Religion News – August 26

Services and studies

Grace Lutheran — The message “Don’t Lose Your Keys!” will be delivered during the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 3201 Central Ave. Scripture will include Matthew 16:13-20. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:20 a.m.

The ALPHA class will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday with a light supper, a video presentation and small group discussion. Childcare will be available.

The Searching Scripture class begins with supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a study of Martin Luther’s explanation of the Ten Commandments.

Information: 812-372-4859

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message, “Do You Believe This?” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Scripture will include John 11:1-53. Music worship will be led by the Chancel Choir. Childcare is provided for infants. Older children will remain during the service. There will be a special offering to support the sixth annual 5K Seeds of Love.

Children’s Sunday school classes will examine “Pray for Everyone,” with Scripture from I Timothy 2:1-7. The Adult Elective for all adults will begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday following Coffee Fellowship. Chapter 6 of “8 Questions Jesus Asked: Discipleship for Leaders,” authored by Pastor Cash and Bill Griffith, will be addressed.

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

The Men of Faith Bible Study will meet at 6:15 p.m. in the private dining room at Four Seasons Retirement Community, 1901 Taylor Road. A new study, “Framing Metaphors from Paul: What They Meant and What They Mean,” will be led by Griffith and Pastor Cash. All men of the church and community are welcome. Study guides are available at the church Welcome Center or office.

Information: 812-376-3321;

Wilson Chapel Christian Union — Pastor Cody Hutchinson will continue the sermon series on Colossians during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 9435 State Road 7, Elizabethtown. Nursery and Junior Church is available for the children.

Sunday school classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m.

Praise team practice is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The teen group, Unashamed, will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A time of personal prayer will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Pastor Hutchinson will unveil the church’s new vision statement and logo Sept. 3. He will begin a sermon series based on the leadership goals for the next several years. The new baptistry will be presented as one of the teens will be the first to be baptized in it.

Information: 812-579-5317

Old Union Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “Make a Difference,” during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include Exodus 1:8-2:10, Romans 12:1-8 and Matthew 16:13-20. Sunday school will meet at 9 a.m. and Fellowship is at 9:40 a.m.

Information: 812-526-9430

Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Kirk Freeman will speak at the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E. Larry Nolting will be the liturgist and Teresa Covert will give the children’s message. The congregation is invited to bring a dish to share at the brunch immediately following the service.

The walking group will meet at 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Choir practice led by Kathy Bush will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Barb Hedrick will lead the prayer group at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Bible study classes will resume at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. The group meeting at the home of Larry and Connie Nolting will study “Glory Days” by Max Lucado. The group meeting at the home of Chris Kimerling will study “When God Whispers Your Name,” also a Max Lucado book.

Information: 812-603-8378; 574-780-2379

First Presbyterian — Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. 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. A second men’s support group meets at 6:15 a.m. Mondays.

People in need of a meal are invited to the Hot Meals program offered a 5 p.m. Friday, with entrance through the glass doors on Franklin Street.

Information: 812-372-3783;

Flintwood Wesleyan — Amplify (nontraditional) at 9 a.m. and The Well (traditional) at 11 a.m. will both be Sunday in the main sanctuary, 5300 E. 25th St., led by Pastor Wes Jones on his series, “I Want to Go to Heaven.” The Prayer Team will meet at 8 a.m. and Sunday school classes will meet at 10 a.m. in their regular rooms. The evening service will begin at 6 p.m.

The women’s study group, Connections, meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

The Prayer Team will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and Adult Bible Study will meet at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The Youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m.

“A Christian Journey with Paul” meets at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday evening in the gym until remodeling is finished. New members are welcome.

Information: 812-379-4287;;

Central Heights Church of God — Worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Donner Park, followed by fellowship and a light lunch. Bring a lawn chair.

Bible study on the book of Revelations will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 3151 Sharon Lane, and Kingdom Builders for children in preschool to Grade 5 will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Information: centralheights


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — During the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd., Pam Blevins Hinkle, a founder of Indianapolis’ Song Squad, will act as a resource to grow the congregation’s resilience and resistance through healing and rally-ready songs.

Information: 812-342-6230

Healing Waters Full Gospel Ministries — The Dove Brothers will sing at 6 p.m. today at the church, 2330 Midway St. A free-will offering will be collected for the singers.


First Baptist — The sixth annual 5K Seeds of Love will take place Sept. 16, starting at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. All proceeds will be given to Love Chapel. Registration information is available at the church’s Welcome Center or by visiting

Information: 812-376-3321;

Wilson Chapel Christian Union — The leadership team will hold a community picnic from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 2. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs and side dishes. There will be organized activities as well as live streaming of the opening games of college football. The community is welcome to attend.

Information: 812-579-5317

Petersville United Methodist — “Worship on the Lawn” will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, followed by a pitch-in lunch, tailgate style. All are welcome. Those attending should bring a dish to share and their lawn chairs.

The United Methodist Men will sponsor its annual ice cream social beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 on the east side of the church. Roasted hot dogs, drinks and ice cream will be furnished. Those attending are invited to bring side dishes and desserts. Special guests will include Clay Township firefighters and their families. All are reminded to bring their lawn chairs.

Information: 812-603-8378; 574-780-2379

Flintwood Wesleyan — GLOW, God Lights Our World, begins at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday with supper served at 5:30 p.m. at the church, 5300 E. 25th St.

The monthly Senior Adult Ministry luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 in the gym. The annual Senior Adult Ministry Retreat for the Indiana South District will take place Sept. 6 to 9 at the Orleans Family Campground. The Rev. Lane Loman and Gretchen will be the speaker and singer, respectively. There will be games, an auction, skits and fellowship. To register, contact the church office.

A car wash will be conducted by the church youth Sept. 2 to raise money for projects. The location will be announced at a later date. The church youth will also be hosting a Kiss the Critter fundraiser Sept. 16.

Information: 812-379-4287;;