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. The church will hold a spaghetti lunch to support National History Day attendees from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. On Monday, Tai Chi will begin at 11 a.m. and Communion will be offered at Midlands Living Center, also at 11; a FAITH team meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, 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. On Thursday, adult study will begin at 9:30 a.m.; and Tai Chi will begin at 11. The church office is closed on Fridays. On June 8, Spring Work Day will begin at 8 a.m. On Sunday, worship with Communion will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship and coffee at 10:30; a congregational meeting at 10:45; and a wider ministries meeting at 11:30. Check out the church online at emanuelcb.org or facebook.com/emanuellutherancbia.
Broadway Christian Church
The Rev. Earlin Shanno invites the public to Sunday service at 9 a.m. at Broadway Christian Church, 2658 Ave. A. A hearing loop is installed for those who need it and the church is handicap accessible. A message for young disciples will be given so children of all ages are encouraged to stay in the sanctuary during worship service. There are Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Mondays and Fridays and Overeaters Anonymous meetings on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, call the church office at 712-323-7741, or go online to bcccb.org or the church’s page on Facebook.
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 follows the service. A Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, and the United Methodist Women will meet at 7 p.m. 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. June 23-27.
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 youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. The church’s pastor can be reached at 712-828-1340. Check out the church 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. Time change: Sunday school and worship will both meet at 11 a.m. during June, July and August. Services are open to the public. The church’s phone number is 712-545-3021. Check out the church online at facebook.com/hazeldellumccb and at hazeldellumccb.wordpress.com. Vacation Bible school will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 17-21.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church, 2100 S. 11th St., will have traditional worship with Communion at the 9 a.m. Sunday service. It is also Sunday school mission and Operation Barnabas Sunday, the youth group will act as ushers, and the youth group will meet at 10:15 a.m. The Bethany Lutheran Home ice cream social is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bethany. On Tuesday, there is an adult Bible study at 9:30 a.m. that is open to the public. Tuesday is also Lutheran Night at Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game, held at Werner Park in Papillion, Nebraska. The game begins at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, praise team practice will begin at 6:30 p.m. Faith holds Sunday worship at 9 a.m. with Sunday school and 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 Sundays, Sunday school for all ages begins at 8:45 a.m., worship and Communion begin at 10 and is followed by a coffee fellowship. Our Savior’s Lutheran singers practice at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Book study is held at 7:15 p.m. Mondays in the ed unit lounge. 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.
New Horizon Presbyterian Church
New Horizon Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, invites the public to attend Communion Sunday morning worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. (summer schedule) for traditional service, and 9 a.m. for a praise service. Nursery care is available for ages 4 years and younger from 8:30 a.m. until after the last service. The Celebration of Life choir concert at 3 p.m. On Wednesday, the praise team will meet at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, deacons will meet at 6 p.m.; and the worship team will meet at 7.
First Congregational Church, UCC
The public is welcome to worship and youth Sunday school at First Congregational Church, 611 First Ave., at 10 a.m. Sunday. Chuck Wood will give the sermon message and serve Communion. The choir will sing, accompanied by Michael Deatz on the piano. After worship, a coffee and friendship time will be held. Saturday yoga will begin at 9 a.m. and Tuesday yoga with Aubrey Nye is at 5:20 p.m. Thursday evening Conversations about God will begin at 6:30 p.m. The church continues to collect non-perishable food items for the food pantry and for students in the community who face food scarcity on weekends and during summer break. The church is also collecting gently used clothing in all sizes for the giveaway in August. Visit the church’s Facebook page at facebook.com/FCC.CB.IA.
Underwood Lutheran Church
Underwood Lutheran Church, at 10 Third Ave., will hold regular Sunday activities. Worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. featuring Communion. The Rev. Scott Dalen delivering a sermon based on John 17:20-26. This Dalen Family will serve as greeters.
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. Communion will be offered at all services. On Tuesday, Ruth Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. On Wednesday, adult Bible study will meet at 9 a.m. Vacation Bible school will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. July 8-11. This year’s theme is “Roar” and you can register at vbspro.events/p/0245be.
St. John’s United Church of Christ
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 400 Cloverdale Drive, will hold Sunday worship at 10:15 and Sunday school at 9 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Tony Potero-Paff’s sermon will be “Breaking Chains.” Greeter will be Mary Lane. Sunday is Communion and Food Pantry Sunday. On Monday, worship at Harmony Court will begin at 3 p.m.; and the Boys Scouts will meet at 7.
Bethany Presbyterian Church
Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1900 S. Seventh St., will hold worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Cindy Harvey will be the guest speaker. Liturgist will be Evelyn Irwin and greeters are Micala and Shari Dillehay. The June ushers are Barb Hough, Sally Johnson, Betty O’Dell and Joyce Woods. This is Pantry Sunday. There will be a children’s chat. Choir practice will be held at 9:30 a.m. Church cleaning will be held today at 9:30 a.m. Communion will be taken to the homebound today as well. The church is still collecting items for hygiene kits. The church has an elevator for easy access.
Mt. Hope United Methodist Church
The Rev. Michael Slininger of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, 290th Street and Highway 6, invites the public to worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday school is at 10. Every other month is the church’s Brunch and Worship that begins at 9:30 a.m. The next Brunch and Worship will be held June 9. You do not have to be a member of the church to participate in our 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 “… So That They May Be One, Even As We Are One …” The focus text will be from John 17:1-26. The church is handicapped accessible via the northeast door.
Celebration of Life Choir
The Celebration of Life Choir will present its summer concert series, “One Voice,” Saturday through June 9 at various area churches. The multigenerational musical, which has a message of unity and peace, was arranged by Cliff Duren and will be directed by Jan Hoden. The Celebration of Life Choir is an all-volunteer ensemble composed of singers from throughout the Council Bluffs, Omaha and southwest Iowa area. Its mission is to be a witness to the never-ending promises of the savior it proclaims. The summer series marks the downbeat of the group’s 45th year as a nonprofit musical organization. All concerts will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. Admission is free, with a free-will offering accepted. The schedule for the choir’s series is as follows:
Saturday – 6 p.m., East Side Christian Church, 331 W. Bennett Ave.
Sunday – 10 a. m., Logan United Methodist Church, 302 E. Eighth St., Logan
Sunday – 3 p.m., New Horizon Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive
June 8 – 5 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 2447 Ave. B
June 9 – 10 a.m., Griswold United Methodist, 100 Cass St., Griswold
June 9 – 3 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 600 Bluff St.