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 church wishes all fathers a joyous and blessed day. A Bible study will meet on Thursday at 10 a.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 6 to 8 p.m. July 28 through 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 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 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 begin at 11 a.m. during June, July and August. The public is invited to attend. 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.
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. The church holds a Bible study at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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.
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 and the Rev. Scott Dalen delivering a sermon based on John 16:12-15. LaVern and Janet Leaders will serve as greeters.
Bethany Presbyterian Church
Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1900 S. Seventh St., will hold worship with Communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Nancy Ross-Hullinger’s message will be “Spirit of Truth.” The Scripture is John 16:12-15. Liturgist is Dennis Higginbotham and the greeters will be Jerry and Gerry Watson. There will be a children’s chat. Choir practice will begin at 9:30 a.m. On Wednesday, Family night begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be hosted by the property committee. On Thursday, Quilting Chicks and a Rooster will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. The church is collecting items for hygiene kits. The church has an elevator for easy access.
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 “Wisdom Calls.” Greeters will be Billie and Rich Chambers. On Monday, the Boys Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.
Gethsemane Presbyterian Church
The public is invited to Gethsemane Presbyterian Church, 224 Wallace Ave. for worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The June liturgist is Duane Hilty. Greeters are Vicky Woods and Nancy Brooks. There will be no Sunday school on Father’s Day. The service will be provided by the New Shoes Quartet. To celebrate Father’s Day, the women will host fellowship time. A chicken dinner will be provided. A session meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Vacation Bible school will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 15, 16 and 17. Bible study is held on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. The food pantry is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the church at 712-366-2513. The church is wheelchair accessible.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 517 S. 32nd St., invites the public to worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday is Trinity Sunday. The organist is Joyce Mynster. Worship leader and praise leader will be Carissa Gillette. The Rev. Vicki L. Evans’ sermon will be “Boast in Our Sufferings.” Focus text will be from Romans 5:1-5. 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. Worship on Sunday will feature the group Plum Tuckered, who will provide all the music. There is also a Sudanese worship service at 12:30 p.m. On Wednesday, adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. The Saint John Sewing Group will also meet at 9 a.m. The Men’s Club will meet at 11:30 am. at Sugar’s, 2725 E. Kanesville Blvd. 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 online at vbspro.events/p/0245be.
Timothy Lutheran Church
Traditional worship services with Communion are held at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Timothy Lutheran Church, 3112 W. Broadway. Sunday school classes and adult Bible study meet at 9:15 a.m. 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.
Peace Church of the Brethren
The public is invited to Peace Church of the Brethren, 2605 Ave. E, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday for Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. The morning message will be “You Belong to God.” The focus scripture passage will be Galatians 3:23-29. On Wednesday, the Leisure Club will meet at 10 a.m.; and the leadership team will meet at 6 p.m. Interested in learning more about the church? Go online to peacechurchofthebrethren.org and Facebook.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church, 2100 S. 11th St., will hold traditional worship with Communion at 9 a.m. Sunday. On Tuesday, adult Bible study – that is open to the public — will begin at 9:30 a.m.; and the horseshoe league will meet at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, there will be a council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Faith holds Sunday worship at 9 a.m. with an adult Bible study at 10:15. For more information about worship opportunities at Faith, contact the church office at 712-323-6445.
New Horizon Presbyterian Church
New Horizon Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, invites the public to attend traditional Sunday worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. (summer schedule) and a praise service at 9 a.m. Nursery care for ages 4 years and younger is available from 8:30 a.m. until after the last service. On Wednesday, the praise team will meet at 6 p.m. On Thursday, the administration team will meet at 5:30 p.m. followed by session at 7.
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 Aug. 11. You do not have to be a member of the church to participate in its activities.
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 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.
Emanuel Lutheran Church
Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2444 N. Broadway, will hold worship with Communion beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship at coffee at 10:30. On Monday, Tai Chi will begin at 11 a.m.; church council and MS support group meetings will both be held at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, 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. The church office will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, Mission Action Quilters will meet at 9:30 a.m. On Thursday, adult Bible study will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by Tai Chi at 11. On June 21, food pantry volunteers will meet at Our Saviors at 4:30 p.m. On June 23, worship with Communion will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship and coffee at 10:30. Check out the church online at emanuelcb.org or facebook.com/emanuellutherancbia.