Religion News – February 10

Services and studies

First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message, “Staying Close,” during the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Scripture will include 2 Kings 2:1-12. Child care will be available on the lower level for infants. The service will be streamed live at sunday or

The Men of Faith 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

Garden City Church of Christ Missions Emphasis Week will kick off with a special worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 3245 Jonesville Road. There will be a Flags of the Nations parade and Brent Brewer will be guest speaker. Brewer, a former missionary to Zimbabwe, Africa, is a professor of missions and intercultural studies at Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee.

During the week of Feb. 11, the church will have various mission-related activities, including “Around the World in 90 Minutes” and a local service project. The week will conclude with guest speaker James Cha during the 10 a.m. Feb. 18 worship service at the church. Cha, a former missionary to Uzbekistan and Kyrgystan, is Washington, D.C., area coordinator for Crescent Project. His message will be “Jesus Christ Has All Authority” and include Scripture from Matthew 28:18-20.

Information: 812-372-1766

Grace Lutheran The message, “A Glimpse of Glory,” based on Mark 9:2-9, will be delivered at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sunday at the church, 3201 Central Ave. Sunday school for all ages will start at 9:25 a.m.

The church will begin the observance of Lent with its Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: 812-372-4859

Westside Community Associate Pastor Robert Vester will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 124 Tipton Lakes Blvd. The program for children up through Grade 6 will meet at the same time as the worship service.

A 6-week DVD study, “Kingdom Marriage” by Tony Evans, will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Participants will be encouraged to tap into the power of God by seeking his design for marriage.

The pastors will be available from 7 to 8 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday to meet with people wishing to receive a blessing and the imposition of ashes to mark the beginning of the Lenten season on Ash Wednesday.

Information: 812-342-8464

St. Paul Lutheran Pastor Doug Bauman will deliver the sermon, “Transfiguration Hope = Boldness,” at the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 6045 E. State St. Scripture will include Corinthians 3:12-13 and 4:1-6. During both services, children will process and recess with Alleluia banners marking the beginning of the Lenten season. Together as Family Day will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. during the Sunday school hour. Parents and their children will learn and participate in activities and receive resources for observing Lent at home.

The theme for the 6:45 p.m. Ash Wednesday Communion service at the church will be “Hard Sayings of Jesus: Be Perfect.” Scripture will include Matthew 5:48. Imposition of ashes will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Spanish Ash Wednesday service led by Pastor Juan Luna will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel. Dinner will be served from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. A free-will offering will be accepted to support Pastor Luna’s Monterrey mission in Mexico.

Information: 812-376-6504

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus The Rev. Nic Cable will deliver the message, “Weaving Our Tapestry,” during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd. The congregation will ponder the idea of interdependence and practicing abundance in the religious community.

Information: 812-342-6230

Old Union Church of Christ The message, “Letting Go and New Beginnings” will be delivered by Pastor Kirby Rupp at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh. Scripture will include 2 Kings 2:1-12; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; and Mark 9:2-9. Sunday school will convene at 9 a.m. with fellowship to begin at 9:40 a.m.

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

An Ash Wednesday service will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Information: 812-546-9430

First Presbyterian The sermon, “This Changes Everything,” will be delivered during the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St., and focus on Mark 9:2-9. 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. 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 Worship service begins at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Petersville. “Beyond the Fear” will be the morning’s message presented by Pastor Stormy Scherer-Berry and be based on Scripture from Mark 9:2-9. The children’s message will be presented by Teresa Covert. Fellowship time will follow at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. At 10:30 a.m., a Lent Study will be led by Scherer-Berry.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Baker’s Dozen Bible study will meet at the home of Larry and Connie Nolting and The Journey Bible study will meet at the home of Chris Kimerling. Sit-N-Stitch will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Connie Nolting’s home.

Choir practice will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Prayer Group, led by Barb Hedrick, will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

An Ash Wednesday service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the church.

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

Flintwood Wesleyan Amplify (nontraditional) at 9 a.m. and The Well (traditional) at 11 a.m. will 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. and Sunday school classes will be at 10 a.m. in their regular rooms. Adult choir practice will begin at 5 p.m.

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

On Wednesday, the Prayer Team will meet at 6:15 p.m., the youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. and adult Bible study will meet at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Information: 812-379-4287;;


First Presbyterian — Dale Rogers, former organist at North Christian Church, will play a concert featuring music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Guilmant and Jerome Kern on the 47-rank Casavant pipe organ. The event begins at 3 p.m. March 11, and will take place at the church, 512 Seventh St. Admission is free. An offering will be taken.

Information: 812-372-3783


Community Downtown — Divorce Care, a 12-week support group for adults who are separated or divorced, will begin its first session at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the church, 522 Seventh St. There will be a $15 fee for the participants guide. Space is limited.

Information: 812-348-6257

Petersville United Methodist Fat Tuesday Dinner will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Petersville, and feature homemade Bush’s Market sausage and gravy on biscuits, eggs, pancakes and drinks. Tickets will be available at the door for $7. Proceeds will help support Pastor Stormy Scherer-Berry’s mission trip to Uganda in July.

Information: 812-546-4438; 547-780-2379

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.

Scout Troop 588 will host a fundraiser pancake breakfast Feb. 20 in The Friendship Center. Scouts are also collecting non-perishable food items for a local food pantry. Anyone interested in contributing is asked to bring donations to the church.

The church’s annual Heart of Ministries dinner and auction will take place at 6 p.m. March 2 in The Friendship Center. All proceeds go towards funding local and global ministries.

Information: 812-379-4287;;