Religion News – October 28

Services and studies

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 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. Oct. 30 this week only because of Trunk or Treat.

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

Information: 812-379-4287;;

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, “Continual Re-formation.” Scripture will include 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. 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;

Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “Knowing Who You Are in God,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; and Matthew 22:34-46. 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 Presbyterian — The sermon, “Renewal,” will be delivered at the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St. Special music will be provided by the Livin’ by Faith Band and the new Bell Choir. Infant and toddler care will be provided 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;

Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will deliver the message, based on 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, 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 message. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

The walking group will meet at 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at the church. 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 be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and the prayer group will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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

St. Paul Lutheran — The Circuit Reformation Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the church, 6045 E. State St., with the former president of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Dean Wenthe, preaching. Following the service at 4 p.m., 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 Sunday. 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.

Information: 812-376-6504

Lowell General Baptist — A revival will begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the church, 2102 Southline Drive. The scheduled preachers are Kenny Lee, Roger Lee, Harold Summers, J.B. Wilson, David Denton and Ronnie Hampton. All are invited.

Information: 812-546-4363

East Columbus United Methodist — Sunday Morning Fellowship Time begins at 9 a.m. Sunday in the foyer of the church, 2439 Indiana Ave., with beverages and light snacks. Pastor Charles Aigner will bring the message at the 9:30 a.m. service. Young children will receive a special message before being dismissed to go to Children’s Church. Sunday school will begin at 10:40 a.m. for all ages and Bible interests. A staffed nursery/toddler room will be available during the morning service. Sunday Evening Chapel Service will not be held.

Bible study will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel. Women’s Bible study will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

Jesus and Me, the youth group, will meet from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Youth Center building.

Information: 812-376-7418;

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message, “Connect,” with Scripture from Matthew 12:46-50 at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. All Saints Day will honor those who have gone before us. Child care will be available for infants. Older children will remain during the service. Live streaming of the service will be available at or

Children’s classes will discuss “Joshua.” Scripture will include Joshua 6:1-20.

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

Information: 812-376-3321;

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — A service of remembrance with minister Nic Cable will take place Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd, Columbus. This service will be an opportunity to remember loved ones who have died. Bring a photo or memento of a person or pet that you would like to remember in community.


Flintwood Wesleyan — A piano concert featuring Michael Linville will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 5. Linville has a broad repertory of spiritual, gospel and contemporary Christian music.

Information: 812-379-4287;;

First United Methodist — There will be two Fridays@First concerts during November, both free and open to the public, at the church, 618 Eighth 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;

Lowell General Baptist — Last hymn sing of the year at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the church, 2102 Southline Drive, Columbus. The featured singers will be The Bell Family from Perigon.

St. Paul Lutheran — A hymn festival will begin at 5 p.m. today at the church, 6045 E. State St., as part of the 500th Reformation Anniversary Celebration. At 7:30 p.m., the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic will present a concert at Erne Auditorium in Columbus North High School, “Celebrating the Reformation.” Musically Speaking will begin at 6:45 p.m. The concert will also be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: 812-376-2638.

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. Wednesday at the church, 5300 25th St.

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

The church will host its annual Trunk or Treat from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday featuring fun, candy and surprises. Chili and hot dogs will be served.

The 28th annual Open Hearth Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 featuring door prizes. Local vendors will be selling crafts, baked goods and candies. Meals will also be available for purchase. Proceeds go to local and global mission projects.

Information: 812-379-4287;;

First United Methodist — From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Learning Tree Preschool will host its seventh annual Holiday Bazaar in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 618 Eighth St. More than 25 vendors will be in attendance. This year’s event will also feature a bake sale.

The 27th annual Cookie Walk will be from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at the church.

Information: 812-372-2851;

Old Union United Church of Christ — The church will host a Voices Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh.

Information: 812-526-9430

Petersville United Methodist — Trunk or Treat will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in the church parking lot, 2781 N. County Road 500E.

The 50th annual Turkey Supper will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3-4 at the church with carryout available. 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.

Information: 812-546-4065; 812-603-8378

First United Methodist Church of Seymour — The annual Christmas Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today 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

East Columbus United Methodist — A Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the Fellowship Hall, 2439 Indiana Ave. The dinner will be a free-will offering to raise funds for the new air conditioning unit. The silent auction will feature a variety of items to bid on.

Information: 812-376-7418;

First Presbyterian — Trunk or Treat will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the church parking lot, 3300 Fairlawn Drive.

Hay rides and hot drinks will be provided.

Information: 812-376-3321;