Religion News – September 30

Services and studies

First United Methodist — At the 9 a.m. Traditional Service and the 11 a.m. Celebration Service on Sunday at the church, 618 Eighth St., the youth will deliver the message, “The Church as a Table.” The Scripture will include Matthew 26:26-30. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:10 a.m. Childcare will be available during both services.

A Blessing of the Animals service to acknowledge the importance of family pets will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church. Bring your dogs, cats, reptiles or other pets to receive a blessing.

Information: 812-372-2851;

Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will deliver the message, “Salvation Work,” during the 9 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Petersville. Scripture from Philippians 2:1-13 will be shared by the liturgist. World Wide Communion Sunday will be observed and Holy Communion will be served. The offering received will assist graduate students from the United States and other countries and support ethnic scholarships for undergraduates. Teresa Covert will give the children’s sermon. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

The United Methodist Men’s group will meet at 7:15 a.m. Sunday morning. Don Harris will lead the business meeting and Ric Loper will lead the study book discussion. The Rev. Scherer-Berry will lead the all-church study, “Not a Fan,” beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. All ages are welcome.

The walking group will meet at 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at the church. The Monday night Bible studies will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Nolting and Kimerling homes. Connie Nolting will host the Sit ‘n’ Stitch group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Barb Hedrick will lead the prayer group at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

The Leadership/Nominations Committee will meet Oct. 5. The Administrative Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Information: 812-608-8378; 574-780-2379

Wilson Chapel Christian Union — Pastor Cody Hutchinson will deliver the message, “How to Be a Better Brother,” based on Chapter 5 of Nehemiah, during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 9435 State Road 7, Elizabethtown. Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m.

The Praise Team practice will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The teen group, Unashamed, will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Personal prayer time will be 6 p.m. Thursday.

Information: 812-579-5317

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the communion message, “Developing Your Character,” with Scripture from Matthew 5:3-10 at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Music worship will be led by the Chancel Choir. Child care will be provided for infants.

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

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. The Hannah Circle of American Baptist Women will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The Men of Faith Bible Study will meet at 6:15 a.m. Friday in the private dining room of Four Seasons Retirement Community, 1901 Taylor Road. A study, “Framing Metaphors from Paul: What They Meant and What They Mean,” will be led by Bill 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;

Community Church of Columbus — DivorceCare and DivorceCare For Kids will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays with supper served at 5:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 17 at the church, 3850 N. Marr Road. DivorceCare is a 12-week group designed for adults who have gone through a separation or divorce. DivorceCare For Kids focuses on children in Grades 2 to 6 whose parents are separated or divorced. The groups are part of Tuesday Connection and will meet separately. To register, call 812-348-6257.

Information: 812-348-6257

First Presbyterian — The sermon, “Whose Authority?” will be delivered at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St. The Adult Choir will lead the congregation in worship. Infant and toddler care will be 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. each 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.

Information; 812-372-3783;

Flintwood Wesleyan Amplify (nontraditional) at the 9 a.m. and The Well (traditional) at 11 a.m. will both be Sunday in the main sanctuary of the church, 5300 E. 25th St. Pastor Wes Jones will continue his series, “the Words in Red.” 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 begins at 6 p.m.

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

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

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

Information: 812-379-4287;;

Old Union Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “Do We Have IDD?” during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13 and Matthew 21:23-32. Sunday school will meet at 9 a.m. and fellowship will be at 9:40 a.m.

The Wednesday Bible Study will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Information: 812-526-9430


Lowell General Baptist — Judith Montgomery and Family from Shoals will sing Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at the church on South Line Drive in Columbus.

Information: Denver Huff at 812-703-5040.


First United Methodist — The next Fridays@First, a sing-along featuring a movie with a sun-loving snowman, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 618 Eighth St. The event kicks off with refreshments and games in the Fellowship Hall before moving at 6:30 p.m. to the sanctuary for the movie. All are welcome to attend.

Information: 812-372-2851;

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

A Building Hope Tupperware Party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the church gym with up to 40 percent of sales going toward Building Hope.

The annual Missions Banquet will be 6 p.m. Oct. 7 featuring several speakers and food.

The church will have a Chicken-N-Noodle dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church. Cost is $8 per person. All proceeds will go to Building Hope. Pre-purchased tickets will be eligible for a door prize.

Information: 812-379-4287;;

Spearsville Church of Christ — The annual homecoming celebration will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, 9330 Spearsville Road, Morgantown, with dinner at noon. Special music will be provided by the Bluegrass gospel group, Borrowed Tyme. A free-will offering will be collected.

Information: 317-432-8748

Nashville United Methodist The church’s 46th annual FallFare will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 on the Village Green located one block west of the Courthouse at the corner of Jefferson and Main streets in Nashville. The Boy Scouts will offer breakfast and lunch, including the church’s famous FallFare casserole, while the Girl Scouts will offer baked goods. Booths will include Book Nook; The Christmas Shop; Nature’s Bounty; Taste and See, Adopt a Pot; We Made It, My Oh My, We Love Love Pie; and Unexpected Treasures. Church members will have potted plants, pies, candies and handmade crafts and gifts for sale. Proceeds are distributed to church missions and local, national and international charities.

Information: 812-988-4666