Religion News March 16

Religion News

Services and studies

Amazing Grace Gospel — A new church in Columbus. Worship services are at 10:30 a.m., with an evening mass at 6:30 p.m, led by Pastor Tom Deane.

Bible study is every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and there is an open mic night every Friday at 6:30 p.m. Bring songs and instruments and praise the lord.

The church is located at 2611 Central Ave., Suite 2, Columbus, adjacent to Amazing Joe’s restaurant and next to the All State Insurance Building.

Information: 812-341-6669.

First Presbyterian — Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 512 Seventh St., Columbus. On the second Sunday of Lent, the Gospel for the day, Matthew 20:1-16, includes the question of what’s fair in God’s realm.The sermon will be titled “Paychecks.” This Sunday the church will celebrate the sacrament of baptism.

Infant and toddler care is available from 9:15 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The men’s and women’s support groups meet at 7 a.m. Fridays, and a second men’s support group of working-age men meets every Monday at 6:15 a.m.

People in need of a meal are invited to Hot Meals, offered 5 p.m. Friday, with entry through the glass doors on Franklin Street.

The church is LGBTQ-friendly, open and affirming to all.


First United Methodist — On Sunday at the 9 a.m. Traditional Service and the 11 a.m. Celebration Service, Sarah Campbell will deliver the message, “Living in a Lenten World: Whom Shall We Fear?”, at the church, 618 Eighth St., Columbus. The scripture will be Psalm 27 and Luke 13:31-35. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:10 a.m. Child care is available during both services.

On Sunday, FUMC will be packing lunches for our NoEL (No Empty Lunchboxes) mission. The lunches are provided to children on paid school lunches who wouldn’t have a lunch during Spring Break. Come to Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m. to help pack lunches.

Information: 812-372-2851.

Flintwood Wesleyan — This Sunday the non-traditional Amplify service is at 9 a.m. and The Well traditional service is at 11 a.m. and will be led by Rev. Wes Jones, senior pastor, at 5300 E. 25th St., Columbus. The Prayer team meets at 8 a.m. and Sunday school classes meet at their regular rooms. Choir practice is at 5 p.m. followed by the evening service at 6 p.m.

The small group Bible study “In The Beginning…” will resume at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in The Friendship Center. It is studying the book of Genesis.

Wednesday activities begin with supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by GLOW at 6:15 p.m. The Prayer Team meets at 6:15 p.m. in The Prayer Room. Youth meets at 6:30 p.m. and adult Bible study meets at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

On Thursdays, Cub Scout Pack 588 will meet when events are scheduled and Boy Scout Troop 588 will meet at 7 p.m.

Information: 812-379-4287; [email protected];

Garden City Church of Christ — At the 10 a.m. worship on Sunday, the title for the sermon is “Faith at Home: Building Strong Families at Garden City Church of Christ,” and will be presented by Pastor Brian Gilroy.

Through March 31, there will be a series that will emphasize the calling to pass down our faith in homes and to the next generation. The series will cover every area of home life with messages to married couples, singles, men, women and young people.

Prayer Emphasis Week begins March 24, so there will be a special speaker from Harvest Prayer Ministries speaking on that Sunday.

The church is located at 3245 Jonesville Road, Columbus.

Information: 812-372-1766.

Grace Lutheran — At the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services, Rev. John Armstrong will be bringing the message. Children’s Sunday school is at 9:20 a.m.

“The Alpha Course: an intro to Christian ideas” continues 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with the topic “What about worship and the Christian year?” All welcome. Contact the church if child care is needed.

“Searching the Scriptures” continues 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a detailed look at the Apostles’ Creed. All welcome. Contact the church if child care is needed.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will be held at Grace on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. Contact the office for registration information.

Grace will acknowledge the Lenten season at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor Armstrong will continue the Lenten series, “Will the Real Jesus please stand up? False Christs in the world and in the church today.” Wednesday’s subject is, “Jesus, the option among many others.”

The church is located at 3201 Central Ave., Columbus.

Information: 812-372-4859.

