Religion news – January 13

Services and studies

Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will deliver the message, “Bath,” during the 9 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Petersville. Scriptures from Acts 19:1-7 will be shared by liturgist Sandy Williams. Teresa Covert will present the children’s sermon and the adult choir will sing. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

The Monday night Bible study classes will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the homes of Chris Kimerling and Larry and Connie Nolting. The Sit ‘n’ Stitch group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, also at the Nolting home. The Prayer group, led by Barb Hedrick, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

The walking group meets at 9 a.m. Monday and Wednesday mornings at FairOaks Mall, 2380 25th St.

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

Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “God’s All Searching Purpose,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; and John 1:43-51. Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m. and fellowship will be at 9:40 a.m.

Wednesday Bible study will resume Jan. 24.

Information: 812-526-9430

Flintwood Wesleyan — Amplify (nontraditional) at 9 a.m. and The Well (traditional) at 11 a.m. will both be led by Pastor Wes Jones in the main sanctuary of the church, 5300 E. 25th St. The Prayer Team will meet at 8 a.m. Sunday school classes will convene in their regular rooms. Adult choir practice will be at 5 p.m. followed by the evening service at 6 p.m.

Connections, the women’s study group, meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month upstairs in Curry Hall.

Information: 812-379-4287;;

First United Methodist — At the 9 a.m. traditional service and the 11 a.m. celebration service taking place Sunday at the church, 618 Eighth St., the Rev. Howard Boles will deliver the message, “Justice for Rizpah.” Scripture will include 2 Samuel 21:1-14.

The church will be hosting a women’s Bible study beginning at 11:45 a.m. Mondays starting Jan. 22. The study can be catered to three different levels to fit participants’ needs.

Information: 812-372-2851;

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message, “Creation Waits,” with Scripture from Romans 8:18-25, during the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Child care will be available on the lower level for infants. The service will be streamed live at and

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at 6:15 a.m. Friday at Four Seasons Retirement Center, 1901 Taylor Road, for breakfast and Bible study.

Information: 812-376-3321;

First Presbyterian — The sermon, “Listen and Act,” will be delivered at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St., as the country celebrates the ministry and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It will focus on 1 Samuel 3:1-20 and John 1:43-51. 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. 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;

Grace Lutheran — The message, “Heaven is Open!,” based on John 1:43-51, will be delivered at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 3201 Central Ave. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:25 a.m.

The ALPHA class and the Searching Scripture class will both begin with a light supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The ALPHA class will continue with the topic, “Who is Jesus?,” and include video and small-group discussion. The Searching Scripture class will provide members with an introduction to Lutheran teaching.

Information: 812-799-7274

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — The Rev. Nic Cable will deliver the message, “Two Kings, One Dream,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd. The congregation will follow the thread from the Edict of Torda, which was the first declaration of religious toleration, to the activism of Martin Luther King Jr. to the church’s interfaith ministry today. Keeping the dream alive and making it real for today’s world will be the focus.

Information: 812-342-6230


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 E. 25th St. The Prayer Team will meet at 6:15 p.m. and the Youth Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Later that evening, adult Bible study will convene at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

The church will host a chili supper and tech walk from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in the church gym featuring electronic prizes. The event acts as a fundraiser for the church’s ongoing building projects.

Information: 812-379-4287;;

Zion Lutheran — The church will hold its 30th annual Ham and Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at 1501 Gaiser Drive, Seymour. A free-will offering will be taken with proceeds going towards mission projects. Carryout dinners will be available. All are invited.

Information: 812-522-1089

First United Methodist — The fifth annual First Cares, a morning of work in and for the community, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the church, 618 Eighth St., and other various locations. All ages are welcome to participate.

The church will be offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting Thursday. For more information, visit

Information: 812-372-2851