Timothy Lutheran Church
Contemporary worship services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. at Timothy Lutheran Church, 3112 W. Broadway. Sunday school classes and adult Bible study meet at 9:15 a.m. At 3 p.m., there is a chapel service at Harmony Court. Bible study classed meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday. 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 will be Royce Tornblom and praise leader will be Carissa Gillette. The Rev. Vicki L. Evans will deliver the sermon. The church is handicapped accessible via the northeast door.
New Horizon Presbyterian Church
New Horizon Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, invites you to attend traditional Sunday morning worship services at 8 and 11 a.m. and a praise service at 9 a.m. The Rev. Mary Newbern-Williams, MRV executive presbyter will be at the pulpit. Senior graduates and teachers recognition will be at the 11 a.m. service. Nursery care is available for ages 4 years and younger from 8:30 a.m. until after the last service. On Tuesday, the MRV committee on ministry will meet at 4 p.m. On Wednesday, Kid’s Club picnic will begin at 5 p.m. at Lake Manawa Dream Playground; and the praise team will meet at 6:30 p.m.
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. The Rev. Josiah Sohlen will lead the worship and give the sermon message. Michael Deatz will serve as the accompanist for the musical selections. Saturday yoga is at 9 a.m. and Tuesday yoga with Aubrey Nye is at 5:20 p.m. On Thursday, Conversations about God will be held at 6:30 p.m. The free community dinner will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 31. The public is invited to attend for food and fellowship. The church continues to collect non-perishable food items for the food pantry and for the local school students who face food insecurity in their homes. Donations are always appreciated. The church is also collecting gently used clothing in all sizes for the give-a-way in August. Visit the church’s Facebook page for more information: facebook.com/FCC.UCC.CB.IA.
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.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
The Rev. Celeste Waymire welcomes the public to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 313 Story St. Members of the church invite the public to wear red, white and blue in honor of Memorial Day this weekend. 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.
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. This weekend, the church will celebrate the sixth Sunday of Easter. There is also a Sudanese worship service at 12:30 p.m. On Tuesday, the women’s board will meet at 9:30 a.m.; and the Saint John congregation council will meet at 7 p.m. On Thursday, the Newsletter Group will meet at 9 a.m.
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.
Gethsemane Presbyterian Church
The public is invited to attend worship service at Gethsemane Presbyterian Church, 224 Wallace Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The May liturgist is Gary Driver. Church greeters are Nancy Brooks and MacKenzie Blackburn. The Rev. Gary Eller’s message will be “A Shaken City.” Scripture readings are from Acts 2:37-47 and Revelation 7:9-17. The theme is trusting in God; particularly in difficult times. The children will go to Sunday school with Vicky Woods and Nancy Brooks. Fellowship hosts are Dave and Shirley Meyers. Coming up on June 1, the church will hold its annual garage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vacation Bible School will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 15 to 17. Bible study is held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The food pantry is open from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. For more information, call the church at 712-366-2513. The church is wheelchair accessible.
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 “Disciples Together.” Greeter will be Stan Longmeyer. This Sunday will be Memorial Sunday and there will be recognition of the 50-plus members. On June 1, china painters will meet at 10 a.m.
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 “Lydia a Worshiper of God.” The Scripture will be Acts 16:9-15. The liturgist is Earl Hallberg and the greeters are Leo and Norma Fleming. There will be a children’s chat. Choir practice will begin at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, support group will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. On Wednesday, Bingo at Northcrest will begin at 3 p.m. On May 31, church clean-up will begin at 9 a.m. The church will collect items for the hygiene kits this month. 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 begins at 9:30 a.m. featuring the Rev. Scott Dalen delivering a sermon based on John 14:23-29. This will be the first Sunday on the summer worship schedule.
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 nursery is provided, and a coffee fellowship follows. The Cub Scouts will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. A Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday. Church office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday this week only. The church offices will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day. The church phone number is 712-323-3124. Check out the church online at epworthumccb.org and 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. Tonight, everyone will meet for prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. The Rev. Humberto González invites everyone to the bilingual Sunday worship service (in Spanish and English) at 12:30 p.m. accompanied by the church’s praise band. The youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. The church’s pastor can be reached at 712-828-1340. The church is one 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 will begin at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11. The public is invited to attend. The church’s phone number is 712-545-3021. Check out the church online at facebook.com/hazeldellumccb or hazeldellumccb.wordpress.com.
Celebration of Life Choir
The Celebration of Life Choir will present its summer concert series, “One Voice,” June 1-9 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:
June 1 – 6 p.m., East Side Christian Church, 331 W. Bennett Ave.
June 2 – 10 a.m., Logan United Methodist Church, 302 E. Eighth St., Logan
June 2 – 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.