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First United Methodist — The Rev. Gary Schaar will lead the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services at the church, 618 Eighth St. He will present the message “But I Am Important,” from Hebrews 5:1-10 and Mark 10:35-45. Elise Lasell and Morgan Zagaceta will be the acolytes, and Sami Heathcote will be the crucifer at the first service.
Continuing the Diamond Anniversary Series of the Golden Memorial Organ, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free. Guest organist will be Timothy Baker. Hot cider and seasonal treats will be served. Information: 372-2851.
The All Church Fall Gathering will take place 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., with soups, drinks and table service provided. Guests are asked to bring a favorite fall bread, salad or dessert. Pumpkin carving, music, games and a bonfire are planned. RSVP to 372-2851 with the number attending and the food you will bring to share.
The 22nd annual United Methodist Women’s Cookie Walk will be 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at the church. Proceeds will help mission projects.
Learning Tree Preschool will play host to its Holiday Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the church. Booth rental is $25 for crafters and direct-sales consultants. Space is limited. Information: Paula O’Brien, 657-3185 or email@example.com.
The third annual “Street Treats” celebration will be 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the church. The HOPE Committee sponsors this event to make sure there is a safe place for neighborhood children to receive treats.
Information: 372-2851 or fumccolumbus.org
East Columbus United Methodist — The United Methodist Women of the church will be in charge of the 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. Sunday services on United Methodist Women Sunday at the church, 2439 Indiana Ave.
Guest speaker will be Sarah Dismore of the Pregnancy Care Center in Columbus. She will bring a message at both services on “Abortion Recovery and God’s Forgiveness and Grace.” The women will enjoy a light meal in the church fellowship hall after the 10:40 a.m. service. Sunday school classes for all ages and Bible interests meet at 9:40 a.m. Nursery and toddler rooms are available at each service, and Children’s Church is provided for the older children.
At the 6 p.m. service, the Rev. Charles Aigner will bring the message “How Do You Use Authority?” from Exodus 9:13-21.
Think Tank children will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the church and will attend the 6 p.m. worship service. All4ONE youth will meet for a fellowship time at 4:30 p.m. and youth meeting at 5 p.m. After attending the 6 p.m. service, the AfterALL teens will have a fellowship time with food at the home of Joe and Beth Corya.
Bible study is at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall. They are studying Revelation. Another Bible study will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Bible Round Table room with the study of the Gospel of John.
Fairlawn Presbyterian — The Rev. Ann Haw will be guest speaker at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 2611 Fairlawn Drive. The Chancel Choir will present special music under the direction of Mirabella Minut.
Sunday school for all ages is at 11 a.m. An adult class, “Courageous Living,” is a DVD series based on a movie. Youth group will meet at
5:30 p.m. for fun, food and lesson time.
The Committee of Fun Event, “Singing and S’mores,” will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
Information: 372-3882 or fairlawnpc.com
First Presbyterian — The Rev. Rob Craig will preach at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 512 Seventh St.
Warren Ward will lead one of the Adult Nurture hour breakouts at 11 a.m. with a discussion on the subject of the Presbytery General Assembly. Luther Pierson will lead the other breakout as he continues the adult confirmation series.
Whosoever Will Community — Singer Jamie Tolley from Ripley, W.Va., will sing during the 10 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 623 Eisenhower Drive in Edinburgh.
First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message “A Priest Like No Other” at the 9:30 a.m. service at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Scripture will be Hebrews 5:1-10. Music worship will be led by the Jubilation Ringers and the Chancel Choir.
Youths will open their coffee bar fundraiser before and after worship.
Child care is offered for infants. Children’s Church will be available for toddlers through preschool ages. Children age 4 through Grade 3 are dismissed during the second hymn for Children’s Worship. The Faith Weaver study will be “Moses Sends Spies Into the Promised Land” with Scripture in Numbers 13:1-14:23. The Bible Point is “Standing up for God means following Him no matter what.”
Classes for all ages begin at 10:45 a.m. The Followers Class will continue a DVD study on “Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit” by Francis Chan.
A sandwich social and silent auction, sponsored by the youths, will begin at noon. Please call the church office for reservations.
American Baptist Youth will meet at 4 p.m.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at the church at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The Kids Connection after-school experience for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will meet at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The program features snacks, homework help, music, games, crafts, mission, stories and Bible verse memory work and will end at 5:30 p.m.
The Quarterly Business Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Men of Faith Bible Study will meet at 6:15 a.m. Friday at Four Seasons Retirement Center.
Information: 376-3321 or
Northview — Praise and worship begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 7230 N. County Road 250W north of Columbus. Kid’s Church also begins at 10 a.m. for ages 6 to 12. “Jungle Room” provides activities for 3- to 5-year-olds.
A nursery is provided for newborn through age 3.
“Coffee Connections” coffee shop is open before and after the service.
In other news, a Pastor Appreciation Dinner Pitch-In will be at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Information: 376-9749 or northviewag.org
Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will present the message “Power of the Small” from Job 38, Hebrews 5 and Mark 10 at the 10 a.m. Sunday service at the church, County Road 800N and County Road 50W, near Edinburgh.
Also, a hymn sing will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10.
Central Heights Church of God — Praise and worship begin at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 3151 Sharon Lane. A Mayberry Bible Study, based on television’s “The Andy Griffith Show,” meets at 6 p.m. Sundays.
White Creek United Methodist hog roast — The 12th annual All-You-Can-Eat Hog Roast will be 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the church, 6730 W. County Road 930S. Dinner for a donation of any amount includes pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw, applesauce, chips, dessert and a drink.
There also will be raffles for quilts and dollhouses, plus baked goods and crafts.
Healing Waters fall festival — A fall festival will be at 1 p.m. today at Pastor Tony Garris’ farm on County Road 740N in Scipio. There will be fishing, games and food.
Information or directions: 223-9124.
St. Paul Lutheran at Clifty fundraiser — A senior project fundraiser luncheon, silent auction and bake sale will be noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, 6045 E. State St. Student Joel Wilson is spearheading the project to raise money to renovate the baseball press box at Columbus East High School.
Donations of any amount for items will be received.
East Columbus United Methodist Trunk or Treat —The East Columbus United Methodist Church, 2439 Indiana Ave., will celebrate fall by having a “Fall Family Fun/Trunk or Treat” night at 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in the fellowship hall and parking lot of the church, 618 Eighth St. Organizers encourage children to dress in what they call “happy costumes.”
There will be judging of several categories and prizes awarded. Games will be played and Trunk or Treat will be in the parking lot. Free food will be provided.
St. Paul Lutheran (Borchers) — The annual Harvest Home Supper and Bazaar will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the church, 10792 N. County Road 210E in Seymour.
Ham, turkey and dressing, vegetables, salads and desserts are on the menu for donations of any amount.
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