Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church, 2100 S. 11th St., has suspended regular worship services and other activities to comply with the recommendations of state and federal authorities. Worship services are available on YouTube and on Faith’s Facebook page. To locate the church’s livestream, search Facebook, “Faith Lutheran Council Bluffs.” It will come up in the first few links. Then just click the “live” button. Sunday streaming will start at 9 a.m. Members without social media are asked to send email addresses to Faith’s office: firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing of devotional materials and links to the uploaded videos. Members are also reminded to continue supporting Faith with their regular offerings. For more information, contact the church office at 712-323-6445.
Community of Christ Church Council Bluffs Central
Community of Christ Church, 140 W. Kanesville Blvd., has suspended services this week due to COVID-19. Our World Church has asked us to suspend services no more than 10 people at a time in our gatherings at the church. We want to emphasize prevention and avoiding large settings. The theme this week is “The Lord is My Shepherd” and the Scriptures will be Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 2:19-25 and John 10:1-10. There are some virtual ministries out on our World Church Website just access ongoing ministries: https://www.cofchrist.org/.
First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church, 611 First Ave., has suspended the Sunday church services and is currently offering a virtual service including music and reflection Sunday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. through Zoom. Directions for connecting to the service and more information can be found on the church’s Facebook page facebook.com/fcc.ucc.cb.ia or email email@example.com. This is Communion Sunday so prepare to share virtually with other attendees. The Rev. Carol Hall will lead the worship and give the message, “Hearing the Voice,” based on John 10:1-10. Special music will be provided by Christopher Schultz, who will perform a clarinet solo, “Ode to Joy.” The following will lead virtual worship in May: May 10 — Carol Hall; May 17 — Josiah Sohlden; May 24 — Suzi Pederson; May 31 — Bob Jordan.
Twin Cities Christian Church
Due to the Iowa Department of Public Health restrictions on public gathering because of coronavirus, Twin Cities Christian Church, located at 4220 Gifford Road, has canceled all activities until further notice. We invite you to join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m., for our online worship service by clicking the YouTube playlist link on our Facebook page, Twin Cities Christian Church CB, or by visiting our church’s website twincitiescb.org and clicking on the announcement on the right side. Online lessons for children and teens are available at the church website by clicking on “Digital Kids and Student Groups.” Join us at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday on Facebook live for our daily prayer focus. Check Facebook and the church website for all the latest information, or call the church office at 712-366-9112.
Epworth United Methodist Church
Epworth United Methodist Church, 2447 Ave. B, is handicap accessible and open to the public. Membership is not necessary to participate in any church activities. However, due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, no meetings larger than nine people will be held at Epworth for the rest of May. Though Gov. Kim Reynolds has relaxed some restrictions on public meetings, the Iowa Conference Methodist Bishop has advised and entreated us to hold off on resuming regular worship services until June. The weekly sermon will be posted on Facebook. The Scripture for this coming Sunday is John 10:1-10. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The church’s phone number is 712-323-3124. Check out the church online at Facebook.com/pages/epworth.
Fé y Esperanza United Methodist Church
Fé y Esperanza (Faith and Hope) United Methodist Church, 2447 Ave. B, is handicap accessible and open to the public. Membership in the church is not required to participate in any activities. Worship is being held every Sunday in the church parking lot at the regular time of 12:30 p.m. Please remember to practice safe social distancing — stay in your cars. The church’s pastor can be reached at 712-828-1340. The church is on Facebook at Fé y Esperanza UMC.
Hazel Dell United Methodist Church
Hazel Dell United Methodist Church, 23109 205th St., is handicap accessible and open to the public. Membership is not necessary to participate in any church activities. Though Gov. Kim Reynolds has relaxed some restrictions on public meetings, the Iowa Conference Methodist Bishop has advised and entreated us to hold off on resuming regular worship services until June. The Scripture for this coming Sunday is John 10:1-10. The weekly sermon will be posted on Facebook. The church’s phone number is 712-545-3021. Check out the church online at facebook.com/hazeldellumccb and at hazeldellumccb.wordpress.com.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 600 Bluff St., is suspending in-person worship due to coronavirus outbreak. Worship services can be found online on the church’s Facebook page: facebook.com/Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Council Bluffs, and the church’s website: oursaviorscb.org. Our Savior’s Lutheran Food & Pet Pantry is open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (you must call between 9:30 and 11 a.m. for same day appointment). The pantry is also open the third and fourth Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. (you must call between 4 and 5 p.m. for same day appointment). More events and information can be found on the church’s website or Facebook page.
My Father’s House Ministries
My Father’s House Ministries, 3205 Renner Drive, has suspended all services and activities until further notice. The church is streaming services on its Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mfhmin/ at 10 a.m. every Sunday and 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
Southside Christian Church
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Southside Christian Church, 1919 S. 10th St., is posting Sunday worship messages online, as well as hosting a drive-in service on FM radio, at its regular service time: 10 a.m. Sundays. See the church’s Facebook page for the video message. Southside’s Food Pantry is open from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays (call 712-322-8122 first). During the COVID-19 quarantine, the pantry has also been opened Monday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. (again, call first). Reach church staff at the church office from 9 a.m. to noon daily by calling 712-323-7326.
Timothy Lutheran Church
Timothy Lutheran Church, 3112 W. Broadway, has canceled all worship services and activities until further notice. The church’s worship services are recorded and can be watched on YouTube. Timothy’s website is timothylutheran.net. For more information, call the church office at 712-323-0693.
New Horizon Presbyterian Church
New Horizon Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, has suspended church services and Sunday school for the time being. The church invites the public to join us as we stream our Sunday service at 10 a.m. on the church’s Facebook page: facebook.com/newhorizonpc.
St. Patrick Catholic Church
St. Patrick Catholic Church of Council Bluffs, 4 Valley View Drive, has suspended church services and all activities. The public is invited to watch the livestream of Mass at 9 a.m. Sundays on the church’s Facebook Page. Reconciliation, funerals, and other emergency sacraments can be arranged with regard to proper safety concerns through the church office. The office is available for calls from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Food donations for children’s weekend meals can be also be dropped off.
Citylight Council Bluffs
Due to Covid-19 concerns, Citylight Council Bluffs, 2109 Railroad Highway, has suspended in-person Sunday gatherings until future notice. The public can join the services digitally by watching the church’s livestream at 10 a.m. Sundays. For more information, please visit citylightcb.org/live.
Broadway United Methodist Church
Services at Broadway United Methodist Church, 11 S. First St., are streamed online at 8L30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday on the church’s Facebook page facebook.com/broadwayunitedmethodist and on the church’s website at broadwayunitedmethodist.com/live.
Minden United Church of Christ
Minden United Church of Christ in Minden, will livestream its worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday on its Facebook page: facebook.com/MindenUCC.
Saint John Lutheran Church
Saint John Lutheran Church, 633 Willow Ave., will suspend all worship services and activities at the church for the foreseeable future. However, we will post the Sunday service live at 9:30 a.m. on Facebook. The recorded service will also be available to watch on YouTube any time after noon on Sunday. The church’s Facebook page is Saint John Lutheran Church Council Bluffs IA and its website is SaintJohnELCA.org. You can call the church office with any questions, 712-323-7173.
Underwood Lutheran Church
Underwood Lutheran Church, 10 Third Ave., is closed due to coronavirus concerns. In lieu of public worship, online worship options will be made available. Find links to these resources at underwoodlutheran.org.