. County Road 500E, Hope. The whole family is invited to participate in the 6 p.m. hot dog roast.

Information: 812-376-3501.


First Baptist 5K Race — The annual 5K race will be Sept. 16, starting at the church, 3300 Farlawn Drive. All proceeds will go to Love Chapel.Registration information: 812-376-3321.

Flintwood Wesleyan — Vacation Bible School is from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 26-29 at Flintwood Wesleyan, 5300 E. 25th St., with stories, games, crafts and fun. Ages: Preschool through Grade 6.

The Annual Harold Carr Memorial Golf Scramble will be July 15 for golfers and non-golfers, with more information to follow.

The District Family Camp is July 16 to 23 at the Wesleyan Family Campground in Orleans, Indiana. Evangelists for this year are Jim Dunn and the Rev. Jeff Keaton. Special singers: Tony and Abby McCrary.

Information: 812-379-4287;

Parkside Baptist Church — Registration is open for Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon June 26-30 at Parkside Baptist, 1780 Rocky Ford Road. Theme: Galactic Starveyors — Discovering the God of the Universe. Ages: 5 through Grade 6.

Information: 812-372-5889;

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