Religion News – November 11

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 Street. Pastor Wes Jones will continue his series, “The Prophets.” The Prayer Team will meet at 8 a.m. and Sunday school classes will meet 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. Tuesdays in the Friendship Center.

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, “Tic Tacs, Tissues and a Spare Ten.” Scripture will include Matthew 25:1-13. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 10:10 a.m. Child care will be available during both services.

The November 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;

Lowell General Baptist — A revival will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 2101 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 — Pastor Doug Bauman will deliver the message, “The Bridegroom,” during the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at the chuch, 6045 E. State St. Scripture will include Matthew 25:1-13. Ken Selking, president of The Friends of Wyneken, will give presentations at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. detailing the life of Pastor F.C.D. Wyneken. Wyneken was founder of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne and president of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod from 1850 to 1864.

At noon Sunday, the Girl Scout troop will host a chili cook-off luncheon and dessert auction in the Fellowship Room. Free-will donations collected will support scouting projects.

Information: 812-376-6504

Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “The Great Disappointment,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include Amos 5:18-24, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Matthew 25:1-13. 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

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — Minister Nic Cable and special guest, the Rev. Kathryn A. Bert, will deliver the message, “A Vision So Bold,” during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd. Both Cable and Bert will reflect on their ministry together in East Lansing, Michigan.

Information: 812-342-6230;

First Presbyterian — The sermon, “Awake and Ready,” based on the parable of the bridesmaids in Matthew 25, will be delivered at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St. Infant and toddler care is available from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Following the service, all are invited to a celebration meal in the church gym.

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;

Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will deliver the message, “Who Do You Serve,” during the 9 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Petersville. Scriptures to be shared by liturgist Joe Bush will come from Joshua 24 and 1st Thessalonians 4. Teresa Covert will give the children’s message. The adult choir will sing, led by Kathy Bush and accompanied by Chris Kimerling. Sandy Williams will share a stewardship moment with the theme, “Hope.” 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 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. and the United Methodist Women’s group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Information: 574-780-2379; 812-546-4438


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;

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

Information: 812-526-9430


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.

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.

A pitch-in Thanksgiving Dinner will take place Nov. 19 following the second service. The church will provide the meat. For pitch-in suggestions or to sign up, stop by the church foyer.

Information: 812-379-4287;;

First United Methodist — The 27th annual Cookie Walk will be from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at the church, 618 Eighth St. Create your own box of decorated and specialty cookies sold by the pound and add peanut brittle, fudge, candy and divinity. All proceeds go to support local, state and international missions. A limited number of allergy-friendly options will be available.

Information: 812-372-2851;

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

Information: 812-343-0179

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, Indiana — The annual Holiday Market fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd. There will be unique holiday items for sale from nonprofits and local artists, a soup lunch and a cookie walk. New this year will be an Every-Child Emporium where children may purchase gifts priced under $2 and receive help wrapping them.

Information: 812-342-6230;

Genesis — The church will host One Night/One Light, an all-community unity celebration, at 6 p.m. Nov. 19. Attendees will meet at Seymour Harvest Church, 414 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, for the event. Everyone is invited.

Information: 812-756-8475; 812-522-3918

Hope Moravian — A Turkey Supper will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the church, 202 Main St., Hope, featuring homemade noodles, candy, sugar cakes and Moravian Stars. Cost: $10 for adults; $4 for children ages 10 and younger. Carry out will also be available.

Information: 812-546-4641