Religion news Feb. 8 – The Republic

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Services and studies

Dayspring Church Apostolic Worship begins at 11:15 a.m. at the church, 2127 Doctors Park Drive, Columbus. On Sunday, the church will be inspired by, Master of Mercy. This is taken from Matthew 15:22 where, Have mercy on me, O Lord is the plea from the woman of Canaan. Every visitor will receive a free gift.

The Sunday Education Session starts at 10 a.m. and covers Two Lessons in Discipleship, as shared in Luke 9:51-62.

Bible Study is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and is a Group Session sponsored by Heart Changers International, LLC on Depression, Stress and Grief. These help build our Personal Empowerment and walk.

Our Prayer of Power starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and is preceded with requests and instructions on prayer.

The Celebrate Recovery Group session starts at 6:30 p.m.

Ignite is the Youth Growth Session that happens every third Friday.

For more information please call (812) 372- 9336, or email dayspringchurch@att.net.

East Columbus United Methodist Sunday events begin at 9 a.m. at East Columbus United Methodist Church at 2439 Indiana Ave. in Columbus, with fellowship time in the foyer with beverages and snacks. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday School begins at 10:40 a.m. for all ages and Bible interests.

First Presbyterian The church continues their journey through the Gospel of Mark. On the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, the church will focus on Mark 6:1-29 where they will read of Jesus giving Instructions and Warnings to the disciples (which is also the sermon title). All are invitied to come!

Worship begins at 9:30 a.m., 512 Seventh Street in Columbus. Infant and toddler care is available 9:15 a.m. to Noon. The Mens and Womens Support Groups meet on Fridays at 7 a.m., and a second Mens Support group (working age men) meets every Monday at 6:15 a.m.

People in the community in need of a meal are invited to our Hot Meals offered Friday at 5 p.m. (please enter through the glass doors on Franklin). We are an LGBTQ-friendly church. Open and affirming to ALL.

Information: fpccolumbus.org

First United Methodist On Sunday, February 9, at the 9 a.m. Traditional Service and 11 a.m. The Table, Jennifer Riddle will deliver the message, Who Are We? at the church, 618 Eighth Street. The scripture will be Matthew 5:13-20 and Isaiah 58:9b-12.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 10:10 a.m. Childcare is available during the service.

On Friday, Feb. 14, FUMC will have an opportunity for you to renew your vows. Stop by the church chapel from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for a brief ceremony with one of our pastors. The event is free, but donations are encouraged for Love-a-Child, Learning Tree Preschools Scholarship Fund.

Information: 812-372-2851 or fumccolumbus.org.

Flintwood Wesleyan The church is located at 5300 E. 25th St.

Today our Scout Troop will be having a Pancake Breakfast in The Friendship Center. Come and support the program and eat some good pancakes!

Sunday services are Amplify (non-traditional) at 9 a.m. and The Well (traditional) at 11 a.m. Both Amplify and The Well are in the main sanctuary and led by Rev. Wes Jones, Senior Pastor. Pastor Jones is doing a series on Jonah. Sunday School classes meet in their regular rooms at 10 a.m.

The Prayer Team meets at 8 a.m. Adult Choir Practice is 5 to 6 p.m.

Sunday evenings Celebrate Recovery begins with a meal at 5:25 p.m. in The Friendship Center and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. upstairs in Curry Hall. The public is invited to attend.

Connections, a ladies study group, led by Pastor Teri Jones. The group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 10 a.m. in The Friendship Center.

In the Beginning, a small group Bible Study, meets Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. They are now meeting in the basement of the church in the young adult classroom. They are studying the book of Genesis. You can start at any point so new members are welcome to join.

Wednesday activities begins with a meal at 5:30 p.m. The program, iKids (Ignite Kids) On Fire For Jesus! starts at 6:15 p.m. This program is for kids in Pre-K through the sixth grade. The Prayer Team meets at 6:15 p.m. in the Prayer Room. Youth meets at 6:30 p.m. downstairs in the church. Bible study is at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Our SAM Luncheon will be held Thursday, February 13th. This will be our Valentine tribute. Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday: Cub Scout Pack #588 will meet when events are scheduled and Boy Scout Troop #588 will meet at 7 p.m.

