Religion News – March 3

Services and studies

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

A six-week DVD study, “Kingdom of 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.

Information: 812-342-8464

Petersville United Methodist — Worship service begins at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Petersville. The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will present the message, “Raise Up,” and the liturgist will share Scripture from John 2:13-22. The children’s message will be given by Teresa Covert. Fellowship will follow the service, and at 10:30 a.m., a Lenten study will be lead by the pastor.

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, also at the Nolting home.

Choir practice will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Prayer group will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

The administrative council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

First Presbyterian — Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St., and be lead by the Adult Choir. The sermon, “Overturning Tables,” will focus on the John 2:12-22 passage of Jesus cleansing the temple. The congregation will also commission the participants of the spring break high school mission trip to New Orleans. 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;

First United Methodist — At the 9 a.m. Traditional and 11 a.m. Celebration services Sunday at the church, 618 Eighth St., the Rev. Howard Boles will deliver the message, “Living Values: Justice.” Scripture will include John 2:13-22.

All are invited to the Midweek Service and Brown Bag Lunch taking place each Wednesday during lent. The service will begin at noon in the chapel with lunch following at 12:30 p.m.

Information: 812-372-2851

Old Union United Church of Christ — The message, “The Covenant of Law” or “The Covenant of Grace,” 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 Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; and John 2:13-22. 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.

Maundy Thursday will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 29 at Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 1361 Tannehill Road, Taylorsville. A Good Friday service will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 30 at the church.

The church will have its Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. April 1.

Information: 812-546-9430

St. Paul Lutheran — Pastor Doug Bauman will deliver the message, “Deliverance First,” based on Exodus 20:1-17, during the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 6045 E. State St.

The theme of Bauman’s sermon for the 6:45 p.m. Wednesday Lenten service will be based on the hard sayings of Jesus. It will be entitled “Sell Everything,” as defined in Matthew 19:21. A light meal will precede the service and be served from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room for a free-will offering. A hymn sing will follow.

Information: 812-376-6504

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. and Sunday school classes will begin at 10 a.m. in their regular rooms. Adult choir practice will be at 5 p.m. followed by the service at 6 p.m.

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

A Christian Journey with Paul meets at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday in The Friendship Center. New members are welcome. Prior classes are not necessary.

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;;

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — The Rev. Nic Cable will deliver the message, “What If?,” during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd. The congregation will discuss its vision, growing together in the community and asking the right questions.

Information: 812-342-6230


Lowell General Baptist — A hymn sing will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 2102 Southline Drive. The Mullin Sisters from Austin will be singing.

Information: 812-764-0165

First Presbyterian — Dale Rogers, former director of music and liturgical arts, and 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. Rogers has served as director of music and arts at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Illinois, since 1986. 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

First United Methodist — The next Fridays@First will be 7 p.m. March 16 at the church, 618 Eighth St., and feature Bradley Burgess for an organ recital. Burgess is pursuing a Doctorate of Music in Organ at the I.U. Jacobs School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.

Information: 812-372-2851

St. Paul Lutheran — Daniel Mau will present an organ recital at noon Wednesday at 6045 E. State St. This program is part of the Lenten organ recital series presented at Columbus area churches each Wednesday during Lent.

Information: 812-376-6054


Community Downtown — DivorceCare, a 12-week support group for adults who are separated or divorced, takes place at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at 522 Seventh St. There will be a fee of $15 for the participants guide. Space is limited and registration is required.

Information: 812-348-6257;

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. All Wednesday activities, including GLOW, will be dismissed March 14-21 for spring break.

The church’s monthly Senior Adult Ministries luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in The Friendship Center, and is open to people 55 and older.

The annual Easter egg hunt will take place at 10 a.m. March 31.

Information: 812-379-4287;;