Emanuel Lutheran Church
Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2444 N. Broadway, will hold worship with Communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday followed by fellowship and coffee at 10:30. On Monday, Cookie Crumbs sorting will begin at 9 a.m. On Tuesday, Cookie Crumbs packing will begin at 9 a.m.; the Girl Scouts will meet in the community room at 5:30 p.m. and the Boy Scouts will meet in the youth center at 7. On Wednesday, Mission Action Quilters will meet at 9:30 a.m. The church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. On July 7, worship with Communion followed by a retirement celebration and goodbye party for the Rev. Lowell and Brenda Hennigs. A mental health awareness and support meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Visit the church online at emanuelcb.org or facebook.com/emanuellutherancbia.
New Horizon Presbyterian Church
New Horizon Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, invites the public to attend traditional Sunday morning worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. and a praise service at 9. Nursery care is available for ages 4 years and younger from 8:30 a.m. until after the last service. A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Wednesday, the praise team will meet at 6 p.m. The church is closed on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, the RSVP Dinner Group will meet at 6 p.m. at Judy Anderson’s residence.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church, 2100 S. 11th St., will hold Gospel worship with Communion at 9 a.m. Sunday. The church picnic is at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and the Faith Life Ministry will host and serve fried chicken and dessert. The congregation is asked to bring salads and side dishes, and anyone who has Bingo prizes to contribute can place them in the receptacle in the Narthex. Make sure the item is labeled for that purpose. The horseshoe league will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. Faith holds Sunday worship at 9 a.m. with adult Bible study at 10:15. For more information about worship opportunities at Faith, contact the church office at 712-323-6445.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
The Rev. Celeste Waymire welcomes the public to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 313 Story St. The church holds worship with Communion at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, worship and Communion will begin at 10 a.m. and is followed by a coffee fellowship. Our Savior’s Lutheran food and pet pantry is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays (call between 9:30 to 11 a.m. for same day appointments) and the third and fourth Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. (call between 4 and 5 p.m. for same day appointments). Church office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The church phone is 712-322-6655. For more events and information, check out the church online at oursaviorscb.org or on Facebook (facebook.com/Our-Saviors-Lutheran-Church-of-Council-Bluffs). OSL has an elevator and is accessible to people of all abilities.
First Congregational Church
The public is invited to First Congregational Church, 611 First Ave., for worship and youth Sunday school beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Carol Hall will lead worship and give the sermon message, “Freedom?” Saturday yoga is at 9 a.m. and Tuesday yoga with Aubrey Nye begins at 5:20 p.m. A free community dinner will be held today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to join in for food and fellowship. The church continues to collect gently used clothing in all sizes for the giveaway in August, and non-perishable food items for the food pantry and for the students who are facing food scarcity in the summer months. Visit the church’s Facebook page facebook.com/FCC.UCC.CB.IA.
Timothy Lutheran Church
“Now The Feast” worship services with Communion are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Timothy Lutheran Church, 3112 W. Broadway. Adult Bible study will meet at 9:15. VBS Boot Camp will be held Sunday mornings from 9 to 10:15 a.m. will be held Sundays starting June 30 through the month of July. It is for children age 3 through fifth grade. There will be no midweek Bible study during June, July and August. Timothy has an elevator for easy access to worship services and other activities.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 517 S. 32nd St., invites the public to worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. The organist is Joyce Mynster. Worship leader and praise leader will be Carissa Gillette. The Rev. Vicki L. Evans’ sermon will be “Live by the Spirit … Be Guided by the Spirit.” Focus text will be from Galatians 5:13-25. The church is handicapped accessible via the northeast door.
Saint John Lutheran Church
Worship services at Saint John Lutheran Church, 633 Willow Ave., are held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. There is also a Sudanese worship service at 12:30 p.m. The VBS Volunteer Orientation will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. On Monday, the Ruth Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. On Wednesday, the adult Bible study will begin at 9 a.m. Vacation Bible school will be held July 8-11, from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme is “Roar” and you can register at vbspro.events/p/0245be.
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. The public is invited to a Bible study at 8:30 a.m. Sunday followed by worship at 9:25. A coffee fellowship will follow the service. The church offices will be closed on July 4. Church 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 epworthumccb.org and at Facebook.com/pages/Epworth. Vacation Bible School will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1.
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. Tonight, everyone will meet for prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. The Rev. Humberto González invites the public to the church’s bilingual Sunday worship service (in Spanish and English) at 12:30 p.m. accompanied by the praise band. The ladies will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The youth group and the men’s group will both meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. 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. Sunday school and worship both meet at 11 a.m. during June, July and August. The public is invited to attend. The church’s phone is 712-545-3021. Check out the church online at facebook.com/hazeldellumccb and hazeldellumccb.wordpress.com.
Bethany Presbyterian Church
Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1900 S. Seventh St., will hold worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Nancy Ross-Hullinger’s message will be “I Wanna Go Out Like Elijah” and the Scripture is 2 Kings 2:1-14. Liturgist will be Sue Perry and greeters will be Duwayne Doty and Jeff Wellman Doty. A special duet will be performed by Carol Doty and Carol Weis. Choir practice will begin at 9:30 a.m. There will be a children’s chat. There will be church cleaning this morning at 9 a.m. On Saturday, the church picnic at Sunset Park/Katelman Park will be held from noon to 2 p.m. and the neighborhood is invited. The church is still collecting items for hygiene kits. Vacation Bible school will be held July 15-19. The church has an elevator for easy access.
Underwood Lutheran Church
Underwood Lutheran Church, at 10 Third Ave., will hold regular Sunday activities. Worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. featuring the Rev. Scott Dalen delivering a sermon based on Luke 9:51-62.
St. John’s United Church of Christ
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 400 Cloverdale Drive, will hold Sunday worship at 10:15. The Rev. Dr. Tony Potero-Paff’s sermon will be “Pick Up the Mantle.” Greeters will be the Potero-Paff Family. There will be a farewell party for the Rev. Dr. Tony Potero-Paff following the service.
Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church
Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 1800 Fifth Ave., invites the public to Sunday worship. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the worship service. On Monday, Scripture study at the church begins at 6 p.m. The second and fourth Wednesday of the month is Meal and Message. It begins with a meal at 6 p.m. The Block Party will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 20. The party will include bounce houses, water slide, games and food. The church’s vacation Bible school will run July 22-26. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program from 6 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome — including adults. Find the church online at fifthavenueumc.com.