Services and studies
Westside Community — The Rev. Dennis Aud will present the message, “All for One ... One for All” from Romans 12:1-13, at the 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday services with communion at the church at West Hill Shopping Center on Jonathan Moore Pike.
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There will be a congregational meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday at church to enable everyone to hear some updates and ask questions.
OUTLET Student Ministries for young people in Grades 7 through 12 will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the church unless a change of location is announced by Youth Pastor Peter Eicher or on the website at westsideteens.org.
Men’s Bible Studies/One-Year-Bible discussions/fellowship is available Wednesday at three locations at three times: 6:30 a.m. at Starbuck’s Coffee on National Road in Columbus; 6:45 a.m. at Bob Evans for breakfast; and noon at Papa’s Deli on Third Street in Columbus for lunch. Information: 342-8464 or westsidecommunitychurch.
Petersville United Methodist — The Rev. Jerry Turner will use James 2:14-18 for Sunday’s sermon, “The Vows of Church Membership: Service,” at the 9 a.m. worship service with communion.
Teresa Covert will give the children’s sermon, and Maxine Harden will be in charge of Children’s Church. Ric Loper and Patsy Harris will provide special music.
The Petersville United Methodist Men’s group will meet at 7:15 a.m. Sunday with President Ric Loper presiding. The group will stage its annual community hot dog roast and ice cream social beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday. People should bring lawn chairs and a dish to share.
Also, those attending are encouraged to bring school supplies, which will be distributed to children who are present. Kathy Bush will be in charge of fun and water games following the meal, and all are invited to bring a squirt gun.
First United Methodist — The Rev. Gary Schaar will present the sermon, “Live Life” from Ephesians 4:1-16, at the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services at the church, 618 Eighth St.
This will be the second and concluding week for the Christian Education Fair between services in the fellowship hall. All Christian education opportunities offered at the church will be on display. People can sign up for classes and groups they would like to be a part of starting later in August. Refreshments will be served as you browse the information presented.
First Baptist — The Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford, executive minister of the American Baptist Conference of Indiana and Kentucky, will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service at the church, 3300 Fairlawn Drive. Music worship will be led by soloist Lois Griffith. Communion will be observed by those in the congregation as well as home-bound members.
Children are invited to bring their school backpacks to share in a time of blessing for students, teachers, and staff as the new school year begins.
Children’s church will be available for toddlers and preschoolers. Child care is offered for infants.
Classes for all ages will begin at 10:45 a.m. The Faith Weaver Sunday School for children will be “Moses Meets God at the Burning Bush,” with scripture in Exodus 2:11-3:20. The Bible Point is that God can use anyone.
The Followers Class will continues a DVD study on “Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit” by Francis Chan.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet at the church at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The Menders Mending Ministry will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Four Seasons Retirement Center to do mending for the residents.
The Men of Faith Bible study will meet at Four Seasons Retirement Center at 6:15 a.m. Friday.
Information: 376-3321 or fbccolumbus.org.
First Presbyterian — The Rev. Peggy Casteel will deliver the message at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 512 Seventh St. Pam Bolton will present special music for the service with communion.
Adult Nurture Hour will begin at 11 a.m. with our Senior High Youth Mission Team members sharing their experience on their recent mission trip to West Virginia.
In other news, Tim DeYoung, Medical Ministry International’s director in Haiti, will speak at 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at the church. DeYoung will be accompanied by his wife Paola, a dentist, and their two young daughters.
Old Union United Church of Christ — Pastor Kirby Rupp will present the message, “For What Are You Hungry?” from Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15, Ephesians 4:1-16 and John 6:24-35 at the church, Road 800N and Road 50W near Edinburgh.
The 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible study will resume Aug. 15, and the Ladies Aid Picnic will be at noon Aug. 14.
East Columbus United Methodist — Christian recording artist Darla McFadden of Lake St. Louis, Mo., will be in concert at the 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. services at the church, 2439 Indiana Ave. McFadden has been in the singing ministry for 23 years. She will sing old and new songs, including material from her most recent recording, “Crossroads”.
The Rev. Charles Aigner will present a meditation “The Servants Know” from John 2:9 at both services. Sunday school classes for all ages and Bible interests meet at 9:40 a.m. Nursery and toddler rooms are available at each service.
At the 6 p.m. service, Aigner will bring the message, “I Am the True Vine” from John 15:1-7.
Think Tank children will not meet. All4One teens 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 in the fellowship hall at the church hosted by Sharon Wheeler.
Bible study is at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall and the group is studying Revelation. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Bible Round Table room with the study of the Gospel of John.
Flintwood Wesleyan — The Rev. Wes Jones will lead the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 5300 25th St. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. There will be no evening services because of Family Camp at Orleans Campground. The Collingsworth family will be in concert at 4 p.m.
Asbury United Methodist — The Rev. Dave Blystone will present the message, “Taking Advantage of the Day” from Philipians 1:12-26, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 1751 27th St.
A new worship hour begins at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 12, and Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m.
Healing Waters Full Gospel Ministries — The church has moved to a new location on the second floor of the Roviar Building, 12th and Washington streets.
Weekly services will be at 1 and 7 p.m. A midweek service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. The pastor is the Rev. Tony Garris.
Lowell General Baptist concert — The Homeland Singers from Glasgow, Ky., will sing at 7 p.m. today at the church on Westline Drive in Lowell Addition. Information: 703-5040.
Westside Community prayer breakfast — The church men will host a “Steak Out” at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Ceraland Park’s Pineview Shelter. There will be food, fellowship and a guest speaker.
Parenting help at Community Church of Columbus — Parent Project, a nationally recognized program addressing teen high-risk behavior, will begin at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 28 to the church, 3850 N. Marr Road. The program gives parents the skills and encouragement to “out-will the strong willed,” according to organizers. It is aimed at parents of youth ages 11 to 17.
A total of 13 free sessions will be at 6:15 p.m. each Tuesday. The only cost is for a class manual. Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. for those who can attend. Parent Project is a part of Tuesday Connection featuring a mix of support groups addressing range of challenges.
Information: 348-6257 or cccolumbus.org.
Flintwood Wesleyan youth — Youth activities and adult Bible study will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 5300 25th St.
A Senior Adult Ministries Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Friendship Center of the church.
The Jesus and Me program’s kickoff for the school school year will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 with a carnival-themed party with food and fun.
Information:379-4287 or 379-9891 or flintwood.org.
Sandy Hook United Methodist prayer walk — Members will walk through parts of the city on a prayer walk from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Organizers say they will pray for God’s guidance for people.
First United Methodist preschool — Learning Tree Preschool begins fall classes Aug. 14. Early-morning and after-class care also are available. Information: 378-2825.
Girl Scout Troop 3063 will be a part of the church again. Girl Scouts for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade will start their year with a parent information meeting and open house at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Information: Sarah Campbell, 372-2851 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Bethany Sedziol, 376-6104 or email@example.com.
The annual pitch-in picnic will be at noon Aug. 12 at Donner Park Shelter House. Meat, drinks, utensils and plates will be provided by the church. A-Q names are asked to bring a side dish or salad. R-Z names are to bring a dessert.
Information: 372-2851 or fumccolumbus.org.
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