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Religion News 11/24/2012

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First Baptist — The Rev. Dan Cash will deliver the message “Your People Equals My People” at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Scripture will be Ruth 1:1-18. Music worship will be led by the Chancel Choir.

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 “God Gives Victory Over Jericho” with scripture in Joshua 6:1-27. The Bible Point is that “God’s power works for good in our lives.”

Following coffee fellowship, 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.

American Baptist Youth will meet at 4 p.m.

The Jubilation Ringers will perform at Parkside Court at 1:45 p.m. Monday.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at the church at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Cross Connections, designed for families, children and adults will meet Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. The Kids Connection after-school experience for children in kindergarten through sixth grade will feature snacks, homework help, music, games, crafts, mission, stories and Bible verse memory, ending at 5:30 p.m.

The Cross Connections fellowship meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. with cost by donation.

A DVD-based study, “Just Walk Across the Room” by Pastor Bill Hybels, is offered to adults at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The study paints a picture for how a few steps of obedience really can touch eternity.

The Men of Faith Bible Study will meet at 6:15 a.m. Friday at Four Seasons

Retirement Center.

Information: 376-3321 or

 Westside Community — Youth Pastor Peter Eicher will speak at the 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services at the church at West Hill Shopping Center on Jonathan Moore Pike.

Ruby’s Tuesday Women’s Bible Study meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings at the church. They are beginning a new study, “Stepping Up, A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent,” by Beth Moore. For more information, contact Ruby Crouse at 342-3076 or the church office at 342-8464.

There are three adult studies offered at the church on Wednesdays beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information: 342-8464.

The men of Westside have begun a new four-week Men’s Bible Study, “The Book of Kings, An End and A Beginning.” There is still time to join.

A new Women’s Bible Study, “Women of the Bible,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of LuAnn Thomas. Each week will focus on a different woman in the Bible, touching on the time in which she lived, her struggles and success and her relationship with God. Each study is a stand-alone lesson. For information: LuAnn Thomas at 343-6084.

 First United Methodist —  The Rev. Christopher Lantz will lead the worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 618 Eighth St., with the message, “Who Are You?” The Scripture will be John 18:33-37. Morgan Zagaceta will be the acolyte and Helen Rumsey will be the crucifer.

Lantz will begin a five-week advent study beginning at 10:10 a.m. Dec. 2 in Room 310. The study will follow the work of James Harnish, “When God Comes Down.” For information or to register for this class: 372-2851 or

November marks the time for the Food for Fish Campaign to benefit Love Chapel food pantry. Envelopes for donations will be located in the pew racks and the church office. The monetary donations will help provide food and assistance for people in need in our community.

Santa’s Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1 in the fellowship hall. Children of all ages will be invited to make crafts they can give as Christmas gifts or to keep for themselves. This workshop is open to anyone. Information: 372-2851 or

Dec. 2 is White Gift Sunday. Gifts for children at the United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, Ind., will be delivered after the Dec. 2 deadline. A list of gift ideas can be found in the November monthly newsletter or the church office.

The Children’s Choirs, Sounds of Celebration (Grades 2-6) and Sounds of Joy (ages 3 years old to first grade) are practicing in the chapel from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The choirs will be part of the 9 a.m. service on Dec. 16 and the 6:30 p.m. service on Christmas Eve.

Lantz is offering a current events study in the library during rehearsals for parents.

Information: 372-2851 or

 Northview — The service begins with worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 7230 N. Road 250W north of Columbus. Kid’s Church also begins at 10 a.m. for those ages 6 to 12. “Jungle Room” provides activities for 3- to 5-year-olds.

A nursery is provided for newborns to age 3. “Coffee Connections” coffee shop open before and after the service, and there is a free cup of coffee for everyone.

The Sunday evening Outpouring Service begins at 6 p.m. Youth Group also meets at 6 p.m. Christmas program practice for the children also begins at 6 p.m.

“Fire” groups meet at various homes during the week.

Information: 376-9749 or

 Central Heights Church of God — Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 3151 Sharon Lane. An open prayer time is scheduled at 8:45 a.m., and Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. A nursery and children’s church are available.

