Services and studies
Old Union Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “Things that are God’s,” during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include Isaiah 45:1-7, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 and Matthew 22:15-22. 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.
First Christian — Guest preacher 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; fccoc.org
St. Paul Lutheran — The Circuit Reformation Service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the church. Dr. Dean Wenthe, former president of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, will preach. Following the service, there will be a bratwurst German dinner for a free-will offering, Reformation walk, crafts and children’s activities. Hackman’s Farm Market, located across the street from the church, will provide hay rides, corn and straw mazes and a petting zoo. RSVP for the dinner by calling 812-376-6504.
The 500th Reformation Anniversary Celebration continues at the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Oct. 29. Pastor Doug Bauman will deliver the message, “The Kingdom Ours Remaineth,” based on Scripture from Matthew 11:12-19. German service liturgy will be used with some parts of the service presented in German. Reformation heritage will be emphasized during the Sunday school hour at 9:30 a.m. Parents will attend Sunday school classes with their children to create a family crest while Pastor Bauman will conduct an adult Bible class based on the reformation. All are invited.
All offerings received during the Reformation weekend will support the Aurora Circuit Church Workers scholarship fund for future church workers.
First Presbyterian — The sermon, “Face to Face,” will be delivered at the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St. 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; fpccolumbus.org
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. Howard Boles will deliver the message, “The Church as a Thin Veil.” Scripture will include Exodus 32:1-14. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 10:10 a.m. and child care will be available during both services.
Information: 812-372-2851; fumccolumbus.org
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; email@example.com
First Baptist — The Rev. Tom Ganus will be the guest speaker for the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Music worship will be led by the Glad Ringers and the Chancel Choir. Children’s Church will have a lesson on “Samuel” with Scripture from II Samuel 3:1-10. Live streaming of the service will be available at sundaystreams.com/go/fbc columbus or fbccolumbus.org/WP/sermons.
Classes for all ages will begin at 10:45 a.m. Children’s classes will be on “God calls Samuel” with Scripture from I Samuel 3:1-20.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. The Abigail Circle of American Baptist Women will meet at 7 p.m. later that night. The Men of Faith Bible Study will meet at 6:15 a.m. in the private dining room of Four Seasons Retirement Center, 1901 Taylor Road. All men of the church and community are welcome.
North Christian — The Rev. Tonja M. Gerardy and director of music Nikolai Peek will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, in the Sanctuary, at 850 Tipton Lane.
The Sermon, “Bread for the World,” and the Scriptures are Micah 6:6-8 and Matthew 25:31-46.
A nursery for preschool children, staffed by a professional caregiver, is available, if desired.
Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will deliver the message, “Living and True God,” during the 9 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Petersville. Scriptures from Exodus 33 and 1st Thessalonians 1 will be shared by liturgist Sandy Williams. Teresa Covert will give the children’s message. A time of fellowship will follow the service and the Rev. Scherer-Berry will lead the study, “Not a Fan,” at 10:30 a.m.
The walking group will meet at 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at the church. Monday night Bible studies will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Nolting and Kimerling homes. Sit ‘n’ Stitch will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, also at the Nolting home. Barb Hedrick will lead the prayer group at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Choir practice will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday night.
Information: 574-780-2379; 812-603-8378.
Lowell General Baptist — A revival will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the church on South Line Drive in Columbus. The scheduled preachers are Kenny Lee, Roger Lee, Harold Summers, J.B. Wilson, David Denton, and Ronnie Hampton.
Information: Glenn Poynter at 812-546-4363.
St. Paul Lutheran — A hymn festival will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the church, 6045 E. State St., as part of the 500th Reformation Anniversary Celebration. At 7:30 p.m. that evening, the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic will present a concert at the Columbus North High School Erne Auditorium, “Celebrating the Reformation.” Musically Speaking will begin at 6:45 p.m. The concert will also be presented at 3 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets: 812-376-2638.
First United Methodist — There will be two Fridays@First concerts for the month of November, both free and open to the public, at the church, 618 Seventh St. Children’s author and musician Jim Gill will perform at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 while Amanda Sesler, Indiana University master’s graduate in voice, will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 17.
Information: 812-372-2851; fumccolumbus.org
South Central Indiana Christian Men’s Fellowship — The South Central Indiana Men’s Fellowship will meet Oct. 24 at Hartsville Church of Christ, 160 N. Washington St. in Hartsville. The Rev. Brad Douglas will be the speaker. The menu will include chili, hot dogs, salad and peanut butter sandwiches. The meal begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Petersville United Methodist — The annual turkey supper will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 to 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, rolls, drinks and desserts. Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 5 to 12; free for children 4 and younger. Noodle making in preparation for the supper will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 and anyone wishing to help is invited to come.
Trunk or Treat will be offered to the children of the community from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the church parking lot.
The annual Charge Conference will be the afternoon of Oct. 29 at the Edinburgh United Methodist Church, 107 W. Campbell St., Edinburgh.
Information: 574-780-2379; 812-603-8378; 812-372-3575.
Central Christian — The movie, “Hidden Sanctuary,” will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1434 W. Second St., Seymour. There is no charge and the community is invited.
The OutReach — A fall festival will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. today at 101 S. Hinman St., Columbus, with free food and games.
Hartsville United Methodist — The church, located at 175 N. Jackson St. in Hartsville, will host its 27th annual Chicken Noodle Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. today. 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.
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.
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. Chili and hot dogs will be served.
The annual Open Hearth Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 featuring door prizes. Vendors will be selling crafts, baked goods and candies. Meals will be available for purchase. Proceeds go to local and global mission projects.
Information: 812-379-4287; firstname.lastname@example.org; flintwood.org
First Baptist — The Health Team will offer a session, “Opioid Crisis,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Fellowship time will be followed by a speaker, Beth Morris, from Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County. All are welcome to attend the forum.
Information: 812-376-3321; fbccolumbus.org
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.
Hartsville Church of Christ, 160 N. Washington St., will host the South Central Indiana Men’s Fellowship on Tuesday. The Rev. Brad Douglas will be the speaker. The menu will include chili, hot dogs, salad and peanut butter sandwiches. The meal begins at 6:30 and the meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Parkside Baptist — A fall festival will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church, 1780 Rocky Ford Road, with food, candy, games and special door prizes. Costumes are welcome, although families are asked to have children refrain from wearing anything scary. The public is invited.
Information: 812-372-5889; email@example.com
First United Methodist — From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Learning Tree Preschool will host its seventh annual Holiday Bazaar in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 618 Eighth St. More than 30 different vendors will be in attendance.
The 27th annual Cookie Walk will be from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at the church.
Information: 812-372-2851; fumccolumbus.org
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — Guest speaker Carey Hamilton will give at talk, “Redistricting and What that Means for Our Democracy,” on Sunday at the church, 7850 W Goeller Blvd, Columbus. Hamilton is the state representative for the 87th District. He is also the executive director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition.
Hartsville Church of Christ — The South Central Indiana Men’s Fellowship will meet Tuesday at the church, 160 N. Washington St. The Rev. Brad Douglas will be the speaker. The menu will include chili, hot dogs, salad and peanut butter sandwiches. The meal begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:15.