Services and studies
First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message, “Lifted Up in the Light,” with Scripture from Mark 3:14-21, 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 sunday streams.com/go/fbc columbus or fbccolumbus.org/WP/sermons.
The Men of Faith meet at 6:15 a.m. Fridays at Four Seasons Retirement Center, 1901 Taylor Road, for breakfast and Bible study.
St. Paul Lutheran — “Impatient on the Way” will be the title of Pastor Doug Bauman’s message for the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at the church, 6045 E. State St. Scripture will include Numbers 21:4-9.
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 called “Fear Jesus,” as defined in Matthew 10:28. 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.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus — The Rev. Nic Cable will deliver the message, “Growing and Changing Together: Celebration Sunday at UUCCI,” during the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 7850 W. Goeller Blvd. The congregation will come together in community to experience the generosity of others and celebrate an exciting vision.
Westside Community — Pastor Dennis Aud will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 124 Tipton Lakes Blvd. His message will be “The Full Work of Salvation.” Scripture will include 1 John 1:1-10. 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.
First Presbyterian — Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St., with the sermon to focus on John 3:17. 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 the community 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; fpccolumbus.org
Old Union United Church of Christ — The message, “The Darkness of the You-niverse,” 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 Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10; and John 3:14-21. 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 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.
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: Love.” 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.
The church’s book club will meet at 6 p.m. March 18 to discuss “Reading with Patrick” by Michelle Kuo. All are welcome to attend.
First United Methodist — The next Fridays@First will be 7 p.m. Friday 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 IU Jacobs School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.
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. Sunday and will take place at the church, 512 Seventh St. Admission is free. An offering will be taken.
Westside Community — The church will be hosting an Easter egg hunt beginning at 2 p.m. March 24 at the church, 124 Tipton Lakes Blvd., for children up to Grade 6.
First United Methodist — Cause for Critters Garage Sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon March 24 in the Fellowship Hall of the church, 618 Eighth St. The sale is part of Rachel Cialdella’s senior project and is in memory of Jacqueline Watts, who was known for her avid love for and care of animals.
Girls in grades 7 to 12 are invited to join Elizabeth Wessel from 3 to 10 p.m. April 7 for her senior project, “Beautiful You.” Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss beauty and remind themselves that they are all unique and beautiful in God’s eyes. Dinner will be served and there will be a self-defense session, mosaic craft and photo booth to commemorate the night. Register by March 23 to reserve a spot. A $25 non-refundable deposit can be paid the evening of the event. Scholarships are available for those who need them.