Information: 372-4857.

 Fairlawn Presbyterian — The Rev. Larry Jackman will be the guest speaker at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at the church, 2611 Fairlawn Drive. The sermon, “Standing Truth,” will come from 2 Samuel 1:4-20 and John 18:33-37. A time of fellowship and Sunday School for all ages will follow worship. Childcare is provided.


 Sovereign Christ Bible Fellowship — Pastor Jim Pursley will conclude his teaching on “God’s Sovereign Rights” at the 11 a.m. Dec. 2 service at the church, 1702 Lawton Ave.


 Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will present the message, “The King of Nobodies,” from 2 Samuel 23:1-7, Revelation 1:4-8 and John 18:33-37 at the 10 a.m. Sunday service at the church, Road 800 North and Road 50 West near Edinburgh.

Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. at the church and will focus on Ecclesiastes.

 Flintwood Wesleyan — The Rev. Wes Jones will lead the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 5300 25th St. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m.

Adult Choir practice begins at 5 p.m. followed by the evening service at 6 p.m.

In other news, the Women’s Ministries “Connections” Outreach meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Friendship Center.

The Hook, Yarn and Stitchers Fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Curry Hall.

Wednesday activities begin with supper at 5:30 p.m. The Jesus And Me program and youth group begins at 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible study begins at 7 p.m.

 Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Jerald Turner will present the message, “Christ the King,” from John 18:33-37 at the 9 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500 E.

This week’s activities include:

6:30 p.m. Monday — The Baker’s Dozen Bible study at the home of Connie and Larry Nolting; Tuesday 2 p.m. — Prayer Team at the home of Betty Yeley; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday — “Sit and Stitch” at the Nolting home; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday — Choir practice; 10 a.m. Thursday — Morning Bible study.

In other news, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be a part of the 9 a.m. Dec. 2 service, followed by the annual Hanging of the Greens at 10:30 a.m.

Information: 372-3575 or 603-8378.

 Asbury United Methodist — The Rev. Dave Blystone will deliver the message, “Christ the King Sunday,” from Revelation 21:1-7 at the 8:45 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 1751 27th St. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.


Westside Community cantata — The Westside Community Church 50-plus voice choir will be performing a Christmas cantata, “Mary, Did You Know?” at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 2. It consists of traditional and new seasonal music. Refreshments will be served following both performances.

Information: 342-8464.


Westside Community Advent meal — A pasta meal to kick off the celebration of Advent will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church at West Hill Shopping Center on Jonathan Moore Pike. Activities for families will follow, from trivia games to making ornaments.

Reservations are required for the dinner. Information: Lisa Reuter at the church

office at 342-8464.

 First Church of the Nazarene — A Hanging of the Greens service will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the church, 1245 McClure Road.

The observance is an old English custom of decorating one’s home with evergreens and other festive trappings for Christmas. In the service, people will learn the symbolism of each of the decorations. The program includes instrumentalists, a bell choir, a live Nativity and refreshments after the service to promote “The Twelve Days of Christmas” children’s mission project.

There will also be a live nativity on the front lawn of the church beginning at 4 p.m. 1245 McClure Road.

Information: 372-1411 or

 St. Paul Lutheran at Clifty — Christ the King Sunday this weekend will mark the rededication of the Dobson pipe organ at the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services at the church, 6045 E. State St. Workers recently installed two additional stops in the instrument. Indiana University doctoral music student Katie Timm, St. Paul’s kantor, will be the organist.

Information: 376-6504.

 Flintwood Wesleyan parade float — The Festival of Lights Parade is Dec. 1 and will feature a Flintwood float. Anyone interested in participating in the entry or the parade may contact Marie Brauneller through the church office.

The senior adult

ministries Christmas dinner will follow the morning service Dec. 2.

The annual Ladies Luncheon will be Dec. 9 following the morning worship service. Secret Pals will be revealed, and new opportunities will be available for sharing in 2013. All women in the church are invited to attend.

Information: 379-4287 or 379-9891 or

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