Memorial Baptist — Worship begins at 9:30 a.m., at 2320 Seventh St., Columbus. Over the next few weeks leading up to Easter the church will be going through a series entitled “Cultivating and Letting Go.” This will be a study of Jesus’ life and ministry leading to the cross. The church will be challenged to let go of the things which are hindering one and cultivate those things which deepen ones relationship with God.

Sunday school classes for all ages follows at 10:45 a.m. There are programs for both Children and Youth as well.

Information: 812-376-6800.

Old Union United Church of Christ — Join at 10 a.m. on Sunday for the second Sunday of Lent. Sunday school is at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship at 9:40 a.m. Pastor Kirby Rupp will deliver the message, “Trust in Me,” with readings from Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1; and Luke 13:31-35.

Wednesday Bible Study resumes at 6 p.m.

The church is located at 12703 N. County Road 50W, Edinburgh.

Information: Old Union United Church of Christ on Facebook.

St. Paul Lutheran — The 8 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday will be celebrated at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 E. State St., Columbus, with Pastor Jeff Patterson’s sermon entitled “Waiting for the Savior,” based on Philippians 3:17 — 4:1. Christian Educational classes for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m. There will be no Spanish worship service on Sunday.

The theme for the 6:45 p.m. Wednesday communion service will be based on Learn from Jesus Christ to Pray with Pastor Patterson’s sermon entitled “Simon, I Have Prayed for You.”

A hymn sing will precede the service beginning at 6:30 p.m. A light meal will be served from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room for a free-will offering that will benefit evangelism projects.

Information: 812-342-6573.

Petersville United Methodist — At the 9 a.m. worship service on Mission Emphasis Sunday, the Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will deliver the message, “Preparing a Table.” Scriptures from Psalm 23 will be shared by the liturgist Patsy Harris, at the church 2781 N. County Road 500E, Columbus. The choir will provide special music and Teresa Covert will give the children’s sermon. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

At 10:30 a.m., the study, “Shaped by God’s Heart,” will convene and will be led by the pastor.

The Baker’s Dozen study group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the home of Larry and Connie Nolting. The Journey study class also meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Chris Kimerling’s home. New members are always welcome to both classes.

The Sit and Stitch group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, also at the Nolting home. Choir practice is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, and the Prayer Group will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the church.

The United Methodist Women’s group will meet 6 p.m. March 28 at the church, with Barb Hedrick as hostess. Kathy Bush will chair the meeting and Chris Kimerling will give the program. The group will be making plans for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the church on April 13.

Information: 812-546-4438 or 574-780-2379.

Unitarian Universalist — At 10 a.m. on Sunday, the service message, “The ContinUUm,” will be given by Rev. Nic Cable, about how UUCCI values the lifelong unfolding journey for truth and meaning, and how the church can be generous as people learn and grow within the community.

The church is at 7850 W. Goeller Blvd., Columbus.

Information: 812-342-6230.

Westside Community — At 10 a.m. Sunday, Pastor Dennis Aud will lead the service at the church, at State Road 46 West and Tipton Lakes Blvd., Columbus. The pastors are continuing a new sermon series titled “Before I Die, I Want to….” Pastor Aud will continue the series with a message titled “…Fulfill my Purpose,” from John 12:27-29.

The children’s program for birth through sixth grade meets at the same time as the 10 a.m. worship service.

The Tuesday morning women’s Bible study is beginning a new study titled “Jesus’ Final Week,” by Cindy Bunch. All ladies are invited to this class which meets each Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Information: 812-342-8464.


East Columbus Christian Church — South Central Indiana Christian Men’s Fellowship, 6:30 p.m. March 26 at East Columbus Christian Church, 3170 Indiana Ave., Columbus. Speaker is Kendall Wildey. Dinner starts at 6:30, followed by the program at 7:15. The menu is pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, drinks and dessert. Information: Alvin Balmer 526-2071.

First United Methodist — At 7 p.m. March 29, FUMC, as part of their Fridays@First concert series, will present the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. This is a free event, but due to the seating capacity of the sanctuary a ticket will have to be obtained. Tickets are available from the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and one may get up to 10 tickets. Tickets can be obtained by going to their office, by calling 812-376-2638, or online at Tickets and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis.