Religion News – November 4

Services and studies

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

St. Paul Lutheran — The 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 6045 E. State St., will celebrate All Saints’ Day, commemorating members who have died during the past year. Pastor Doug Bauman will deliver the sermon, “Prescriptive or Descriptive,” based on Matthew 5:1-12. Sunday school and Bible classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Spanish worship service will be at 12:45 p.m. in the chapel with Spanish Christian education to follow at 1:45 p.m.

Information: 812-376-6504

North Christian (Disciples of Christ) — The Rev. Tonja M. Gerardy along with director of music Nikolai Peek will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday in the sanctuary of the church, 850 Tipton Lane. The congregation will be observing All Saints Sunday, which honors people who have died over the past year. Scripture will include Psalm 34:1-10, 22 and 1 John 3:1-3. A nursery for preschool children, staffed by a professional caregiver, will be available.

Information: 812-372-1531

First Presbyterian — The All Saints Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the church, 512 Seventh St. The sermon title will echo the familiar hymn, “For All the Saints.” The liturgy will include saying the names of people who have died over the past year and ringing a bell to honor them. Worship will be led by the adult choir, and the congregation will celebrate the sacrament of communion. 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. every Friday. 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 at 5 p.m. Friday, with entrance through the glass doors on Franklin Street.

Information: 812-372-3783;

Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “The First Duty of Love … Listen,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include Micah 3:5-12, 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 and Matthew 23:1-12. Sunday school will meet at 9 a.m. and fellowship will be at 9:40 a.m.

Wednesday Bible study will meet at 6:30 p.m.

Information: 812-526-9430

First United Methodist — At the 9 a.m. Traditional Service and the 11 a.m. Celebration Service at the church, 618 Eighth St., the Rev. Howard Boles will deliver the message, “A Festival of Friends.” Scripture will include Hebrews 12:1-2. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 10:10 a.m. Child care will be available during both services.

The book club will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the church library to discuss Julia Glass’ novel, “The Widower’s Tale.”

Information: 812-372-2851;

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — Minister Nic Cable will deliver the message, “Practicing Gratitude,” during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd.

Information: 812-342-6230;

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the communion message, “Grow,” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Scripture will include Mark 4:1-9 and 26-29. Child care will be available for infants. Older children will attend Children’s Church for a lesson on “David,” with Scripture from I Samuel 16:1-13. During the Sunday school hour at 10:45 a.m., there will be a presentation on “Christianity’s Family Tree: What Other Christians Believe and Why.”

Children’s classes will begin at 10:45 a.m. and discuss “David is Anointed.” Scripture will include I Samuel 16:1-13.

The Prayer Shawl ministry will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Later that afternoon, the Hannah Circle of American Baptist Women will meet at 2 p.m. The Mender’s Ministry will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Four Seasons Retirement Center, 1901 Taylor Road, to do mending for the residents.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, American Baptist Churches missionary Kristy Engel will speak.

The Men of Faith will meet for Bible study at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Four Seasons Retirement Center. “Lessons from Nehemiah” will be led by Pastor Cash following breakfast. Men of the church and community are welcome. Participants guides are available at the church’s Welcome Center.

Information: 812-376-3321;

Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will deliver the message, “God is Good,” during the 9 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Petersville. Scriptures to be shared will come from Psalm 107. Teresa Covert will give the children’s message. All Saints Sunday will be observed with the tolling of the bell for each loved one who has died in the past year. Holy Communion will also be offered during the service. The three-week Stewardship Emphasis will begin with Patsy Harris witnessing to the thought, “God Trusts Us to be Good Stewards.” A time of fellowship will follow the service.

The walking group will meet at 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at the church, weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, the group will instead meet at FairOaks Mall. Monday night Bible studies will meet 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.

The United Methodist Men’s group will meet at 7:15 a.m. Nov. 12 at the church.

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

St. Paul Episcopal — A service of Choral Evensong will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the church, 2651 California St.

Information: 812-372-7869.


Healing Waters Ministries — The Woodsmen will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the church, 2330 Midway Ave. in Columbus. An offering will be taken for the group.

Lowell General Baptist The final hymn sing of the year will be at 7 p.m. today at the church, 2102 Southline Drive. The featured singers will be The Bell Family.

Information: 812-703-5040

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

First United Methodist — The next Fridays@First concert, free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 618 Eighth St. Amanda Sesler, Indiana University master’s graduate in voice, will perform.

Information: 812-372-2851;


Petersville United Methodist — The 50th annual Turkey Supper will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today 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

South Central Indiana Men’s Fellowship — The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Burnsville Church of Christ, 2891 S. County Road 900E, Columbus. A meal of beans and cornbread will follow at 7:15 p.m. The Rev. Reeves Flint of the Burnsville Church of Christ will be the speaker.

Information: 812-343-0179

First United Methodist — The 27th annual Cookie Walk will be from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 618 Eighth St.

Information: 812-372-2851;