Small group Cover to Cover is a Christian book club that meets the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. to select a new book and discuss the book they just read. Group meets in The Friendship Center. If interested contact Kim Rutan at 812-343-2217 (call or text) or via email at flintwoodoffice@gmail.com.

Our Heart of Ministries Auction and Dinner will be Friday, March 6th stating at 5:30 p.m. Lots of great items up for auction plus the best desserts in town. The dinner is free and all proceeds goes to fund local, regional, and global ministries.

March 8th is Baptism Sunday. If you wish to be baptised, please get in touch with Pastor Wes.

In the event of severe winter weather, we will announce service/activity cancellations via local television networks, The Flintwood website, The Flintwood Facebook page, and the Flintwood App.

For further information, call 812-379-4287 or email flintwoodoffice@gmail.com. Church office hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our website is http://www.flintwood.org.

Garden City Church of Christ On Sunday at the 10 a.m. service, Garden City Church of Christ will start the four-week sermon series called Mission: Possible (His Mission. Your World.). Everyone in the community is invited to attend.

This sermon series will offer clear Bible teaching designed to empower you to share your faith with people right in your own neighborhood. Discover Gods mission for your life, how to connect with people, how serving others can open hearts to the gospel, and how paying attention to your own spiritual growth can strengthen your witness.

Garden City Church of Christ is located at 3245 Jonesville Road, Columbus.

For more information about the church, visit gardencitychurch.com or call 812-372-1766.

Grace Lutheran Rev. John Armstrong will preach on Sunday. Worship is at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m.

Alpha, an introduction to the Bible continues Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m. with the topic Why and how should I read the Bible?

Searching Scripture begins Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m. with the topic The Ten Commandments.

The church is located at 3201 Central Ave, Columbus.

Old Union United Church of Christ The 10 a.m. Sunday service will begin this Sundays events.

Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. with fellowship at 9:40 a.m.

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

Petersville United Methodist Church The Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry will present her message, Live With Integrity, at the 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday morning at the church, 2781 N. County Road 500E, Columbus.

The congregation will be asked to remember that something with integrity is stable meaning that all the parts are supporting the whole. Scripture from Matthew 5 will be shared by the liturgist. Teresa Covert will give the childrens sermon. The loose change offering for the coming six months will be given to the Love Chapel Food Bank. The goal for the Hope Food Bank is 2020 items for the year. A time of fellowship will follow the service, and, during that time, the pastor will conduct a question and answer session concerning the possible division of the world-wide United Methodist Church.

The Bakers Dozen Bible study will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Larry and Connie Nolting; the Journey Bible study also will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Chris Kimerling. On Tuesday, the Sit and Stitch group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Nolting home. New members are always welcome at any of the groups.

Choir practice will be Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the church; on Thursday morning, a new combination Bible study/Prayer Time Group will meet at 10 a.m. at the church. Questions may be directed to Barb Hedrick at 812-371-2897.

The United Methodist Womens group will host a Valentine Dinner at the Chaparrel Restaurant in Shelbyville on Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. for all the men and women of the church and their guests. Contact Thelma Fiesbeck at 812-379-4044 to make reservations.

Coming up Feb. 25 will be a Fat Tuesday meal at the church to raise funds for the Clay Township Fire Department; serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

Information: 812-447-9357; 574-780-2379

Sandy Hook United Methodist The church will be having a Bible study on the book of Ruth for six winter Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting Jan. 8 through Feb. 19 (there will be no study January 29). This video-based study is part of the Epic of Eden Bible studies.

Please contact the church office at 812-372-8495 or office@sandyhook.org if interested in participating (so books can be ordered).

The church is located at 1610 Taylor Road, Columbus.

St. Paul Lutheran The fifth Sunday after Epiphany will be celebrated Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6045 East State Street, with Pastor Doug Bauman delivering the message Let Your Light Shine based on Matthew 5:13-20 at the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services.

Beginning Sunday, the Spanish Worship Service will be held each Sunday in the Fellowship Room at 10:45 a.m. led by Vicar Daniel Fickenscher.

