Religion News – October 14

Services and studies

First Presbyterian — The annual Hymn Sing worship and service begins at 9:30 a.m. at the church, 512 Seventh St., Columbus. The liturgy will be shaped by hymns and the congregation will sing favorite hymns previously requested by members. 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 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 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.

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.

The Prayer Team will meet at 6:15 p.m. and adult Bible study will meet at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The Youth Group will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Information: 812-379-4287;;

St. Paul Lutheran — Pastor Doug Bauman will deliver the sermon, “Best Dressed,” at the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 6045 E. State St. Scripture will include Matthew 20:1-16. The mayor of Loehne, Germany, Herr Bernd Poggemoeller, will be the special guest. The heritage between St. Paul and St. Simeon church in Loehne, where many St. Paul families can trace their ancestry, will be celebrated. During the 9:30 a.m. fellowship hour, special presentations will be given by Karen Kruger and Robert Runge focusing on the St. Simeon connection. Claudia Sims and Blake Shaffer will explain their senior projects relating to the chapel cemetery dating back to 1852. A tree in the cemetery will be dedicated to the memory of Edith, Hans-Guenter Lichte’s late wife, to recognize her and her husband’s efforts in reconnecting the families of both congregations.

Information: 812-376-6504

First United Methodist — At the 9 a.m. Traditional Service and the 11 a.m. Celebration Service Sunday at the church, 618 Eighth St., the Rev. Lisa Cottingham will deliver the message, “JDFHT.” Scripture will include Philippians 4:1-9. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 10:10 a.m. and child care will be available during both services.

The October Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday to discuss “I Am Malala” and the life of author Malala Yousafzai. All are welcome to attend.

Information: 812-372-2851;

Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Jane Noblitt will deliver the message at the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Petersville. Sandy Williams will serve as liturgist and Teresa Covert will give the children’s sermon. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

The Bible study class will resume Oct. 22.

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. Choir practice will lead the prayer group at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

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

Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “Joy in the Middle of Suffering,” during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include Isaiah 25:1-9, Philippians 4:1-9 and Matthew 22:1-14. 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

First Christian — Guest minister Bob Russell will deliver the message, “Great Joy!” with Scripture from Luke 2:10, during both the 9 a.m. classic and 10:30 a.m. contemporary services Sunday at the church, 531 Fifth St. Before retirement in 2006, Russell was the long-time preacher at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. The church grew from 120 to 18,000 during his 40 years of ministry.

Information: 812-379-4491;


St. Paul Lutheran — A reformation organ concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the church, 6045 E. State St., by John Allegar, organist of Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis. Selections will be by Bach, Cherwein, Buxtehude, Seigart, Mendelssohn, Luther and Lovelace. All are cordially invited to attend.

Information: 812-376-6504


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

There will be a chicken-n-noodle dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church. Cost is $8 per person. All proceeds will go to Building Hope. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

The young adults will be taking a trip Oct. 20 to King’s Island in Mason, Ohio. Those planning to attend should contact Pastor Wes Jones.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 at the church.

The church will host its annual Trunk or Treat from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 featuring fun, candy and surprises.

Information: 812-379-4287;;

Hartsville United Methodist — The 27th annual Chicken Noodle Dinner will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the church, 175 N. Jackson St., Hartsville. The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for youth ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and younger eat for free. Carryout will be available and seating will be provided if the stairs are not able to be used. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

Information: 812-546-5535

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.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Learning Tree Preschool will host its seventh annual Holiday Bazaar in the Fellowship Hall. More than 30 different vendors will be in attendance.

Information: 812-372-2851;

Petersville United Methodist — The annual turkey supper will take place 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4 at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Petersville. The menu consists of baked turkey and dressing, gravy, noodles, green beans, cranberry relish/applesauce, roll, drink and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for ages 5 to 12; children 4 and younger eat for free.

The Administrative Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 with Chris Kimerling chairing the meeting.

The annual Charge Conference will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Edinburgh United Methodist Church, 107 W. Campbell St., Edinburgh.

Trunk or Treat will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the church parking lot.

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

First United Methodist Church of Seymour — The annual Christmas Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the church, 201 E. Third St., Seymour. Vendors will sell crafts, artwork and baked goods. The event will also feature a silent auction. Lunch will be served and snacks, coffee and soft drinks will be available all day. There is no admission charge and plenty of free parking. Proceeds go to missions.

Information: 812-522-5264

St. Paul Lutheran Church — Reformation Organ Concert by John Allegar, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church, 6045 E. State St., Columbus. Admission is free.