New members who have joined the church in the past six months will be recognized and welcomed into the congregation during the Christian Education Hour beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 preschool and kindergarten registration continues. Classes are for children who are 3, 4 or 5 by Aug. 1. Information: 812-376-6504 or stpaulcolumbus.org.

Financial Peace University classes continue, 6 p.m. at the church. Classes teach how to beat debt and make a plan for the future together. Information: philburbrink@gmail.com

Information: 812-376-6504.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus On Sunday at 10 a.m., The ABCs of Presence will be presented by Rev. Nic Cable and Jan Lucas. Can being present really be as easy as 1-2-3? Probably not. But cultivating a practice of presence in your personal life and in our life as a congregation can lead to greater happiness and wholeness. Join us for this service as Rev. Cable explore the ABCs of Presence.

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

Information: 812-342-6230.

Westside Community Pastor Robert Vester will lead the service this Sunday at 10 a.m. at the church at the corner of 46 West and Tipton Lakes Blvd. This Sunday will begin the start of a new series on the seven deadly sins.

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

For more information on studies or small groups that meet throughout the week, contact the church office at 812-342-8464.

Music

North Christian Church The church is looking for singers to join their Chancel Choir. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the church, 850 Tipton Lane, Columbus.

For more information, contact the Music Director, Travis Whaley, at music@northchristianchurch.com.

Events

Community Church of Columbus An eight-week parenting course entitled Parenting with Love and Logic is designed for parents of children ages 6 and under. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 18th at 6:30 p.m., the course will be offered at Community Church of Columbus, 3850 N. Marr Road, as part of the Tuesday Connection series. Dinner is also available each week at 5:30 p.m. along with child care at no cost.

Other groups offered Tuesday Connection include Celebrate Recovery, Griefshare, I Marriage, Moms Next, Starting Point, Insight, Financial Peace University, and MSG (Middle School Girls).

Flintwood Wesleyan Our Heart of Ministries Auction and Dinner will be Friday, March 6th stating at 5:30 p.m. Lots of great items up for auction plus the best desserts in town. The dinner is free and all proceeds goes to fund local, regional, and global ministries.

March 8th is Baptism Sunday. If you wish to be baptised, please get in touch with Pastor Wes.

First United Methodist Tuesday evenings from Jan. 7 to Feb. 25, the church will host a grief support group. Meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. The group will explore grief using Julie Yarbroughs book, Beyond the Broken Heart: A Journey Through Grief. It will take place in the Blue Room (Room 216) at the church, and is open to anyone. To register, or for more information, call the church office at 812-372-2851.

On Friday, February 14, FUMC will have an opportunity for you to renew your vows. Stop by the church chapel from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for a brief ceremony with one of our pastors. The event is free, but donations are encouraged for Love-a-Child, Learning Tree Preschools Scholarship Fund.

North Christian Church The Centering Prayer Group that meets in the North Christian Prayer Chapel, Lower Level #6, on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This is a drop-in prayer group, meaning that you can come as your schedule allows. Familiarity with Centering Prayer and its spiritual practices is not necessary. For more information, consult the Centering Prayer page at northchristianchurch.com.

The church is hosting the senior project of a Columbus North High School student who is collecting items for children who are in the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. The CASA program helps children who have been the victims of abuse and neglect. Items being collected include things to help comfort the kids like stuffed animals, blankets, etc., and hygiene items like toothbrushes, shampoo, lotions, etc. Donations should be brought to North Christian Church 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday.

Petersville United Methodist Church The United Methodist Womens group will host a Valentine Dinner at the Chaparrel Restaurant in Shelbyville on Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. for all the men and women of the church and their guests. Contact Thelma Fiesbeck at 812-379-4044 to make reservations.

Coming up Feb. 25 will be a Fat Tuesday meal at the church to raise funds for the Clay Township Fire Department; serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

St. Paul Lutheran An eight-week grief support Bible study entitled, Hope When Your Heart Breaks continues on Monday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in the churchs Conference Room. Those learning to live without a loved one are welcome.

Zion Lutheran Church The church, at 1501 Gaiser Drive, Seymour, will hold its Annual Ham and Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings Sunday Feb. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is invited.

A freewill offering will be taken. Proceeds will go to mission projects. Carry-out will be available. Call the church office with questions at 812-522-1089.

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